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Cheat Sheet: 2021 Holiday Gift Guides

This cheat sheet is a bit different: it’s not a spreadsheet, but a list of 18 titles with rich detail on whom to pitch, with contact info. There’s some educated guesswork in there. SWMS contributor Clay Patrick did the digging, and digging, and digging.

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Cheat Sheet: Holiday Gift Guides

It’s too good to be true: the names and contact info for sixteen editors who oversee product selection in holiday gift guides? We scoured LinkedIn and followed chains until we found — in our best estimation — a core group of decision-makers who can put the clients’ products on the holiday short list.

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Bloomberg Businessweek Goes Monthly

Now a misnomer, the Businessweek name will stick around for a while longer. Bloomberg is investing big in paper stock and photography. It’ll be a coffee table magazine, showcasing all that Bloomberg does. Now we know why Brad Stone took this new assignment. The first refurbed issue arrives in July.

Semafor Goes AI Crazy

Fourteen of 19 tech stories in the Semafor technology section are about AI. Two of the five outliers were about TikTok’s potential sale. Semafor sells itself on being differentiated. Chasing AI-news-of-the-day won’t achieve that.

Refinery29 Buys An Event Company

Another scoop from Sara Fischer at Axios: Refinery29 is “taking over” B2C event brand Beautycon, among the most successful F2F events in the beauty space. The idea is to augment the R29 brand and make the title less vulnerable to a weak advertising market.

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