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.
-- 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.
-- Updated Feb. 22, 2018 -- The SWMS Guide to Client Expectation Management is designed for tech PR pros who must deal with unrealistic expectations of clients who want high-profile business title coverage -- and want it immediately.
While most of this advice is 2006 vintage, it is just as applicable today. The verbatims at the bottom are still valuable.
-- Updated Feb. 22, 2018 -- We scrubbed this short-and-sweet list of event gatekeepers at World Economic Forum, TED, Financial Times, The Economist, Bloomberg, TechCrunch and Vox Media. We'll add to this list as time goes on.
-- Updated Feb. 22, 2018 -- As tech media has shrunk, so has the number of sites that produce product reviews. Here's a list of the edit brands that still do them. We skipped the Mac and Android titles. But do let us know if we missed any must-pitch outlets.
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.
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.
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.
Courtesy of insights editor Liz Webber, here's a sample of the monthly newsletter than Entrepreneur sends to its contributors. It focuses on tips and tricks and guidance from those who already do it right.