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Here’s Who Has The Most Loyal Readers In Tier 1

Why would tech PR pros care which tier 1 titles have the most loyal readers? Why does loyalty — or the lack thereof — matter? Pitching requires deep knowledge of targets and beats, and that’s about it, right? Here’s why you might care.

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Updated Cheat Sheet: Cybersecurity Podcasts

We offer 19 cybersecurity podcasts, the vast majority being from independent experts. We omitted podcasts produced by vendors (or tried to), and those that were obviously pay-to-play. You’ll find lots of podcasts addressing how to land a job in cybersecurity.

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Paid Content Rate: Solutions Review

If you’ve tried placing a contributed post with Solutions Review lately, you may have learned that the publication no longer runs them for free. Prompted by a request from an SWMS subscriber, we dropped the publication a note.

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Update: Paid Content Directory 2024

We’re proud to introduce the SWMS Paid Content Directory 2023. Modeled after our contributed content gatekeepers directory, the resource is designed to help point our subscribers in the right direction when they have budget to spend on “saying it the way you want to.”

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Paid Content Rates for VentureBeat

VentureBeat strategic sales director stepped up with lots of useful detail on VB’s paid content programs. “We have a range of content offerings — featured video interviews, branded content and content with amplification,” Todd wrote in an email.

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For Years, Forbes Ran A Shadow Web Site That Tricked Advertisers

What a terrific scoop from the WSJ’s Patience Haggin: Forbes for years operated a shadow, tiny-traffic web site — at www3.forbes.com — that housed advertising bought to run on the big-traffic Forbes.com site. Advertisers paid for the real site but were placed on the spammy shadow site. After WSJ broke the story, Forbes took the shadow site offline. One quote from the story: “Imagine if a car dealership slapped a Lexus sticker on an economy Toyota and sold it to you as a Lexus.”

Publishers Using Gen AI To Improve Their Own Search

Digiday’s Sara Guaglione has a great scoop on how several publishers — including the FT, Forbes, Business Insider, The Guardian and others — are using gen AI tools to improve their own search engines. One publisher told Sara that site search historically is “not a widely-used function.”

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