A Fresh Start: January 2020 Client Spotlight

This year started with a bang (more literally, with an opening champagne bottle), but Compass clients are off to the races as they head into this year with the drive and focus to elevate the conversation around technology innovation, cybersecurity, intelligence and so much more. Read some of the news and articles that these thought […]

Meet Jenna Hardie, Chief of Staff

Jenna Hardie, having joined the #CompassSquad in 2014, has been a mainstay of the team. We are thrilled to feature her in the next blog in this series. If you’ve missed the previous Q&As with members of the team, be sure to check out our blog page to find other employee profiles. Read more about […]

New Year’s Resolutions: Compass Style

Whether you’re the kind of person who makes new resolutions for the year or the kind that ignores that whole process, there are a number of benefits to setting goals that make sense as a way to guide your personal and professional life. Here at Compass, we’ve spent some time over the last few days […]

Meet Emma James, Account Executive

Continuing our blog series that helps you get to know the #CompassSquad, we are thrilled to introduce the newest member of the team. Emma James joined Compass Integrated Communications at the beginning of this month, December 2019. Check out our blog page to catch up on other employee profiles, and read more about Emma below! […]

“Now, What Do You Do?”: Tricks for Explaining Your Work to Family and Friends This Holiday Season

The holiday season is well underway, and if you’ve recently started a new job, work in a technical industry or both, your poker face needs to be on-point as you prepare to face family and friends. You need to anticipate the question and have the boilerplate in your back pocket, then brace for the follow-up. […]

Blog: Melanie Morris, Compass Content Manager

In the first blog of our new series highlighting the hard workers of the #CompassSquad, we told you about Spencer Ives, our Content Specialist. As we continue recognizing the talent and experience behind the Compass team, our second edition of this blog series focuses on Melanie Morris, our Content Manager, who has been an amazing […]

The Times They Are a Changin’

If there is one constant in the technology industry, it is that there will always be change. From the evolving threats in schools, airports and healthcare facilities, to the increased sophistication of cyberattacks, there is always the desire (and the need) to get ahead of the curve and be proactive in protecting our people, business […]

Here We Go Again

A few years ago, I wrote on this very blog: I remember my very first ASIS Seminar & Exhibits. Well, I don’t anymore. The passing of time and the rebranding of the event into GSX make it seem like a completely different experience. And in some ways it is — the hot topics this year […]

Closing Out Summer: A Look at July Client News

The heat may be subsiding (well, maybe not for our team members in Florida, New Mexico and Nevada), but Compass is still bringing the heat when it comes to client news (see what we did there?) While some industries slow down over the summer months, the high-tech industry is still going strong. From delivering the […]

5 Reasons Why Working Remotely Benefits Compass and Our Clients

Find out why the Compass team (and its clients) benefits from working remotely.

Compass Client Spotlight: June 2019

Compass clients are in the news this month covering cybersecurity, management, security leadership, access control and much more.

There’s More to PR and Marketing than Fear-based Messaging

Operating in the security and high-tech space, there’s a lot of negativity that can be harnessed to engage with potential customers in an effort to sell a product. Artificial intelligence (AI) is set to take over your job! You need this lock to save your kids from a shooter! And while many companies operate by […]

I Will Survive (And Thrive From) ISC West

***ISC West from the perspective of Account Manager April Anaya There is nothing quite like being greeted by the bright Las Vegas lights and the buzz of security and technology industry leaders filling the Sands Expo show floor. It was official: I had arrived for my very first ISC West conference! With only four weeks […]

ISC West 2019: The Compass Team is Ready

Media interviews are being booked. Strategic communications plans are being tackled. And a flurry of excitement has hit our offices. That can only mean one thing: It is time for ISC West 2019! With a focus on showcasing the innovative work of our clients, the Compass Squad has been immersed in researching recent advancements in […]

A Compass Year (End) Review

The discussion around the office this week mostly involves the “HOW is it already going to be Christmas?” and “There’s no time to wrap everything up!” These are questions that often plague anyone at this time of year. But one thing that’s also being discussed is how our amazing clients have fared over the last […]

Protecting People and Their Data: The Balance Between Privacy Regulations and Security

With the growing complexity and intensity of cyber threats and attacks we’re seeing in the news, it’s no surprise that more and more regulations are being developed to protect personal data. The increasing use of the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart devices has made the transfer and sharing of data easier than ever before, […]

Compass Client Spotlight: April 2018

All of us in the security industry know very well what the month of April brings each year: another ISC West conference in beautiful Las Vegas! We had an amazing time at the event’s biggest show yet, as each day brought record-breaking traffic to the booths and overall success for all those in attendance. In […]

Compass Client Spotlight: January 2018

As we closed the door on 2017 and eagerly jumped into the new year, many conversations in the security industry centered around the highlights of last year and the trends to look forward to in 2018. In this month’s client spotlight, Verint’s Alex Johnson explains to SecurityInformed why 2017 demonstrated the need for increased safety, […]

Compass Client Spotlight: August 2017

With summer winding down and the temperatures starting to drop, the beginning of fall brings a fast-paced month of September, as the Compass client base is working hard to prepare for the quickly approaching 2017 ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits in Dallas, Texas. As we take a look back at August, we see many intriguing […]

