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How Do You Market To Developers? Trick Question! You Don’t

May 2, 2019 - Marketing

I’m a Millennial. If you’ve ever read anything about us, it should be automatically implied that we don’t like being sold to. We inherently don’t trust corporations. And the brands we do like are pretty high quality in that they provide an impeccable service or…

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When Marketing and Developers Collide

October 2, 2018 - Marketing

Two groups have had a dominant presence on the Internet since its early days—programmers and marketers. Programmers built the Internet. They were posting on Usenet, developing the first interactive websites in PHP, and uploading code to SourceForge while the rest of the world was still…

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Meet the Developer: Introducing Mark “Context Is Everything” Downie

September 20, 2018 - Developer Relations, Marketing to Developers

What about the developer? Have you ever wondered about the developer experience of your advertising? If you are marketing to developers, you absolutely should. Our goal with the “Meet the Developer” series is to give you, the marketer, insight into individual developers.  Meet the people…

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Dating Your Customer

August 23, 2018 - Business Psychology, Practitioner Marketing

Introduction Trying to advertise to developers is a lot like dating. You want to get into a relationship with them — a customer relationship. Maybe you are responsible for developer marketing or developer relations, and you want to pursue a deep developer relationship for your…

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Developer Journey or Developer Empathy? Why does it matter

July 24, 2018 - Practitioner Marketing

We marketers are overcome with the need to compartmentalize concepts into nifty two- to three-word phrases. We even do it with our jobs. The problem becomes untangling what we are actually trying to do when we throw the phrases around. Developer journey and developer empathy…

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Developers Who Write

October 5, 2017 - Content Marketing, influencer content marketing

When planning a career as a developer or a technical practitioner, the thought of being a writer rarely occurs as a potential future job or role. However, proficient technical practitioners who understand how to relay highly technical data effectively often find themselves becoming writers. Some…

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