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Inside the Mind of Naomi Eide: CIO/CISO Challenges, RSA and 2018 Hot Topics

Naomi Eide, Editor at CIO Dive, joined the team on this week’s episode of “Inside the Media Minds” for a 360-degree conversation on the cybersecurity landscape and her personal journey to a career in journalism. Here is a small glimpse into our conversation: Eide opens up about her views on technology as an overhyped and […]

RSA 2018: Back to Basics?

With RSA Conference 2018, the world’s largest cybersecurity gathering, just wrapped up, people are asking me about this year’s big conference take-away. Past RSA events have often seen one or two blockbuster storylines dominate the show. This year that wasn’t the case. In the absence of major news or distractions, what I did hear instead […]

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 […]

How to Avoid Event-Planning Mistakes

(If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) The world of public relations is evolving from standard practices – the usual press release writing and media relations – to a full communications consultancy model that includes activities like event planning. We’re now preparing to stage the 5th annual Run! Geek! Run! 8K  on Sept. 15 this year. It’s one example of […]

How to Break Away from Your Competitors

(If you liked this blog, please share it. Thanks!) Given Sunday’s Super Bowl, we’ll start with a football story: When a new offensive coach joined the Raiders during their NFL glory years in the 1980s, he said during a film session, “We need to take what the competition’s defense will give us.” Al Davis, the team’s late, […]

Why D.C. is Great for Women Entrepreneurs

(If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) Let’s hear it for the women in technology of the greater Washington D.C. area! Much of the buzz at last week’s Potomac Techwire Statup Outlook 2012 (#StartOut) event focused on a definitive trend: That women are increasingly finding their footing in the startup scene. It’s no […]

How to Pitch Reporters in the Digital Age

(If you liked this blog, please share it. Thanks!) What’s the best way to really connect with a reporter? If you attended the recent W2 Communications-hosted event, “Social Media & the Press: How to Build Lasting Relationships,” you’d walk away with a great deal of valuable insight. Here’s what leading journalists taking part had to […]

How to Extend the D.C. Tech “Ecosystem”

(If you liked this blog, please share it. Thanks!) Nothing brings out the greater Washington D.C. tech crowd like an event featuring titans of IT investment. Which is why more than 300 attendees recently packed the Ritz Carlton in McLean, Va., to hear top venture capital “heavy-hitters” give their opinions about the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem […]