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 […]

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 […]

Is Your Company Ready for Aggressive PR?

(If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) Technology companies are super-charged to push forward with new and dynamic ways to innovate and connect with customers. Passive organizations need not apply. If they did, they wouldn’t survive. Given this reality, our high tech PR agency frequently meets with clients who typically express the need […]

How Surveys Start the “Now” Conversation

(This is the first of a two-part blog on the impact and value of survey content for clients. If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) As a PR professional, you’re constantly tasked to get your clients “into the news,” to raise awareness about their products/solutions and position their executives as thought leaders. That’s how […]

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 […]

How to Host a Successful Media Roundtable

(If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) We’ve weighed in extensively on this blog about the value of full-services PR/communications, how the industry has rapidly shifted to meet the evolving demands of the digital age. With our expertise in marketing campaigns, social media and content marketing generation, we pride ourselves on effectively serving […]

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 […]

The Biggest Mistake in Sharing Content

(If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) What happened to my Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn feeds? Instead of text-based updates from work colleagues/associates, friends and family, my pages are filled with images, videos, screen captures, e-cards and quotes. Not that my social-media circle is generating all of this content on its own. Instead, people are posting what other […]

Five Minutes With … Steve Smallman on Measuring the ROI of Online Video Marketing

(If you like this podcast, please share it. Thanks!) We all know that online video is huge. In fact, it will soon account for 90 percent of all Internet traffic, according to industry projections. So when you invest into this form of content marketing, how do you know whether on not you’re getting results — […]

PR Campaigns Require Year-Round Effort

(If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) If your communications/PR program amounts to sending out a couple press releases a year about product launches, then you don’t really have a program. A communications/PR program must be 100 percent integrated into a company’s overall, business planning. It combines multiple platforms and formats to communicate […]