Capitol Communicator is a highly-targeted niche and networked community in the Mid-Atlantic region that connects communicators in public relations, advertising, marketing, media, graphic design, video, photography, digital; and supporting professions and industries. Capitol Communicator provides our community with news; insights; learning; technology; events and opportunities for networking, career enhancement and a marketplace.

Capitol Communicator is a communications-focused social networking community both online and offline. It produces several high-profile events throughout the year and has ongoing relationships with professional organizations across a spectrum of communications and media.

Data Points

  • Site visits – 66,000+
  • Unique visitors – 22,000+
  • Visitors returning more than 50 times per year – 3,300+
  • Average time on site for returning visitors – 5:13
  • Social media impressions 3 million+
  • Weekly e-newsletter - approximately 7,000
  • Weekly event e-mail - approximately 7,000
  • Top-five markets – DC, VA, MD, PA, NY

Our Subscribers are a Diversified Mix 

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A downloadable list of companies that subscribe to Capitol Communicator can be found under the document tab above.

Sponsorships: Branded Content and Custom Packages

Capitol Communicator provides a platform for our sponsors for native advertising, thought leadership and branded content. Sponsors reach our loyal followers through a variety of connections: White papers, webinars, webcasts, seminars, infographics, advertising, market research, video and other currated content. Capitol Communicator’s sharing features extends the network when sponsors and those that share the content use the social media tools that are built into our website and newsletters. Our diversity of sponsors creates a broader community of interest. Simply put, people make buying decisions using communities of interest, which are places people go to make informed decisions!

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Capitol Communicator also subscribes to the belief that persistency and consistency are key components to any marketing campaign. Our sponsorships are based on a 12-month term because consumer behavioral studies have proven that it takes multiple touches, on a consistent basis, to convert prospects to customers. Our sponsorship programs embody content marketing, thought leadership and branding.

Basic Package (12-month term $6,500) includes:

Content Marketing:

  • Contribute thought leadership articles, native advertising and branded content
  • Content shared via Capitol Communicator’s social media sites

Branding:

  • Banner with link consistent in size with the advertising banners of other Capitol Communicator sponsors
  • An advertising banner, consistent in size with the advertising banners of other Capitol Communicator sponsors, on Capitol Communicator’s e-mail newsletter updates.
  • Promotion of events, webinars, seminars, etc. hosted by sponsor in Calendar section and weekly event email.

Additional Benefits:

  • Free job postings in Capitol Communicator's Jobs section
  • Discount for job postings on Capitol Communicator's national career site, Marketing Career Network
  • $500 applied towards sponsorship at a variety of Capitol Communicator events that are held throughout the year

Contact your Capitol Communicator representative to discuss a custom package. Payment equal to two months is due upon agreement. Invoices are then sent on a monthly basis and due net 30.

Advertising Submissions, Guidelines and Rates

The Capitol Communicator website is updated regularly. An e-mail blast goes out weekly highlighting featured content added during the week. Advertising on the website is updated on a weekly basis. The advertising term and pricing is approximately four weeks. File formats should be .jpg, .gif, .png or .fla. File sizes for artwork should not exceed 40K. Animation should be a duration of 15 seconds or less. Video should be provided as a pre-sized iframe. Capitol Communicator has the right to refuse advertising for any reason. Custom packages for volume advertising available.

Website Banner Advertising (4 weeks)

SECTION SIZE POSITION PRICE
All Sections: Banner is part of 10 rotations, 1 per page view per page 728 X 90 Header $500
Home 970 X 90 Center $400
Home 350 X 250 Center $300
Home 350 X 250 Lower $250
Marketing, Advertising, Digital & PR 350 X 250 Right Column $250
Agency, B to B, B to C, B to G 350 X 250 Right Column $200
Events, Jobs 350 X 250 Right Column $275

 





Event Email Advertising

Capitol Communicator distributes a weekly Event email. The reach is approximately 7,000. Below is a sample placement:

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Pricing for the placement is $100 per week, with a $150 minimum. The graphic size is 240 X 240 JPG, GIF or PNG. The advertisement includes a listing in the Calendar section of the website. Contact us for special pricing packages of advertising combined on the email and website.

