Fast Company

SWMS Profile: Tyler Gray, Fast Company

Fast Company remains one of the Tier 1 tech targets for PR. Deputy editor Tyler Gray is a key decision-maker. He also has deep experience in producing the infographics which increasingly populate the magazine and web site. Expect lots of discussion on infogs and how PR can help FC produce its best.
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SWMS Tech Edit Spotlight: Infographics

Pitching infographics is a great new way to get edit attention.

But there's an art to it. The data must be newsworthy. PR must understand edit workflow. But the payoff can be sweet.

We've studied this topic for a year or more. Here's the state of the art.

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SWMS Coverage Analysis: TechCrunch50, Part 1

SWMS Coverage Analysis: TechCrunch50, Part 1
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
 
How many media members will cover your event if you let 'em in free?

If you're TechCrunch, about one-third of them. Thirty-nine of 118 working media members posted at least one item from the two-day start-up showcase which concluded last night in San Francisco. We culled our research from TechCrunch's official media list.

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SWMS Editorial Teleconference: Michael Fitzgerald, freelancer

Michael Fitzgerald
Freelancer
June 2009

Thoughtful and articulate, Michael Fitzgerald is a kind of journalist that journalism cannot survive without. He is a storyteller, who ties together disparate elements to engage and entertain a casual reader. As a freelancer, Michael did well in 2008. But publications keep missing their ad page forecasts, and editors are starting to accumulate pieces that they've purchased but have no room to run -- at least in print. PR pros have a vested interest in heeding Michael's words and helping him -- and all storytellers -- to be successful.

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Fastest, Slowest Tech Edit Sites

If you enjoy quick-to-load tech edit web sites, you'll want to experience PCWorld.com, PCMag.com and CNET.com.

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