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Meet the Practitioner: Daisy “Sharing Knowledge Builds Community” Tsang

October 30, 2018 - Meet the Practitioner, Practitioner Marketing

Have you ever read a technical blog post and wondered how a developer made their way into writing? Are you curious about the backgrounds, inspiration and motivations of practitioners churning out blogs? For us, it’s simple. We know by experience that our practitioners come from…

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Meet the Practitioner: Mike “Make a Difference” Mackrory

October 16, 2018 - Meet the Practitioner, Practitioner Marketing

Have you ever read a technical blog post and wondered how a developer made their way into writing? Are you curious about the backgrounds, inspiration and motivations of practitioners churning out blogs? For us, it’s simple. We know by experience that our practitioners come from…

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Are You Just Feature and Functionality?

August 14, 2018 - Marketing

Introduction Of course, YOU aren’t just feature and functionality. You are a unique person with qualities that set you apart from everyone else. But is the story you are telling your customers about your product just feature and functionality? If so, you are missing a…

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DevOps for Marketing – Is it time for a MarketingOps Manifesto?

July 31, 2018 - Marketing

Introduction The very first principle outlined in The Agile Admin’s version of the DevOps Manifesto is that the “highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable functionality.” The dirty little secret about marketing is that marketing often has two…

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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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Topic Facets: ETL and the Enterprise

May 3, 2018 - Content Marketing, Marketing, Practitioner Marketing, Share of voice

While we specialize in producing expert-written content for highly technical markets, perhaps the greatest service we provide our customers is developing topics for their blogs and longer-form content marketing assets. While it is certainly possible to create your own topic strategy, normally, part of our…

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Practitioner content marketing is an approach to building thought leadership by publishing content about important technical issues or problems in your market space, and the content is written by practitioners from outside your company.

Practitioner Content Marketing Playbook: Practitioner Personas

May 1, 2018 - influencer content marketing, Practitioner Marketing

I know, you are just slapping yourselves silly because you missed our workshop at Evans Data Corporation’s 14th Annual Developer Relations Conference in Palo Alto, CA. Whether you missed it or made it, we thought we’d break down our Practitioner Content Marketing Playbook for you…

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Practitioner Content Marketing Playbook: Production

April 24, 2018 - Content Marketing, influencer content marketing, Practitioner Marketing

You may have missed our workshop at Evans Data Corporation’s 14th Annual Developer Relations Conference in Palo Alto, CA. Whether you missed it or made it, we thought we’d break down our Practitioner Content Marketing Playbook for you here. Feel free at any point to…

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Topic Facets: Container Security

April 19, 2018 - influencer management, Practitioner Marketing

When we ask our customers what the greatest challenge is for them in their content marketing, they consistently come back to us with the same answer: developing topics for their blogs and longer-form marketing assets. While it is certainly possible to create your own topic…

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The Practitioner Whisperer: The Three Types of Freelance Writers

February 15, 2018 - influencer content marketing, influencer management, Influencer marketing, Practitioner Marketing, The Influencer Whisperer

If you work in the content-marketing business long enough, you learn that there are three main types of freelance writers with whom you can partner to help write content. Understanding the differences between these types, and how each category of freelancer corresponds to different business…

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