Newsletter Advertising

Capitol Communicator distributes a weekly Newsletter email. The reach is approximately 7,000. Below is a sample placement:

Pricing for the placement is $200 per week, with a $300 minimum or $600 per month. The graphic size is 600 X 100 - 300 (can be variable) JPG, GIF, animated GIF or PNG. Contact us for special pricing packages of advertising combined on the email and website.

Native Advertising, Content Marketing/Branded Content

Are denoted on the site by the author (company name) of the content. The author is noted in the post along with a 100-word description. Content can be tagged for up to three categories. Additional categories are $50 each: $400 (Included in newsletter with link)

Job Listings

Capitol Communicator offers two forms for job listings. One is through our partner group, Marketing Career Network, where listings are carried throughout the entire national network. Prices start at $225 for our sponsors and are $325 for non-sponsors. To post a job on Marketing Career Network, visit our Jobs section and click on Fill a Position of Find your Job.

Capitol Communicator also offers job postings in our job blog. Postings are free to sponsors and are $200 for non-sponsors. Posts stay up on the site for four weeks. Contact your Capitol Communicator representative to arrange a posting.

Notes:
Placement is based upon a first-come, first-served basis, following our approval of the content. Advertising placed in multiple sections is discounted by 50% of the lesser-priced ad. JPG, GIF, PNG and FLASH are the preferred formats. Graphics must be provided based on the specifications above. Capitol Communicator reserves the right to change our advertising rates, sizes and conditions at any time.

 

2016 Events

Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summits

The Spring DC Summit is April 22, 2016, at the USA Today Conference Center, 7950 Jones Branch Dr, McLean, VA 22102

2014 Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit

Since 2012 these full-day summits have become the region’s largest events in marketing and technology. The events bring together sell-out gatherings of over 700 marketing executives to discuss high-level issues through panels, keynotes, presentations and networking. Capitol Communicator co-produces these events with Potomac Tech Wire, a daily e-mail newsletter that summarizes the business of technology in the greater Washington, D.C., region. A downloadable list of past attending companies can be found under the document tab above.

Past featured speakers include:

Themes focus on emerging technologies and trends in marketing communications:

  • Metrics
  • Mobile
  • Multi-platform Campaigns
  • Online Video Campaigns
  • Experiential Advertising
  • B2B, B2C, B2G, non-profit
  • And much more.
Past sponsors include:

Attendees include: CMOs, advertising, public relations, marketing and business development executives, entrepreneurs, investors, technologists, brand marketers, creative directors, researchers and media planners. Over 60% of attendees have been management level and above at past summits.

The Fall Summit is September 29, 2016, at Pier 5 Hotel in Baltimore.

Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit Baltimore 2014

Sponsorships:

Diamond Level: $10,000

  • Sponsored Presentation Slot (Note: Only 4 slots available in total)
  • Premium exhibit space location with six foot draped table and power
  • 15 tickets to conference ($4,500+ Value)
  • Prime positioning of logo and link on conference website
  • Ability to sponsor lanyard, cocktail reception, break, show bag and more
  • Company description on conference website
  • Logo on PowerPoint during event
  • Up to five flyers in attendee packet
  • Opt-in attendee list
  • $3,000 in advertising credits with Potomac Tech Wire
  • $3,000 in advertising/sponsor credits with Capitol Communicator

 Platinum Level: Package 1 - $5,000 (Baltimore - $4,500)

  • Premium exhibit space location with six foot draped table and power
  • 8 tickets to conference ($2,400+ Value)
  • Prime positioning of logo and link on conference site
  • Ability to sponsor lanyard, cocktail reception, networking break, show bag and more
  • Company description on conference website
  • Logo on PowerPoint during event
  • Up to three flyers in attendee packet
  • Capitol Communicator native advertising post
  • Opt-in attendee list

 Platinum Level: Package 2 - $5,000 (Baltimore - $4,500)

  • 1 sponsored program during concurrent sessions
  • 2 tickets to conference ($600 Value)
  • Prime positioning of logo and link on conference website
  • Company description on conference website
  • Logo on PowerPoint during event
  • Three flyers in attendee packet
  • Capitol Communicator native advertising post
  • Opt-in attendee list

 Gold Level: $3,000 (Baltimore - $2,500)

  • Exhibit space with six foot draped table and power
  • 5 tickets to conference ($1,500 Value)
  • Introduction of one of the sessions
  • Logo, link and company description on registration site
  • Logo on Powerpoint during event
  • One-page flyer in attendee packet
  • Opt-in attendee list

