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Bridging the Gap Between Business and Development Teams

September 25, 2019 - Business Psychology, Marketing, Startups

Three things in life are pretty much universally certain: death, taxes and the great organizational gulf that always seems to form between business and development teams. Despite the importance of collaboration between the two, I find this disconnect between front-of-house sales and marketing and engineering…

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Influencer Marketing in Tech:  I-Way or the Highway

April 30, 2019 - Marketing

It’s tempting to begin with a definition of influencer marketing, but what‘s really driving this marketing strategy is the customer. So what do we know about the high tech market segment? Tech souls are more than skeptical when it comes to receiving product information when…

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Who we compete with

April 18, 2019 - Practitioner Marketing

When you are shopping vendors, knowing their competition is helpful — Maybe not in the large company procurement sort of way, but in understanding the ecosystem and the nuances between offerings. This is especially true when investigating an agency, where the advantages can be highly…

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share of voice

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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