CBS News and CBS Interactive Launch CBSN - 11/6/2014 -

CBS News and CBS Interactive have launched CBSN, reports TV NewsCheck, which it is calling “the first digital streaming news network that will allow Internet-connected consumers to watch live, anchored news coverage on their connected TV and other devices.” At launch, continued the TV NewsCheck report, the network is available 24/7 and makes all of the resources of CBS News available directly on digital platforms with live, anchored coverage 15 hours each weekday....more >

Up Close and Personal: Getting to Know Shana Glenzer, Vice President of Social Marketing at Social Radar - 11/4/2014 -

Capitol Communicator is running a series of profiles of communicators in the mid-Atlantic. In this "up close and personal" profile, we feature Shana Glenzer, vice president of social marketing at Social Radar. Photography for this series is by Cade Martin. ...more >

New(ish) Guards in the Press Corps Sound Off - 11/4/2014 -

How have new outlets and approaches to covering the news transformed media relations? To answer this question, the National Capital Chapter of Public Relations Society of America (PRSA-NCC) hosted a professional development session – Media Relations and the New(ish) Guard in the Press Corps – with reporters and editors representing the Center for Public Integrity, Yahoo News, Huffington Post, Vox.com and Weekly Standard. ...more >

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A Smart Oven, The New Echo from Amazon and Microsoft’s Band | Weekly Roundup November 7, 2014 - 11/7/2014 -

MAID is a one of a kind conventional and microwave oven to be added to the ever increasing list of smart appliances for your home. SectorQube promoted the prototype as a kickstarter campaign to raise $50,000 and now has reached over $62k in backed donations. The smart appliance has some impressive features like voice recognition, a list of recipes with voice automated step-by-step instructions. It also recognizes hand gestures in case your hands are dirty. The coolest capability is how the MAID can learn your eating habits. The oven will make food suggestions based on your set dietary needs - which can conveniently be linked to your smartwatch or phone. Read about this cool appliance on Mashable. ...more >

Halloween and Twitter, LG’s New Phone and Google’s Pill | Weekly Roundup October 31, 2014 - 10/31/2014 -

In an attempt to find a connection between Halloween and tech updates, I came across many mindless postings. Like the top-tweeted Halloween candy and the pointless but funny Jimmy Kimmel video response to the countless “Frozen” character costumes this year. One blast from the past who is rocking Twitter to his advantage for this spooky season was R.L. Stine. If you’re too old to care or too young to know, R.L. Stine was a hit for us 90s babies. As his twitter profile states, “my job: to terrify kids.” For Halloween, he tweeted a story - all accomplished in 15 consecutive tweets of 140 bone chilling characters. Read the story ...more >

Weekly Roundup: App Wrap Edition | Weekly Roundup October 24, 2014 - 10/24/2014 -

Every Friday we pick our favorite top digital and marketing stories from the week that we think you should know about - and this week it’s turned into more of a weekly app-wrap with a host of new, exciting apps launched (or launching soon). Here’s our top five:...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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    Newman Granger, a second-year student at the VCU Brandcenter in Richmond, is the 2014 recipient of a $5,000 annual scholarship from Spurrier Media Group (SMG), a creative media shop with offices in the Richmond and D.C. markets. Since 2008, SMG has presented a total of $35,000 to deserving Brandcenter students who intend to pursue a career in the advertising field. ...more >

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    Crosby Marketing Communications announced that Suresh John joined the firm as vice president, digital strategy & analytics. John will be Crosby’s chief digital strategist and thought leader, managing teams to develop innovative online campaigns, web destinations, mobile apps, and marketing automation solutions for clients. Through user-experience research and big data analytics, he will spearhead performance-driven programs...more >

  • D.C. Agency Updates: Two Hires and Photo Booths

    11/5/2014

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