'The Midas Touch,' A New Forbes Newsletter, Launches Mar. 7

[SWMS contributor Rhiannon Pacheco writes:] Forbes senior editor Alex Konrad has announced the launch of a new weekly newsletter called “The Midas Touch,” debuting Sun. Mar. 7. Alex shared with us rich detail on the newsletter’s focus -- “the world of VC and startup fundraising” -- and on how PR pros can pitch stories.

Fast Company Paid Community Lets Members Publish

Add Fast Company to the growing list of publishers launching readership communities. The Fast Company Executive Board now offers a waitlist in advance of its formal opening next week. FC is building its Executive Board in association with The Community Company, a virtual professional services firm that manages councils for Forbes, Rolling Stone, Newsweek and Bizjournals.

VentureBeat's New Exec Editor: Fahmida Y. Rashid

Fahmida Y. Rashid is back in what PR pros call “earned media.” After three years as senior managing editor of Decipher, a cybersecurity publication from Duo Security, Fahmida is now executive editor at VentureBeat, helping the 15-year-old publication shift focus to help serve B2B technology decision-makers.

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Be an 'Expert' in the WSJ

The Wall Street Journal is about to ramp up The Experts, the contributed content operation affiliated with Journal Report. WSJ is open to vetting new “panelists” (contributors) in each of six areas: energy, health, leadership, retirement, small business and wealth management.

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Forbes Seeks to Bust Silos Across CEO, CTO, CFO, CMO Worlds

Forbes this month deepened its investments in C-title community with CxO, a platform designed to congregate points of view from CEOs, CFOs, CHROs, CIOs and CTOs. There’s new opportunity for pitching and relationship-building.

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Cheat Sheet: CX Targets

Customer experience is a monster topic for industry analysts these days; what business doesn't have customers? It's strange, then, that CX journalists are relatively scarce, especially in Tier 1. Journalists tend to chase technologies and vendors, not behaviors. We've listed some of the journos who do. Who have we missed?

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Know The Work of Your Targets. Really, Really, Really Know It.

Most PR pros know to analyze their targets’ work before pitching. Few make the time. Even if they did, what exactly would one look for? Here’s an exercise anyone can do, and it can reveal quite a bit about how they might cover your news.

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Four Vital Cybersecurity Newsletters & Podcasts

[SWMS contributor Leah McLean writes:] My career has been in tech from the start and for the last six years in the cybersecurity industry. The last two years I’ve been keenly determined to get to know the CISO – what makes them tick, keeps them up at night, how they think, their views towards the many technology vendors and solutions...

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Cheat Sheet: VC Newsletters

"VC Newsletters" is a vague headline, right? We mean, (a) newsletters from journalists who cover VC, (b) venture capital firms that have their own newsletters, and (c) platforms that serve the VC world. Most of the 24 newsletters listed (half from Substack) are pitchable, though it won't be easy. 

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