Cheat Sheet: Tech Podcasts

Podcasts continue to matter. Despite podcasts being hard to measure, the rise of smartphones has brought podcast ubiquity with it. Wearables will keep them even closer. So here's our all-new SWMS podcast list for 2018. There's 58 in the updated list. We deleted the defunct ones. Info fresh as of Feb. 26.

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Cheat Sheet: Tech Edit Freelancers

Clients want journalists to cover their press conference in Timbuktu and are willing to pay the T&E. You need last-minute help getting the e-book out the door. Where are the freelancers when you need them? Well, they're right here in the SWMS tech edit freelancer list. Info fresh as of Feb. 26, 2018.

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TC Currie on Diversity & Inclusion

There’s a lot of talk about diversity and inclusion these days. And a lot of eye-rolling. But there’s something genuinely important going on here. In November I was invited to speak on a panel called Meet the Media: Women in Tech Talk Diversity, Inclusion & Equity put on by PRSA-SF and I thought I’d share some highlights.

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Big Data Influencers

-- Updated Feb. 24, 2018 -- Though the term "big data" no longer vibrates with chic, there's still huge upside in cultivating not just the reporters but the analysts, bloggers, authors and public speakers gifted in quantification. Some of these folks are targets; others are thought leaders whom reporters might quote.

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SWMS Cheat Sheet: Paid Opps

Never have our subscribers shown so much interest in paid opportunities. So here it is, the SWMS Google Doc on paid opps in tech media, including Tier 1, IT, healthcare, fintech and security titles. We've listed 64 publications so far. We'll add titles and categories as requested.

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Eight Cool Tools for Comms Pros

Continuing with our 2018 focus on tools, here's a rundown on eight of them that can help tech PR and marketing pros. Some you know, some you may not. We're always on the hunt for new tools to publicize. Please share your insights with us on SWMSTweet and in your SWMS Slack channel.

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Axios and 'Smart Brevity'

When Axios launched in 2016, its founders described its goal as “smart brevity,” or more colorfully, as “Twitter meets The Economist.” Take a look, for example, at Sara Fischer’s most recent Media Trends newsletter and you can see that Axios has succeeded. Observe the form, not necessarily the substance.

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Cool Tool: Tech4Reporters

TechCrunch editor-at-large John Biggs spoke with us last week about Tech4Reporters, a tool designed to help busy reporters understand the technology they’re writing about. It’s a tool John funded himself and he gives it away. Why? He wants journalists to have access to tech experts who don’t expect positive publicity in return for their insights.

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