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What press are looking for this week + the 48M fake Twitter bot accounts and Apple's Coca Cola move

A good evening to you on a somewhat somber day for Londoners, my thoughts are with anyone affected by
What press are looking for this week + the 48M fake Twitter bot accounts and Apple's Coca Cola move
By Amanda Lorenzani • Issue #8 • View online
A good evening to you on a somewhat somber day for Londoners, my thoughts are with anyone affected by today’s horrific attack.
This week we have some very interesting requests regarding security, so if you’re involved in the space in any way now is the time to be making comment on voice, public services, security breaches and the safety of consumers online. There’s also a nice opportunity with the BBC and The Gadget Show.
Read on :)
Get in touch if any of the below is you.

Elite Business - Looking to speak with experienced CFOs, investors, entrepreneurs and experts with insight on picking the perfect CFO. Deadline tomorrow!
The Sun - How safe is your Amazon Echo? Expert comment/case studies being sought by The Sun for a feature on security. Deadline 29th March.
The Times - What lessons can the CIO learn from the headline creating Yahoo mega breaches? Specifically: What lessons can organisations of any size take from the breaches that have hit Yahoo! and made such dramatic headlines of late? What role should the CIO play when it comes to post-breach planning and strategy - from both the reassuring customers/public and the reassuring management perspectives? This is for an upcoming supplement out on the 25th April. Deadline 24th March.
The Manager - Looking for comment on how to lead millennials. There are various preconceptions about what so-called Millennials are like as team members, but which are true? For example, what motivates them, how do they like to learn and how does this differ from the generations before them? We look at how leaders can better manage their young team members.
What does this all mean for the next generation of leaders – how do the expectations and characteristics of them differ from their predecessors? In what ways do they need to adapt to the new working environment?
The Gadget Show - The All New Gadget Show Hosted by Craig Charles is Looking for an Animator to Test Out The Latest in Creative Tech! They are seeking an animator who would be willing to review the brand new Dell Canvas on the show. The Canvas is a touchscreen work surface complete with a windows interface that allows photographers, graphics experts and animators to interact directly with their work through various creative programs.
They would need to install the Canvas at the animators studio so that they could use it for a week and film a video diary of the experience. It would be great if they were able to create a short animation using the Canvas. They would also come and film at the animation studio for half a day with one of their presenters to introduce the piece.
Date wise they want to do it in the next 2-3 weeks: deadline for applications is 29th March.
The Express - Looking for an expert in hacking, security and cyber attacks who can speak about potential threats to the NHS. Or someone with previous knowledge / experience of IT breaches in the health sector, eg patient data being sold online. Deadline 28th March.
TechRadar - writing a roundup of the best and most interesting phone cases for the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S7. They don’t need samples, just need info, images and pricing. Deadline 26th March.
BBC Business Live Inside Track - They are keen to talk to the bosses of global facing companies for the BBC Business Live Inside Track slot. Also entrepreneurs who’ve started their own business and who have a great story to tell. You will need to be interviewed live at the BBC studios at New Broadcasting House in London. Deadline 30th April.
Alex Hern in the Guardian explores Apple’s foray into a more mainstream pricing package in a great analysis:
Here’s a nice visual of Flippy the burger making robot if you like watching practical developments in the robotic department:
New Burger Robot Will Take Command of the Grill in 50 Fast Food Restaurants
FA good stat to add to your understanding of social: 48 Million Twitter accounts are actually Bots:
Study reveals whopping 48M Twitter accounts are actually bots - CBS News
An excellent catch up on Blockchain if you need a bit of background. Read this if you want to get a smart overview and history:
A Brief History of Blockchain
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Amanda Lorenzani

Musings Of A Media Strategist: tips and trends to maximise your press engagement. Technology, Culture & Society plus what press are asking for this week.

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