Survival Tactics: ASIS 2017 edition

I remember my first ASIS nearly … well, let’s just say it was awhile ago. I was new to the industry, new to Dallas ·yes, my first ASIS was in Dallas) and new to large exhibit halls. I remember walking onto the show floor for set-up and thinking, “The shoes I packed aren’t going to […]

Compass Client Spotlight: June 2017

As we begin the hot months of summer, the Compass client base continues to tackle a wide range of topics within industry and technology media outlets. In this month’s client spotlight, Kevin Wine from Verint predicts collaboration between IT, cyber security and physical security teams to SDM Magazine; Security.World looks at how an outdoor shopping […]

On the Importance of Public Relations

It would be remiss to let the events of last week go untouched by our team. Pepsi. United Airlines. The White House Press Secretary. Important lessons in public relations are learned as the days go by, bringing the importance of brand awareness and relationships with the media to the forefront. To err is human. We, […]

Unlimited Options for Success

Before I launched Compass, I held roles in a variety of very traditional corporate environments. This meant that there was very little option to work from home, vacation days were counted and monitored down to the letter, and the traditional 9-5 work day was enforced. Even when you spent a week on the road at […]

Compass Client Spotlight: February 2017

In this month’s client spotlight, Vanderbilt’s CEO outlines how access control is moving beyond its siloed past for IFSEC Global, Oncam’s Jumbi Edulbehram discusses the value of drones for public events with Source Security, while Steve Birkmeier from Arteco highlights the use of event-based video surveillance in the commercial and retail industries in an article […]

Working Remote: 5 Steps to Make it Work for You

The age of technology, the ease with which we deploy various means of communication and the nature of our work make working remotely easier and more beneficial than ever. PR, marketing and integrated communications lends itself well to remote employment, since our clients are spread throughout the country (and in many cases, the world). Shortly […]

Mentorship for Working Women

Throughout history, it has been tradition for mothers to pass down wisdom and life experience to their daughters in hopes they will become a successful wife and mother; information that was most likely passed down to her by her mother years before. It has been this way since the dawn of society—mothers are the sages, […]

An End and A Beginning

  I want to take this opportunity to personally thank all of the wonderful people we’ve had the opportunity to work with over the past year. We wouldn’t be here without you and your support. This year opened doors to new opportunities for myself and the Compass team. From new social media strategies to creative […]

“The Most of It”: A Frostian Ode to 2016

It’s been one hell of a year. Literally, figuratively, negatively and positively. Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice. We say, if we had to perish twice, a cocktail in hand would surely suffice. This year has been filled with ups, downs, lefts, rights, even U-turns, but just as we […]

A Very Compass Thanksgiving

Ah, Thanksgiving. A time for family, friends, food and festivities. (And Fireball.) Given that everyone’s anxious to bust out their bigger clothes, hang out and eat turkey, we think now is a perfect time to give thanks to everything that makes Compass Integrated what it is. First, our team would like to give thanks to […]

Soaring Global Revenue for Security Technology

The security industry has benefitted greatly from the surge in technological innovation that precipitated IP and network device adoption. In this new phase of market growth, how much do stakeholders stand to gain as security technology continues to shift where investments are made? Worldwide revenues for security-related hardware, software and services are projected to grow […]

See ya #ASIS16!

The ASIS 62nd Annual Seminar and Exhibits was a tremendous success for the Compass team and its clients! Although traffic was lighter than in previous years, security professionals from 109 countries gathered in Orlando in September to discuss and learn about current industry trends including the risk of cyberattacks on critical infrastructure and the need […]

ASIS in Orlando

The Compass team is in Orlando for this year’s ASIS Seminar. We are eager to kick off the conference tomorrow morning. Follow us on Twitter to learn more about what our clients are showcasing and check-in here to see photos from the show. If you’re interested in meeting with us, tweet at us at @compass_squad. […]

Mentorship in the Workplace

  Throughout history, it has been tradition for mothers to pass down wisdom and life experiences to their daughters in hopes of being a successful wife and mother; information that was most likely passed down to her by her mother years before. It has been this way since the dawn of mankind—mothers are the experts, […]

The Benefits of Event-Driven Intelligence

Video event management software (VEMS) and data analytics are quickly becoming the most crucial tools for video security systems to achieve a higher level of situational awareness than previously thought possible. These software solutions are saving lives and facilitating security operations every day while giving users more insight to ensure safety is maximized. We’ve compiled […]

Reclaim Your Access Control Independence

As the last fireworks burst in the sky and celebrations wind down from the summer months, we are reminded that this signifies freedom and independence. What does independence really mean for you? We’ve pondered this question and have come to the conclusion that in the access control industry, freedom comes in the form of a […]

Getting Smart About Smart Cards

The days of overcrowded clunky keychains encumbering purses and pockets are fading into the past. Technology is moving by the necessity of the actual lock-and-key solution in a number of vertical market spaces. Today, we’re seeing an emergence of key fobs for cars with push-start buttons, and a move towards digital security, mobile credentials, keypads, […]

Light at the end of the tunnel for Brazil security market

The Brazilian economy has been going through one of the worst recessions ever. Once considered one of the most promising emerging economies in the world, the Latin American country has, in the recent years, plunged deeper and deeper into economic crisis. From a growth of 7.5 percent in 2010, the economy contracted last year, marking […]

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