SOURCE: StateNewslines


November 18, 2009 13:11 ET

StateNewslines Selects Capital Communications Group as Agency of Record (AOR)

WASHINGTON, DC and CHARLESTON, WV--(Marketwire - November 18, 2009) - Today, StateNewslines ( announced its selection of Capital Communications Group (CCG), an international public relations firm with locations in Washington, DC and Charleston, WV, as its agency of record (AOR). Specifically, CCG will be providing public relations services and strategy and marketing and advertising support (both direct sales and placement) to StateNewslines.

"StateNewslines provides the most comprehensive index of local news in every state and helps busy executives and decision makers save time and quickly find local articles of interest. In expanding our services nationwide, we couldn't think of a better partner than CCG," said Paul Helmick, CEO of StateNewslines. "Their extensive experience managing press and media at highest levels in business and government and having served as advisors to Fortune 500 companies and in official capacities with the White House, give CCG the insights and experience to help us grow and extend this valuable service to executives worldwide."

In addition to public relations, marketing and advertising counsel, CCG will act as StateNewslines Corporate Communications Office, providing daily media monitoring, media relations and corporate communications services as well as lead StateNewslines social mission to help advance children's literacy in the U.S.

"We are thrilled by this opportunity to work with StateNewslines -- it's the most innovative and time-saving resource for local news I've ever seen," said Healy Baumgardner, President of Strategic Communications for Capital Communications Group. "There is no other way to get such instant, real-time access to state, local and community news. StateNewslines truly enables decision makers and leaders -- from CEOs to elected officials as well as press secretaries, corporate communications practitioners, government relations professionals and busy professionals -- to quickly get the most accurate information on a local level -- which is critical for successful decision making and execution. In today's 24/7 online world, StateNewslines free set of news/media tools are a powerful resource to save time and quickly find state and local articles of interest."

StateNewslines provides great value to publishers as well. In today's environment publishers are facing many challenges building new digital business models. StateNewslines helps publishers in two ways -- first by indexing links to local news articles and sending publishers valuable traffic and increasing their readership -- often 30-40% of a publisher's web traffic comes from search engines, indexes and social media mentions by readers. Second, many executives have disengaged to some degree with their local news, because they are just too busy to visit the dozens of sites they would like to keep up with. StateNewslines helps professionals save time finding articles of interest -- and reconnects them with publishers to stay current and connected.

About StateNewslines -- State By State, Your News for the Nation™

( StateNewslines is a community news network providing the most comprehensive index of state and local news articles in the nation. StateNewslines index of news headlines and links to stories is continually updated with headlines from more than 1,500 daily newspapers, 5,000 weeklies, 1,400 television stations and over 1,000 college newspaper, sports and alumni websites. Busy executives, professionals and leaders rely on StateNewslines to help them save time each day by letting them browse, search and share state and local news and quickly find and visit articles of interest.

About Capital Communications Group (CCG) -- StateNewslines AOR:

Capital Communications Group (CCG) is an international public relations, marketing/advertising and government affairs firm with locations in Washington, DC and Charleston, WV. CCG's expert public relations and government affairs practice groups include Corporate Communications, Litigation Communications, Energy and Environment Communications, Crisis Communications, Issue Advocacy and Public Affairs, Grassroots Advocacy, Gaming, Healthcare and Travel and Tourism. CCG's breadth of experience spans many years, most issues of public debate and every continent. For more information, visit

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