W2 Communications Wins 13 International MarCom Awards

Exciting news – W2 Communications won multiple 2018 International MarCom Awards! This is the second consecutive year the company received this recognition across multiple categories. These awards recognize our team’s excellence in marketing, design and communications — acknowledging the creativity, hard work and generosity of our employees. We are once again honored to be selected […]

Cybersecurity Conferences 2018 – It’s Black Hat and DEF CON Time

It’s summer time! Maybe you have fond memories of going to camp – or at least of watching summer camp movies. Who says the fun is just for kids? Amidst the “dog days” of August, thousands of otherwise sane adults descend on Las Vegas (average daytime temperature: 103 degrees) for two of the hottest cybersecurity […]

Employee Feature Friday – Kathy Stershic

As a senior director of content at W2 Communications, Kathy Stershic brings more than two decades of experience working in IT research and communications. Kathy is known for her ability to bring focus and alignment to complex environments including working with many IT companies in various stages of growth, from industry giants like Cisco and […]

Q&A with a Former Tech Journalist: How to Ensure Your Emailed Pitch Gets Read – and Covered

  In this blog post, we sit down with Dennis McCafferty, Vice President of Content at W2 Communications, to discuss – from a former journalist’s perspective – what reporters look for in a pitch. Dennis joined W2 Communications in December 2010, after working more than 20 years as a journalist, with experience in all forms […]

W2 Communications Wins Nine MarCom Awards for Content Development and Media Relations

At W2 Communications, we take pride in our commitment to clients as a one-stop, full-service agency. We offer far more than traditional PR; we are a communications consultancy. Because of this, our IT industry clients benefit from a wide range of services – PR, content, go-to-market and social media – to elevate the presence of […]

How to Earn the “Trust Factor” in Content

(If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) In an article earlier this year for the Content Marketing Institute, digital marketing guru Sujan Patel makes a compelling case for earning the “trust factor” in content. I strongly agree that this is an overlooked value – if your target audience doesn’t consider your content as […]

4 Ways to Conduct a Great Content Interview

(If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) I read many blogs and reports about content marketing, and most focus on storytelling and SEO: You want to convey a compelling narrative about your clients, and, obviously, you need people – specifically your target audience members – to find it online and read it. As […]

Content Strategy: Avoid Format Blunders

(If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) Are you deploying multimedia content strategically – or are you doing it because “that’s what everyone is doing?” Do you have an effective content strategy? Sure, we’ve seen lots of statistics touting the dominance of video – that video will account for a staggering 80% of […]

Ask “Why” to Connect Content to Audience

(If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) In content marketing, it’s critical to make a meaningful connection to the target audience. But it’s not an easy task: Potential customers and partners are perpetually busy. There’s plenty of content out there competing for their time. If you don’t offer something that’s instantly compelling, they’re […]

How “the Right Voice” Drives Good Content

(If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) In my most recent blog, I presented findings from the Content Marketing Institute (CMI) which convey the extent of challenges tech companies face in trying to produce content: The vast majority do not feel their organizations are effective at content marketing, according to CMI’s “2014 B2B […]