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How to Pitch Contributions to Fast Company’s ‘Work Life’

If it wasn’t before, Fast Company’s Work Life section became perfectly positioned when legions of readers began working where they lived and living where they worked. “I will say what our editor-in-chief, Stephanie Mehta, has said about Work Life, which is, it’s table stakes for us,” says deputy editor Kathleen (Kate) Davis.

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Tier 1 Vital Stats: The Overview

Ever wish you could see all of Tier 1 at a glance? In our latest SWMS Deep-Dive, we package SimilarWeb data to identify which Tier 1 titles have the most passionate audiences, the ones bigger globally than here in the US, the ones who appear to have punted SEO and those who just don’t show up on social. Plan accordingly. 

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Tier 1 Vital Stats: Traffic Sources

Where do Tier 1 sites get their traffic? The main categories are (a) from visits to the home page, (b) from a link on another site, (c) from search and (d) from social. Using stats from similarWeb, we examine traffic sources for 15 Tier 1 sites, and you’ll be surprised at the results.

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Tier 1 Vital Stats: Audience Size

Our subscribers long have sought Tier 1 coverage, but these days there’s an urgency like never before. As part of this week’s SWMS Tier 1 deep-dive, we explore some fascinating numbers from SimilarWeb. Read on for eye-openers that will change the way you think about the edit landscape.

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Cheat Sheet: Trades and Tier 1 in a Nutshell

This is a bit of an experiment — a tiny amount of words seeking to set apart Tier 1 from the trades. What are their core values? Are any shared? How are they similar and different? PR pros may know all this — especially you vets — but do the clients? Perhaps this short-and-sweet copy can (in a small way) make agency-client life easier. 

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Personal news: Today is my last day at Modern Healthcare. It's been such a good run - I learned so much and worked with truly fantastic people. I'm very grateful.

Starting Oct 11, I'm going to @Axios, where I'll continue covering health policy! Much more to come soon 👀

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SWMS renewals

We thank Access PR, Alloy Marketing, Engage PR, Kickstand Communications, Strange Brew Strategies and Tanis Communications for renewing their SWMS subscription. We also welcome Gradient Ventures as a new subscriber.

‘Open’ Stats from 8/30 SWMS Emailer

Top open: Brendan Vaughan. Then: pitch advice from Axios; ZDNet logo; Foller.me Twitter tool; SMB targets in Tier 1; Ted Lasso; GMA cheat sheet; Boston-based VC reporters; gifting targets; why Quartz readers renew.

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