W2 Communications Wins 13 International MarCom Awards

Exciting news – W2 Communications won multiple 2018 International MarCom Awards! This is the second consecutive year the company received this recognition across multiple categories. These awards recognize our team’s excellence in marketing, design and communications — acknowledging the creativity, hard work and generosity of our employees. We are once again honored to be selected […]

Inside the Media Mind of Kelly Jackson Higgins: A Black Hat Deep Dive

If you’re in the cybersecurity industry, odds are you’ve spent some time looking into next week’s Black Hat conference. What are the must-see talks? What topics will be most prevalent throughout the week of the show? Look no further, Inside the Media Minds has you covered. In this very special episode of the podcast, our […]

How to Maintain a Professional Twitter Account – and Avoid the Dreaded “Resurfaced Tweet”

Stop me if you’ve heard this before – a public figure, brand executive or celebrity did something on social media that caused more harm than good. We’ve seen careers ruined and storms of negative PR resulting from “dead” posts that resurface like zombies from a figurative social media graveyard, feeding on the reputations of otherwise […]

Inside the Media Mind of Mike Gruss: Cafeteria Chairs, Artificial Intelligence and Government Acquisitions

A high school kid with an interest in computers decides to pick up a pen to call out the lack of chairs in his high school cafeteria. And a journalism career is born. Mike Gruss, Editor at C4ISRNET and the Fifth Domain, joined the team as this week’s guest on W2 Communications’ podcast “Inside the […]

Inside the Mind of George Jackson: Behind the Lens of a Government News TV Show

George Jackson, executive producer and creator of Government Matters, joined the team as this week’s guest on W2 Communications’ “Inside the Media Minds” podcast. In this episode, George gives hosts Christine Blake and Evan Weisel an in-depth breakdown of how he created the program, and discusses the evolution of his career — from his time […]

Inside the Mind of Rob Pegoraro: Security and Privacy Take a Leading Role in Tech News

This week’s podcast features Rob Pegoraro, a tech journalist freelancing for a variety of publications including Yahoo! Finance and USA Today. Pegoraro is widely considered one of the top consumer tech media influencers, and joins this week’s episode to discuss why he made the choice to freelance, the areas and topics that are currently grabbing […]

Blockchain’s Potential Impact on Federal Agencies

The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) recently presented an expert panel discussion on blockchain technology’s potential to transform federal government business processes. Kudos to the panelists for making this mysterious and quickly-evolving technology a bit less formidable. At the most basic level, blockchain (also referred to as “distributed ledger”) stores transactions in a growing set […]

Inside the Mind of Troy Schneider: A Federal Media Deep Dive

This week’s guest on W2 Communications’ podcast, “Inside the Media Minds,” is Troy Schneider, Editor-in-Chief of Federal Computer Week (FCW) and Government Computer News (GCN).  Along with hosts Christine Blake and Evan Weisel, Troy discusses the numerous publications he oversees and even breaks some news regarding GCN’s awards program! The show takes a nostalgic turn when […]

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 […]

Securing the Federal Government: Challenges and Opportunities

Last week’s Security Through Innovation Summit, presented by FedScoop, offered interesting perspectives on cybersecurity through a federal government lens. While there were new insights well worth learning, it seemed there was also a bit of an uncomfortable resignation in much of the audience: cyber threats have unfortunately become commonplace. The ever-insightful Chris Young, CEO of […]