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r2i_logo2 R2integrated is a high growth, next generation digital, social marketing and technology agency specializing in creating meaningful customer engagement in the ever-changing world of peer-to-peer interactions. Publish. Engage. Connect. Understand. Every day, r2i helps brands design and execute content-driven customer engagement strategies that produce measurable results.
Sapient_Logo_Hrz Sapient is redefining storytelling for the always-on world. We fuse insight, creativity and technology to change the way our clients engage today’s connected consumers by creating integrated, immersive stories across brand communications, digital engagement, and omni-channel commerce. Sapient’s unique combination of creative, brand and technology expertise results in one global team collaborating across disciplines, perspectives and continents. Our clients include organizations across all industries and sectors from Global 1000 companies such as Chrysler, Citi, and Target to non-profit and government agencies such as American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Health and Human Services.  For more information, visit www.sapient.com.
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storyfarm Storyfarm is helping a broad spectrum of clients communicate more effectively through the use of exceptionally well-crafted video. We believe every organization has a story to tell, and no one can tell it better than we can. We are masterful video storytellers, working with businesses and other organizations large and small.
Zoomph Logo Zoomph software runs & analyzes social content from Facebook, Twitter & Instagram in real time. It maximizes social engagements for brands by tracking trends, the competition, and the market @ large with up-to-the-minute analytics and streams. It provides clients customized, data-rich visual displays and social mashups to present on websites or at events. Its social collaborative modeling capabilities are available for organizations of all sizes.
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Hyly_Red_Square_250 At Hy.ly, we know conversions. From understanding what motivates people to share content with their friends to reaching web users across multiple channels, we‘ve got lead generation down to a science.
  • For B2Bs, we create content marketing campaigns such as eBooks, White Papers, Webinars Mailing List Builders, etc. to acquire leads.
  • For B2Cs, we build Sweepstakes, Photo and other Contests to acquire fans and spread the word about your brand across their social networks.
  • For nonprofits and associations, we design petitions, donation campaigns, etc. to acquire advocates.
Hy.ly’s conversion engine helps our customers achieve their conversion goals at multiple stages of the conversion funnel.  All of our campaigns are optimized to reach the right audiences, whether they’re on Facebook, LinkedIn, or a mobile phone. Combined with multi-channel publishing technology and the analytic tools to optimize your campaigns, our clients get the most conversions for the lowest cost.
WBA-stacked-logo WBA Research is a full-service market research firm which has been serving clients in a wide range of industries since 1987.  From health care, financial services, education, and transportation, to energy, associations, and travel & tourism, we've helped hundreds of organizations uncover the insights and opportunities critical for their success.
wmx-roi-logo-135 WebMechanix is one of the hottest SEO & internet marketing start-up companies to come out of the Baltimore, Maryland, DC, Northern Virginia area for years. We’re young, hungry, motivated, and razor sharp. We eat, sleep & breathe SEO, PPC, social, email marketing, analytics, & conversion so you don’t have to. Learn more at WebMechanix.com or give us a call at 443-927-7195.
HBP_logo_SM HBP provides customers with intelligent solutions throughout the communications lifecycle – from concept to delivery. Using a customized approach, we align business goals with strategic communications initiatives that leverage print, digital, web-based, and mobile channels. This includes streamlining content creation, management, and distribution in smart, effective ways to produce better outcomes and maximize brand assets.
EDGE-FINAL-LOGO-4C Edge Web Hosting : Fully Managed Cloud Hosting without any IT headaches.  Now you can “Stay up. Sleep more”™. That’s the Edge Web promise. Baltimore based Edge provides highly available managed global cloud hosting services for SAAS providers, agencies, developers, and marketing departments of all sizes and all geographies. Our commitment is simple: Deliver 100% uptime at a predictable monthly cost including proactive monitoring, recovery, 24/7 tech support, patching, backup and security – All standard.  Focus on your business and customers and we’ll manage your website’s uptime.  We’ll stay up so youcan sleep more.  Drupal, Wordpress, Expression Engine, Magento, LAMP, PHP, .NET, Sitecore, CommonSpot, CF, CDN, MySQL, MSSQL, DNS, and more…
justmailtologo_web JustMailto allows webmasters to safely put “mailto:” links on their websites, and simultaneously capture valuable marketing information.
