In March the Qorvis developers Robel Kassa, Eduardo Velez and I attended DrupalCon, a conference about Drupal, in Denver, Colorado. What is Drupal? Drupal is an open source content management system. It allows users to easily organize, manage and publish content. Drupal.org has a large community of 630,000+ users and developers who contribute to numerous Drupal projects.
The Obama Administration Thinks Military Spending Cuts Is A Winning Issue This Year Because…
What you are currently reading is a blog, a form of expression that allows users to share their ideas across a digital landscape. Bloggers post pictures, videos, recipes, or stories about their life, or interests. Not since the invention of the printing press has a form of technology had such a profound impact on the written word. Simply stated, the blog is brilliant.
For this post, I want to speak directly to those seeking employment. Those with a steady gig are encouraged to read on, but for today, my focus is on my unemployed friends.
For students today, public speaking and self-presentation is becoming a lost art.
The value of speech is underrated by the hundreds of thousands students studying marketing, advertising or public relations. As a result of the changing digital landscape, we have lost ourselves in media theory, demographic analysis, and data analytics and forget the foundation to obtaining effective results through communication.
As trade associations lay out their strategic plans for 2012, most will have the same goal – to increase the size of the membership and to increase the rate of renewal. At its core, this is the same mission of a brand manager at a consumer goods company – to create new customers while increasing the loyalty of existing customers.
Why then are the marketing plans so different?
In a conversation at the Pentagon recently, we were discussing the debt ceiling limit and the “Super Committee” that will be overseeing budget cuts when the term “narrative” came up. Specifically, I was told: “the contracting community is going to need to change the narrative.”
The humidity is now in full swing as we have passed the celebrations of the Fourth and head into the heart of summer. What events there are left celebrate architecture and Bastille Day:
Thursday July 14
Sorg Architects celebrates its 25th anniversary with “awesome Indian barbecue,” DJ Rekha and the Bollywood Dancers, 6 to 10 P.M., The Roofing Company, 933 V Street, N.W. By invitation.
French Ambassador and Mrs. Delattre host the annual Bastille Day celebration from 6 to 10 P.M. at the French Embassy, 4101 Reservoir Road, N.W. By invitation.
It’s hard not to be impressed with how fast this discussion has gone from underground rumor to mainstream option. From my column in today’s Roll Call.
The 14th Amendment is one of three ratified after the Civil War to guarantee individual rights by prohibiting slavery (13th), defining citizens to include all those born in the United States (14th) and guaranteeing all citizens the right to vote regardless of race (15th).
The fireworks will continue on July Fourth and beyond. If you haven’t quit town for Maine or destinations beyond, be sure to check out the following events…if you’re invited, that is.
Monday, July 4
Secretary of the Smithsonian and Mrs. G. Wayne Clough host a picnic supper and viewing of the national fireworks display from the terrace of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center, Constitution Ave at 14th street N.W. 7 P.M. By invitation.
Little known fact: Qorvis has serious floral skills. Pictured here are flower center pieces shaped like tennis balls, made to adorn the high top tables at this year’s Kastles Season Kickoff Party “Wimbledon on the Water”—superbly constructed by Qorvis staff, including Meryl Draper and Grace Fenstermaker (featured above).
The floral tennis balls were created using 6″ foam to anchor the mix of green button flowers (covering the bulk of the ball) and white strati (for the “seam”). They took an average of four hours to complete, and they looked incredible.