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This month, we talked about the rise in social media advertising over the years and compiled  global advertising revenue from the top four social networks .
In honor of Maryland Day and the anniversary of the 1634 landing by European settlers, this month we're sharing our favorite things about Maryland! 

Barb - I love that Maryland is "America in Miniature." We have mountains, farmland, bay and ocean. All we have to do is make a short drive and there is a new landscape. Each landscape provides a chance to do something fun. I have had people visit from all over the world and they can't believe the variety that we have in Maryland. I also love our fabulous state flag. It is so much fun.

Lisa - My favorite thing about Maryland is being able to experience all of the different seasons. While I may complain about the freezing cold temps we have in the winter and the humidity come July and August, I know that soon enough the weather will change for the better.

Dana - I love that it's fast to get other places. Just a few hours in the car and you can be in the mountains, at the beach or in another state.

Karen B -  Top things I love about MD:
1. Our state flag and all the cool MD apparel
2. Bountiful seafood including Blue Crabs, Oysters and Rockfish
3. The topography-We have a little bit of everything here: mountains in Western MD, beaches on the Eastern shore, farms everywhere and a big city, Baltimore, for Urban fun
4. The "Bad Birds of Baltimore"- Orioles and the Ravens

Karen E - I love the beaches of Maryland and our crabcakes. Can't forget Old Bay. I'm obsessed with Old Bay, I put it on everything! 

Timmy - Ocean City!

Sarah - Ravens, O's, Crabs & Boh's! And obviously, Berger Cookies! 

Brittany - I love Maryland's rich history and traveling through all parts of the state and neighboring states.  


Calling all College Students!

We are seeking interns interested in advertising, marketing and public relations for this summer! If you're interested in applying, please send your resume and cover letter to
March 2018
From the Desk of Barb Clapp...   
March is National Women's History month. What an amazing way to recognize the lives and achievements of the women now and in the past who pushed the limits of convention and possibility. I'm inspired by so many women. I'm especially proud to work alongside my team and colleagues, watch my daughters accomplish great things, and see my friends continue to reach their goals. I love being a mentor and empowering other women by passing on the knowledge I've gained from my experiences. I know I've learned a lot from the women before me. How can we continue to educate, inspire, and make a place for all women? 

This month at Clapp Communications

We are excited to announce CFG Bank as our newest client! Clapp Communications will provide advertising, marketing and public relations services to the commercial bank headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. CFG Bank provides commercial, personal, and online banking to the Mid-Atlantic business community and national healthcare market.

Barb recently served as a mentor for the Baltimore Business Journal's Bizwomen Mentoring Monday event. She joined 42 of the state's top business women in providing professional development advice to some amazing up and coming local women. Read about her mentoring relationship in the Baltimore Business Journal

The Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers is pleased to announce that Victor Valentine has joined their team as director of engagement and policy. Congrats Victor! Read more about him in The Daily Record and Baltimore CityBiz List.

Springwell Senior Living's "Artist-in-Residence" Program offers a Peabody Institute graduate student accommodations, in exchange for musical performances and interaction with residents. See Sarah Lynn, the current Artist-in-Residence, on WUSA9.

The Star-Spangled Banner Flag House recently held a successful event honoring Dr. Redonda Miller, president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, for receiving the 2018 Mary Pickersgill Award for Women's Leadership in Business. Congrats Dr. Miller! Read more about this signature event in The Daily Record

Sheryl Neverson has recently been named vice president of Maryland programs with Lanham-based Volunteers of America Chesapeake, where she will be responsible for providing clinical and administrative oversight to programs. Congrats Sheryl! Find out more in The Daily Record and Washington D.C. CityBiz List.

Brian Kroneberger, a managing director and financial adviser with the Dyer Kroneberger  Group of RBC Wealth Management, shared his views on the recent volatility in the stock market after a tumultuous week in February. Learn more about his perspective in The Daily Record print and online.

The Young Leaders of the Urban Land Institute District Council of Baltimore recently held a volunteer day at Fayette Street Outreach Organization's community center to prime and paint the building. Their contribution was part of an overall effort to renovate the center, which will provide the organization with their own dedicated space for programs. Learn more about their work in Baltimore CityBiz List.

The Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers will be co-hosting author Kevin Shird and eighty-four year old Nelson Malden for a book signing of The Colored Waiting Room. Anthony McCarthy, NAACP, will also moderate a panel of Baltimore leaders. If you're interested in attending, you can register here 

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