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Cheat Sheet: US-Based Correspondents for European Publications

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.

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SWMS Security Edit Deep-Dive, Part 4: Business Coverage

“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.

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SWMS Security Edit Deep-Dive, Part 3: C-Suite

​“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.

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SWMS Security Edit Deep-Dive, Part 2: Fintech, Healthcare

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.

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SWMS Security Edit Deep-Dive, Part 1: Geopolitics, Privacy

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.

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Analysis: B2B Tech Edit Q1 2018

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.

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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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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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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.
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That's the hed from this piece from the HuffPo. Hat tip to SWMS subscriber The Hoffman Agency.... Read more

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