Want to submit news or case studies to MobileVillage.com or to Go Mobile™ — MobileVillage’s biweekly mobile technology newsletter that’s emailed to nearly 8,000 subscribers including mobile enthusiasts like you, thousands of mobile software and hardware experts, and IT professionals with “Fortune 1000” enterprises and innovative small businesses around the world? We love to hear from you, but first, please read below for our submission guidelines.
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What to Submit:
YES – Mobile Productivity Products:
MobileVillage considers news or case studies relevant to mobile productivity: consumer and enterprise mobile software, and less frequently, mobile hardware and wireless connectivity. We will only post news about new products or major upgrades, and the announcement’s original release date must be within the last six weeks. See recent consumer and enterprise news samples.
YES – Survey Results:
MobileVillage occasionally posts summaries of survey or poll results that are related to timely trends in mobile/wireless technology, sales, or usage. Survey summaries should provide several paragraphs of interesting reading and stats, preferably presented without tables.
YES – Calls for Entries or Papers:
If you have a call for entries (for a mobile contest) or call for papers (for a mobile conference), we’ll consider posting it in MobileVillage’s news section and/or the events calendar.
YES – Case Studies:
MobileVillage posts case studies on a paid basis. An example of guaranteed paid placement are the Success Stories in our annual Mobile Star Awards program; however, it is not necessary to enter the awards program to submit a paid placement. For details, please see the Mobile Star Awards page, or email awards [at] mobilevillage.com. For a Case Study to qualify as news, it must detail a product trial or deployment that is recent (generally in the last year or so). A useful case study also should mention some ROI (return on investment), all major products/models involved in the solution (e.g. software, devices, routers, network providers), and any challenges faced or lessons learned.
NO – Reviews, Interviews or Briefings:
While MobileVillage regularly posts links to third-party reviews and interviews, it does not budget for product reviews, interviews or briefings. Exceptions for reviews may be made for products-in-exchange, depending on the interest of potential reviewers.
NO – Mobile Entertainment News
(except awards entrants or Mobile Directory listees):
Since MobileVillage’s focus is on mobile productivity, we generally don’t post news about mobile games and other entertainment products. However, exceptions are often made to Mobile Star Awards™ entrants/winners and/or paid directory listees.
NO – ‘Product Bundle’ or ‘Special Offer’ News:
If you have a special offer you’d like to promote, we will happily run your banner or text ad (or create one for you) at very low rates: for details email awards [at] mobilevillage.com.
NO – Customer Wins:
Because there are so many of these announcements, we don’t have the time needed to post them all. We do however post Case Studies (see below). A customer win is not a case study unless it details an actual completed deployment.
NO – Partnership News or Company News:
MobileVillage does post news stories related to company Partnerships, Financials, or Management Changes, except only from third-party news sources.
NO – More than one news item posted per month:
In the interest of space and fairness, MobileVillage generally will not consider a second news announcement within a month of posting the first.
Exceptions to any of the above are made on a case-by-case basis to Mobile Star Awards™ entrants or winners, and/or Mobile Directory listing clients. A directory listing also includes optional entry in the Mobile Star Awards. For more information and a listing/entry form, please see the Mobile Star Awards page, or email awards [at] mobilevillage.com.
How to Submit Your News:
YES – Email:
If you have a submission or question related to submissions, please email awards [at] mobilevillage.com.
NO – Calls:
The editor finds email to be a more economical and time-efficient method of communication than phone calls. Please do not request read receipt or send follow-up emails. If you’d like to see if your news was posted, check out MobileVillage.com or the next issue of “Go Mobile.”
NO – Word or PDF files:
Do not send releases as attachments – instead, paste your news into your email body, in rich text (text wrapping) format so that we can quickly copy and edit it. Or you can email a link to your announcement. Case studies (but not press releases) can also be submitted in MS Word, without fancy formatting.
NO – Sales Language:
MobileVillage readers value our news because it sounds objective. Please save us editing time on superfluous language such as “premier”, “best of breed”, or “announced the release of” (instead of “released”).
YES – Lots of Details:
Your news announcement should list the main features of your product or case study in a few short paragraphs, or, less preferably, in a short list.
YES – Product or User Photos:
MobileVillage is happy to post one or two product or user photos (including screenshots for software.) Please send us no more than two. Email them with your story, uncompressed/unzipped, in web-ready jpeg, gif, or png format. If possible, keep them to under 1 MB each.
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