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By News Account on 9/2/2014 1:29 PM


At Crosby Marketing Communications in Annapolis, Gillian Pommerehn, shown above, has been promoted to vice president, public relations and reputation management; Katy Leuschner joined as an associate integration manager; and Florence Pique-Monnier joined as an integration supervisor; and,

Profiles, Inc., announced two hires and a promotion at the Baltimore-based firm.

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By News Account on 9/2/2014 1:07 PM

Alex Orfinger is stepping down as publisher of the Washington Business Journal after 18 years to take a new position overseeing 20 business journals for the organization's parent company, WBJ reported today. According to WBJ, American City Business Journals CEO Whitney Shaw announced Orfinger's promotion to executive vice president, effective immediately.

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By News Account on 9/2/2014 6:36 AM

Washington Post owner Jeffrey P. Bezos is replacing Publisher Katharine Weymouth with Frederick J. Ryan Jr., a former Reagan administration official who was part of the founding leadership team of Politico, a primarily digital news organization that competes with The Post on political coverage, The Post reported today.

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By News Account on 9/2/2014 5:08 AM


Geoff Livingston, founder of Tenacity5, has joined Capitol Communicator as Media Strategist. In this capacity, he will provide Capitol Communicator readers with his insights into the constantly-changing communications scene in the mid-Atlantic. Livingston also will work with Capitol Communicator to continue to diversify its media offerings,

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By News Account on 8/29/2014 6:50 AM


Approximately 200 communicators are expected to attend the 2014 PRSA-NCC Thoth Awards, which will be held on Sept. 9 at the Artisphere in Arlington, VA. The annual awards are named after Thoth (pronounced “tot”), an Egyptian god of wisdom, considered a mediator and scribe and credited as the inventor of communications and writing. In the spirit of Thoth, PRSA-NCC honors DC-area PR professionals for their wisdom and contributions to the profession.

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By News Account on 8/26/2014 11:02 AM


ADWKDC 2014, the D.C.-region’s largest and most diverse conference for marketing and communications professionals, will take place Sept. 6-12, at locations across metro D.C., The week-long conference features more than 30 expert presenters and informative topics. “ADWKDC is an ideal event for communications professionals because they can learn from the best in the industry,” said Greg Kihlström, president of the DC Ad Club. “This year we’ve taken things up yet another notch.

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By News Account on 8/26/2014 8:59 AM

- TBC is Baltimore’s largest ad agency with 95 full-time employees, according to Baltimore Business Journal’s annual ranking published in this week’s issue;

- Baltimore-based Advertising.com, the online ad business of AOL, is on the move; and,

- Piccirilli Dorsey adds Kristi Frisch as senior project manager.

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By News Account on 8/25/2014 10:13 AM


Seth Goldman, co-founder and "TeaEO" of Honest Tea, and Ben Savage, CMO, Flying Dog Brewery, are set to deliver keynote addresses at the Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit, Sept. 19, at Pier 5 in Baltimore. In March 2011, Honest Tea was acquired by The Coca-Cola Company, creating a national platform for expansion of Honest Tea's organic and Fair Trade certified products. Today, Honest Tea is the nation's top-selling

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By News Account on 8/25/2014 7:11 AM

- LMO Advertising in Arlington announced four promotions and three hires:

- Crosby Marketing in Annapolis promoted two;

- Jessica Bates joined Tenacity5 Media as director of digital media; and,

- ADG Creative in Columbia reported adding business.


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By News Account on 8/25/2014 4:51 AM

The Washington Post editorial board has joined a growing number of organizations that will stop using the word “Redskins” when writing about Washington's football team; however, the Post’s news coverage will continue to call the team by its official name.

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By News Account on 8/21/2014 5:15 PM


The DC Ad Club, in collaboration with the American Advertising Federation (AAF), honors one person annually who has made outstanding contributions to advertising and who has been active in furthering the industry’s standards, creative excellence and responsibility in areas of social concern.  Recipients of the Silver Medal Award are recognized for their contributions to


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By News Account on 8/20/2014 5:00 AM

Baltimore-based Sinclair Broadcast Group announced that Dan Mellon will be the general manager of D.C.'s WJLA (ABC) and local cable news network, NewsChannel 8 ("NC8").  "I am grateful for the opportunity to work with the entire WJLA team as Sinclair expands its footprint to our nation's Capital," commented Mellon.

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By News Account on 8/19/2014 4:24 PM

Bethesda-based RP3 Agency has partnered with Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company to evolve its brand identity and visual style. The new work – which consists of a logo, style guide and show season artwork – marks the first identity refresh for the organization in more than a decade.

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By News Account on 8/19/2014 3:42 PM

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, the subject of a high-profile domestic violence case, is no longer part of the M&T Bank ad campaign which began airing TV spots this week. Instead, Head Coach John Harbaugh and Ravens President Dick Cass are seen in the spokesman role.

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By News Account on 8/19/2014 3:26 PM

- Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman announced the appointment of Meredith L. Thompson to the position of public information officer;

- Jessica Fast joined Abel Communications in Hampden as an account manager;

- At Himmelrich PR, Dennis Mizzoni has been promoted to account coordinator and Catherine Rinaldo joined as an account associate; and,

- Lainie Troutman now is director of marketing at JRS Architects in Baltimore.

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By News Account on 8/19/2014 9:56 AM

- Benjamin Moore launched a new paint collaboration that is likely to be a home run for Red Sox fans, reports Ad Age. The brand, along with The Martin Agency, which is based in Richmond, has debuted the "Fenway Collection" of Red Sox-themed paints;

- Children’s National in D.C. added Lauren Fisher as VP/communications, PR and marketing; and,

- Rebecca Noel joined the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America as digital media and communications manager.

