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 […]

Avoiding the ‘7 Sins’ of Content Marketing

(If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) Despite all of the ‘science’ that gets tossed out there about content marketing – such as proven techniques to get optimal SEO, ROI on content spend, etc. – we’re still talking about a pretty subjective practice here. Which means different perspectives will shape the final effort. […]

Key Journalism Skills for Content Marketing

(If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) As posted here previously, I recently contributed this Content Marketing Institute piece about the growing trend of recruiting former journalists to help execute brand-content promotion. Many of these ex-reporters are hired on a contractual, freelance basis, and others – like me – do it fulltime. Either […]

Why Twitter is a ‘Must Attend’ Party

(If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) With 250 million unique visitors a month, Twitter has emerged as the second largest social media site (Facebook is ranked #1, with 750 million unique visitors). Yet, when it comes to integrating Twitter into an organization’s marketing plan, there’s often resistance and even skepticism. “What are […]

3 Essential Steps of an Industry Survey

(This is the second of a two-part blog on the impact and value of survey content for clients. If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) In my last blog, I weighed in on how a well-conceived and executed survey can position your clients to go far beyond simply getting “into the news.” This kind […]

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 […]

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) […]

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 […]