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Predictions: A Path to Coverage

Looking for a fresh approach for story pitches, contributed content and client media? Try predictions. They're not just for December anymore. According to Google Trends, interest in predictions as a "media genre" has never been higher. Forbes's 2016 prediction articles drew three times as many readers than the Forbes average.

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Fresh tips from contributed content chiefs; LinkedIn's "My Best Career Mistake"

Placing contributed content is never easy. A Publicity Club of New York luncheon panel last week reminded us why.

"The best submissions," explained Business Insider managing editor Jessica Liebmann, "have a ton of voice, are counter-intuitive, argue a point no one else is arguing, and are written in the tone of our site. The piece needs to be conversational -- how would you tell a friend about whatever you're talking about?"

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SWMS Analysis: Twitter Analysis Our Way

It's easy to follow an influencer on Twitter. But don't stop there. Who provides the biggest audience when others reply to that influencer or re-Tweet their material? Even better is to know who a given influencer replies to. That could lead you to entirely new influencers.

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SWMS Coverage Analysis: Google Chrome

SWMS Coverage Analysis: Google Chrome
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
 
Who did the best job of covering today's breaking news about Google Chrome becoming a netbook operating system?

For what it's worth, Ars Technica broke the story, shortly before Google itself announced the news in a company blog.

More revealing are the editorial approaches, categorized below:

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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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We don't know much about TrendKite, vendors of PR automation software. But we enjoy the tight, imaginative and no-nonsense writing in its blog. Her... Read more

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Good series ongoing from Christopher Penn at SWMS subscriber SHIFT Communications. Part 3 of the 10-part series is on "The Frankli... Read more

Thu, 2014-08-14 18:59

That's the hed from this piece from the HuffPo. Hat tip to SWMS subscriber The Hoffman Agency.... Read more

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