SWMS Analytics Insights: Editorial Engineering

In the increasingly metricized world of PR, a widely shared hit is the best kind. And a tool from ShareableMetrics makes it a breeze to see whose work is resonating socially. SWMS spent time this week and learned a lot with this two-year-old tool, which happens to be named ShareableMetrics, just like the company.

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Contributed Content Gatekeepers: The Directory

-- Updated Jul. 19, 2018 -- Contributed content is becoming harder than ever to place. Our one-of-a-kind Google Doc of gatekeepers is freshly scrubbed and augmented. It's the most popular aspect of our web site. Enjoy and good luck.

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SWMS Cheat Sheet: 2018 Broadcast Producers

-- Updated Jan. 25, 2018 -- "We want broadcast in 2018!" Are you hearing that? The clients so rarely understand how difficult it is land a segment, let alone whom to pitch in the first place. Current as of Jan. 2018, here's a list of bookers and producers for a dozen of the biggest network and syndicated shows. The big names.

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Our CEO Profile Cheat Sheet

-- Updated Mar. 14, 2018 -- Reading Adam Bryant’s brilliant final Corner Office column last month proved a painful reminder that CEO profiles are scarcer than ever. In August, editors from Forbes, Fast Company and ZDNet shared with us some reasons for the scarcity, which made for interesting reading but did little to placate CEO clients awaiting their 15 minutes.

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Opportunity Awaits as HuffPost, Ad Age Put the Squeeze on Contributed Content

There’s subtle PR opportunity in the wake of last week’s sad news from HuffPost and Ad Age. HuffPost officially shuttered its long dormant contributor platform, which allowed approved contributors to publish at will. On the other hand, HuffPost simultaneously launched HuffPost Opinion and HuffPost Personal...

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Profile: The FT's 'How to Lead'

Perhaps you’ve seen How to Lead, the new weekly business leadership column from the Financial Times. It’s a showcase for executives with something compelling to say. Work & Careers editor Helen Barrett, who oversees the franchise, welcomes PR input but there are guidelines and we’ll get to them in a moment.

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Who Still Runs Infographics?

-- Updated Jun. 1, 2018 -- Which publications still run infographics? A subscriber recently asked us this good question. The answer is, more than you might think. We found 14 publications that ran infogs recently as edit-driven contributed content, across both B2B and B2C. We have removed the 2017 list as all but one of those publications no longer run infogs.

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Tech PR Pitch Tips from the Advertising World of the 1940s

Used bookstores are fun to visit. Who knew that advertising advice written in 1942 would be useful for tech PR more than 75 years later? “How to Write Advertising” was written by an ad pro, Kenneth M. Goode. Miraculously, it’s still in print and available on Amazon. It’s worth the read.

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How to Approach Axios with Contributed Content

With Axios now attracting an audience of more than 16 million monthly uniques (per SimilarWeb), it’s now a Tier 1 place to be. And it takes contributed content, too. Yes, most of it is about Trump, Russia or UFOs. But there’s a surprising amount of tech-related content as well. This week we analyze three contributions that might inspire you to approach.

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Strategies for RSA Success

It is time to start planning for the annual RSA show. For those of you that haven't been, RSA has become the go-to infosec conference and exhibit of the year, with more than 40,000 attendees expected. It rivals Black Hat in size and scope, and you may think about it like I do -- the anti-Black Hat.

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Tech Edit Spotlight: The Information

Does an editorial relationship remain valuable when the reporter goes to work for The Information? In so many words, many of our subscribers are asking this. For reasons we explore in our Tech Edit Spotlight, the day soon may come when you’ll have little choice but to approach The Information. Be ready.

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Journalists are leaving media brands every week. Read the fruits of 16 confidential interviews with journalists now working at tech brands or PR agencies, and five interviews with the executives who hired these journalists.
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