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How Do You Measure Share of Voice for Practitioner Content Marketing?

March 14, 2019 - influencer content marketing, Influencer marketing, Practitioner Marketing, Share of voice

All your marketing creativity has to be harnessed for one thing—revenue. In saturated markets, that’s not easy. You have to build a relationship with the market with practices like practitioner marketing. It takes a lot of effort, and it can be hard to connect that…

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Tech Evangelist: Nightmare to Hire But Great to Have

March 7, 2019 - Marketing, Startups, Tech Evangelism

On a recent trip to meet my co-workers in Israel, software developers who I had known for 6 months at this point, one of them hit me with a funny surprise. Right after we met in person, and said our first “hello’s”, he said to…

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Technical startups

Marketing for a tech startup? You have a target on your back.

February 28, 2019 - Marketing, Startups

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

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Why Tech Blogs on Medium Won’t Work for Your Brand

October 11, 2018 - Content Marketing

Medium, a popular platform/social network for blogging, found a natural spot in the hearts of application developers. It’s easy to use, does a great job of putting relevant content in front of people, and has that “I’m a techie” vibe. A problem is that companies…

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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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Why Lead Gen Is Bad for Business

August 17, 2018 - Lead generation, Marketing, Metrics, Practitioner Marketing

When you get right down to it, deals are made when you have the right contact information from the right person who has a budget and a need. All this stuff we do in marketing to build credibility, awareness and brand needs to boil down…

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The Difference Between Developer Relations and Developer Marketing

August 7, 2018 - Practitioner Marketing

Introduction Developer relations (DevRel), once waning, is back in vogue, and often in surprising companies. As companies try to compete in a digital world, even those selling in-person services find that they need a software application ecosystem in order to create a customer experience that…

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Why You Can’t Afford Commodity Content Marketing

June 5, 2018 - Content Marketing, influencer content marketing, Practitioner Marketing

They are everywhere—platforms and blog mills that offer content as a commodity. Content to feed the content marketing blog beast. It’s cheap, it’s convenient, and it’s a costly mistake. The nature of a commodity is that it is undifferentiated from what is produced by another…

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Creating Your Own Voice: Building Your Press Kit

February 6, 2018 - Marketing, Share of voice

Every healthy business needs to build a press kit—especially technology businesses that deal with jargon-laden terms and complicated subjects. What is a press kit? A press kit is a packet of information presented physically or digitally that gives an overview of your company, access to…

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No News is Not Good News: Managing a Public Relations Controversy

January 23, 2018 - Content Marketing, Marketing

Your company hasn’t been in the news for two years. Nothing is going wrong. Everything is steady—and then WHAM! You find yourself in the middle of a public relations controversy. Your first inclination may be to run from reporters and your public relations team and…

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