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Cheat Sheet: Boston-based VC Reporters

Here’s a list of 15 targets well-suited for VC-based news with a Boston-based news hook. Most targets follow VC and startups as a beat. In other cases, the target’s interest will depend on the company and technology.

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Cheat Sheet Lite: SMB Targets in Tier 1

Looking for Tier 1 SMB targets? There isn’t a whole lot of SMB activity in Tier 1, in part because in the advertiser’s mind, “small business” means “small budget.” There’s that, plus LinkedIn has taken a lot of oxygen out of the room.

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Cheat Sheet: Cheddar TV Targets

When Bloomberg TV and CNBC seem out of reach, Cheddar might not be. Founded in 2016, Cheddar now employs many dozens. Our easily searchable cheat sheet captures 56 anchors, reporters, producers and much more.

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Cheat Sheet: Case Study Reporters

This one is a bit squishy because case studies are rarely “a beat.” Undaunted, we combed Tier 1 and IT trades and came up with 13 names for you. We’re open to your suggestions — whom did we miss? Please share!

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Open Stats for Nov. 30 SWMS emailer

The SWMS-Semrush Top 15 Index was the most-opened article in our Nov. 30 emailer. Then, in descending order… cheat sheet on exec interview opps; Fortune contributed content formulas; “Challenge of 2023” analysis; Krazit/Kaye share what works; Protocol shuts down; cheat sheet on VC events/SMB events; cheat sheet on smart lighting

A16Z’s ‘Future’ Shutting Down

Great perspective from Insider reporters Rob Price and Melia Russell. Excerpt: “It doesn’t always end well when you hire people to tell the world how great you are. Future.com, from my periodic glances, is a snooze fest, devoid of even the most justifiable skepticism and tension,” wrote Brad Stone, a veteran tech journalist, in a Bloomberg newsletter this year.”

Rachel Metz Laid Off from CNN

From Mastodon…

Rachel Metz on mastodon @rachelmetz@mstdn.social

CNBC Reporter Suspicious of PR

CNBC personal finance senior editor Jim Pavia posted this on Twitter: “A PR rep pitched an op/ed and said it was exclusive to CNBC. We did edits and I pinged her with a pub time. She said colleagues sent the piece to another media outlet “unbeknownst” to her and it published. Wonder why my comfort level is so low when it comes to PR firms?”

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