Blue Shamrock Communications

Marketing and graphic design agency specializing in servicing small businesses. Print, internet, pr

We specialize in working with the small business owner to make the most of their marketing and advertising budget. We create plans to build your company's brand and then implement the strategy. We will design, write and deliver effective marketing materials including logos, business collateral, brochures, websites, PPT presentations and direct mail pieces.

01/30/2019

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ted.com 04/25/2016

How great leaders inspire action

I can't watch this enough...Enjoy. Learn. Embrace. https://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action?language=en

ted.com Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership -- starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers ...

youtube.com 04/24/2016

Caleb Maddix Goes OFF!

Keep moving forward in your personal and professional life. YOU will continue to thrive. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlqIHqpjwxY

youtube.com Must WATCH!

youtube.com 02/18/2016

DISCIPLINE - Motivational video

Watch and get inspired. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q23Exmnio8s&feature=youtu.be

youtube.com "The distance between dreams and reality is called discipline." Suffer the pain of discipline or suffer the pain of regret. Yesterday you said tommorow." LIK...

02/11/2016

MMC Members - Tysons

Looking forward to attending Brandon Gulley MasterMind Group on 2/15. Hope to see you there! http://www.eventbrite.com/e/mmc-members-tysons-registration-14925616922?mc_eid=63d60ef808&mc_cid=17281d7582

eventbrite.com Our monthly meeting held in Tysons Corner area. This is NOT a happy hour format. This is a place where like-minded people come together to converse and help each other grow as business professionals. It's also known as a Master Mind. Each month we will discuss an area of our business and see how…

01/06/2016

Are you optimistic going into 2016? Here's what local officials are saying. Yikes. I got quoted and had my picture placed next our handsome delegate Mark Keam.

11/11/2015

Watch People in Other Industries React Hilariously to Being Asked for Free Spec Work

How do you handle spec work? I like this approach. http://www.adweek.com/adfreak/watch-people-other-industries-react-hilariously-being-asked-free-spec-work-167945

adweek.com People in other industries don't provide their would-be clients with "spec work" for free. That would be asinine. So, why do advertising agencies continue to do it? It's not a new question.

11/02/2015

Marketing Communications Strategies and Tactics: Social Advertising | Fairfax County Economic...

Join me on November 18th at the Fairfax Economic Development Authority for a free seminar: http://www.fairfaxcountyeda.org/event/marketing-communications-strategies-and-tactics-social-advertising

fairfaxcountyeda.org For small businesses, advertising on social media can be intimidating. Participants will learn more about the three major players: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. This session will address the following questions:

prdaily.com 10/27/2015

7 dos and don’ts following a social media mishap

prdaily.com Even the most cool headed among us can let emotions get the best of us online. Here are some things to add (and avoid) in your strategy.

alejomedia.com 10/27/2015

Alejo Media - Why Video for Your Company

Video is a powerful tool for communicating a message. Want to learn more? Contact Capital Post Production in Fairfax. Here's a few reasons for you to make the call: http://www.alejomedia.com/uncategorized/why-video-for-your-company/

alejomedia.com 2015 / Oct / 09 share: Why Video for Your Company posted in: Uncategorized Guest Blogger: Josh Short – editvideofaster.com Media consumption is changing in front of our eyes and if you don’t keep up you could find yourself on the outside looking in when it comes to marketing your business. The media…

blog.hubspot.com 09/15/2015

7 Boring Big Brands That Used Humor to Amp Up Their Marketing

You can have a potty mouth (you'll get this if you read the story in the link) with your marketing and have it be effective. http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/7-boring-big-brands-that-used-humor-to-amp-up-their-marketing

blog.hubspot.com Looking to inject your brand with a little bit of humor? Here are 7 companies doing it right.

