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Who’s Covering CES and How?

How is CES being covered this year? The situation is still “clear as mud,” as our August head line stated. We’ve begun hearing from some of the players you care about most, and they will be there in person — just not at pre-Covid scale, and with more than a little trepidation.

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CES 2022: Clear as Mud

In an SWMS spot check, journalists weigh in on whether CES 2022 is now safe to attend and worth attending, now that show organizers announced that all attendees will need to prove they are vaccinated against Covid-19.

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Virtual Techfluence at CES 2021

CES is virtual this year, just like the accompanying and independent product showcases — Pepcom, ShowStoppers, CES Unveiled and Techfluence. This shift to cyberspace creates fresh opportunity to lead this category. Last week we spoke with the least known of the four brands — Techfluence — which hopes to reinvent the show-within-a-show CES experience.

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Digital Trends Forges Its Own Way for CES 2021

CES 2021 is six weeks away. We’ve been asking whether editors care. Most can’t yet conceive of a virtual CES and are waiting to see what the Consumer Tech Association comes up with. The show organizer has announced keynote speakers and Microsoft’s role as virtual platform provider and little more.

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The Latest on CES 2021

Subscribers have been asking about CES 2021 — speaking opps, demos, networking as well as media interest in attending. Here’s a round-up of what we know at the moment.

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Vendors: Don’t Forget the Contact Info

Bloomberg reporter Matthew Boyle Tweets: “Another hour lost to rooting around a startup’s ‘newsroom’ page, looking in vain through the fawning case studies and trite “thought leadership” blog posts for the name of an actual human media contact with an email address and (!) phone number.”

Good Pitching Advice from Axios

Tweeted by Axios health tech reporter Erin Brodwin: “If you’re pitching me on a company’s credentials, no need to tell me how great the founding team is, where they’ve worked, etc. — I’ll find out. Tell me how they solve a problem, how they’re diff from rivals (and there are *always* rivals), how they track outcomes and get paid.”

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