The new TechCrunch web platform, launched in beta this week, will keep you reading more of what you’ve chosen. And it stands to change how you think of stories and pages. TC's edit direction remains the same — companies, technologies, founders and investors. It’s still about breaking news and smart analysis delivered wryly.
Podcasts continue to matter. Despite podcasts being hard to measure, the rise of smartphones has brought podcast ubiquity with it. Wearables will keep them even closer. So here's our all-new SWMS podcast list for 2018. There's 58 in the updated list. We deleted the defunct ones. Info fresh as of Feb. 26.
Clients want journalists to cover their press conference in Timbuktu and are willing to pay the T&E. You need last-minute help getting the e-book out the door. Where are the freelancers when you need them? Well, they're right here in the SWMS tech edit freelancer list. Info fresh as of Feb. 26, 2018.
There’s a lot of talk about diversity and inclusion these days. And a lot of eye-rolling. But there’s something genuinely important going on here. In November I was invited to speak on a panel called Meet the Media: Women in Tech Talk Diversity, Inclusion & Equity put on by PRSA-SF and I thought I’d share some highlights.
-- Updated Feb. 24, 2018 -- Though the term "big data" no longer vibrates with chic, there's still huge upside in cultivating not just the reporters but the analysts, bloggers, authors and public speakers gifted in quantification. Some of these folks are targets; others are thought leaders whom reporters might quote.
-- Updated Feb. 22, 2018 -- As tech media has shrunk, so has the number of sites that produce product reviews. Here's a list of the edit brands that still do them. We skipped the Mac and Android titles. But do let us know if we missed any must-pitch outlets.
-- Updated Mar. 15, 2018 -- We scrubbed this short-and-sweet list of event gatekeepers at World Economic Forum, TED, Financial Times, The Economist, Bloomberg, TechCrunch and Vox Media. We'll add to this list as time goes on.
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.
When Axios launched in 2016, its founders described its goal as “smart brevity,” or more colorfully, as “Twitter meets The Economist.” Take a look, for example, at Sara Fischer’s most recent Media Trends newsletter and you can see that Axios has succeeded. Observe the form, not necessarily the substance.