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 […]

Five Minutes With … Lisa Dezzutti on Getting Fed IT Work

 (If you like this podcast, please share it. Thanks!) In this era of Tweets, webinars and hyper-mobility, would you believe that federal agency IT decision-makers can’t get enough of … print articles in industry pubs? And trade shows? Yep. While they also depend greatly upon online content, social media and other digital resources, they still […]

Five Minutes With … Shashi Bellamkonda on the Future of Social Media

   (If you like this podcast, please share it. Thanks!) Over the next three to five years, what will distinguish the companies that maximize value from blogs, Facebook, Twitter, etc. and those that don’t? Much of this will boil down to the effectiveness of content curation and company ambassadorship, according to social-media expert Shashi Bellamkonda […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Master Social Media Conversations

(If you liked this blog, please share it. Thanks!) If you want to stay on top of social-media developments – especially with respect to how these sites can contribute value to your bottom line – then you need to dial into the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC). The NVTC’s highly active social-media committee recently hosted […]