Cheat Sheet: YouTube Influencers

YouTube is replete with influencers, but who the heck are they? SWMS contributor Rhiannon Pacheco oversaw the production of this cheat sheet, that breaks out 45 influencers, from the US and abroad, with concentrations on hardware and apps. The app ones are especially hard to find.

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Cheat Sheet: 'SPAC' Reporters

Does a SPAC angle help land funding round coverage? During Q2 and Q3 2020 it did for sure. Today it’s more of a toss-up. The SPAC’s financial terms might be interesting to a Marketwatch or Axios. In the end, of course, the company going public has to pull the news-making weight.

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Forbes Enters Newsletter Biz with 'Journalist Entrepreneurs'

Forbes this week announced Journalist Entrepreneurs, a Forbes-branded newsletter platform, hoping to attract indie newsletter authors in the same way it attracted freelancer contributions ten years ago. Unlike the cattle calls of 2010, Forbes this time seeks to attract editorial stars who already have big newsletter audiences and social media followings.

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Forbes EQ and Forbes Ignite: Under the Radar

Most PR pros know about the ten Forbes Councils, providing relationship-building services and the chance to be published on the Forbes web site. Fewer know of two other Forbes community plays — Forbes EQ and Forbes Ignite. They’re worth exploring if your org — or your clients — focus on social equality and improving our world.

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CFF Provides Subsidized Cybersecurity Training

[Ed. note: this story is a bit different for SWMS, aimed at subscribers vested in cybersecurity.] If you know of organizations seeking experienced cybersecurity talent at affordable payroll costs, read on. The Cyber Future Foundation and Safal Partners have teamed up to build cybersecurity apprenticeship programs nationwide.

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Profile: Christopher Mims, WSJ

Christopher Mims isn’t your typical Tier 1 columnist. Chris reports his theses. Coming from a science background, he surrounds his opinions with lots of evidence — much of it empirical. Given the challenges associated with pitching someone like Chris, it might be best to think of him as a proxy for all of “Tier 1.”

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