How to Approach Axios with Contributed Content

With Axios now attracting an audience of more than 16 million monthly uniques (per SimilarWeb), it’s now a Tier 1 place to be. And it takes contributed content, too. Yes, most of it is about Trump, Russia or UFOs. But there’s a surprising amount of tech-related content as well. This week we analyze three contributions that might inspire you to approach.

Strategies for RSA Success

It is time to start planning for the annual RSA show. For those of you that haven't been, RSA has become the go-to infosec conference and exhibit of the year, with more than 40,000 attendees expected. It rivals Black Hat in size and scope, and you may think about it like I do -- the anti-Black Hat.

Tech Edit Spotlight: The Information

Does an editorial relationship remain valuable when the reporter goes to work for The Information? In so many words, many of our subscribers are asking this. For reasons we explore in our Tech Edit Spotlight, the day soon may come when you’ll have little choice but to approach The Information. Be ready.

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Profile: Douglas MacMillan, WSJ

Said tech reporter Douglas MacMillan: “I’ve been following a lot of ideas in social media, and looking at how social media is shaping business and shaping society as well.” The year was 2009. Doug was a 25-year-old up-and-comer at McGraw-Hill’s BusinessWeek, covering tech primarily for the BW web site.

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Jason Kincaid Updates his Must-Read Book on Journos and PR

If you’ve worked less than five years in tech PR, you might not remember Jason Kincaid. The East Bay native was 22 when he walked into founder Michael Arrington’s TechCrunch and onto the tech world stage. Four years later, in 2012, Jason walked away.

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Profile: Sean Captain, freelancer, Fast Company

Wouldn’t it be great if all tech journalists were like Sean Captain? He writes about AI, big data and telecom, yet is open to even broader territory — “people and their ideas.” Though a freelancer, he writes principally for Fast Company, squarely in Tier 1.

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TC Currie on Conference Prep

TC Currie says: "I’ve cut way back on conferences this fall -- down from eight (!!!) last year.. With dozens, if not hundreds of talks, each conference takes a lot of prep (unpaid time, BTW). I do a lot of pre-planning to ensure I get the maximum output out of each experience (read: articles my editor will pay for)."

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Profile: Fredric Paul, New Relic

The company’s stock has risen 75 percent this year. Jim Cramer interviewed its CEO last month. Things are going quite well at New Relic. It must be the content marketing, don’t you think? Let’s put it this way: it should surprise no one that a successful cloud-based software company invests vigorously in content and hires tech edit pros who have been there.

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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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