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Up Close and Personal: Getting to Know Dana Cole, Executive Producer of Oscar Production - 8/18/2014 -

Capitol Communicator is running a series featuring profiles of communicators in the mid-Atlantic. In this "Up Close and Personal" post, we feature Dana Cole, ...more >

Is D.C. America's Coolest Travel Destination? - 8/18/2014 -

How do you turn wonky Washington, D.C., into America’s coolest travel destination? The answer, in part, came in the form of a creative ad campaign from Destination DC and D.C.-based MDB Communications. Richard Coad, MDB's chief creative officer, and Seth Niman, MDB's director of media strategy, worked with Destination DC to create and place advertising that brings to life all the culture that propelled D.C. to the top of the cool list. ...more >

Creating PR "Magic" on a Shoestring Budget is Focus of PRSA-NCC Session - 8/18/2014 -

By Danielle Moore It is all too common that public relations professionals are expected to generate publicity on next-to-nothing budgets. With the large number of non-profits and small businesses in the D.C. area, lots of PR pros are affected by small budgets. On Aug. 13, the PRSA-NCC hosted a session on creating PR "magic" on a shoestring budget at the U.S. Navy Memorial. Panelists included...more >

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23 Million Twitter Account Bots, SnapChat and WhatsApp Leading in Photo Sharing, and Insights Into Millennial Consumer | Weekly Roundup August 15, 2014 - 8/16/2014 -

Twitter has estimated the amount of active user accounts that are “updated automatically”, or rather, bots: around 23 million. This number makes up 8.5 percent of overall active Twitter users. Twitter disclosed these numbers in a report in order to clarify previous comments made about an estimated 14 percent of active users who access Twitter outside of the website and app. Read more about the automated accounts on Quartz....more >

Pinterest Introduces Messaging, iPhone 6 Release, and Tumblr for Marketers | Weekly Roundup August 8, 2014 - 8/8/2014 -

Pinterest introduced messaging capabilities to both the desktop site and application. The new feature allows private chatting between users who follow each other. This has big implications for brands who are now able to communicate directly with their audience, developing the potential for deeper connections. Read more about the new feature on Yahoo....more >

Snapchat Worth $10 Billion, Twitter’s Plan to Match Facebook, The Truth Behind Mobile Ads | Weekly Roundup August 1, 2014 - 8/1/2014 -

Snapchat, the photo sharing app that famously twice declined a buyout from Facebook for $3 billion and $4 billion, is in talks with Chinese investors in a move that would value the company at $10 billion. One of the major investors in the app—that ironically has generated $0 in revenue in its entire existence—is Alibaba, the Chinese version of Amazon. Stay up to date on the investment on Huffington Post....more >

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Sourcebook is a Free Service! - 7/10/2012 -

If you or your company provides products or services to communications professions of advertising, marketing and public relations in the Mid-Atlantic, then you have no reason not to be in Sourcebook. Just subscribe to our newsletter (also free). Here is the link to subscribe to our newsletters: http://www.capitolcommunicator.com/signup.aspx?email= ...more >

Berger Teams Up with Nine Peaks and Nutco to Produce WAMA Documentary - 6/14/2011 -

Loved by some and not so by others, it seems local musicians, promoters, sound engineers and agents all have different opinions about the DC music scene, past, present and future. Produced, directed and edited by Greg Berger, this short film looks at the history of the Washington Area Music Association (WAMA). Interviews with veteran musicians and new artists who call the DC area their home....more >

Dimension Creative Promotions and ASAE Put Community First by Sending ASAE Team to 17th Annual Hands on DC Work-a-thon to Clean Up DC Public Schools - 5/24/2011 -

The ASAE team “Associations On Your Side” joined more than 1,500 volunteers on Saturday, April 30, for the Hands on DC work-a-thon. The team, formed by ASAE Greater Washington, volunteered to help clean up and beautify Anacostia High School. Projects included cleaning up the grounds, planting flowers, painting and more. ...more >

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  • Woolly Mammoth Creates Campaign To Celebrate Its 35th Theater Season


    Bethesda-based RP3 Agency has partnered with Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company to evolve its brand identity and visual style. The new work – which consists of a logo, style guide and show season artwork – marks the first identity refresh for the organization in more than a decade. ...more >

  • Ravens' Rice Dropped from M&T Bank Ad Campaign


    Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, the subject of a high-profile domestic violence case, is no longer part of the M&T Bank ad campaign which began airing TV spots this week. Instead, Head Coach John Harbaugh and Ravens President Dick Cass are seen in the spokesman role. ...more >

  • Baltimore Buzz


    - Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman announced the appointment of Meredith L. Thompson to the position of Public Information Officer; - Jessica Fast joined Abel Communications in Hampden as an account manager; - At Himmelrich PR, Dennis Mizzoni has been promoted to account coordinator and Catherine Rinaldo joined as an account associate; and, - Lainie Troutman now is director of marketing at JRS Architects in Baltimore....more >

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