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Up Close and Personal: Getting to Know Dana Cole, Executive Producer of Oscar Production - 8/18/2014 -

Capitol Communicator is running a series featuring profiles of communicators in the mid-Atlantic. In this "Up Close and Personal" profile, we feature Dana Cole, ...more >

Is D.C. America's Coolest Travel Destination? - 8/18/2014 -

How do you turn wonky Washington, D.C., into America’s coolest travel destination? The answer, in part, came in the form of a creative ad campaign from Destination DC and D.C.-based MDB Communications. Richard Coad, MDB's chief creative officer, and Seth Niman, MDB's director of media strategy, worked with Destination DC to create and place advertising that brings to life all the culture that propelled D.C. to the top of the cool list. ...more >

Creating PR "Magic" on a Shoestring Budget is Focus of PRSA-NCC Session - 8/18/2014 -

By Danielle Moore It is all too common that public relations professionals are expected to generate publicity on next-to-nothing budgets. With the large number of non-profits and small businesses in the D.C. area, lots of PR pros are affected by small budgets. On Aug. 13, the PRSA-NCC hosted a session on creating PR "magic" on a shoestring budget at the U.S. Navy Memorial. Panelists included...more >

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New Tools for Social Advertisers, Tesla Drivers Throw Away Keys, and Our Pick for Cheesiest Ad | Weekly Roundup August 22, 2014 - 8/22/2014 -

Snapchat is reportedly working on a new service called Snapchat Discovery, which will make it easier for brands to get their ads in front of the app’s users. However, Adam Kleinberg of AdAge cautions marketers to think about where they’re putting their brand before they consider advertising on the platform. Should brands snap out of it when it comes to Snapchat? Read more on AdAg...more >

23 Million Twitter Account Bots, SnapChat and WhatsApp Leading in Photo Sharing, and Insights Into Millennial Consumer | Weekly Roundup August 15, 2014 - 8/16/2014 -

Twitter has estimated the amount of active user accounts that are “updated automatically”, or rather, bots: around 23 million. This number makes up 8.5 percent of overall active Twitter users. Twitter disclosed these numbers in a report in order to clarify previous comments made about an estimated 14 percent of active users who access Twitter outside of the website and app. Read more about the automated accounts on Quartz....more >

Pinterest Introduces Messaging, iPhone 6 Release, and Tumblr for Marketers | Weekly Roundup August 8, 2014 - 8/8/2014 -

Pinterest introduced messaging capabilities to both the desktop site and application. The new feature allows private chatting between users who follow each other. This has big implications for brands who are now able to communicate directly with their audience, developing the potential for deeper connections. Read more about the new feature on Yahoo....more >

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Sourcebook is a Free Service! - 7/10/2012 -

If you or your company provides products or services to communications professions of advertising, marketing and public relations in the Mid-Atlantic, then you have no reason not to be in Sourcebook. Just subscribe to our newsletter (also free). Here is the link to subscribe to our newsletters: http://www.capitolcommunicator.com/signup.aspx?email= ...more >

Berger Teams Up with Nine Peaks and Nutco to Produce WAMA Documentary - 6/14/2011 -

Loved by some and not so by others, it seems local musicians, promoters, sound engineers and agents all have different opinions about the DC music scene, past, present and future. Produced, directed and edited by Greg Berger, this short film looks at the history of the Washington Area Music Association (WAMA). Interviews with veteran musicians and new artists who call the DC area their home....more >

Dimension Creative Promotions and ASAE Put Community First by Sending ASAE Team to 17th Annual Hands on DC Work-a-thon to Clean Up DC Public Schools - 5/24/2011 -

The ASAE team “Associations On Your Side” joined more than 1,500 volunteers on Saturday, April 30, for the Hands on DC work-a-thon. The team, formed by ASAE Greater Washington, volunteered to help clean up and beautify Anacostia High School. Projects included cleaning up the grounds, planting flowers, painting and more. ...more >

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  • Weitzman Wins DC Ad Club's 2014 Silver Medal Award

    8/22/2014

    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 ...more >

  • Mellon Named GM of WJLA and NC8

    8/20/2014

    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....more >

  • Woolly Mammoth Creates Campaign To Celebrate Its 35th Theater Season

    8/20/2014

    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. ...more >

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