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David Strom on Pitching Newsletters

​As someone who has been writing an almost-weekly Web Informant email newsletter since 1995, Sam asked me to comment on the current state of the art. It seems as if newsletters are having a new lease on life. Up until last summer, I wrote one of the Inside.com newsletters on IT security…

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For Your Next B2B Speaking Opp, Tell It Techie-Style

The usual wisdom when it comes to pitching a conference or webinar session is to offer up someone from your marketing department. I want to give you a counter proposal: find the most technical person in your shop that you can give your talk and try to avoid pitching your CMO at all costs.

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PR Winners and Losers from David Strom’s RSA Inbox

RSA Conference (RSAC) has come and gone, and hopefully the email flow has finally stopped. As usual, the conference and its associated 300 or so emails shows what the best and worst PR practices are. This time I asked Sam if I could share with you my analysis of these inquiries, in the hope that we (we being the trade press) can work better with you.

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Drafting..: "This time last year, the Wall Street Journal's CIO Journal vertical boasted five stellar reporters -- Sara Castellanos, Jared Council, Angus Loten, John McCormick and Agam Shah. Today's CIO-J boasts only three: Angus, Isabelle Bousquette and Suman Bhattacharyya."

✨Some professional news✨After five years at @BusinessInsider, I am thrilled to be joining @LinkedInNews as their technology editor. I’m excited to branch out beyond advertising, and take the skills I’ve picked up as a reporter over the past 8+ years to demystify a broader beat.

Personal news: Today is my first day @thisisinsider as a senior sustainability reporter!

I'll be covering how companies tackle #esg issues like climate change, plastic waste & working conditions, w/ a focus on accountability.

Get in touch at cboudreau@insider.com.

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