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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 >

Up Close and Personal: Getting to Know Lauren Smith Dyer, President of Washington Women in Public Relations and Communications Director for Melanoma Research Foundation - 7/15/2014 -

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 Lauren Smith Dyer, president of WWPR and communications director for the Melanoma Research Foundation....more >

USA Today Tells Reporters to Focus on Online, States New York Times Article - 7/14/2014 -

At USA Today, the “newspaper” considers reporters’ skills at promoting their articles online as important as front-page bylines, states an article in the New York Times. L. Gordon Crovitz, a former Wall Street Journal executive who co-founded Press+, a technology for media companies, said “Too many daily newspapers still focus on reporting what happened yesterday, despite many readers having learned yesterday what happened yesterday,” continued the Times story. ...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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  • 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 >

  • Allbritton Communications Sells Eight TV Properties, Including WJLA and NewsChannel 8, to Sinclair Broadcast Group

    7/25/2014

    Allbritton Communications, based in Rosslyn, VA, will sell eight television properties, including WJLA and NewsChannel 8, to Sinclair Broadcast Group for $985 million, a blockbuster deal that ends a 40-year era in D.C. media, reported The Washington Post....more >

  • iStrategyLabs Honored with AdAge Small Agency of the Year Award

    7/25/2014

    iStrategyLabs was the Silver Award Winner for the SouthEast region in Ad Age magazine's 2014 Small Agency of the Year competition. In promoting the national recognition, the DC-based agency which just opened an office in Brooklyn, said they never have been "over the top with awards submissions – but this year (they) felt iStrategyLabs was really hitting its stride so (they) submitted to the Ad Age Small Agency Awards in the biggest, baddest, most prestigious category: SMALL AGENCY OF THE YEAR.”...more >

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