Profile: Sean Michael Kerner, freelancer

Sean Michael Kerner is a B2B tech reporter, and according to his LinkedIn profile, is an "Internet consultant, a strategy and developer/writer and sometimes entrepreneur." While Sean no longer writes for eWeek, he recently picked up freelance work at Business Insider and still writes for Enterprise Networking Planet, eSecurity Planet, ServerWatch and ITPro Today.

Channel Futures Shark Tank: Impress the Chiefs and Win Distribution

Looking for high-visibility distribution in the channel? Informa's Channel Partners is offering a fun way to get it. As part of September's Channel Partners Evolution 2019 -- a F2F event in Washington D.C. -- Channel Partners is hosting the Channel Futures Shark Stage, on which your client can plead its case to a panel of no-nonsense channel executives.

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Cheat Sheet: 102 Security Reporters

If you work in cybersecurity PR, you've got at least 102 rows on your own spreadsheet, each with the name of a must-pitch target. Are your names the same as ours? This month we scrubbed our list and tidied up the email contact info. Here it is. Happy pitching. 

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Harry McCracken: Anatomy of a Fast Company Cover Story

So the CMO believes in stretch goals and wants you to land a cover story. You know the odds and not the path. Thanks to Fast Company technology editor Harry McCracken, we at least can illuminate the path to this one, published in FC last fall. Read and learn.

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Fast Company's Harry McCracken and David Lidsky Discuss a Cover Story

The following is an excerpt from a Slack conversation held between Fast Company technology editor Harry McCracken and deputy editor David Lidsky in June 2018 as the pair were deciding whether to publish the Steph Curry/Palm cover story, and if so, how and when. Published with permission.

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Our CEO Profile Cheat Sheet

-- Updated Jun. 11, 2019 -- Here is our latest and best list of titles and authors known to produce CEO profiles. The possibilities on one hand have shrunk considerably. On the other, literally dozens of publications will consider CEO pitches -- but the context has to be there.

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Deep Dive: Cracking the Washington Post, Pt. 1

Only seven months ago, tech PR hotly anticipated tech edit hiring by the Washington Post. Eleven open positions promised new opportunity. In great measure, it never came. The reasons why -- which we analyze both in this piece and a companion piece -- may help guide your current Tier 1 strategies overall.

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Deep Dive: Cracking the Washington Post, Pt. 2

The 17 Washington Post tech journalists featured in this week’s SWMS cheat sheet find themselves in the right place at the right time. As Google, Amazon and Facebook face Federal investigation, most of these seasoned scribes will serve as de facto war correspondents. Tech PR will hate this impending war.

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Journalists are leaving media brands every week. Read the fruits of 16 confidential interviews with journalists now working at tech brands or PR agencies, and five interviews with the executives who hired these journalists.
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Good series ongoing from Christopher Penn at SWMS subscriber SHIFT Communications. Part 3 of the 10-part series is on "The Frankli... Read more

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That's the hed from this piece from the HuffPo. Hat tip to SWMS subscriber The Hoffman Agency.... Read more

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