Baltimore-based marketing and public relations firm Clapp Communications signed the Baltimore County Department of Health as its newest client. Clapp Communications will be providing advertising and marketing services for the county’s underage and binge drinking awareness campaign. “Underage and binge drinking is a serious issue, and we are proud that we can lend our expertise to maximize exposure for the campaign,” said Barb Clapp, president and CEO. The agency previously worked with Baltimore County on their “ReDiscover Your Neighborhood Downtown” campaign and influenza vaccination services project. Through the awareness campaign, the county seeks to teach 18-25 year olds about the dangers of underage and binge drinking as well as educate them on responsible drinking practices.

Diamondback Brewing Company, a 7,000-square-foot brewery located in Baltimore’s McHenry Row, has partnered with Mindgrub, a technology innovation agency headquartered in the same development, on a Ping Pong league application (Android/iOS). Users will be able to download and sign up for a position in the league with matches to be held on Thursdays and Sundays at Diamondback Brewing Company. The mobile app, powered by Mindgrub, will monitor each user’s standings in a ladder based system that tracks wins and losses throughout the league. Interested users can track progress at www.diamondbackbeer.com for more information regarding league dues and official start dates.

Exit10, a full-service marketing, design and communications firm headquartered in the Warehouse at Camden Yards, has hired five creative, account service and digital development professionals to accommodate new clients and overall agency growth: Jenna Shugars joins as account supervisor after working for nearly three years at Renegade Communications as an account executive; Emilee Beeson joins Exit10 as a senior designer. She previously served as art director at Baltimore-based idfive. Joining as production artist, Alaska S. Kellum previously worked at Geppi’s Entertainment Museum, where she was in the Graphic Design Department. Exit10 Web Developer Kevin Kim most recently served as web developer at Columbia, Md.-based Mays & Associates, Inc. “We’re very fortunate to add these five new, talented people who will challenge all of us to deliver more interesting, inventive and effective marketing and communications solutions to our clients; and we’re grateful for the opportunities that made these hires possible,” said Eric Hartsock, Exit10 president.

About The Author

Jeffrey A. Davis, APR has more than 25 years of news media and national public relations experience and is Managing Director of the Baltimore office of Van Eperen. A PRSA Maryland chapter board member, he also serves as Baltimore regional editor for the Capitol Communicator and is co-host of two podcasts: "Launch Podcast: Stories About Start-Ups" and "Practically Social: The Jeff and Charlie Show."

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