Five Minutes With … Mona Anita Olsen on Our Entrepreneurial Community

 (If you like this podcast, please share it. Thanks!) Northern Virginia’s tech start-ups are getting a big boost these days, thanks to George Mason University. Through the Mason Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the Mason Enterprise Center – part of GMU’s Office of Research and Economic Development – hundreds of small businesses looking to drive IT innovation […]

How Social Media is Shrinking the Globe

(If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) Thanks to technology, it really is a small world after all. “Small” as in über-connected. At first, ARPANET-based email developments and then Tim Berners-Lee’s hypertext breakthroughs made it possible to reach virtually any information or person with a machine and a mouse. Social media has further […]

Revealing the “New Realities of PR”

(If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) Like so many marketing niches, the PR industry is transforming itself with new platforms and mediums. This allows practitioners to reach and deliver messages to target audiences like never before, taking advantage of integrated campaigns using traditional PR, social media, content development and thought leadership. So […]

Five Minutes With … Rufus Manning on SEO

(If you like this podcast, please share it. Thanks!) It’s not enough to simply produce good content marketing. There are literally billions of online searches conducted every day. If your company is producing well-packaged content yet remains behind the curve on search engine optimization (SEO), then it’s very likely to “get lost” out there amid a […]

Five Insights on Pitching Reporters

(If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) So what are tech journalists interested in these days? It’s a mix of Big Data, innovation, mobility and cybersecurity, among other topics. Thanks to the regular “Meet the Press” series with the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), PR/communications pros find out about what’s driving the coverage […]

Making Our Big Debut ….

(If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) These are exciting times for W2 Communications: First, we unveiled our new blog “makeover.” Now, we’re officially announcing that our popular “Tech Connections: Five Minutes With …” podcast series is available on iTunes. That’s right: You can now download directly off iTunes those brief but information-packed […]

How to Give Your Blog a Facelift

(If you liked this blog, please share it. Thanks!) For more than a year now, we’ve had a blast putting out the W2 Communications blog. Judging from the feedback we get from our readers – both on and offline – you’ve enjoyed it too. As a hi tech PR agency that’s constantly in the middle of […]

Five Minutes With … Kelly Harman on Classic Career Mistakes for Women

(If you liked this blog, please share it. Thanks!) You want to be a team player, but you have to take credit for the good work you do … That’s a fine balancing act. Unfortunately, too many female professionals struggle with this challenge. Women have to get comfortable about staking claim to their valuable contributions […]

Why D.C. is Great for Women Entrepreneurs

(If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) Let’s hear it for the women in technology of the greater Washington D.C. area! Much of the buzz at last week’s Potomac Techwire Statup Outlook 2012 (#StartOut) event focused on a definitive trend: That women are increasingly finding their footing in the startup scene. It’s no […]