5 Ways to Benefit from Link Sharing on Instagram Stories

All Instagram users can now add links to their Instagram Stories, an ability that only verified users or those with 10,000 followers could do until now. This update opens a new world to small businesses and small creators, offering them the same opportunity to share links with their followers and drive traffic to announcements, events, […]

Getting Started in Small Business Social Media

As ubiquitous as social media is, every day small business owners around the world are evaluating the pros and cons of making the leap for the first time. Perhaps you’re an entrepreneur who has recently started a small business and you’re trying to figure out which mix of social channels to pursue out of the […]

Is Instagram Reels Right for Businesses?

Last week, Instagram announced Instagram Reels: a way for users to create short 15-second clips to share on their personal feed and to the Instagram Explore page.  This new capability has strong similarities to TikTok, which creates looped videos up to 60 seconds long. TikTok has 500+ million monthly active users, but the app has […]

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The Evolution of Professional Social Media

Hello, world! Do you remember the first time you created a social media account? For many of us, it was in the mid-early 2000s, on a platform like MySpace, or if you were really hip, one of those newfangled platforms called “Twitter” or “Facebook”. Regardless of which platform you signed into, it’s likely you weren’t […]

EmployeeFeatureFriday: Tom Resau

(If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) As a senior vice president at W2 Communications specializing in cybersecurity PR campaigns, Tom Resau brings more than 18 years of experience, including the creation and management of public sector, energy and financial services PR programs for Symantec’s corporate communications team. Throughout his career, he has […]

CYBERTACOS Spices Up D.C. Networking Scene for Cybersecurity Pros and Media

(If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) “Stay crunchy!” … Upwards of 250 cybersecurity professionals and media gathered this week for tacos, drinks and networking at CYBERTACOS, an event founded by W2 Communications and co-hosted with LaunchTech Communications. Held at Don Tito in Arlington, Va., CYBERTACOS kicked off by hosting its first-ever “Meet […]

Is Facebook Worth It for Businesses?

If I were to sit down in 2012 to write this post, it would read quite differently. We once thought of social media as a place where people connected with friends and family to stay in touch and share common interests. Not long after that, we saw the great awakening of brands flocking to the […]

Three Critical Thinking-Inspired PR Practices for 2018 – and Beyond

In PR, we tend to focus granularly on clients to distinguish them from the crowd – “What is your story? Why is it unique and compelling?” We go into “tunnel vision” mode as we immerse ourselves into their offerings, their market and goals. In the process, however, we often lack a peripheral view which can […]

Security Buzzword Bracket Busting

(If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) So it’s the Monday after the first weekend of the NCAA tournament and, if you filled out a bracket, you probably fall into two categories: the minority– celebrating how good your picks were; or the majority— disappointed that your selections didn’t go your way. As the […]

EmployeeFeatureWednesday: Joyson Cherian

(If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) Joyson Cherian is a vice president at W2 Communications who brings a diverse communications background to our high-tech PR firm, with more than 10 years of experience developing strategic communications programs for clients in segments such as IT security, mobility, open source technology, enterprise software and […]