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My Opinion: Is it Benny or the "Beast" - or Both - We Should Scrutinize - 7/29/2014 -

By Phil Rabin, editor, Capitol Communicator When Benny Johnson, viral politics editor of BuzzFeed, was fired for plagiarism a few days ago, I asked myself why would Benny resort to a pattern of plagiarism – working in a job that’s so visible that the odds of getting “caught” were significant and the consequences so serious? Was he just being lazy, I don’t think so. Did he feel he would not get caught, who knows? Or was he a victim of our new media culture? ...more >

Up Close and Personal: Getting to Know Sherri Anne Green, Director of Marketing, LMO Advertising - 7/28/2014 -

Capitol Communicator is running a series featuring profiles of communicators in the mid-Atlantic. In this "Up Close and Personal" post, we feature Sherri Anne Green, director of marketing at LMO Advertising in Arlington, VA. Photography by Cade Martin....more >

Up Close and Personal: Getting to Know Robert Grubbs, design director and vice president at GMMB - 7/22/2014 -

Capitol Communicator is running a series featuring an in-depth look at communicators in the mid-Atlantic. In this "Up Close and Personal" post, we feature Robert Grubbs, design director and vice president at GMMB in Washington, D.C. Photography by Cade Martin. ...more >

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Stealth Marketing on Vine, Foursquare Redesigns App and Yahoo Buys Flurry | Weekly Roundup July 25, 2014 - 7/27/2014 -

Six seconds is not a long time for brands to make an impression, but businesses are getting creative when it comes to marketing on the video sharing platform Vine. The social network is one of the largest, with over 40 million users, yet marketers still cannot run paid advertisements or promote videos. Instead brands are utilizing the platform's most popular users, paying them to "organically" push products to their followings. Find out more about this stealth advertising on Mashable....more >

PRSourceCode Debuts Ocular8 - 7/23/2014 -

PRSourceCode, Alexandria, VA, announces the launch of Ocular8, a tech super spider as well as media analysis and tracking service that empowers tech companies and agencies to amp up their coverage and measure performance – standalone and against their competitors. Ingesting real-time content from 600+ tech and business media outlets and social media, Ocular8 gives subscribers real-time insight on who’s covering what, relative media volume, as well as which platforms and writers to pitch. ...more >

iPhone 5s beating Samsung Galaxy S5, Time Warner denies 21st Century Fox, and The Best-Perceived Brands of the Year | Weekly Roundup July 18, 2014 - 7/18/2014 -

According to Counterpoint Research, Apple's iPhone 5s is still the world's most-popular smartphone, besting the Samsung Galaxy S5. Despite the iPhone 5s beating the Samsung Galaxy S5 for best-selling smartphone in May, Samsung's Galaxy S4 and Note 3 came in third and fourth, respectively, while the iPhone 5c came in at fifth. Find out how far behind the Galaxy S5 is from the iPhone 5s ...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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  • Around the Region: Updates About Mark Foglesong, Dani Mackey and Jay Ell Alexander

    7/29/2014

    - Mark Foglesong joined Columbia MD-based Maroon PR as its director of news and multimedia, reports dcrtv.com; - Veteran D.C. communicator Dani Mackey, who had been with Ogilvy for 15 years, launched Dani Mackey Communications, and, - Jay Ell Alexander is the new public information officer in Petersburg, VA....more >

  • BuzzFeed’s Benny Johnson - and Speaker at Recent Capitol Communicator Convergence Conference - Fired for Plagiarism

    7/28/2014

    BuzzFeed’s Benny Johnson, who was the keynote speaker at Capitol Communicator’s recent Convergence in Communications Conference and is set to speak at the upcoming Sept. 19 Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit in Baltimore , has been fired for plagiarism. According to BuzzFeed, Twitter users began pointing out instances in which a Johnson had lifted phrases and sentences from other websites.BuzzFeed editor Ben Smith wrote:...more >

  • BurrellesLuce Creates Free Resource Offering Comprehensive Comparison of Media Monitoring and Analysis Services

    7/27/2014

    BurellesLuce reports that the process to find the right media monitoring and analysis package can be time- and resource-intensive for both the requestor and requestee, and many organizations either don’t have the resources, or are choosing to allocate them elsewhere, therefore making final decisions based on partial data. To strengthen the ability to make a quick, comprehensive comparison of media monitoring and analysis services, BurrellesLuce, a Capitol Communicator sponsor, created...more >

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