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The New Stack (TNS) is accepting contributed posts again. During a months-long hiatus, editors rethought their priorities, and consulted Google Analytics to understand what had resonated.
This SWMS cheat sheet is unlike any other we’ve done, combining insights on contributed posts and paid posts across 146 publications in B2B and B2C.
This month we studied guidelines from contributed content gatekeepers. Dozens and dozens of them.
If you have a San Francisco-based story to tell, you can tell it yourself in the San Francisco Standard, now in its second year.
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You won’t see better contributed content than this piece posted last month on VentureBeat. Written by Gusto CTO and co-founder Eddie Kim, the piece is true thought leadership. It plants the flag and, even better, busts a myth.
Former AP, PC Week and Computerworld journalist Bob Scheier helps develop thought leadership content for global B2B companies. He is very, very good at it. In this Q&A, Bob shares tips and tricks for getting techies to come across with clear, usable insight.
Ellen Chang, freelancer for The Street, Tweets that “I am really impressed with a PR executive and the pitch she sent me. Not only did she get my beat right, she also mentioned being a fellow Boilermaker and talked about basketball season.”
We have (finally) resolved the technical issues that prompted SWMS subscribers to log in when they were already logged in. Apologies for the difficulty.
Personal news! I’m part of the @CNN layoffs. I’ll keep working until early March. After that? A much needed break to recharge after 21+ years! I feel awful for my amazing colleagues who are losing their jobs. But don’t cry for me. I’ll be fine. Now it’s time to get back to work!
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
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.”
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