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By News Account on 1/29/2010 4:44 AM

Some members of the local ad community will get a chance to enjoy breakfast and coffee this Sunday with the ADDY judges, the day following the judging of the local DC ADDY competition. It will be a casual event where attendees will have the chance to meet the judges and talk about the local ADDY competition, the latest industry trends and the future of advertising.

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By News Account on 1/28/2010 5:02 AM

The Collingwood Group announced its acquisition of Indelium LLC and the formation of Collingwood Communications. David Jeffers was appointed president/CEO of the new company, which primarily will focus on serving the public relations and public affairs needs of organizations in financial services, housing and the mortgage industry.

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By News Account on 1/26/2010 5:15 PM

Ad 2 DC, an affiliate of The DC Ad Club, helps young marketing professionals (32 and younger) network, socialize and gain leadership experience so they can kick the pants off the advertising world. Each year, Ad 2 DC selects a local, non-profit organization and executes a public service campaign as a way to give back to the community. With hundreds of non-profits in the DC metro area, Ad 2 DC has the advantage of helping various non-profits for years to come.

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By News Account on 1/23/2010 3:13 PM

The Online Marketing Blog by Lee Odden lists 25 women that “rock social media” and the list includes two women from Washington, DC:  Shonali Burke and Debbie Weil.

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By News Account on 1/21/2010 5:31 AM

Donna Vincent Roa launched Vincent Roa Group, LLC, a Maryland-based company that will provide strategic communication, brand management and public relations services.  A news release on the launch said the firm will specialize in communication about the earth and its people—science, environment, sustainability, energy, LEED®, public health, technology, and lifestyle communications.

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By News Account on 1/20/2010 8:19 AM

To help our community of 10,000 professionals position themselves as experts within their niche, Capitol Communicator has launched our Sourcebook directory. Built on a social media platform, Sourcebook allows communications professionals concentrated around Washington, D.C. to build their profile and share content for the purpose of highlighting their personal brand and organizational presence.

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By News Account on 1/20/2010 8:19 AM

The current healthcare reform negotiations are an issue with high stakes for the Obama administration, Congress, interest groups, citizens and media, all trying to make sense of a dizzying array of lingo, updates and challenges.  And it’s all happening in the midst of a communication climate that has changed dramatically, from the way reporters cover stories to the changing face of online and grassroots communication. 

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By News Account on 1/20/2010 5:18 AM

iStrategyLabs kicked off the new year with three big client wins; JESS3 adds a bunch of business; TGD Communications adds projects from five organizations; Beth Johnson, president of RP3 Agency, named to the board of directors of the Washington Area Women’s Foundation; and MGH promotes six.

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By News Account on 1/19/2010 10:45 AM

Metro Productions conducted a survey in November asking about your communications efforts and mediums. The Richmond-based company has tabulated the results, and, as expected, web-based applications are king right now. Metro Producations reports:

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By News Account on 1/19/2010 8:04 AM

Vocus released its landmark study2010 State of the Media.” The report covers the four traditional media segments including newspapers, magazines, television and radio – and analyzes the net outcome of 2009, makes forecasts for 2010 and, finally, forecasts that major newspapers have probably made as many cuts Read More »

By News Account on 1/19/2010 6:37 AM

Atop the 2010 trend list is the mobile world and, with it, much speculation and excitement about mobile marketing programs. Like you, R2integrated is curious to know what’s on the minds of mobile marketers and other businesses considering mobile as part of their strategic roadmap.

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By News Account on 1/14/2010 8:33 AM

Last spring, WestGlen Communications recognized that the tough economic year put an urgency on nonprofit organizations to increase visibility among donors and others, yet funds to do so were being slashed. So the company stepped up to the plate to "give back" to the nonprofit community by conducting weekly satellite feeds of PSAs at no cost.