businessknowhow.com 07/31/2015

32 Low-Cost Ways To Promote Your Business

Here's a ton of ways to get your name known in the business community. Shhh...here's a secret to what works best: Put down your PDA and open your mouth and say "Hi. How are you? Tell me about your business and let's see how we can help each other." Personal attention trumps technology every time. http://www.businessknowhow.com/marketing/24waysto.htm

businessknowhow.com 32 low cost ways to promote and advertise your business. Proven marketing strategies and low-cost advertising methods for small business and home business owners.

mediatefairfax.com 07/20/2015

HOME

Thrilled to be working with Pat Anderson of Mediate Fairfax http://www.mediatefairfax.com/. We'll be creating a new logo and business collateral package for her law firm.

mediatefairfax.com OUR MISSION Mediate Fairfax is committed to empowering those involved in disputes to resolve those disputes themselves with the assistance of a trained neutral mediator.

entrepreneur.com 07/07/2015

What the Color of Your Logo Says About Your Company (Infographic)

What does your logo say about you? Is it saying what you want it to say? http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/247783?et_cid=211989&et_rid=23574779

entrepreneur.com The Golden Arches just wouldn't communicate the same thing if they were purple.

amadc.org 06/22/2015

The AMADC 3.0 Experience presented by Bates Creative | AMADC

Are you available on June 30th? Join me for a AMADC event and learn how to elevate YOUR customers' experience. http://www.amadc.org/2015/06/speakerseries

amadc.org AMADC is celebrating the end of its 2014-15 fiscal year, and the beginning of summer, with a networking event like no other! This is our chance to say “thank you” and your opportunity to catch up with some of DC's top marketers and the chapter’s Board of Directors. You'll enjoy a premium open bar an…

viennaeveninginwhite.com 06/11/2015

Vienna Evening In White

Vienna's Evening in White is going to be a night to remember. So honored to be part of this event. The Vienna Business Association is a proud sponsor. http://www.viennaeveninginwhite.com/

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05/29/2015

Spend THIS Sunday afternoon on Church Street in downtown Vienna, Va. Family-friendly event from 1-5pm. Come see work from local artists and photographers like my hubby Jim Sweeney. Live music - food - activities for children of all ages!

prdaily.com 05/21/2015

9 tips for better proofreading

Valuable information! A second, third and fourth set of eyes can help you catch errors before you go to print and/or launch your new website.

prdaily.com If you find that mistakes are slipping through despite your best efforts, try these techniques to strengthen your shield against errors.

viennaeveninginwhite.com 05/15/2015

Vienna Evening In White

We are THRILLED to announce we are sponsors for the inaugural "Evening in White" event in Vienna, Virginia. http://www.viennaeveninginwhite.com/

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connectionnewspapers.com 03/12/2015

Vienna Shop Vandalized, $100,000 Damage

Glad to see such community support for our dear friend James Cudney and PostNet Vienna. James is very active in the community and a fellow board member of the Vienna Business Association http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/news/2015/mar/11/vienna-shop-vandalized-100000-damage/

connectionnewspapers.com When Postnet locked its doors on the evening of Feb. 5, none of the staff could have imagined the destruction its employees would bear witness to the next morning. A vandal, apparently holding a grudge against employees, trashed the printing shop during the night, wrecking all the shop’s equipment –…

02/19/2015

My client was having too much fun today...sorry I missed being at the Capital Post Production offices.

entrepreneur.com 02/03/2015

Should Your Business Use One Font Only?

Simple is better. Don't over design your logo or your marketing materials. http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/241468

entrepreneur.com It's not just what you type, but how it looks when you type it.

01/21/2015

So proud. We were tapped to create the logo for the Town of Vienna, Virginia's "Celebrate Vienna 125 Years" year-long event (the actual birthday is February 28th). Over the past few years, Vienna has been ranked as one of the top best towns in the U.S. If you've never been here, please make a point to visit us. Hometown feel, family oriented, community participation. Oh, and here's the logo.

