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By Tech   on 10/20/2014 4:19 PM

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 iStratgyLabs 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.

 

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By News Account on 10/20/2014 10:56 AM

C.Fox Communications is accepting nominations for its 2015 "it" Award, worth up to $50,000 of pro bono communications services for one nonprofit. The fifth installment of the award represents a significant increase in value, worth more than double the dollar amount in previous years, stated the agency.

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By News Account on 10/20/2014 6:31 AM

- MGH in Owings Mills has been selected by Bray & Scarff Appliance & Kitchen Specialists, Next Day Floors and Alex Cooper Auctioneers, Inc. to provide a variety of advertising and marketing services;

- OrderUp, Inc., an online and mobile food-ordering platform based in Baltimore, added three to its staff; and,

- JigSaw Marketing Solutions in Bel Air added Katie Cole as public relations and social media specialist.

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By News Account on 10/20/2014 5:57 AM

Brand USA, the D.C.-based, large-scale, public-private partnership promoting travel and tourism to the United States, is looking for an agency to guide global media relations in the face of declining international travel, reports O’Dwyer’s.

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By Insights Account on 10/18/2014 2:53 PM

 

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.

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By Insights Account on 10/18/2014 2:27 PM

 

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

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By Tech   on 10/17/2014 2:25 PM

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.

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By News Account on 10/17/2014 10:03 AM

Arlington-based LMO Advertising was selected by the Virginia Lottery to help promote the Lottery’s brand and games through consumer engagement and social media.  As part of its work with the Virginia Lottery, LMO will develop the strategy and planning related to media buying and social media engagement to help generate consumer excitement about the Virginia Lottery and its games. “The Virginia Lottery is one of the most iconic brands in Virginia and we are thrilled to be a marketing partner,” said

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By News Account on 10/16/2014 12:28 PM

Washington Women in Public Relations announced that Patrice Tanaka, co-founder and chief counselor/creative strategist at PadillaCRT, will be the keynote speaker for its 25th annual Washington PR Woman of the Year Award Luncheon on Friday, November 14, at the Fairmont. The Woman of the Year luncheon, established in 1990, is WWPR's signature event and celebrates the accomplishments of women who are raising the bar in public relations.

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By Insights Account on 10/14/2014 8:28 PM

By Phil Rabin, Editor, Capitol Communicator

The PRSA International Conference, which was held in D.C., ended yesterday.  I attended a number of sessions and the one theme that came through loud-and-clear was that the “old ways” of doing things are changing rapidly. Among the many areas covered at the conference, three really showcased what’s going on ... and what’s ahead.

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