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By News Account on 8/18/2014 4:05 AM

Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR) invites you to nominate a female public relations professional for the 2014 Washington PR Woman of the Year award. The award will be presented at WWPR's 25th Washington PR Woman of the Year Award Luncheon on Friday, Nov. 14.

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By News Account on 8/12/2014 5:19 PM

- Richmond-based CarMax named Jim Lyski its chief marketing officer and senior vice president;

- BUBBLES engaged Hunt Valley-based Harvey to lead a rebrand effort;

- Weitzman in Annapolis added Lauren DeGeorge as traffic manager/project coordinator;

- Ruppert Landscape in Baltimore added Britni Cook as PR specialist; and,

- Nikki Bracy was promoted to senior account executive at Vitamin in Baltimore.

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By News Account on 8/7/2014 6:42 PM


LMO Advertising engaged with F.C. Internazionale Milano (known as ‘Inter’), a European soccer club based in Milan, Italy. LMO led efforts to grow engagement in the team’s social media fan base in the U.S. during its tour with the bulk of the campaign taking place during the 2014 Guinness International Champions Cup tournament, which began July 24 and culminated at the championship game on Aug. 4.

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By News Account on 8/5/2014 8:38 AM

- MGH in Baltimore announced hires and promotions;

- Baltimore-area nonprofit Vehicles for Change, Inc. added Carroll Hynson, Jr., president of the Annapolis-based Image Power, Inc., to its board of directors; and,

- PRSA Richmond will provide pro bono support to CCHASM.

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By News Account on 8/5/2014 6:53 AM


Gannett Co., Inc., announced that it plans to spin off its print operations, including USA Today, becoming the latest media company to break itself up, reports the New York Times. The separation follows in the footsteps of many other media companies – from Rupert Murdoch‘s empire to Time Warner Inc. to E.W. Scripps – that have spun off their print arms in recent years, continued the Times story. Such transactions are intended to free faster-growing television and other media operations from less profitable newspaper and magazine businesses, stated the Times.



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By News Account on 8/5/2014 4:07 AM


More than 60 communications professionals met at the Maryland Historical Society recently to discuss collaborative message opportunities during Star-Spangled Spectacular taking place in Baltimore from Sept. 10 – 16. The communications professionals, from local and state agencies and the private sector, met to map out the Spectacular week, learn about Media Room and Social Media Command Center opportunities and share best practices from other large-scale events.

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By News Account on 8/4/2014 11:09 AM

- Direct Impact (DI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Burson-Marsteller, added Ralph Posner as executive vice president in D.C.;

- Allison+Partners’ corporate practice in D.C. added Marcel Goldstein as senior vice president; and,

- HBI (Home Builders Institute) appointed Lynne Harris as VP/corporate communications.

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By News Account on 8/3/2014 2:05 PM

The finals of the Citi Open tennis tournament took place Sunday at the William H.G. Fitzgerald Tennis Center in D.C. It was also the final tournament for Charlie Brotman, the legendary voice that has announced the event for the past 46 years, who is retiring, reports WTOP.  Brotman, 85, also known as the "presidential announcer", has provided "play- by-play" of the inaugural parade since President Dwight Eisenhower was reelected in 1956.

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By News Account on 7/31/2014 9:32 AM


The Getting Schooled in Infrastructure Bus, a school bus crushed by a replica of a fallen bridge – part of a campaign created by Capitol Communicator sponsor Elevation - is in D.C., through Aug. 1, as the U.S. House of Representatives considers a vote on the Senate version of an extension of the Highway Trust Fund authorization that would force consideration of a long-term full investment Highway Bill this year.

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By News Account on 7/30/2014 4:03 PM

The Public Relations Society of America’s National Capital Chapter (PRSA-NCC) will induct Jody Powell and Sheila Tate to its Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place during PRSA-NCC’s Annual Thoth Awards Gala on Sept. 9 at Artisphere in Arlington, VA. Powell, who passed away in 2009, is being honored posthumously and his wife Nan will accept the award on behalf of the family. Sheila Tate, who will be in attendance, will be introduced by Pam Jenkins, president of Weber Shandwick.

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By News Account on 7/30/2014 3:53 PM


The Washington Redskins have hired Burson-Marsteller, reports Reuters, as it battles criticism that its name is a racial slur. Burson, which has long experience handling public relations crises, will run the website redskinsfacts.com, continued the Reuters report. The site was launched this month and is billed as a grass-roots effort to defend the team's contentious name. The Reuters story also stated:

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By News Account on 7/30/2014 3:27 AM

Post–Newsweek Stations changed its name to Graham Media Group. Emily Barr, president and CEO of Graham Media Group, said: “Much like our parent company, Graham Holdings, this new name better reflects the diversity of our creative and innovative company

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By News Account on 7/29/2014 12:55 PM

- Sharon Nevins joined Baltimore magazine as director of sales and marketing;

- Harris Media Group added Megan Unterschute as director of marketing and development;

- Warschawski added Allison Beers as designer; and,

- Anita Brightman has been elected to PRSA's College of Fellows.

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By News Account on 7/29/2014 11:35 AM

Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR) is accepting applications from nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations serving women and children for consideration as its pro bono client for the Jan. 2015 - Dec. 2016 term. The WWPR Pro Bono Committee has been in existence since 1996. Every two years, the committee provides a nonprofit with communications planning and assistance at no charge in order to help raise awareness of the organization. Donated services can include

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