Ben Carson Wins Montgomery County Straw Poll for GOP

I am a little late in posting this because of some projects that have taken up much of my time over the past few days. The Montgomery County Republican Party conducted a presidential straw poll at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair and Ben Carson came out on top. Read the full statement from MCGOP here: http://mcgop.com/2015/08/23/outsiders-win-mcgop-presidential-straw-poll/#sthash.GUySi6sd.dpuf Another interesting stat for Ben Carson...

Poll – Which Democrat will win the Primary in MD08

We are down to 246 days until the Primary and I thought I would find out who my readers (and others) think will win the nomination for the Democratic Party in Congressional District 8. The last poll I ran (MD04) received over 185 votes...wonder how many votes we will get over the next week in this race? Time will...

Early Facebook Look at Maryland’s 8th Congressional District election, 2016

I wrote about the number of Twitter followers in MD08 back on July 7th (READ HERE) so I thought I would share the number of Facebook followers for each "Campaign" page. I always catch heck over this evaluation as candidates regularly tell me about the number of followers they have on their "personal" Facebook account. As I have no...

Great event for The Pick Me Up Foundation

The Pick Me Up Foundation held a "Happy Hour" fundraiser on Thursday at Nottingham's. The event was well attended and the music from Sebastian, Ricky and Juliette was outstanding. The foundation received over $1,000 in donations at the event. You can read more about it from The Pick Me Up Foundation here:  http://thepickmeupfoundation.com/2015/08/22/happy-hour-fundraiser-recap/ I can say personally I had a...

Instagram tips for your business

1. Use your Twitter Profile name for your Instagram account name This is smart to extend your reach in many different ways.  For starters, it makes sure that you are recognizable across all of your social media platforms. So no matter whether someone finds you on Twitter or Instagram, they know right away it’s the real you. It is also...

“Happy Hour” Fundraiser to Support The Pick Me Up Foundation

A wonderful event is scheduled for Thursday afternoon in Columbia, Maryland. August 20th 4 pm – ?? at Nottingham’s. THE PICK ME UP FOUNDATION was set up to help bring the joy of music to kids who otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity to play an instrument, take music lessons, or learn how to record music. Our the desire to see every...

Photos from the last HoCoBlogs Party

Just a quick post this morning. The last HoCoBlogs Party at Pub Dog was a lot of fun and there are a bunch of photos on Facebook taken by The Umbrella Syndicate. You can view them here (CLICK HERE). Thanks to Daniel for taking the photos. Thanks to Club Pooche for sponsoring this event and for the wonderful t-shirts. Thank...

Early Twitter Look at United States Senate election in Maryland, 2016

On July 12th I detailed the Facebook outreach for the candidates in the Maryland US Senate race (READ HERE). Chris Van Hollen held a significant advantage in followers and engagement on Facebook. This is my first evaluation of the Twitter outreach for these candidates. Obviously I have no tracking data yet so use this post as reference to the accounts...

Maryland Cheesecake Company Expanding On Social Media

Maryland Cheesecake Company is expanding their social media presence recently adding Facebook and Twitter accounts. Expect to see more social media outreach from this company on additional platforms in the very near future. About Maryland Cheesecake Company: Maryland Cheesecake Company, Inc. is a locally owned and family operated business (est. Sept 2013), serving fresh and amazing cheesecake in Howard County, Maryland,...

Post GOP Debate Big Winners – Carson and Fiorina

There has been a lot of talk about who did well and who bombed last Thursday at the GOP debates. I think universally Carly Fiorina has been praised for her performance during the "early" debate. The talk about the late night debate with the "Top 10" candidates has been mixed about who did great and who did not do...