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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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Paid Content Rates: Fast Company

Here are the latest paid content rates from Fast Company. The submission below is provided by FC account director Justine DeGaetano. Fast Company will write the post for you, at a premium. 

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Cheat Sheet: Targets For ‘Tech and The Law’

Which reporters cover the legal aspects of technology? SWMS research found that, at least for now, there are no reporters — full-time and exclusive — on such a beat. We found a fair amount of “legal” reporters but they’re typically covering crime and the courts.

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Cheat Sheet: Reporters Who Cover CMOs

Here are 19 targets who cover CMOs. Bloomberg and CNBC not on it. Tier 1 tends not to see CMOs as newsmakers. WSJ CMO Today and Forbes are the exceptions. This is updated from our May 2022 list.

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FRIDGE NOTES

Gen AI: The Big Fizzle?

Goldman Sachs took 32 pages to say pretty much that. The media business may turn out to be an outlier, an industry perfectly suited to synthetic, multilingual words, sounds and images at scale. As for everyone else, well, the global consultancies will learn the truth first because they have rushed to monetize Gen AI — they aren’t yet succeeding.

Bloomberg Businessweek Goes Monthly

Now a misnomer, the Businessweek name will stick around for a while longer. Bloomberg is investing big in paper stock and photography. It’ll be a coffee table magazine, showcasing all that Bloomberg does. Now we know why Brad Stone took this new assignment. The first refurbed issue arrives in July.

Semafor Goes AI Crazy

Fourteen of 19 tech stories in the Semafor technology section are about AI. Two of the five outliers were about TikTok’s potential sale. Semafor sells itself on being differentiated. Chasing AI-news-of-the-day won’t achieve that.

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