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Written by member of the SMWWDC Editorial Team, Rebecca Rubin. You can discover a little more about Rebecca here.   A collection of aspiring bloggers and podcasters gathered at the Thomas Jefferson Public Library last week for an introductory blogging and podcasting session led by professional web producer and podcaster, Ray Ortega, and social media consultant…

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Written by member of the SMWWDC Editorial Team, Tanya Ellis. You can discover a little more about Tanya here.   Engaging today’s digital native may seem daunting for many teachers who want to make sure the focus remains on education more so than entertainment.  Still it’s impossible to ignore the benefits of being plugged in and…

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Written by member of the SMWWDC Editorial Team, John Salmond. You can discover a little more about John here.   A large crowd was on hand at the Busboys and Poets on K Street NW to interact live with staff members from Al Jazeera’s “The Stream”. This show, which appears daily at 2:30p(EST) on Al Jazeera’s…

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Written by member of the SMWWDC Editorial Team, Angie Sanders. You can discover a little more about Angie here.   On Tuesday (Feb. 19), a fellow independent communicator told me that she’d had conversations with about 20 potential clients, but none have offered her a contract to begin work. My question to her was: “Have you…

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Written by member of the SMWWDC Editorial Team, Angie Sanders. You can discover a little more about Angie here.   During Synaptic Digital’s Media Relations Breakfast on Wednesday (Feb. 20), session panelists Del Walters, Anchor, WTOP; Kevin Kiger, MPH, Director of Communications, Brand Leadership, United Way Worldwide; Matthew C. Buffington, Executive Editor, Bureau of Public Affairs,…

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Written by member of the SMWWDC Editorial Team, Tanya Ellis. You can discover a little more about Tanya here.   Late last year Ryan Holmes, CEO Of Hootsuite determined that 2012 was the year that social media jumped from the “dorm room to the boardroom”, as businesses increased their reach in the social media space. Now,…

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Written by member of the SMWWDC Editorial Team, Linda Walters. You can discover a little more about Linda here.     WASHINGTON, DC—If you’re actively following the #SMWWDC hashtag on Twitter, you may be familiar with some of The District’s top social media experts who are hosting some of this year’s events. I reached out to…

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Written by member of the SMWWDC Editorial Team, Rebecca Rubin. You can discover a little more about Rebecca here.   Would you put an iPhone into a blender?  You might if you were a social media-savvy business like Blendtec, whose “Will it Blend” video series went viral, leading to a huge spike in sales and brand…

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Written by member of the SMWWDC Editorial Team, Lisa Nelson. You can discover a little more about Lisa here.   Did you know the schedule for Social Media Week 2013 has over 800 events world-wide?  That’s right, over 800.  A few years ago, it was impossible to join this kind of world-wide conversation. Not anymore. Twitter lets us take a…

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…and yes, that was a reference to Uncle Sam. With the support of #SMWWDC and numerous organizations in the communications profession, Capitol Communicator and WB&A Market Research are surveying the communications industry in the Washington, Baltimore, and Richmond markets. The data collected from this economic sentiment survey provides all of us with valuable information to make better informed decisions….

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