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Getting Started with Practitioner Content Marketing

July 18, 2021 - Practitioner Marketing

Marketing approaches like growth hacking, relationship marketing, and practitioner marketing are great. Understanding their value is easy, but getting started and getting them to fit into existing paradigms can be challenging. Practitioner content marketing, in particular, requires a high amount of planning and patience to…

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The Difference Between Vetting Influencers and Practitioners

June 28, 2021 - Practitioner Marketing

The value of getting real-world, peer-to-peer exposure for your product or service is undeniable. But how you do it (and with whom) takes several forms. Both influencer and practitioner marketing are effective ways to increase your share of voice and credibility within the market. But…

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Keeping Practitioners Engaged: The Ultimate Challenge

June 9, 2021 - Practitioner Marketing

As someone who both freelances and manages a network of freelance content writers who are practitioners, I have a good grasp of the pros and cons of working with them. Here’s one of the biggest cons: If left to their own devices, practitioners have a…

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Creating an Influencer Marketing Content Distribution Strategy

June 3, 2021 - Practitioner Marketing

Effective content distribution is essential to the success of an influencer marketing campaign. While structuring influencer content with the right keywords and links for search engine optimization and discoverability will help, SEO alone is not sufficient. As our Influencer Whisperer, Chris Tozzi, has pointed out,…

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What is Practitioner Marketing?

June 1, 2021 - Practitioner Marketing

Practitioner marketing employs content written by actively technical subject-matter experts. Similar to influencer content marketing, practitioner marketing is gaining traction as a strategy for business-to-business (B2B) companies. For technical markets, its origins in business-to-consumer (B2C) influencer marketing may result in misguided efforts to identify “influencers.”…

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Marketing for a Tech Startup? You Have a Target on Your Back

May 15, 2021 - Marketing to Developers

Joining the startup community is exciting. Even more exciting is the ability to execute in such a knee-jerk environment. Tech startups are often founded by technical people—people who don’t have much marketing experience but know they need it. And when pressured by investors, they are…

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Tech Evangelist: Nightmare to Hire but Great to Have

May 9, 2021 - Developer Relations

On a recent trip to meet my co-workers in Israel, a software developer I had known for six months hit me with a funny surprise. Right after we met in person and said our first “hellos”, he said to me, “You’re an ‘evangelist,’ so you…

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How Much Does Original Blog Content Cost?

March 28, 2021 - Practitioner Marketing

Fixate created this awesome infographic that represents an ROI calculation for in-house content versus influencer-generated content from an agency such as ourselves. Note the magnitude of difference in cost. Many think that creating content in-house results in a greater ROI. In actuality, investing in influencer-generated…

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The Practitioner Whisperer: The Money Question—How Much to Pay Freelance Writers

May 9, 2019 - Practitioner Marketing

If, like us here at Fixate, your practitioners are freelance writers, and you have probably often wondered what to pay them. In this post, we provide the answer—or something close to it. We can’t tell you exactly which pay rate is the best fit for…

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

May 2, 2019 - Marketing to Developers

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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