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By News Account on 3/7/2008 12:00 PM

Pum LefeburePum Lefebure, co-founder of Design Army, was honored in "People to Watch 2008" by Graphic Design USA Magazine. Each year GDUSA chooses a group of people to watch — creative, talented, successful, newsworthy and influential — who embody the spirit of the creative community.




Michael Petruzzello
, founding and managing partner of Qorvis Communications will receive the Excellence in Business Award from the Sons of Italy Foundation at a May 22 black-tie dinner in DC. Before establishing Qorvis, Petruzzello was the CEO of Shandwick North America and, before that, was president of Shandwick Public Affairs in Wash ... Read More »

By News Account on 3/6/2008 12:00 PM

If you missed out on the ADDY competition, March 21 is the deadline for “Where Power Plays”, this year’s AMA-DC M-Awards, which is described as the area's most prestigious event honoring area marketers. AMA-DC notes the award competition is your platform to highlight your organization's ingenuity in meeting your client's needs. The award dinner is set for May 8 at Marriott Metro Center hotel. More info at www.amadc.org.

By News Account on 3/5/2008 12:00 PM

To state the obvious, for communicators these are times of evolutionary and revolutionary change. And one of the goals of the Capitol Communicator is to keep you abreast of what’s ahead in communications. To that end, we’ve assembled a premier group of experts who, on a regular basis, will keep you updated on what you need to know to remain valuable in the months and years ahead to your employer and/or clients.

Digital Currents

Every week, Fleishman-Hillard/Washington's digital communications group compiles and analyzes news stories focusing on the ever-evolving role of digital strategies, tools and tactics in the communications mix. A common thread can be found in this week’s compilation for the Capital Communicator, it’s the continued growth and importance of social media tools – from those with health conditions connecting with one another to major brands shifting significant communications resource ... Read More »

By News Account on 3/4/2008 12:00 PM

- The DC office of Ogilvy PR adds Virgin America, a new airline offering flights to cities including DC, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Diego and soon to Seattle. The agency also adds the National Crop Insurance Services and two senior staffers - Natalie Adler joins as senior VP and Dan Stoneking joins as VP. Adler joins Ogilvy PR after 15 years with Porter Novelli and Stoneking was deputy director of the National Guard Bureau’s Office of Public Affairs. Meanwhile, the agency’s 360° Digital Influence team adds Virginia Miracle as Senior VP and head of digital strategy. Prior to joining Ogilvy PR, Miracle served as director of word-of-mouth marketing with Brains on Fire.

- Qorvis adds Keep America Beautiful. The agency will produce public service announcements and create a new branding campaign for KAB, which is best known for its “Crying Indian” campaign.

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By News Account on 3/3/2008 12:00 PM

Hillary Clinton’s crucial primary victories in Ohio and Texas were preceded by significant exposure and appearances on two of late night’s biggest TV shows: Saturday Night Live (“SNL”) and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. According to Dan McGinn, CEO of McGinn MS&L, communicators often overlook, at their own peril, the importance of late-night television. His observations follow:

It’s become well-accepted that television, at least in its current form, is declining in importance. After all, ratings for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with David Letterman, and SNL have generally been in a long, slow decline for many years. So who could blame communicators who view late-night as a losing proposition for their brands?< ... Read More »

By News Account on 3/2/2008 12:00 PM

We have two free tickets for a preview performance at the Arena Stage for either Death of a Salesman or A View from the Bridge. To enter our drawing, send an e-mail to phil.rabin@capitolcommunicator.com with the subject line “I want two tix to the Arena Stage” by March 21. The tickets are valid until April 2, 2008.

By News Account on 3/1/2008 12:00 PM

Battle of Awesomeness | 2008 ADDYS The DC ad community honored the best locally-produced ads this month at the “Battle of Awesomeness.” Before an audience of about 375 communicators, the DC Ad Club presented its ADDY awards at the Ronald Reagan Building and Internal Trade Center. The award competition attracted 841 entries from 75 companies reflecting all facets of the communications community: Advertising and marketing agencies, design firms, PR companies, clients, media outlets, printers, suppliers and production companies.

In the awards competition, 104 ADDYs and 146 Citations of Excellence were awarded, with the Best of Show award going to Arnold Worldwide for its “25th Anniversary - A Conversation Piece” produced for USA TODAY. Arnold also won the most a ... Read More »