We took a quick look this week at overall trends in enterprise tech edit. Pitch opportunity still exists, but the obsession with the industry leaders is almost shameful. We analyze the work of five Tier 1 enterprise tech reporters and check in on what's moving the meter at the IDG "usual-suspect" pubs.
Literally hundreds of reporters cover funding announcements each year. The vast majority aren't "VC" reporters; they may cover a particular vertical, a tech beat, or local businesses. When funding news happens, they bang out a story they may barely understand. These 13 VC targets get it, as well or better than your clients get it.
Not exactly a target list -- more like a treasure map to the targets... here's the path to America's top 15 national newspaper tech sections, along with the email syntax for each. Tech is part of damn near everything these days, so it's valuable to monitor the sections as well as the individuals who write for them.
We predict that reporters will try to predict outcomes of 2019, and might even accept your clients' content in the process. Even if they don't publish it directly, these folks are worth pitch and influencing. Here's our cheat sheet.
Black Friday (and Cyber Monday, for that matter) are coming soon. It's another long-lead opportunity for you. Who wrote strong analytical pieces in 2018 on the subject? Our cheat sheet points the way. Sing out if we've missed someone.
Do you have a list of awards? Now you do. Your clients hope you do. They want to win something, to set themselves apart from the competition. Ours is a living list of 51 awards programs spanning Tier 1s to verticals. Which are we missing? Please let us know.
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.