3 Key Conversations about IT Security

(This is the second of a two-part blog from W2 Communications Vice President Tom Resau, who has spent his career developing and executing PR/communications campaigns for leading information security companies. If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) In my last blog, I described what I call today’s “Age of Data Breach Enlightenment.” Organizations […]

Why Companies are Smarter about IT Security

(This is the first of a two-part blog from W2 Communications Vice President Tom Resau, who has spent his career developing and executing PR/communications campaigns for leading information security companies. If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) If you’re a security vendor with a great track record of customer successes, you want to get […]

Five Minutes With … Chris Foss on Why Companies Fail at Online Marketing

Today’s organizations need a bigger-picture focus when it comes to online marketing strategies. Companies invest heavily into advertising and communications for off-line efforts, while the digital side gets relatively snubbed. For success in today’s environment, online marketing must fully integrate into the entire scope of business planning. Such foresight will ultimately result in your online […]

How to Direct a Viral Video

(If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) The challenge: Produce a video for an American Airlines called “Flights.Camera.Action.” Dazzle the judges with creativity and comic genius. Oh, and do it within two weeks. The prize: 80 free roundtrip tickets. Wait. Was that “free” roundtrip tickets? Count us in. This is why I love […]

Pitching Part II: Reeling in the Reporter

(If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) In my last blog on pitching reporters, I casted out a fishing analogy. (Sorry for the pun.) Sure, it’s a bit hokey. But it works: Getting journalists’ attention commands an angler’s skill set. It takes a lot of savvy and effort to simply get a bite […]

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: […]

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) […]

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 […]

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 […]