It’s time to address the big bad B word: Budget. Oh, and that O word, too: Overservice. Budgets are one of the most important aspects of any client/agency relationship: they help set the basis for the scope, and without the dollars, an agency can’t operate.
Are there more than 99 newsletters out there? Of course. But these 99 -- as presented in our fresh Google Doc -- are the ones that will matter most to you. We link to them, describe them, assess frequency and whether they're pitchable. Contributing editor Lindsay Ciulla delivered awesome research.
Yesterday we saw a comms pro Tweet this: "Seriously, super annoyed with how many of my regular news sites now require a paid subscription to read content. I understand the decision, I do. But I also can't afford to spend $200 per year on 10 different sites. Will prob have a negative effect on my online reading habits…"
Sometimes overlooked in the galaxy of Dow Jones edit properties is Marketwatch, and it shouldn’t be. The 21-year-old title employs roughly 50 journalists focused on markets and companies. The tech beat is covered by three reporters and a veteran columnist under the direction of technology editor Jeremy Owens.
Fast Company editors voted to unionize last week. So did the New Yorker’s. Should PR care? Not directly. Unionization does affect the editorial environment in which you pitch. Over time, if the economics of publishing don’t improve, the best journalists may well seek to work where editors are “protected.”
How much does sponsored content cost these days? In our latest Google Doc, we share contact info, details and rates at 37 top edit shops. In B2B, you'll be surprised at how low the rates can be. Some titles guarantee a certain number of sales leads, or page views, or high-profile visibility on their site. Some will write your content for an additional fee.
MIT Technology Review laid off two of its four associate editors yesterday, Emily Mullin and Jackie Snow. Tech PR pros Tweeted encouragement to both. Some readers and editors offered freelance work or shared links to open jobs. The community takes care of its own.
SWMS contributing editor Lindsay Ciulla writes: Welcome to a new series focused on agency management concerns. Each month we’ll share a new post dedicated to issues and concerns that senior staff deal with on a regular basis.