CommonSense Blog

One Every 20 Minutes: Getting to Zero

By Emily Poe | Apr 12, 2017

A cure for cancer has been the most fervent prayer for far too many patients and their families since cancer was identified as a deadly foe many centuries ago. It remains a holy grail of modern medicine, and researchers and physicians around the world are working day and night to conquer it. But are we […]

Meet Our New Chief People Officer, Eric Bacolas

By Aaron Strout | Apr 05, 2017

2016 was a transformative year for W2O and we’re continuing the momentum with our announcement today welcoming Eric M. Bacolas as W2O Group’s first ever Chief People Officer. I’m excited that he’s joining the team, and sat down with him to get a little more insight into his background, what attracted him to work at W2O […]

Making it Real: Preparing the Next Generation of Professionals

By Gary Grates | Mar 20, 2017

Syracuse University’s Newhouse, W2O Center for Social Commerce, and the Future of Public Relations/Communications Education in a Digital World Last Thursday (March 16) Syracuse University’ S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications (includes the W2O Center for Social Commerce) took top honors for the second year in a row as the Outstanding Education Program in the […]

What 2 Know Podcast | Ep. 3 | Deborah Hopkins

By Aaron Strout | Mar 09, 2017

We’re in the third week since launching our business podcast entitled, “What 2 Know” where we speak to industry experts about best practices, innovation and latest trends to stay ahead of the ever-changing marketing and communications landscape. This week I was delighted to chat with former Chief Innovation Officer of Citi and CEO of Citi Ventures, […]

Q1 Reading List: Featuring Two Authors Speaking at our PreCommerce Summit

By Bob Pearson | Mar 09, 2017

From speaker videos to event photos our recap page of W2O at SXSW has it all! I read more fiction this quarter, which I do now and then before plunging back into pure non-fiction. Two of the authors that I read recently are speaking at our PreCommerce Summit in Austin on Friday, March 10th. Haroon K. […]

#W2OatSXSW: Musicians We Admire

By Bob Pearson | Mar 08, 2017

Every year, we geek out on digital trends for a few days during our PreCommerce and Movers & Shapers Summit…..then, we need to take a break and eat some barbecue, drink a few beers and listen to some of our favorite bands at our Saturday night Geek-a-Cue.  Over the years, we’ve had the pleasure of […]

W2O Group Presents Firing-Up Emerging Leaders (FUEL) Forum: How Millennials Are Writing the Rulebook in a Digitally-Driven World

By Lauryn Botterman | Feb 27, 2017

Last year, millennials were officially anointed the nation’s largest living generation, usurping Baby Boomers’ long-standing title. As more and more millennials reach positions of influence within the workforce, our generation is shaking up the status quo in innumerable ways—from championing for inclusivity and corporate social responsibility, to making jeans at work an acceptable norm. We’ve […]

My W2O Group Journey Part II

By Andrew Echeguren | Feb 24, 2017

Almost exactly a year ago, I tried my hand at blogging about my transition from Intern to Account Associate here at W2O Group. Despite being onboard full-time for barely a few months and meek when it came to putting pen to paper, I enjoyed the experience. I was still very wet behind the ears last […]

Why Suck?: Values Core to Going. Ahead. at W2O Group…

By Jim Weiss | Nov 04, 2014

We’ve had an informal set of core values since I started this business nearly 14 years ago, and they really haven’t changed.  As we continue to grow, it’s critical for us to provide a consistent contextual framework, clarity and guidance across the organization as to the behaviors and actions that are expected and rewarded at […]