Bizcommunity.com has now expanded its operations into 16 new sectors and will soon launch into another 17, giving advertisers a whole new target audience. The most important aspect of this is the quality of content and this is a formal invitation to become a recognized contributor on BizCommunity.
While Bizcommunity has a dedicated editorial pool and approximately 265 industry contributors, we always welcome additional contributions, especially for the new channels we officially launched in mid-September 2011.
This is a great way to position yourself as a thought leader in your industry and all contributors will be published with a byline, portrait, short biography and full contact details – and only individual contributors will be used as headlines/feature stories. Introductions or newsletters.
Organizations wishing to contribute news can use the following guidelines on what to send.
For some company news, you can use the following services:
Special comment sections
We don’t publish everything we receive as we prioritize exclusive news, breaking news, opinion pieces, thought leadership, case studies, etc. ‘Company news or PR puff’ is ignored or sold to print bureau leads.
Especially original and we accept. Lonely First person to write opinion pieces/features (how to, articles on industry issues, views, news, trends). These are listed in a two- to three-sentence bio on the author, including contact details, social media links, and a low profile picture.
If we regularly accept comment sections, we will create a permanent profile for the author (see the list of our contributions here and click to view personal profiles).
Special comment sections generally remain the headline/main story, and may last until a top story slot is available (if the outrage is of a soft news nature or not time-sensitive). Hard news/breaking news always takes priority. Sometimes this means a delay of two weeks between submission and publication.
Some guidelines for comment sections:
- 600 – 900 words an article; If the piece is long but very good, the editor may allow you to make a longer piece or ask that it be split into a series of articles.
- Each article should be relevant to a specific industry portal and target B2B readership.
- Each article must be listed and It is written in the first person and a full-color head and shoulders portrait (low res, less than 200 KB, as we are not a print publication).
- Author bio, company title, contact details and social media links should be attached to each article:
- There can be both a short bio and an extended version.
- A bio is about the author, not the company, although achievements within the company may be mentioned
- Remember that contact details and social media links will be public, so only enter details that the author is happy to share with the world.
- The editors of each portal reserve the right to edit and rewrite the headlines, introductions and body in accordance with Bizcommunity.com style in consultation with the author when necessary.
- Editorial is very busy and sometimes we use something and we can’t get back to you right away when we use it. It’s best to set a date until the piece is available exclusively to us, and if you don’t see it being used by then, send it elsewhere or to your press office.
- If the piece is time-sensitive, indicate this in the email subject line and cover email.
- If you intend to write regularly, please submit approximately once every two weeks (For Marketing and Media South Africa Portal, only Once every six weeks or so). It can cause more frequent relapses. However, if the article deals with a current hot topic, deliver it immediately but show a sense of time in the email subject line.
- Note that there are two types of email addresses within an industry, one for contribution sections only and one for general news/press releases.
- Do not pray and do not pray
- Do not send to private email addresses. To make the news editing/copying process easier, we’ve set up mail filtering rules, and when editors go on vacation or business trips, the email addresses are transferred to someone who fills them in.
We also provide press offices and the benefits of running a press conference through a press office include;
- Branding, profile and full contact details and social media links are included.
- Past news are conveniently placed for readers to see
- Every time it is published by the press office, the company’s logo is included on the front page and in the relevant section under “News”.
None of this added value was given the editorial coverage of a piece, which, if deemed newsworthy, could be edited or edited extensively before final publication.
Added on October 20, 2011 at 10:43 am for more details. Updated on October 21, 2011 at 3:31 pm and October 25, 2011 at 12:29 pm. Updated April 3, 2013 at 1 p.m.