As someone who has been writing an almost-weekly Web Informant email newsletter since 1995, Sam asked me to comment on the current state of the art. It seems as if newsletters are having a new lease on life. Up until last summer, I wrote one of the Inside.com newsletters on IT security...
TechCrunch has announced yet another event series -- TechCrunch Early Stage -- designed to help seed and Series A startups grow quickly. The first event will take place Apr. 28 at the Hilton Union Square San Francisco. Events in Paris and New York will be announced later this year.
Subscribers continue to ask, "Who are the cloud reporters in Tier 1?" Clients rightfully expect that top publications will cover, arguably, the top B2B technology. One would think so -- but the pickings are far slimmer than they ought to be. Here's our best shot at identifying who might cover cloud vendors and the news they make.
Editorially, what will Protocol aspire to? Editor-at-large David Pierce laid down some two-ton hints last month on his Twitter feed. Studying this list will help shape client expectations and help you build an approach to 2020's "place to be."
If you represent industry executives, you have a ground-floor opportunity to converse with a powerful journalist -- Protocol editorial director Emily Dreyfuss. Once Protocol launches later in Q1, she may get busy and not have time for karma discussions. Now she does. Here's the background.
Protocol continues to recruit top edit talent as its Q1 launch nears. Focused on "people, power and politics" within the tech world, the San Francisco-based edit startup is poised to challenge traditional Tier 1 and put big pressure on Wired, TechCrunch, Quartz and The Information to retain their best reporters.
Perhaps you read last month about Day 1 of the Wired25 event in San Francisco. Many a newsmaker spoke, and it was an A-list event from a speaker and attendee POV. Less was written about Day 2 -- "Culture & Fam" Day, Wired called it. The formula may become a brand-builder in the 2020s as the second digital generation comes of age.
This one's a bit here-and-there... initially we looked at contributed content opps in the personal finance space... and came up with only two. Editors at other pubs might possibly entertain your contributed-content pitch, however -- for various reasons. Anyway, happy hunting on this.
Here's a look back at work we produced in Q3 and Q4 2019. SWMS in Review is designed by Christy Whitmore and presents beautifully on smartphones, thanks to Spark technology from Adobe. Like all our content, SWMS in Review is subscriber-only.
Alex Wilhelm is back at TechCrunch. Four years away have changed him. "I'm in different physical shape these days," he says from his WFH studio in Rhode Island. "I'm a lot thinner. I don't drink anymore. I'm a less aggressive, kinder person than I was. And I know a lot more."