InformationWeek

Profile: Laurianne McLaughlin, InformationWeek

"I write an awful lot of the headlines," InformationWeek.com editor-in-chief Laurianne McLaughlin says in this week's SWMS Profile. "When you see a funny headline, I have really done my job because not only have I Informed you, I have made you laugh." Laurianne's most important role as she sees it: to be a "trusted advisor" to IT, now in transition as never before.

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Profile: Doug Henschen, InformationWeek

Few enterprise reporters are more tenured than InformationWeek executive editor Doug Henschen. He's been on the beat, more or less, for two decades. He knew data before it was big. So he's among the most difficult reporters to pitch successfully. Based on our recent SWMS editorial teleconference, here's what PR can bring to Doug's table:

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"What Works?" Tips and Highlights from the first half of 2010

As we reach the midway point of 2010, we thought we'd do something new: replay for you the most important takeaways from the 2010 SWMS editorial teleconferences so far. Hear the audio selections in which leading reporters, editors and bloggers dispense wisdom beyond the usual cliché “Don’t call… email.” We found four consistent themes throughout the first six months of the year: data, SEO, context, and conte

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Profile: Charles Babcock, InformationWeek

InformationWeek's Charlie Babcock ranks among the industry's most elusive reporters. He's genial and helpful -- if you can reach him. It's the curse of versatility: the more you cover and the better you cover it, the more popular you get with PR. Charlie will be discussing his new book on cloud computing, as well as the kind of service he seeks from PR.

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SWMS Tech Edit Spotlight: 2010 Editorial Preview on B-to-B tech edit

January 2010

The trade publishers are as frustrated as you are. They wish they had more advertising, too. So they’re diversifying, into virtual trade shows, newsletters, face-to-face events… they’re chasing the money. Just like you would.

For PR, that means that you’ll have to do your job in parallel. You’ll pitch reporters and reviewers as you always have. And you’ll stay abreast of all the non-traditional opportunities in b-to-b media, and seize those opps.

Your clients will have to help you. They need to create digital content assets — audio, video, Flash — to get you into this new game.

Below are the edit themes we’re most likely to see this year. Here’s to a successful 2010!

 
 
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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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... and the headline ended with ...That May Surprise You. A great click-bait technique. Well, the things didn't surprise us and they won't surprise... Read more

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