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By News Account on 9/30/2014 11:37 AM

An interesting post on dcrtv.com: The Orioles ratings in Baltimore dropped 10% this season despite the fact that the team won its first AL East title since 1997, according to sportsbusinessdaily.com. Still, the team's 5.88 rating on MASN is its second highest since the 1997 season when Orioles games were carried by Home Team Sports. MASN's other team, the NL East division-winning Washington Nationals,

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By News Account on 9/30/2014 10:41 AM

 

Still photographer Cade Martin worked on this campaign for the Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association (ACVA).  Among his other accomplish- ments, he's also the photographer for the Capitol Communicator's Profile series, which you can see in Insights.  The ACVA campaign, created by BCF in Virginia Beach,

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By News Account on 9/30/2014 10:26 AM

 

Ironmark, an image company that provides integrated creative, print, marketing and logistics services to customers in the Mid-Atlantic, will consolidate its Annapolis and Hunt Valley operations in a new headquarters in Howard County.  Ironmark’s 110 employees, who previously worked in Annapolis and Hunt Valley, will relocate  to a new 50,000-square-foot facility

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By News Account on 9/30/2014 10:12 AM

- Baltimore-based Planit added Karen Krupka Smith as account director, Mary Anderson as digital media specialist, Ken Peluso as user experience architect, and Rose Riashy as digital producer.

- WebbMason in Hunt Valley hired Jon Guidera as creative director;

- Warschawski, based in Mount Washington,  promoted Eliza Findlay to senior associate;

- Gina Zuk of Abel Communications in Hampden has been named president for the Baltimore Public Relations Council; and,  Read More »

By Insights Account on 9/30/2014 11:38 AM

In this "up close and personal" profile, we feature Debra Silimeo, executive vice president at Hager Sharp in Washington, D.C. Photography for this series is by Cade Martin.

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By News Account on 9/30/2014 6:30 AM

- Margery Kraus, founder of APCO in D.C., is featured in a “What Made Me” profile in the Oct. issue of Washingtonian magazine;

- Stephanie Orton Lynch has been named executive vice president at D.C.-based Delucchi Plus; and,

- Gary Jonas died.

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By News Account on 9/29/2014 1:56 PM

- Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee's wife says her husband is in hospice care;

- Tim Thomas was named publisher for Capital Gazette Communications in Annapolis; and,

- Weather updates have become a staple of TV and radio news reports but, according to Jim Vance, news anchor at WRC-TV in D.C., enough is enough.


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By News Account on 9/28/2014 2:37 PM

The Washington Post has announced "large cuts in retirement benefits ... declaring that it would eliminate future retirement medical benefits and freeze defined-benefit pensions for nonunion employees," reported The Post's Steven Mufson.  The company also said that in negotiations now underway, it will seek to impose the same conditions on employees covered by the union — one of the first indications of how The Post’s new owner, Amazon.com founder Jeffrey P. Bezos, will manage relations with the staff of the news organization, continued The Post's report, which added:

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By Insights Account on 9/27/2014 3:30 PM

 

 

By Geoff Livingston, Capitol Communicator Media Strategist

The fall edition of the Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit has come and gone, but the words of Honest Tea founder & CEO Seth Goldman still resonate. The Honest TeaEO said,
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By News Account on 9/26/2014 11:13 AM

Millennial Media will buy Boston-based mobile advertising technology company Nexage for $107.5 million in cash and stock, reports The Baltimore Sun.  The deal will give Millennial, the Canton-based mobile ad firm, more capabilities using live online marketplaces to connect advertisers with specific demographics of mobile device users. Nexage makes exchanges that allow advertisers to bid on mobile advertising space in real time,

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