fairfaxcountyeda.org 01/21/2015

Potomac Tech Wire | Fairfax County Economic Development Authority

Are you creating a great entrepreneurial culture for your employees? Not sure? Then read. http://www.fairfaxcountyeda.org/potomac-tech-wire

fairfaxcountyeda.org Do Your Employees Think Like Owners? 10 Tips for Building an Entrepreneurial Culture By Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey We all know today’s companies need to be more nimble, more innovative, and more entrepreneurial, and that this shift begins with employees. Don’t we? Yes, we do. By now, so much…

01/21/2015

See what you missed not attending last night's VBA mixer? Mary Kay Claus of Blue Shamrock Communications won tickets to see a show at The Barns of Wolf Trap. Can't wait to hear what show she picks. Oh, and she already has a date in mind. Fellow VBA member Jim Sweeney of JES Photography (minor plug).

smallbusiness.chron.com 01/03/2015

The Differences Between Marketing Goals & Objectives

It's not too late to set marketing goals and objectives for 2015. But, it is important to know the difference. http://smallbusiness.chron.com/differences-between-marketing-goals-objectives-25421.html

smallbusiness.chron.com Marketing involves the process of attracting and retaining customers, sharing news about new products and keeping customers aware of the company. Within each company, the marketing department serves ...

firstnightvienna.org 12/04/2014

First Night Vienna - Family-friendly, alcohol-free New Year's Eve Celebration!

No plans for NY Eve? Join the family-friend fun on Church Street in Vienna, Virginia. Live music, entertainment, food and fun. http://firstnightvienna.org/

firstnightvienna.org First Night Vienna - Family-friendly, alcohol-free New Year's Eve Celebration!

12/04/2014

THIRD of FOUR "Soft" Pathways to Your Next Customer: Be a Good Neighbor. Sponsor or host community events. Parades, sports teams, competitions, book signings: these are all great ways to engage your company in the local scene. Corporate goodwill may be an intangible asset, but it is bankable. (Just ask the Internal Revenue Service!)

11/25/2014

SECOND of FOUR "Soft" Pathways to Your Next Customer: Be an Educator. Free seminars are opportunities to demonstrate your expertise while helping customers learn how they can use your product to improve their lives. For example, friends in the financial sector have had great success with recent sessions on estate planning and Health Savings Accounts.

11/21/2014

Strengthen Your Business without Flexing Your Muscles
Here's your FIRST of FOUR ‘Soft’ Pathways to Your Next Customer:

Be an Authority. Speaking engagements and article writing are two effective approaches to building your expert reputation. Convention organizers, chamber of commerce members, community leaders and business networking groups will appreciate your offer of informative, non-sales focused content.

11/08/2014

Veteran Affairs Commercials To Air During CMA Awards Show

Glad to be associated with Capital Post Production! They do great work. Give them a call and come on by to meet the team! Bob Tyskowski https://www.shootonline.com/spw/veteran-affairs-commercials-air-during-cma-awards-show

Capital Post Production (CPP), a Virginia-based post-production company, was recently selected by Potomac Pictures to edit and mix a series of commercials and PSAs for the Department of Veterans Affairs. The paid spots will have a national media buy, first airing during the Notre Dame v. Navy Game o…

10/29/2014

Check out our client Chuck Hall, owner of Winston's Chimney and Winston's Heating and Air Conditioning at Vienna Oktoberfest. He's the handsome guy on the right. Jeff Shear is on the left. Fun day for everyone!

marketing.about.com 08/07/2014

5 Steps to Becoming the Expert in Your Industry

Get known as the expert in your field. Clients will flock to you. http://marketing.about.com/od/strategytutorials/a/beanexpert.htm?nl=1

marketing.about.com Are you an expert? Very few people recognize the value of their specialized knowledge, or how to structure it to appeal to a mass market. All the experts in the world became so after declaring themselves Experts and setting about the daily business of producing specialized products, services and inf…

movoto.com 08/07/2014

These Are The 10 Best Small Towns In America

So proud to be a board member and charter member of the Vienna Business Association. What a great town! http://www.movoto.com/blog/top-ten/best-small-towns/

movoto.com What’s up with not giving any nods to the little guys? That changes now with our ranking of the best small towns in America.

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