Few "targets" are sweeter than USA Today, so PR is fortunate to have someone on the scene as earnest as Ed Baig. He writes for print and web, contributes to USA Today's tech blog, and perhaps you've even seen him in front of a video camera a time or two.
Thoughtful and articulate, Michael Fitzgerald is a kind of journalist that journalism cannot survive without. He is a storyteller, who ties together disparate elements to engage and entertain a casual reader. As a freelancer, Michael did well in 2008. But publications keep missing their ad page forecasts, and editors are starting to accumulate pieces that they've purchased but have no room to run -- at least in print. PR pros have a vested interest in heeding Michael's words and helping him -- and all storytellers -- to be successful.
Eric Hellweg, editor
Beating your brains out trying to get business media coverage? Have you considered HarvardBusiness.org? The Harvard Business School produces some of the best thinking in the world, and since late 2007, so have readers of its web site. The guy who runs the show there is Eric Hellweg, whom you may remember from the original Business 2.0. He'll open your eyes to all the different pitching and participation opportunities for you and your clients. You'll see.
The Associated Press
Considering the power — and sanctity — of the Associated Press, it’s to the institution’s great credit that it has such a helpful PR advocate in the person of Brian Bergstein. He runs the tech show, and he knows his veteran staff quite well. When he says, “think like a reporter and imagine what the second-day take is going to be,” that’s authentic, spot-on advice. We were surprised to learn how up-to-date the AP is on video and slide shows, but AP’s core mission will never change. Write compelling, newsy pieces that subscribing organizations will publish, and that you — the reader — will want to read.
TechWeb will stage live TV programming from Interop next week in Las Vegas. After Tuesday's and Wednesday's keynote, "Interop TV" will broadcast from approximately 10a until the show floor closes. It will operate on Thursday as well, though not as late into the day.