It’s Planning Time Again

In addition to the annual holiday craziness, December is the time when companies are developing their communications plans for the coming year. At our company, this process is already well under way. It’s no secret that big end-of-year plans can be sidelined by mid-January in favor of a breaking priority or immediate initiative. While there’s […]

Employee Feature Friday – Kathy Stershic

As a senior director of content at W2 Communications, Kathy Stershic brings more than two decades of experience working in IT research and communications. Kathy is known for her ability to bring focus and alignment to complex environments including working with many IT companies in various stages of growth, from industry giants like Cisco and […]

How to Avoid Drowning in a Sea of Jargon

(If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) A funny thing happened on the way to writing a recently published thought piece about jargon overload: I concluded that industry buzzwords actually serve a necessary purpose. As the resident ex-journalist guy here, my natural inclination is to bury such terminology, not to praise it. Yet, […]

6 Key Qualities of a Content Marketing Firm

(This is Part II of a two-part blog on the increasing value of content marketing. If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) In my most recent blog, I weighed in on recent findings from the Content Marketing Institute that validate the rise in demand for content among companies. Clearly, businesses are seeking out […]

Content Emerges as “Mission Critical”

(This is Part I of a two-part blog on the increasing value of content marketing for brand campaigns. If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) Got content? Apparently, it’s in big demand among companies in the B2B space that our high tech PR agency specializes in. And even if these organizations already have content […]

Why Ex-Journalists Excel at Brand Content

(If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) In January, the highly regarded Content Marketing Institute forecasted that the rise of once-traditional journalists working on the brand side would emerge as one of the three most-critical content marketing trends of the year. Yet, not all traditional journalists are cut out to make such a […]

Biggest Myths about the “New PR Realities”

(If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) As indicated on our blog, I recently spoke at the Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit(@MAMSummit) last week as part of a panel discussion on the “new realities” of PR. Here’s my take on the topic: The contention that a wave of “new realities” are transforming the very essence […]

In Need of a Message Makeover?

Organizations ‑ especially tech companies ‑ often encounter difficulty in describing product/services offerings to audiences in a clear manner. Take the cloud, a concept subject to a long stream of muddled messaging. Heavyweights like Google, Apple and Microsoft have spent a fortune to unveil their cloud-based products to the consumer market. But try asking potential […]

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 Minutes With … Dendy Young on the M&A Market Forecast

The M&A market is primed for a bubble-like state, according to local tech industry legend Dendy Young. The numbers back him up. Find out how tech companies should position themselves to best take advantage of the hot merger and acquisition market only here on “Five Minutes With …”   About our guest: Dendy Young is […]