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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TC Extra Crunch Relaunches Its EC-1 Deep-Dive Profile Series

TechCrunch Extra Crunch is about to relaunch EC-1, a series of in-depth, multi-part profiles of emerging, private tech companies. TC EC debuted EC-1 profiles in 2019, publishing five in all before Covid-19 began wreaking its havoc. TechCrunch has decided to try it again in 2021.

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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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