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VentureBeat’s New Exec Editor: Fahmida Y. Rashid

Fahmida Y. Rashid is back in what PR pros call “earned media.” After three years as senior managing editor of Decipher, a cybersecurity publication from Duo Security, Fahmida is now executive editor at VentureBeat, helping the 15-year-old publication shift focus to help serve B2B technology decision-makers.

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Profile: Dean Takahashi, VentureBeat

VentureBeat veteran Dean Takahashi discusses his views of virtual events (attends them and hosts them too), and laments the end of an era when a vendor’s headquarters was something to write about.

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Sage Advice from Nine Contributed Content Guidelines

You send us lots of rejected contributed content, asking what went wrong. Sometimes we can spot a path forward, but it’s heartbreaking to hear that “the client wants it written this way” or “this has already been approved.” That’s why this week we studied nine sets of contributed content guidelines from top edit targets and packaged what we think is their most valuable advice.

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Some personal news... After 7 incredible and richly rewarding years at @FortuneMagazine, I am moving on.

I’m joining (aping into?) Andreessen Horowitz to lead content and editorial for the crypto fund, @a16z Crypto. (Not a joke!)

Predictions 2022 articles have begun to appear. We're working on an SWMS cheat sheet to be published this week.

FRIDAY PSA: PR/Marketing buzzwords 2021: If I hear one more person pitching me on something this week use "delight" or "leaning into," my head might explode. Who invents these and tells everyone to use them? What are your latest office/sales-y/bs jargon pet peeves? Go!

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