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Build Your Use Case

To Get Customers, Build Your Use Case First, Then Your Product

March 15, 2018 - influencer content marketing, Practitioner Marketing

Building a company means building a customer base. An effective strategy uses content marketing and practitioner marketing to build your use case first, then your product. It’s counterintuitive to technical founders to make spending money on marketing as important as spending money on technical development….

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The Practitioner Marketer’s Playbook: PR or Practitioner

February 22, 2018 - Practitioner Marketing

Building a brand requires a strategy that includes a combination of PR and content marketing. Practitioner content marketing is a powerful way to establish your brand through thought leadership, education, and product-specific content. It requires experts with domain expertise from outside your company who exert…

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freelance writers

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

February 13, 2018 - influencer content marketing, influencer management, Practitioner Marketing, The Influencer Whisperer

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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top 10

What Readers Want—Fixate’s Top 10 Blog Posts from 2017

January 9, 2018 - Content Marketing, Marketing, Practitioner Marketing

Our top 10 blog posts from 2017 indicate that product managers and marketers in the tech and sciences spaces are looking towards case studies that point to increasing share of voice, calculating share of voice, content marketing strategy, influencer marketing, practitioner marketing, and managing the…

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Managing a practitioner community

Managing a practitioner community vs. an influencer community for content marketing

December 26, 2017 - influencer content marketing, Practitioner Marketing

Influencer and practitioner content marketing deliver similar value to companies, so it would seem that managing a practitioner community would be similar to managing an influencer community. Both types of communities increase reach, should increase credibility, and have a substantial impact in long-term lead and…

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Practitioner marketing

Your Practitioners Should Know Your Product—But Not Too Well

December 19, 2017 - Practitioner Marketing

When planning a practitioner marketing strategy, you should make sure your practitioners are experts in your product or service—Right? Not quite. Although it may seem like the people who have the most familiarity with your product are best equipped to develop articles, videos or other…

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Content that drives customer decisions

Practitioner Marketing Playbook: Content That Drives Customer Decisions

December 14, 2017 - Practitioner Marketing

What is the best way to create content that drives customer decisions so they select your product? There are many tools available, but if you’ve successfully employed practitioner marketing for creating thought leadership, then invest in market education, you can easily segue into decision-making content….

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Market Education Content

Practitioner Marketing Playbook: Creating Market Education Content

December 7, 2017 - Practitioner Marketing

Practitioner marketing is a powerful tool for creating market education content that is authentic and persuasive. Often employed to help a company achieve thought leadership in a highly skeptical audience of experts, practitioner marketing, also called practitioner content marketing, is more than influencer marketing. Influencer…

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practitioner content

What is Practitioner Marketing?

December 5, 2017 - influencer content marketing, Marketing, Practitioner Marketing

What is practitioner marketing? While Influencer content marketing is gaining traction as a strategy for business-to-business (B2B) marketing, for technical markets, its origins in business-to-consumer (B2C) influencer marketing may result in misguided efforts to identify influencers. This is particularly true in very specific technical markets…

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Thought Leadership

Practitioner Marketing Playbook: Thought Leadership Content Marketing Best Practices

November 16, 2017 - Content Marketing, Practitioner Marketing

Do thought leadership content marketing best practices differ for practitioner marketing? You may not think so. After all, thought leadership pieces are best generated by practitioners, as the topics that interest practitioners are those issues that your customers face, and are often unaddressed. However, not…

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