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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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SWMS Tech Edit Spotlight on Social Search Tools

In the era of social media, search is more than just Google and Bing.

Explore the world of social-specific search tools -- Social Mention, ArchivedBook, Blekko and more -- with illustrated step-by-step walkthroughs on how these tools can help PR pros spot trends and opportunities.

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SWMS Profile: Laurianne McLaughlin, online managing editor, CIO.com

Laurianne McLaughlin doesn't write as much as she used to but has gained influence, as home page editor at CIO.com and custodian of the virtualization and cloud computing "drill down" sections.

CIO is a tough nut to crack but less so if you've got some chops in social media and clients who can hook you up with front-line IT pros. Laurianne's biggest job: to differentiate CIO's coverage.

Can you help her?

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SWMS Editorial Teleconference - David McCann, senior editor, technology, CFO Magazine

As b-to-b targets have shrunk, CFO Mag looms larger. And from what we hear, it's not an easy title to navigate.

Dave McCann oversees all CFO tech coverage, print and online.

He knows exactly how much tech talk his specialized audience can tolerate. He knows what constitutes "ROI" editorial and shares some insight into how to serve his and CFO's editorial appetite  -- including social media and visuals.

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SWMS Tech Edit Spotlight: Social Media Measurement Tools

Analytics-driven listening tools aren’t new. Biz360 was out there ten years ago. So was Cymfony. These tools are truly one of those decade-long overnight-success stories.

SWMS analyzed a handful of tools and discovered that they are the sound of one hand clapping. To get full value from the time and money invested, you really need to pay extra for a human analyst to (a) help you make sense of the data, and (b) set objectives that deliver you the results you want.
 
We also illustrate another pitfall: how to avoid building silos that prevent a company from collaborating across departments.
 

Are SMM tools worth it?

Yes, they are... if managed properly

 

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SWMS Targets: John Dix, Network World

Network World continues to be a must-pitch title for not just networking products, but IT in general. EIC John Dix has spent a half-hour with us to discuss NWW's edit trajectory for Q3 and Q4, as well as the title's contributed content opportunities. He also reveals how his team works with the IDG News Service as IDG continues to centralize its operations.

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