There aren't as many interview opps for female CMOs as one might think. Yes, general Q&A opps are eligible, but if you want to the client to showcase her marketing acumen, a short list is what you'll need. Here's ours, current as of Apr. 2018.
Pitching a big-picture story? Consider pitching correspondents for overseas publications. They're paid to spot trech trends that few others see, and to put them in simple perspective for casual readers. If your agency isn't turf-constricted, peruse our list of European media influencers based in the US.
“Get ‘em to write a story about us — just about us,” the clients exhort. In security that’s even tougher to achieve than in most industry segments. Mostly that’s because time-strapped reporters are too busy chasing breaches and threats. Company profiles are as evergreen as stories get.
“Preventive” and “remedial” spring to mind when envisioning coverage for the C-suite. Skills is one of those C-suite evergreen topics, and in 2018 it’s been more of same. And the channel has that dual appeal -- to the product buyers and to the C-titles who own the budget.
Most earned media in fintech security revolves around threats, with obvious good reason. When you log onto your online banking, you don’t want to see everything zeroed out. But PR pathways do exist. The most positive editorial in the segment reflects the work and thinking of industry associations.
Landing security coverage can be crazy tough. We hope this SWMS Security Deep-Dive will make things easier. The report frames the (cyber)security editorial landscape into eight segments with 21 sub-segments. It contains coverage examples within each. The mission is to frame what does get green-lighted, and to suggest roadmaps so you can place similar articles.
In January a subscriber assembling a new-business pitch asked us to shed light on the B2B tech edit scene: what should the prospect do? We're not sure how much light we shed, but here are the questions we were asked to answer, and how we answered them. We omitted the name of the enterprise vendor in question.
This week we take a fresh look at Wall Street Journal tech edit (at a subscriber's request). You’ll enjoy our latest Google Doc, containing vital data on 45 WSJ reporters, editorials and columnists you’re likely to pitch. More to come soon.
Sometimes a client has a big idea and wants to get it discussed at a newspaper's highest level. That's when you want to approach the editorial board. Here's a quick and dirty list of who's who on eight of America's largest and most influential newspapers.
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.
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.
-- 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.
Journalists are leaving media brands every week. Read the fruits of 16 confidential interviews with journalists now working at tech brands or PR agencies, and five interviews with the executives who hired these journalists.