producers Producer’s has been involved in all aspects of film, video, audio, and graphics production since 1982. During this time they have established and maintained a stellar reputation for customer service and high quality deliverables in both the business and production communities. The company has provided concept development, production management, editorial direction, special effects, and art direction to a multitude of small and large corporations, educational institutions, broadcast networks and advertising agencies. The company owns and operates a 14,000 sq. ft., world-class facility where all editing, graphics, audio, and studio production takes place.
MRB-LOGO-FOR-CC-WHITE-ON-BLACK MRB Films is a creative content studio and full-service production company creating television commercials, web videos, corporate branding pieces, experential multi-screen installations and producing live events. Our offices and HD edit facility are located 4 miles from Washington DC. Check us out at http://www.mrbfilms.com/
Matthew-Borkoski-Logo Matthew Borkoski is an award winning photographer. For 26 years he has captured images for major corporations, advertising agencies, design firms and associations. His images capture a slice of life whether it’s a high-tech computer cyber lab or shooting a neonatal unit, one minute he’s capturing an image of a CEO and the next he’s on top of a crane shooting a construction project. Whether it’s a hotel shoot with models or a portrait of a local brew master, a panorama or a product shot, Matthew delivers the perfect image each and every time.
MEDIA PARTNER
citybizlist_outlines Citybizlist replaces the ever-shrinking local business section of the newspaper and more by reporting on, as well as finding, aggregating, and curating, essential local business news and financial information relevant to business owners, executives, and professionals all in an easily digestible 21st Century format.
CC_stack_rgb[2] Capitol Communicator  is a highly targeted and networked community in the greater Washington Baltimore region that connects with communicators in the professions of public relations, advertising, marketing, online/offline media, graphic design, video, photography, Internet and the multitude of support professions by providing them with news; insights; education; and opportunities for networking, career enhancement and a marketplace.
potomacsignbig Potomac Tech Wire is an independent news organization that covers technology stories in the greater Washington D.C. region in an objective and independent manner.
STRATEGIC PARTNER
AAF The American Advertising Federation Baltimore is the voice of the ad industry in central Maryland.
AMA The Baltimore Chapter of the AMA is the area’s leading provider of continuing education, networking opportunities and industry resources for marketing professionals.
Sawmill-2C-logo_210 Sawmill Marketing Public Relations is a Baltimore PR and social media marketing communications agency established in 1995 specializing in the development and execution of marketing public relations programs as business development strategies for business-to-business, business-to-consumer and professional services clients. The Maryland public relations company specializes in social media, traditional media relations, media training, and crisis communications.
WHAT-COUNTS-LOGO2 WhatCounts is an email marketing service provider dedicated to helping you find and grow your email marketing ROI. We accomplish this by providing our clients with flexible deployment options (SaaS or appliance), a dedicated account model where you work with the same team all of the time instead of a random call center employee, campaign production services for full service email marketing when you need it, and enhanced email with the latest video and social options. We are dedicated to helping you send relevant, timely, targeted, awe-inspiring email that grows your business and helps you achieve your email marketing ROI goals.
Coyle Logo Coyle Studios is a full service digital imaging company. Established in 1996, Coyle Studios produces award winning images in the specialties of  architectural, aerial, publication,  public relations, product photography and executive portraiture. The company recently expanded its services to include full HD digital video production to corporate clients and non profits.
i4esbd_logo_cmyk The Institute for Excellence in Sales & Business Development is a center of actionable best practices, insights, thought leadership, and recognition for people who sell. Monthly programs, held at the USA Today building, feature sales thought leaders and authors such as Neil Rackham, Matt Dixon, and Ian Altman. The annual award event on April 12 recognizes companies that excel at selling.  Learn more about the IES&BD at www.i4esbd.com or by calling 888.443.9943.