5 Ways to Ensure Your Content Delivers

(If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) My colleague, Chris Leach, recently weighed in with a “New Year”-themed column about the need for self-assessment, and how PR professionals should always remember that a winning client campaign doesn’t require a complete deconstruction of prior practices in light of change. Instead, he wrote, agency teams […]

6 Ways to Transform a Static PR Campaign

(If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) When bringing in a New Year, it’s common to conduct self-assessments: As a professional, you may evaluate what endeavors within the last 12 months have worked well, and how to improve upon them. In the PR industry, making improvements isn’t really about undergoing dramatic overhauls. It’s […]

Run! Geek! Run! Breaks (Another) Record!

(If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) This year’s Run! Geek! Run! was all about setting records – and, in this case, we’re not talking about speed ones. Our high-tech PR agency team at W2 Communications is proud to announce that we’ve given our biggest check ever to the Equal Footing Foundation: $20,000, […]

Another Successful Run! Geek! Run!

(If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) With 700 signed up, this year’s Run! Geek! Run! set records for participation — and should do the same in raising funds for the Equal Footing Foundation. They came wearing running club T-shirts and company logos. One group of fun-loving participants even dressed up like Albert […]

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: […]

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) […]