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Up Close and Personal: Getting to Know Debra Silimeo, Executive Vice President at Hager Sharp - 9/30/2014 -

In this "up close and personal" profile, we feature Debra Silimeo, executive vice president at Hager Sharp in Washington, D.C. Photography for this series is by Cade Martin. ...more >

A Maxim to Live By - 9/27/2014 -

By Geoff Livingston, Capitol Communicator Media Strategist The fall edition of the Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit has come and gone, but the words of Honest Tea founder & CEO Seth Goldman still resonate. The Honest TeaEO said, <...more >

MAMS Insight: Marketing Measurements -- Metrics that Matter - 9/25/2014 -

By Stacey Miller Not everything that is measurable is valuable to your brand. According to an audience poll, marketers at the Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit are only somewhat confident that they are measuring things right. Does that worry you? If you’re skeptical on which metrics matter the most for your marketing, here are 10 pointers from Christi Burnum, media director at LMO Advertising:...more >

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Get a Penny for your Thoughts, Wave Technology Hoax and Facebook is growing as a News Source | Weekly Roundup September 25, 2014 - 9/26/2014 -

Research has revealed that users are looking to social media for their daily news update. Unfortunately rants or personal journal entries written about politics, law enforcement or any other hot topic on a Facebook status is not included. Roughly 30% of Facebook users look to the site for news updates, however Twitter trumps Facebook when it comes to breaking news. Further research uncovered certain topics are reserved for face-to-face engagement, like the Snowden-NSA story. Visit the article written by PewResearch Center for more detailed findings....more >

Rackspace To Go It Alone, Apple Releases iOS 8, and Social Media Grows Among Small Businesses | Weekly Roundup September 18, 2014 - 9/19/2014 -

After making a statement last May that the company was going to entertain offers for a possible sale, web hosting company, Rackspace, has decided that they don’t need your money. The company announced on Tuesday that the review of all strategic options, including merger and acquisition proposals, has come to a close and they were going to continue to grow as an independent organization. Earlier this year, ...more >

Apple Releases, Password Leaks, and Fashion Week Antics | Weekly Roundup September 12, 2014 - 9/12/2014 -

Motorola beat Apple to the punch with the new Moto X. Last year, the Moto X made a splash with its unique depth of customization with a hyper-focus on user experience but fell short with lackluster equipment. This year it aims to unseat the kings with a device that has power, luxury, efficiency, and most importantly retains the user experience we’ve come to expect from the X series. Gizmodo offers an extensive review with a full spectrum of the options available....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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Dedicated to bringing together the spectrum of communications professionals who influence and educate the Mid-Atlantic region and the world - by providing news; trends; career enhancement; and opportunities for networking and showcasing great work - Capitol Communicator serves as a resource to the region's communications community. Capitol Communicator focuses on creating a community that encompasses professions that include...

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  • Orioles and Nats TV Ratings Drop Despite Winning Seasons

    9/30/2014

    An interesting post on dcrtv.com: The Orioles ratings in Baltimore dropped 10% this season despite the fact that the team won its first AL East title since 1997, according to sportsbusinessdaily.com. Still, the team's 5.88 rating on MASN is its second highest since the 1997 season when Orioles games were carried by Home Team Sports. MASN's other team, the NL East division-winning Washington Nationals,...more >

  • Cade Martin Photo for ACVA Campaign

    9/30/2014

    Still photographer Cade Martin worked on this campaign for the Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association (ACVA). Among his other accomplish- ments, he's also the photographer for the Capitol Communicator's Profile series, which you can see in Insights. The ACVA campaign, created by BCF in Virginia Beach,...more >

  • Ironmark to Consolidate in Howard County, MD

    9/30/2014

    Ironmark, an image company that provides integrated creative, print, marketing and logistics services to customers in the Mid-Atlantic, will consolidate its Annapolis and Hunt Valley operations in a new headquarters in Howard County. Ironmark’s 110 employees, who previously worked in Annapolis and Hunt Valley, will relocate to a new 50,000-square-foot facility ...more >

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