 Silver Level: $2,000 (Baltimore - $1,500)

  • Exhibit space with six foot draped table and power
  • 2 tickets to conference ($600+ Value)
  • Logo, link and company description on registration site
  • Logo on PowerPoint during event
  • One-page flyer in attendee packet


PR Summit DC 

June 10, 2016 at NAHB Conference Center, 1201 15th Street, NW Washington, DC 20005

Capitol Communicator's PR Summit DC is the region's event addressing the disruptive convergence of communications and media. Since 2014 (formerly the Convergence in Communications Conference) this full-day conference has drawn approximately 200 public relations, public affairs, communications and media executives focusing on emerging trends and the technologies that are creating a major shift in how organizations manage, report and distribute communications. A downloadable list of past attending companies can be found under the document tab above.

Past feature speakers include:

Past sponsors include:

Sponsorships:

Diamond Level: $7,500

  • Keynote opportunity
  • Premium exhibit space location with 6 foot draped table and power
  • 10 tickets to conference, $3,000 value
  • Prime positioning of logo and link on conference site
  • Sponsor option for networking break or cocktail reception
  • Company description on conference website
  • Logo on PowerPoint during event
  • Up to five flyers in attendee packet and digital promotional content in post conference media library
  • Opt-in attendee list
  • Short video, produced by sponsor during the event, placed on Capitol Communicator site and promoted in weekly Capitol Communicator emailer to communicators in the mid-Atlantic
  • Native advertising post, based on keynote session and produced by sponsor, placed on Capitol Communicator website and promoted in weekly Capitol Communicator email to communicators in the mid-Atlantic
  • $3,000 in sponsor/advertising credit with Capitol Communicator

 Platinum Level: $5,000

  • Sponsored presentation opportunity
  • 5 tickets to conference, $1,500 value
  • Exhibit space with 6 foot table and power
  • Prime positioning of logo and link on conference site
  • Ability to sponsor lanyard, cocktail reception, networking break
  • Company description on conference website
  • Logo on PowerPoint during event
  • Two flyers in attendee packet and digital promotional content in post conference media library
  • Opt-in attendee list
  • Up to 3 minute video, produced by sponsor during the event, placed on Capitol Communicator site and promoted in weekly Capitol Communicator emailer to communicators in the mid-Atlantic
  • Native advertising post, based on keynote session and produced by sponsor, placed on Capitol Communicator website and promoted in weekly Capitol Communicator email to communicators in the Mid-Atlantic
  • $1,000 in sponsor/advertising credit with Capitol Communicator

Gold Level:  $3,000

  • Opportunity to participate on or host panel 
  • 3 tickets to conference, $900 value
  • Exhibit space with 6 foot table and power
  • Prime positioning of logo and link on conference site
  • Ability to sponsor lanyard, cocktail reception, networking break
  • Company description on conference website
  • Logo on PowerPoint during event
  • Up to 3 minute video, produced by sponsor during the event, placed on Capitol Communicator site and promoted in weekly Capitol Communicator emailer to communicators in the Mid-Atlantic
  • Native advertising post, based on keynote session and produced by sponsor, placed on Capitol Communicator website and promoted in weekly Capitol Communicator email to communicators in the mid-Atlantic
  • Two flyers in attendee packet and digital promotional content in post conference media library

Silver Level: $2,000

  • Exhibit space with six foot table and power
  • 3 tickets to conference, $900 value
  • Introduction of one of the sessions
  • Logo, link and company description on registration site
  • Logo on PowerPoint during event
  • One-page flyer in attendee packet and digital promotional content in post conference media library


Campaigns and Marketing Summit - November

 

 A national conference focused on the convergence of marketing, technology and campaigns. Capitol Communicator co-produces this event with Campaigns and Elections,  the leading “how-to” resource for politics, focused on the tools, tactics and techniques of the political consulting profession and Potomac Tech Wire, a daily e-mail newsletter that summarizes the business of technology in the greater Washington, DC region. This national event brings together leaders in marketing, public relations, public affairs, media, technology and politics. 2016 will be the second year of this summit. The 2015 summit sold out at 325 attendees. A downloadable list of past attending companies can be found under the Document tab above.

