Drinking the Kool-Aid

Many people use the phrase “Drinking the Kool-Aid.” It is an urban saying that refers to buying into something because you believe in it. It also appropriately defines how I ended up working for Wye Communications. MY LIFE BEFORE…

Does a Website Still Matter?

They say, “if you're not online, then you don't exist.” In that spirit, we are excited to share that Wye Communications has launched an updated website! We hope you like our new facelift, outfitted for who we have become since our initial…

Blog Your Way to a Better Brand

In addition to my “day job” in the PR world, I’ve also been writing a food and travel blog for the past eight years. I recently rebranded my blog, which gave me a great opportunity to look at how blogging has evolved since 2010. When blogs…

Don’t Blame the Bait & Switch

One of the standard questions asked of agencies during an agency selection process is, “Can I meet the team who will work on my business?” This question often gets asked because of a concern that agencies showcase top talent during a pitch…

The Perils of Speed in 2018

Speed is a risk. I know this well; I am married to a professional Superbike Racer. My husband, Kevin, is a speed junkie and raced Superbikes for the past 10 years. We know the exhilaration… and the danger. In Superbike Racing, you may think…

Time to Make Your 2018 Marketing Budget Plan

Now is the ideal time to create your marketing budget plan for 2018. Here are a few things you might want to take into account in your planning. B2B companies are spending more on marketing than ever Marketing budget as a percentage…

Forget Me Not

  What is the best strategy to attract and retain customers? To answer a question with more questions: Is it a never-ending cycle of too good to be true deals? #BOGO Is it social media so appealing that you keep wanting more?…

Influencers Hold the Purchasing Power

Over the past few years, we’ve all heard the term “influencers” as the buzzword within agencies, and even from our clients who want more information on what so called “influencer marketing” entails. Not only has technology given anyone with access to a smartphone the ability to be his or her own publishing company, it has given brands a whole new way to market to consumers authentically. Read on for why brands should take a chance on influencer marketing.

Iced Coffee with a Side of PR

Client service is a skill you can always be honing and improving.  We should not just be selling to our clients or thinking, “what’s in it for us?”  The client-agency world is a two-way street that starts and ends with relationship building.

Five Things I Learned at my First Job Out of College

Today marks month five at my first job out of college. Interestingly, the statistics show only a quarter of college grads work within their field of study. I majored in Psychology with a Minor in Business and landed an internship at a communications…