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By News Account on 1/13/2010 5:21 AM

 

Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR) announced its 2010 Board during its annual meeting on Jan.12 at the Hyatt Grand Washington. The slate is as follows:

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By News Account on 1/12/2010 10:57 AM

As a job candidate, hearing the words, “You’re hired,” shouldn’t be the only thing you’re looking for.  Being compatible with your potential employer is key to your professional growth and can open the doors to new possibilities down the road. However, it can be easy to get lost in the crowded aisles of career fairs and the mass of online job boards and lose sight of that fact.

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By News Account on 1/12/2010 6:39 AM

Karen Saverino launches Eightfold Strategy, MDB Communications moves its office, Environics Communications adds Melissa Garcia, Widmeyer Communications hires Daniel Kaufman, Pappas Group adds Stefan Poulos, Warschawski adds three accounts and JDG Communi Read More »

By News Account on 1/8/2010 6:33 AM

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission selected Widmeyer Communications to develop a major national campaign to better educate parents, caregivers, consumers and industry on swimming and spa safety.  Working in partnership with OmniStudio,

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By News Account on 1/8/2010 5:56 AM

It started with Trooper, the dog that was rescued from a dumpster. 

Apparently Trooper had been used as “bait” to train fighting dogs and, as she was near death, had been tied in a plastic garbage bag

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By News Account on 1/8/2010 5:40 AM

Qorvis Communications reports that nine employees joined the firm in the second half of 2009 and the agency continues to seek qualified individuals for additional openings.

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By News Account on 1/6/2010 6:53 PM

As part of a new nationwide campaign to establish itself as a leading provider of global business consulting services targeting the China export market, Tiger Management Consulting Group, LLC, announces that it has retained RMR & Associates, Inc. as the company's PR agency of record

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By News Account on 1/6/2010 6:30 PM

Advertising Age magazine named its top-10 agencies of the just-concluded decade, including three with offices in the DC area – AKQA (in fifth place), Edelman (in seventh place) and Weber Shandwick (in eighth place).   The magazine offered the following reasons for its selections:

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By News Account on 1/4/2010 6:34 AM

The National Institutes of Health is developing a plan on how to disseminate information on breast cancer research “without causing a panic,” reports odwyers.com. 

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By News Account on 12/31/2009 9:41 AM

The Washington Times has slashed half of its 170 newsroom staff ahead of Monday's relaunch of its print edition, reports Newser

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By News Account on 12/25/2009 2:35 PM

The U.S. Secret Service, which took a PR beating after a couple was widely seen as crashing an exclusive White House event, issued an RFP in mid-December for help with its internal and external communications, reports odwyerpr.com

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By News Account on 12/20/2009 8:04 AM

Edelman acquired Grassroots Enterprise, a bi-partisan digital grassroots advocacy firm with offices in D.C. and San Francisco. 

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By News Account on 12/20/2009 6:45 AM

- During the 15 years Beth Johnson worked for Bethesda advertising agency Rosenthal Partners Inc., the idea of starting her own shop had quietly floated between the lines of items on her account management to-do lists. She would do it “someday,”  reports the Washington Business Journal.  Read More »

By News Account on 12/17/2009 9:56 AM

The D.C. office of Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide has been awarded a contract for both Agency of Record for the United Service Organizations (USO) as well as a development of a Signature Campaign. (Williams Whittle remains the USO's ad agency of record.) 

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By News Account on 12/17/2009 7:56 AM

The Obama administration came into office with a commitment to work with other countries to mitigate the problem of global climate change.  The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen has been a unique forum for the United States to spotlight this new approach and present its policies to a sometimes skeptical global audience. 

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By News Account on 12/17/2009 5:52 AM

Entries are being accepted by the DC Ad Club for the 2010 ADDYs – in fact, an eager-beaver discount runs through Dec. 18, with Jan. 8, 2010, being the final date for submissions.   

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By News Account on 12/16/2009 5:43 PM

According to the Potomac Tech Wire: The Social Times, a DC-based media firm run by Nick O'Neill covering the social web economy, said that it has been acquired by WebMediaBrands,

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By News Account on 12/16/2009 4:44 PM

Do any of these apply to you or your company?

 

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