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Sinclair Broadcast Group's Purchase of Allbritton Communications Leaves Employees at WJLA Washington and NewsChannel 8 "An Unhappy Lot," Reports TVNewsCheck - 10/21/2014 -

Diana Marszalek in TVNewsCheck reports that "ever since Sinclair Broadcast Group announced it was buying Allbritton Communications in July 2013, employees at the group's flagship WJLA Washington and the companion NewsChannel 8 cable news network have been an unhappy lot." According to Marszalek,...more >

Up Close and Personal: Getting to Know Jimmy Learned, President and Managing Director of Elevation, a D.C.-Based Communications Agency - 10/18/2014 -

In this "up close and personal" profile, we feature Jimmy Learned, president and managing director of Elevation in Washington, D.C. Photography for this series is by Cade Martin....more >

Cord Cutters Win Over Traditional Powerhouses - 10/18/2014 -

By Geoff Livingston, Capitol Communicator Media Strategist Last week, both HBO and CBS announced direct download services for independent Internet users. The moves signaled a huge victory for the cable/satellite-free world of Internet video consumers, commonly called cord cutters. Leslie Moonves, chief executive of the CBS Corporation, said in an interview with the...more >

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iStrategyLabs' Dorothy Helps You When You Click Your Heals - 10/21/2014 -

Have you ever been stuck in an awkward situation, praying your phone would ring so you could politely extract yourself? Of course you have. That’s why iStratgeyLabs made Dorothy, a physical trigger that makes any dumb shoe smart. Dorothy consists of the “Ruby” (a small connected device that slips into your shoe) and a mobile App that allows you to trigger a call to your phone from a fake contact (your “boss”) whenever you tap your heels together 3 times. Dorothy can also send text messages to your contacts with a custom message and your current location, letting them know exactly where you are. ...more >

Facebook ‘I’m Safe’ Tool, Snapchat’s Leaked Photos and WhatsApp Helping with Ebola Outbreak | Weekly Roundup October 17, 2014 - 10/17/2014 -

Facebook introduces a new way to comfort friends and family when unfortunate natural disaster strikes. The users will receive a notification asking if you are okay and the tool is pretty incredible. It tracks nationwide disasters and, based on your location information, asks you to check in if you’re safe! I like this new option in Facebook and I think other users will benefit from the tool as well. See the tool video and read more on Facebook’s website....more >

Google Search Updates, Snapchat Introducing Ads, and GoodWorld Looks to Change Online Donating | Weekly Roundup October 10, 2014 - 10/10/2014 -

Google continued to improve its Search app this week, with the release of a restaurant reservation feature. Integrating the renowned conversational search feature (or voice command search) with OpenTable, users can now reserve a table at a restaurant simply by asking. The feature is more complex than it seems - it also stores historical data to inform its searches. So if you search for restaurants “near my hotel”, it know which hotel from the confirmation in your Gmail. Nifty huh? Read more on TechCrunch....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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  • Cision Acquires Gorkana Group


    Cision, a provider of PR, social software and insight services, announced it acquired Gorkana Group Limited, a U.K.-based media intelligence and data insights service provider, through its parent, Discovery Group Holdings Limited. This announcement comes on the heels of Cision’s recent combination with Vocus and its acquisition of Visible Technologies....more >

  • ICF Consulting Buys Olson for $295 Million


    Fairfax, VA-based ICF Consulting acquired Olson, a 545-person Minneapolis based communications firm for $295 million. The move is a significant step into the global communications business, empowering ICF to offer extensive PR and advertising services....more >

  • AICR Hires Williams Whittle for National Cancer-Prevention Campaign


    The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) retained Williams Whittle for a national outreach program for their new initiative, “CANcer PREVENTion. Together We Can”. Williams Whittle, based in Alexandria, won the assignment in a competitive pitch, and work begins immediately on a television and print campaign which will be launched in January 2015. According to a release, AICR has been conducting research into the prevention of cancer for thirty years. This new initiative is designed to get the word out about the fact that nearly half of all cancer is preventable as well as the changes in diet and exercise that can help prevent the disease....more >

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