Search is in, social is out. That’s one of many things we learned this week after analyzing June 2018 traffic data — provided by SimilarWeb — on 15 leading tech and business publications. We sought to show how each publication attracts and retains its audience, and more fundamentally, who’s hot and who’s not.
Are junior reporters easier to persuade than senior ones? Because many subscribers think so, we've begun a Google Doc that lists tech reporters with three to five years of experience. We've got only 11 so far, but they work in big shops such as Bloomberg, WSJ and CNBC. Help us build this out.
Tech vendors pour countless hours and dollars into surveys and ask the comms people to publicize the findings. How do you coax busy, skeptical reporters to cover these things? As we did in 2015, we asked reporters to give one reason they'd cover vendor surveys and one reason they wouldn't. Here's what they said this time.
You may not yet have clients in the augmented reality space but that's bound to chasnge and soon. Here's a list of go-to reporters, with contact info. As you know, AR reporters often cover VR as well, so your AR news needs to be that much more special.
Who knew The New Yorker employs more than 100 on the editorial side? More than that, actually. Yet they remain among the more enigmatic publications out there. Here's a GDoc listing of 47 editors including the top brass and director of comms.
Yes, there are still publications out there that review apps. Not as many as there once was. Here are the ones we found, with contact info where we could get it. Info fresh as of June 2018.
It’s time to address the big bad B word: Budget. Oh, and that O word, too: Overservice. Budgets are one of the most important aspects of any client/agency relationship: they help set the basis for the scope, and without the dollars, an agency can’t operate.
Are there more than 99 newsletters out there? Of course. But these 99 -- as presented in our fresh Google Doc -- are the ones that will matter most to you. We link to them, describe them, assess frequency and whether they're pitchable. Contributing editor Lindsay Ciulla delivered awesome research.
Yesterday we saw a comms pro Tweet this: "Seriously, super annoyed with how many of my regular news sites now require a paid subscription to read content. I understand the decision, I do. But I also can't afford to spend $200 per year on 10 different sites. Will prob have a negative effect on my online reading habits…"
Sometimes overlooked in the galaxy of Dow Jones edit properties is Marketwatch, and it shouldn’t be. The 21-year-old title employs roughly 50 journalists focused on markets and companies. The tech beat is covered by three reporters and a veteran columnist under the direction of technology editor Jeremy Owens.
Fast Company editors voted to unionize last week. So did the New Yorker’s. Should PR care? Not directly. Unionization does affect the editorial environment in which you pitch. Over time, if the economics of publishing don’t improve, the best journalists may well seek to work where editors are “protected.”