Past featured speakers include:

Past sponsors include:

CAM Summit Sponsors have their company logo and link on the conference website and company logo on all shared signage at the CAM Summit.    

Cocktail Reception -- $14,695

  • Recognition as sponsor of networking reception with full open bar and hors d’oeuvres
  • Designated reception sponsor signage
  • Opportunity to provide brief remarks to attendees at reception
  • Five conference registrations ($1,750 Value)
  • One item in attendee conference bags
  • Opt-in attendee list post-event

Lunch Sponsorship -- $8,495

  • 15-minute speaking opportunity during lunch, which is provided to attendees
  • Designated signage recognizing company as lunch sponsor
  • Three conference registrations ($1,050 Value)
  • One item in attendee conference bag
  • Opt-in attendee list post-event

 WiFi Sponsorship -- $7,995 SOLD OUT

  • Company branding on designated WiFi sponsor signage
  • Company branding on WiFi password cards handed out to attendees
  • Three conference registrations ($1,050 Value)
  • One item in attendee conference bags
  • Opt-in attendee list post-event

 Espresso bar -- $7,995

  • Designated signage recognizing Espresso bar sponsor
  • Includes espresso machine and barista for a three-hour afternoon block at CAM Summit
  • Full menu includes cappuccino, cafe' latte, espresso, macchiato and hot chocolate with whipped cream
  • Two conference registrations ($750 Value)
  • One item in attendee conference bag
  • Opt-in attendee email list post-event
  • For an additional fee available on request you can enhance the branding by adding a logo to the apron and/or the napkins and/or the disposable coffee cups.

 Sponsored Breakout Panel -- $7,500

  • Work in conjunction with CAM Summit organizers to create a breakout event session
  • The conference website will list the breakout as being “Sponsored by…”
  • Three conference registrations ($1,050 Value)
  • Breakout session will feature no fewer than three total speakers, but no more than four. Sponsoring organization is entitled to put forward up to two speakers from their own company for the session, and will collaborate with CAM Summit organizers to fill remaining speaking slots.
  • Opt-in attendee email list post-event

 Breakfast -- $6,195

  • Branded napkins and coffee sleeves
  • Designated signage recognizing Breakfast sponsor
  • Two conference registrations ($750 Value)
  • One item in attendee conference bags
  • Opt-in attendee email list post-event            

 Lanyards -- $6,195

  • Company branding on CAM Summit lanyards
  • Two conference registrations ($750 Value)
  • One item in attendee conference bags
  • Opt-in attendee list post-event

 Charging Station -- $6,195

  • Branded charging station, with optional video message (provided by client)
  • Designated signage recognizing Charging Station sponsor
  • Two conference registrations ($750 Value)
  • One item in attendee conference bags            
  • Opt-in attendee email list post-event

 Speed Networking -- $5,985

  • Recognition as sponsor of one of the signature networking opportunities at CAM Summit  
  • Opportunity for brief intro remarks to Speed Networking Event
  • Two conference registrations ($750 Value)
  • One item in attendee conference bag
  • Opt-in attendee list post-event             

 Cupcake Bar -- $5,695

  • Branded Cupcakes and designated cupcake station
  • Designated signage
  • Two conference registrations ($750 Value)
  • Opt-in attendee email list post-event  

 Break -- $5,695

  • Branded napkins and coffee sleeves
  • Designated signage recognizing company as break sponsor  
  • Two conference registrations ($750 Value)
  • Opt-in attendee list post-event 

 Conference Bags -- $5,695

  • Company branding on conference bags provided to attendees
  • One item in attendee conference bags
  • Two conference registrations ($750 Value)
  • Opt-in attendee list post-event

 Conference Book Sponsorship -- $3,495

  • Inside front cover ad
  • Recognition in Table of Contents as “conference book sponsor” with company logo
  • Ability to place a case study or article inside the conference book
  • Two conference registrations ($750 Value)

 Premium Exhibit Booth -- $2,500

  • Six foot skirted table with power strip and Internet access in CAM Summit exhibit area
  • Two conference registrations ($750 Value)

 Conference Bag Insert -- $1,095

  • One item in attendee conference bag
  • Company logo on shared signage at conference
  • Logo and link on conference website

 Contributing sponsor -- $896

  • Company logo on shared signage at conference
  • Logo and link on conference website