Get ready to pitch PitchBook News. It won't seek your product news. It might want your funding news. For sure, PitchBook News will sink or swim on its data and the context that editors can bring to it.
Most in-house PR pros crave lengthy Tier 1 narratives focused only on their company. Agencies want them focused on the lucrative client. Mock-ups can help. Why not write — at length — the story you envision? We did just that for a subscriber and here’s what we learned.
It's been just five weeks since the soft launch of Marker, the new business publication from Medium. Based on an analysis of the 36 articles published so far, the content is predominatly business advice for startups -- and not appreciably different from what readers can find elsewhere.
If you're interested in state-of-the-art storytelling, look no further than last week's special report from the New York Times. Titled "The Office: An In-Depth Analysis of Workplace User Behavior," it's not necessarily something to read -- it's something to play with.
Every CEO profile counts these days. Every enterprise software story does, too. So when we saw Financial Times west coast editor Richard Waters dedicate more than 1,000 words to PagerDuty CEO Jennifer Tejada, that was a big deal. How did that story come about?
By now you know about Axios and its "smart brevity" (which an Axios comms pro once described as "going deep, writing short"). More than a slogan, smart brevity is a bullet-based, easily scannable writing style designed to convey information clearly at a glance. And now it's more than a writing style...
Former Forbes and New York Times SMB expert Loren Feldman is preparing to launch 21 Hats, an SMB community platform designed to be a vital resource for business builders nationwide. Loren says "21 Hats" reflects what all SMB execs must wear day in and day out.
B2B platforms never got a lot of love from tech PR. Agencies don't track them because they don't revolve around "targets." Clients tend to discount them because their content carries little prestige. Meanwhile, B2B readers are voting with their feet.
G2's contributed content guidelines are refreshingly explicit and perhaps a bit demanding -- you really need to know your SEO. Still, it's worth it: submitting to G2 may land you a surprisingly effective hit while revealing how trade editors see their jobs these days.
Just when you think that AWS and Azure have all but monopolized Tier 1 enterprise tech edit, Bloomberg's Nico Grant publishes 318 words on a new pricing structure from Atlassian. Study the edit approach in Nico's Sept. 5 -- it's a strong news piece and also what PR success looks like.
The Enterprisers Project, described by owner Red Hat as "a community of CIOs discussing the future of business and IT," may represent a contributed content opportunity for you. Content director Laurie McLaughlin (yes, formerly of IDG and UBM) explains why.
Journalists are leaving media brands every week. Read the fruits of 16 confidential interviews with journalists now working at tech brands or PR agencies, and five interviews with the executives who hired these journalists.