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Cheat Sheet: Reporters Who Cover CMOs

Here are 19 targets who cover CMOs. Bloomberg and CNBC not on it. Tier 1 tends not to see CMOs as newsmakers. WSJ CMO Today and Forbes are the exceptions. This is updated from our May 2022 list.

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Cheat Sheet: CEO Profile Update

The prospects for placing CEO profiles are promising these days. The following is an update to our Sept. 2022 cheat sheet on who’s delivering CEO profiles and the best strategies for obtaining them.

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Cheat Sheet: App Reporters

Nothing is more frustrating than landing coverage for a new app — or worse, the new version of an old app. Apps themselves are old technology — Apple introduced the iPhone almost 17 years ago.

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Cheat Sheet: Web3 Targets

Maybe it’s that Bitcoin made it past the $40K threshold, but for whatever reason, the suite of technologies collectively known as Web3 is making a comeback.

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Cheat Sheet: Tier 1 F2F Event Contacts

Events grew like crazy last year, and 2024 promises to be the same. So it’s time we offer a cheat sheet on whom to approach and pitch in selected Tier 1 event operations. Unlike reporters, event influencers have no content to review.

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Cheat Sheet: IoT Targets

When indie IoT journalist Stacey Higginbotham ceased publishing Stacey On IoT in August 2023, PR pros mourned. Technical and personable, Stacey was in a class by herself. Still, we have found 17 targets worth pitching.

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More on TikTok

So much left over from the deep-dive… TikTok traffic to news interviews tends to be low, even with CEOs such as Andy Jassy… same with breaking news footage of an airplane on fire in the sky, or raging flood waters. But Stanley Cups? Off the chart.

The Root Of The Issue For Publishers

From the UK-based Press Gazette daily newsletter, Feb. 7: “Meta made $135bn in revenue last year. In the UK alone it made more in advertising than every UK publisher (print and online) combined.”

A metaphor might be, in the old days, if you wanted to buy a car, you had to buy it from a “car” company, be it GM, Ford, Chrysler or American Motors. Now you can import your vehicles from several countries, or just Uber everywhere.

Similarly, the publishing business is now fully disrupted. You are no longer forced to advertise with “publishers,” and ever larger numbers of advertisers do not.

Microsoft and Semafor Team Up On AI-Driven Wire Service

The FT has detail on a collaboration between Microsoft and Semafor. Microsoft will prove Semafor with AI technology that will help Semafor spot timely news and analysis written in any language around the world, and (b) assemble it in a newsfeed to run on the Semafor site. The newsfeed will be branded as “Signals.” Said Semafor co-founder Ben Smith to the FT: “Signals will be written entirely by journalists, with artificial intelligence providing a research tool to inform posts.”

Changes At Bloomberg

Brad Stone is now editor of Bloomberg Businessweek, for which he was a senior writer from 2010 to 2015. Succeeding Brad as Bloomberg’s executive editor of global technology is none other than Brad’s trusted colleague for so many years, Tom Giles. Expect no substantive changes in either shop.

Got Any Open Jobs?

Tweets former TechCrunch reporter Catherine Shu: “I’m available for journalism and PR/comms work.”


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