SWMS Analytics Insights: Case Studies and Impact of Gating

In the SWMS piece to your right, we posited that case studies might not be worth the trouble of arranging — or writing — because few readers shared them on social. There’s more to it than that. Using the ShareableMetrics tool from ShareableMetrics the company, we’ve learned two additional things...

Contributed Content Gatekeepers: The Directory

-- Updated Feb. 23, 2018 -- Contributed content is becoming harder than ever to place. Our one-of-a-kind list of gatekeepers is freshly scrubbed and augmented. It's the most popular page on our web site. Enjoy and good luck.

Opportunity Awaits as HuffPost, Ad Age Put the Squeeze on Contributed Content

There’s subtle PR opportunity in the wake of last week’s sad news from HuffPost and Ad Age. HuffPost officially shuttered its long dormant contributor platform, which allowed approved contributors to publish at will. On the other hand, HuffPost simultaneously launched HuffPost Opinion and HuffPost Personal...

Who Still Runs Infographics?

-- Updated Feb. 19, 2018 -- Which publications still run infographics? A subscriber recently asked us this good question. The answer is, more than you might think. We found 14 publications that ran infogs recently as edit-driven contributed content, across both B2B and B2C. We have removed the 2017 list as all but one of those publications no longer run infogs.

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Tech PR Pitch Tips from the Advertising World of the 1940s

Used bookstores are fun to visit. Who knew that advertising advice written in 1942 would be useful for tech PR more than 75 years later? “How to Write Advertising” was written by an ad pro, Kenneth M. Goode. Miraculously, it’s still in print and available on Amazon. It’s worth the read.

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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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