About Us

1

1980

PCG was formed - 2 small offices

2

1981

IBM produced first personal computer

3

1983

New protocol allows clunky telecopier to be replaced by modern 'fax'

4

1984

Apple markets first Macintosh; We hire first our graphic designer

5

1990

Prodigy offers online world, with shopping and 'email' - for $12.95/month and 25 cents/message

6

1990

PowerPoint released (a sad day for communication)

7

1991

The first webcam, at Cambridge University

8

1993

World Wide Web becomes available to the public

9

1994

The first 'weblog,' or blog

10

1995

Microsoft releases Windows 95

11

1996

We get our first e-mail system for the entire staff

12

1999

Napster begins changing the music world

13

2001

Apple releases the first iPod

14

2002

Launch of Google News

15

2003

LinkedIn, Skype and iTunes begin operation

16

2004

The introduction of MySpace; Wikipedia released

17

2005

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YouTube

18

2006

We join the Pinnacle World Wide network of independent public relations firms

19

2007

We move into our current offices, 1133 20th Street NW

20

2008

White House starts a blog; New York Times and AP release their iPhone apps

21

2009

We start our blog, From the Potomac

22

2010

Websites took in more ad revenues than newspapers

23

2010

First Oval Office address via YouTube

24

2010

Networks' evening news audience dropped to 23 million, down from 52 million in 1980

25

2011

New York Times erects paywall to limit access to content

26

2011

We get iPads for the entire staff

26

2012

Pulitzer Prizes considered 'real-time reporting' of breaking news - meaning, online reporting

26

2013

82% of Americans get news from a desktop or laptop.