In simpler times, consumer titles, business titles, trades and verticals comprised the entirety of media. Editors and publishers researched their audience and served it. Today a subtler framework is emerging that over time will change how PR shapes pitches and woos influencers. Successful publishers today produce either attention products or engagement products -- or both in tandem.
If you were buying native advertising from a media brand, you'd want that brand to make the native ad content as visible as possible, right? That's why we were surprised to discover this week that many leading media brands don't always ensure that their native ads show up in their own search results.
If you haven't already, discover Christopher Mims. He's witty and smart, and approachable to PR in spite of his rarified-air background as a former contributor to Wired, Scientific American, Technology Review, Popular Science with a couple of academic journals thrown in.
Which well-known tech titles are on the rise? Which are falling? What are the hot new sites? A great way to find out is to analyze the Techmeme Leaderboard, a list of 100 tech web sites compiled by Silicon Valley entrepreneur Gabe Rivera and his team.