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AI Will Write Your Pitches — Soon

Tired of writing pitches and press releases? AI writes copy these days. This month we used Copy.ai to promote the fictitious Wazoolie Pro, “a hypnotizer that convinces prospects to buy products and services they don’t need.”

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Clarity Counts: Our Research with the Hemingway Writing Tool

Here at SWMS we see lots of unsuccessful pitches and unplaced contributions. Unclear writing is usually to blame. Clarity counts. Clarity is not brevity. Clarity is what lets readers understand you the first time — with no rereading. Writing tools measure clarity. We’ve been experimenting with them. Some results below.

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Eight Cool Tools for Comms Pros

Continuing with our 2018 focus on tools, here’s a rundown on eight of them that can help tech PR and marketing pros. Some you know, some you may not. We’re always on the hunt for new tools to publicize. Please share your insights with us on SWMSTweet and in your SWMS Slack channel.

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Here's a valuable report from @Snap on where the demand is for #AR experiences, and how they can help your brand. https://t.co/5q7RfpGRho

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Putting together a cheat sheet on TV health reporters in major markets... it's incredible how many segments on mental health there are these days...

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SWMS renewals

We thank Access Brand Communications, Alloy Marketing, Engage PR and Strange Brew Strategies for renewing their SWMS subscription.

‘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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