CRN tends to get most of PR's attention in the channel space and rightfully so because it commands the segment. So let us tell you about an interesting deal last month that might well liven things up a bit.
We've long joked, "Nothing says 2006 quite like the design of the SWMS web site." Well, no more joking. We proudly introduce our new-and-improved home on the web. We've kept our basic colors -- teal and gold. But there's so much that's new. Here's the cheat sheet.
Thanks to Archive.org's Wayback Machine, we can show you how we used to look. From the very beginning in April 1998, we chose to password-protect our content and maintained both a public home page (seen here) and a subscribers-only home page. This was seen as pure folly back then.
The strongest event franchise in b-to-b tech has got to be Gigaom Structure. Last week's cloud-focused event sold out at an average ticket price of $1,295 -- $500 more than what VentureBeat got for CloudBeat last September.
When Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher parted ways late last year, the Wall Street Journal had a choice: it could pay lip service to tech edit leadership or spend what it takes to achieve it. As we now know, it did the latter, hiring a legion of reporters and launching an international event series of its own.
If you've got practical business advice to share in a contributed post, First Round Review wants to hear from you. Launched last November by seed-focused, San Francisco-based First Round Capital, First Round Review is rising fast as a thoughtful read for the entrepreneurial class.
InformationWeek and Dark Reading now produce weekly web radio programs that showcase their editors as talk show hosts. Having chosen Blog Talk Radio as a platform, IWK and Dark Reading hope that listeners use the chat function to interact with the editorial host -- and with one another -- during the show.
UPDATE: Gigaom executive editor Tom Krazit has posted new policies for accepting guest posts. The door remains open for speakers at Gigaom events and for guest authors Gigaom has previously accepted. Gigaom will begin soliciting guest posts from those it respects, Tom says. And he invites experts to pitch directly, without any PR involvement. Gigaom no longer accepts unsolicited guest-post pitches from PR agencies or corporate PR departments.
VentureBeat is about to launch VB Intel, a research platform that could transform the way VB does business. VB Intel stands to become the brand's third substantial revenue source -- that can be cross-promoted during VB face-to-face events and across the VB news site.
It's hard to picture an enterprise tech edit startup more ambitious -- maybe even kaleidoscopic -- than The New Stack. Launched a month ago, founder/editor Alex Williams and his team of freelancers are publishing...
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.