5 Life Lessons for Government Contract Positioning

By Stacey Piper What a month it has been for this horse lover—the stunning Kentucky Derby, followed by Mother’s Day with my equestrian daughter! The last three years since my 11-year-old got into riding have been the realization of my childhood dream. Practice, patience, and perseverance are just a few …

Spring Forward: Recruitment Marketing for Changing Times

By Stacey Piper Spring in Washington is always so refreshing and somehow unexpected, bursting with surprises, despite the fact that I’ve experienced this seasonal cycle for more than 30 years living in Virginia. At the same time that humans are trying to adjust to the lost hour of sleep on …

The Great Rematch: Leveraging Workplace Culture to Attract Talent

By Stacey Piper Relationship Building 101: Don’t forget birthdays, anniversaries, or Valentine’s Day. And apparently we’re not! Americans spent $23.9 billion on Valentine’s Day in the U.S. this year, according to the National Retail Federation. That’s roughly the same amount as the state of Connecticut’s annual budget or the 2021 …

After The Great Resignation: Recruitment Marketing in 2022

By Stacey Piper It’s no surprise that this year’s holiday season was markedly different than my family’s pre-COVID celebrations. The lighting of the National Tree near the White House wasn’t open to the public, but we masked up and went downriver to our first President’s home, Mount Vernon, which was …

10 Top Website Best Practices to Achieve Your B2G Goals

By Stacey Piper and Nicholas Kosar Web development and web design practices emerge one year and solidify as trends or fade away as fads in nearly every industry. It can be confusing for businesses to prioritize their best practices approach to building effective websites. Fortunately, GovCon and AEC have the …

Make Your Marketing List & Check It Twice

By Stacey Piper Even before I put away the Halloween decorations this year, the stores were already stocked with Christmas decorations. The press is issuing dire warnings that there won’t be any gifts on the shelves for procrastinators due to pandemic-impacted supply chains. In other words, if you haven’t finished …

Gambling on Strategic Marketing: How to Play Your Cards Right

By Stacey Piper The world is selling secrets. Advertisers bombard us with promises: the secret to a happy marriage, to retiring early, to looking younger, to losing weight. We’re ingrained to seek that special “something” that will be the answer, the solution, the magic equation, the be-all and end-all. I …