Cybersecurity Conferences 2018 – It’s Black Hat and DEF CON Time

It’s summer time! Maybe you have fond memories of going to camp – or at least of watching summer camp movies. Who says the fun is just for kids? Amidst the “dog days” of August, thousands of otherwise sane adults descend on Las Vegas (average daytime temperature: 103 degrees) for two of the hottest cybersecurity […]

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 […]

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 […]

The 3 Key Traits of a First-Time PR Candidate

(If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) The summer months are around the corner and college seniors will start their journey to post-graduate life. The first step on that journey is nailing down a job out of college. Unfortunately, in today’s competitive PR job market, it is easier said than done. Overall, two-thirds […]

Getting PR “in Harmony” with your Marketing Efforts

  (If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) Music has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. My dad played keyboard professionally, so it was inevitable that I was around the music scene from an early age. By the time I graduated high school, I was playing […]

EmployeeFeatureFriday: Mike Atkinson

(If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) Mike Atkinson joined W2 Communications in April 2016. As an account executive, he manages media relations, flagging award/speaking opportunities while identifying potential targets for client news for his client teams. Previously, Mike worked in-house as head of the marketing team at New Oasis International Education in […]

EmployeeFeatureFriday: Carrie VanBuskirk

(If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) Since joining our high-tech PR firm as an Account Coordinator in December 2015, Carrie has overseen results-generating media relations, managed social media, coordinated events and played a key role in the development of successful PR campaigns. She has worked with technology organizations of all sizes and industries. […]

EmployeeFeatureFriday: Christine Blake

(If you liked this blog, please share it. Thanks!) An account supervisor for W2 Communications, Christine is a detail-oriented and results-driven communication professional who builds public relations campaigns for technology organizations of all sizes, including cybersecurity, telecommunications and transportation companies. By taking a strategic, news-driven approach, Christine fosters relationships with key industry influencers and media […]

“Must Ask” PR Job Interview Questions

(If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) In addition to being an extremely successful jobs site, CareerBuilder produces a great deal of interesting research about work life. Among their most often-quoted survey findings: Two of five employers estimate that the cost of a bad hire exceeds $25,000, and one-quarter say such hires cost […]

Content Director Featured in Top B2B Pub

(If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) What are the rewards – and pitfalls – of hiring ex-journalists as content marketers? Dennis McCafferty, W2 Communications Director of Content, was recently featured in an article in a prominent website, The B2B Marketing Mentor, to share his thoughts on this topic. B2B Marketing Mentor is […]