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Q&A With Merritt Group-er: Get to Know Olivia Civiletto

1. What do you do at Merritt Group?

I am a Senior Account Executive in the Business Technology Group, dabbling in all things relating to PR and client relations.

Topics: Insider

Security, Privacy, Standards & Regulation: Hot IoE Topics at U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Event

On Tuesday before the Pope shut the town down, I had the pleasure of heading to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for a full-day event on, “The Internet of Everything: Data, Networks and Opportunities.” The event brought together a solid lineup of industry, government, non-profit and other thought leaders, from Google to GE, John Deere, Toyota, IBM, NIST, U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) and others, who all have one thing in common -- a deep interest in the potential and implications of the Internet of Things (IoT).

Topics: IoT

Photoshop is Not the Great and Powerful Oz

“Can’t you just Photoshop it?”

This question is like nails on a chalkboard to any graphic designer. At some point in time, people began viewing Photoshop as a digital magic wand that could make all your wildest photo dreams come true. 

While Photoshop has tremendous capabilities, there are limitations and things to be mindful of. Hopefully the following diagrams help to increase your understanding of this impressive creative tool.

Topics: creative

Why IoT Will be Federal IT’s Biggest Trend in 2016 & Beyond

In a few years, the average person will come into contact with more than 5,000 connected devices on a daily basis.

That assertion by Marty Trevino, Organizational Architect and Senior Strategist for the National Security Agency, drew a collective “Whoa” from the attendees at NextGov Prime 2015 in Washington, D.C. this month.

Topics: federal marketing IoT

Top 5 Traits to Look For In an IoT Marketing Communications Agency

Any successful marketing executive at an IoT vendor or at a technology company looking to enter the IoT market needs to know how to pick out the right marketing communications agency partner. From what we hear from clients in all of our Practice Groups, it comes down to strategic thinking, agility, relationships, ability to execute and cultural fit, to name a few.

Topics: IoT