What Makes for a Great PR Pitch

(If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) Frankly, it’s competitive to get great placements for clients when you’re a high-tech PR agency. There’s a constant conversation here that underscores an eternal riddle: How do you capture the attention of a journalist? Then the logical – and perhaps more essential ‑ extension of the discussion: […]

Black Hat: 3 Security Trends to Watch

(If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) Attending the most recent Black Hat USA after taking a couple years “off” is like returning to a favorite neighborhood after being away for a while: You get a sense that much has changed (such as security trends) while, at the same time, there’s a certain […]

Weisel & Kliner Appointed to Local Tech Boards

(If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) We are pleased to announce that Evan Weisel, co-founder and principal, has been re-named to the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s (NVTC) board of directors as the public relations advisor.  Additionally, Jayna Kliner, vice president, is serving her second consecutive term with the Women in Technology’s (WIT) […]

PR Campaigns Require Year-Round Effort

(If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) If your communications/PR program amounts to sending out a couple press releases a year about product launches, then you don’t really have a program. A communications/PR program must be 100 percent integrated into a company’s overall, business planning. It combines multiple platforms and formats to communicate […]

How PR Pros Should Engage Reporters

(If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) In my early years of journalism, I once worked for an editor who wanted to get rid of every chair in the office. Why? Because, in doing so, he’d force his reporters to go out and conduct in-person interviews. He never actually removed the chairs. But […]

Geeks on the Run — for a Great Cause

(If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) If you care about the future of IT innovation in this region – specifically the state of technology education for young people within our communities – there’s still time to make a difference. That’s because our high tech PR agency is proud to once again host […]

NVTC Celebrates Area’s Hottest Companies

(If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) This week the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) announced the winners of the 11th Annual NVTC Hot Ticket Awards, honoring the region’s best and brightest entrepreneurial technology companies. More than 500 members of the Northern Virginia technology community came out Tuesday night to celebrate the nominated […]

Five Minutes With … Molly Huie on Mobile Fed Tech

(If you like this podcast, please share it. Thanks!) Mobility makes the federal worker more productive. Mobility helps government organizations save significantly on costs. Hence, greater mobility is something that public sector managers and their employees would like to incorporate at their agencies. So what’s stopping them? A recent Market Connections-commissioned survey conducted by AOL Government reveals answers. The […]

How to Land Great Media Coverage

(If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) Ultimately, the aim of any PR firm boils down to this simple notion: Generate results that support the client’s business. Or else. But, in many cases, the best way to accomplish this – with the most prominent and positive placement – doesn’t even involve an interview […]