SWMS Trend-Spot: B2B Editorial

Occasionally a client may ask, "What's the big picture in B2B tech editorial?" If you're lucky, that is. Usually they're waiting for your deliverables. But every now and then it helps the client-agency relationship to go have the proverbial beer and discuss what's happening in B2B edit, in the seams where it's hard to notice.

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Here's Two Must-Read Charts from Constellation Research

You might think of Dion Hinchcliffe as a ZDNet contributor, but he’s also an analyst at Constellation Research. And this month he produced a superb 34-page report for “The New C-Suite” that every B2B PR pros will enjoy reading, and can use to help build relationships with clients and reporters.

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SWMS Cheat Sheet: Which Reporters Cover Rebranding?

This might be the year one or more of your clients decide to rebrand. You could go to beat reporters who cover the company, but it's unlikely they would write about the rebranding as such. For this job you'd need a marketing-minded reporter. Here's a list of candidates, fresh as of Jan. 2018.

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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...

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SWMS Analytics Insights: Editorial Engineering

In the increasingly metricized world of PR, a widely shared hit is the best kind. And a tool from ShareableMetrics makes it a breeze to see whose work is resonating socially. SWMS spent time this week and learned a lot with this two-year-old tool, which happens to be named ShareableMetrics, just like the company.

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Contributed Content Gatekeepers: The Directory

-- Updated May 16, 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.

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SWMS Cheat Sheet: 2018 Broadcast Producers

-- Updated Jan. 25, 2018 -- "We want broadcast in 2018!" Are you hearing that? The clients so rarely understand how difficult it is land a segment, let alone whom to pitch in the first place. Current as of Jan. 2018, here's a list of bookers and producers for a dozen of the biggest network and syndicated shows. The big names.

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Our CEO Profile Cheat Sheet

-- Updated Mar. 14, 2018 -- Reading Adam Bryant’s brilliant final Corner Office column last month proved a painful reminder that CEO profiles are scarcer than ever. In August, editors from Forbes, Fast Company and ZDNet shared with us some reasons for the scarcity, which made for interesting reading but did little to placate CEO clients awaiting their 15 minutes.

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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...

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Profile: The FT's 'How to Lead'

Perhaps you’ve seen How to Lead, the new weekly business leadership column from the Financial Times. It’s a showcase for executives with something compelling to say. Work & Careers editor Helen Barrett, who oversees the franchise, welcomes PR input but there are guidelines and we’ll get to them in a moment.

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