Trends in digital ad marketing reflect volatile industry

Every year Silicon Valley holds a Code Conference. This may not sound of interest to those of us focusing on the marketing of businesses, nonprofits and practices, but it is an acclaimed event at which venture capitalist Mary Meeker delivers a must-view slideshow on Internet trends. This year’s session apparently did not disappoint — Meeker …

from https://thedailyrecord.com/2019/07/17/glenda-legendre-trends-in-digital-ad-marketing/

Hogan says he will find fund rape testing kits

CRISFIELD — Gov. Larry Hogan said Wednesday that he plans to find alternate funding for some programs for which he blocked spending earlier this month, including money to alleviate a backlog of untested rape kits. The money for those and other criminal justice items remains unspent as the governor and lawmakers disagreed over$245 million in fenced-off funds …

from https://thedailyrecord.com/2019/07/17/hogan-says-he-will-find-fund-rape-testing-kits/

Baltimore Sun reporters reject contract extension over lack of pay increases

Reporters and advertising representatives at The Baltimore Sun have voted down a proposed three-year extension of their already 12-year-old union contract, arguing that pay increases are long overdue.

The vote was taken Tuesday evening as contract negotiations between the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild and the Sun’s owner, Tribune Publishing Co., were ramping up.

A second vote was then taken and the unit approved a resolution to open formal contract negotiations with the publisher in the…

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Financier in sex abuse case went from math whiz to titan

Jeffrey Epstein has long been an enigma, his ascent shrouded in mystery. Just how a middle-class Brooklyn math whiz became a Wall Street master of high finance with friends in very high places has been a subject of tabloid speculation for years.

from https://thedailyrecord.com/2019/07/17/us-sexual-misconduct-epstein/

Md. brand takes a crack at Las Vegas market

A Maryland retailer is testing out the Las Vegas market, thanks to a little bit of luck. Crab Corner in Las Vegas, advertised as a Maryland-style crab house created by Maryland-raised brothers, will feature merchandise from a Maryland pride apparel brand. It’s the first store outside of Maryland to carry the company’s merchandise.  Ali von Paris, …

from https://thedailyrecord.com/2019/07/17/md-brand-takes-a-crack-at-las-vegas-market/

Offit Kurman affiliates with NC firm, expands into Southeast

Offit Kurman has announced it will affiliate with Horack Talley, a Charlotte, North Carolina, law firm, in a move that marks the Baltimore-based firm’s expansion into the Southeast. Fifty-one employees of Horack Talley, including 27 lawyers, will become Offit Kurman’s Charlotte office through the affiliation, which is to take effect Sept. 1. The affiliation expands …

from https://thedailyrecord.com/2019/07/17/offit-kurman-affiliates-with-nc-firm-expands-into-southeast/

Md. startup funding rebounds after poor first-quarter showing

Maryland companies funded by venture capital raised $226 million during the year’s second quarter, rebounding strongly from a first quarter that was the state’s worst in two years. The quarter, boosted by several large deals, also saw an increase in the number of deals and was especially one of the best quarters for seed-stage transactions in …

from https://thedailyrecord.com/2019/07/17/md-startup-funding-rebounds-after-poor-first-quarter-showing/