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What’s the Most Beautiful Marketing Metric of Them All?

September 20, 2021 - Content Marketing

Establishing metrics to quantify and guide your DevOps content marketing is essential to any business strategy. However, be sure to steer clear of marketing metrics that paint unrealistic pictures of campaign success. Consider the following dialogue: Queen of Marketing (QOM): “Mirror, mirror on the wall,…

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Viral Posts and Content Strategies

September 7, 2021 - Content Marketing

Have you ever had a post go viral? It’s awesome, especially when you publish your post in the evening, wake up to look at your web stats (you know you always do), and think, “How the hell did we hit that number?” I can’t argue…

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Influential Marketing: Replacing the Influencer with the Influential

September 1, 2021 - Practitioner Marketing

All businesses need influential marketing to attract customers to their products. To that end, companies often pay popular celebrities (known as “influencers” in the marketing world) huge sums of money to advertise for them. This so-called influencer marketing has become a key component of many…

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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. DevOps practitioner content marketing, in particular, requires a high amount of planning and patience…

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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 a Practitioner Marketing Content Distribution Strategy

June 3, 2021 - Practitioner Marketing

Effective content distribution is essential to the success of a practitioner marketing campaign. While structuring practitioner content with the right keywords and links for search engine optimization and discoverability will help, SEO alone is not sufficient. As one of our lead practitioners, Chris Tozzi, has…

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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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