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Developer Media offers developer-focused advertising and marketing solutions with multiple campaign elements such as display banners, newsletter insertion placement, email blasts, content marketing, community thought leadership engagement, social amplification and lead generation. Talk to us to learn how you can engage with millions of developers.

Why You Still Need Email to Reach Your Developer Audience in a Social Media World

Social Media — All In? “Social media” has become an accepted term to describe a variety of communication forms over social networks. Initially, it had a positive connotation. But as the medium has evolved, so have its negative aspects. Social media will continue to evolve over time, but as of today, people tend to view certain categories of postings with a measure of skepticism, thanks to exaggerated claims and links to false information. The bottom line is that though social media is an effective form of communication, its associated pitfalls mean that care must be taken when selecting a [...]

By |2022-06-28T20:32:17-04:00June 29th, 2022|Marketing to Developers|

The Choice is Yours: Eblasts vs. Newsletters

Be Selective, Be Effective Both eblasts and newsletters are effective means of communicating with your developer community. Each of these tactics has positive and negative attributes which will impact your decision as to when to use them. Eblasts and newsletters are not mutually exclusive; both eblasts and newsletters can be integrated into your strategy and campaign plans. Before we compare the two, let’s review the definition of each: Eblasts Eblasts are dedicated advertising emails delivered directly to your subscribers’ inbox. Eblasts are often used to promote things like a specific time-sensitive offer, event, product launch, service, or campaign. They’re [...]

By |2022-06-10T02:24:20-04:00June 15th, 2022|Marketing to Developers|

The Essence of Email Marketing

Cutting Through the Clutter You may live with clutter in your house, garage, or cell phone (overwhelmed by notifications?), but the clutter that’s most concerning to marketers is the advertising clutter competing for the attention of the developer audience. How do we cut through the clutter? By rising above it. We rise above the clutter by offering solutions to their problems in a context which supports credibility. We create a connection with the developer that is built on trust — the essence of successful email marketing. Creating the Connection According to the Evans Data Corporation Developer Marketing Survey 2020, [...]

By |2022-05-09T20:33:57-04:00June 1st, 2022|Content Marketing|

Why Email Marketing is More Effective in Reaching Developers in a World Dominated by Social Media — 2022

As marketers, we have to communicate to our audience in the most effective and efficient manner. Our communications ultimately have to create demand for our products or services.  Just as you don’t use exactly the same message every time, you don’t use the same method every time. Humans in general — and developers in particular — like variety. They like to be surprised, engaged, and amused. Of course, as marketers, we have a variety of communications tools at our disposal, including social media outlets, but some are more effective than others. According to data published by HubSpot, a CRM [...]

By |2022-05-17T18:10:51-04:00May 18th, 2022|Marketing to Developers|

Developer Marketing Website Worsts — Don’t Do These Things!

Besieged by IWA — Irritating Website Annoyances Companies love to solicit feedback. Whether it’s used to simply check a box to comply with their Net Promoter Score audit, or it’s actually used to improve the customer experience depends on the company’s culture. Feedback can be brutal, but in reality, it’s one of the few things that lead to change. It’s been said many times, but websites really are the storefront of your company.  They are the most visible manifestation of your purpose in business. Your website should be perfect. But most aren’t. The Devil is in Reveling in the [...]

By |2022-03-14T17:57:01-04:00May 4th, 2022|Marketing to Developers|

Does Your Landing Page Match Your Advertising?

All Together, Now... How do you feel about harmony? Are your marketing efforts in coordination, exhibiting uniformity, and are they immediately recognizable by your developer audience? Do you end each workday in deep satisfaction knowing your systems are in balance? When you consider your advertising in the context of harmony, do the elements support each other to deliver a message that is recognized, accepted, processed, and engaging to the viewer? If the answer to any of these questions is a defeated, “No,” or if your advertising results do not meet your expectations, perhaps something is in discord. Let’s start [...]

By |2022-03-29T12:07:59-04:00April 20th, 2022|Content Marketing|

Meet the Marketer – Lydia Nicoll

Developer Marketing Insights With this new series, we are spotlighting professionals who are focused on marketing to developers. Our goal with this series is to provide access and insight from peers like Lydia Nicoll, so that you can learn firsthand how they market to developers. We also want to share best practices, and we hope you’ll learn something new! An American in Paris Malmo We spoke with Lydia Nicoll, the Chief Marketing Officer at Weavy — a company which offers developers a unique SDK and API solution for in-app collaboration. A graduate of Northeastern University in Boston, Nicoll has resided [...]

By |2022-02-14T19:41:10-05:00April 6th, 2022|Meet the Marketer|

Make Sure Your Landing Page Works

Hello, Captain Obvious Despite the importance of landing pages, often, simple things are overlooked, including making sure everything on a landing page works correctly. Landing pages are an integral part of your marketing and advertising campaigns. While landing pages shouldn’t be do-it-yourself projects, they should be test-it-yourself to make sure everything works as advertised (pun intended). Any interaction with your brand should be frictionless for your audience. These interactions are the interface through which your audience commits to an action that will move your relationship forward — or not. What’s In It For You? It’s all about your brand. With [...]

By |2022-02-14T20:29:33-05:00March 16th, 2022|Content Marketing, Marketing to Developers|

Meet the Marketer: Introducing Jason Ng

Developer Marketing Insights With this new series, DeveloperMedia is spotlighting professionals who are focused on marketing to developers. Our goal with this series is to provide access and insight to your peers, like Jason Ng of Redis, so that you can learn firsthand how they market to developers, share best practices, and learn something new. The Man with the Plan Confident would be a good word to describe Jason Ng, who is the Sr. Digital Marketing Manager at Redis. He knows what he wants, and is flexible enough to pivot to a better track when his expectations are not [...]

By |2022-03-02T12:03:15-05:00March 2nd, 2022|Meet the Marketer|

Why Lead Generation Doesn’t Work Well With Developers

Let’s Talk About the Developer Experience The developer community is a highly technical audience. Many developers hold advanced degrees and enjoy working with complex numbers. How can you market to developers who tend to be more skeptical than the rest of the general population? The secret to generating leads from developers is that you have to make a compelling offer. That said, if you’re making a pitch to developers, the devil is in the details — and those details are typically deeply technical in nature. Sources of Skepticism Advertising surrounds us, and just when you think there are no more [...]

By |2022-02-04T04:17:12-05:00February 16th, 2022|Marketing to Developers|
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