The Washington Times - August 27, 2012, 11:39AM

A number of major accomplishments occurred during July that set The Washington Times apart.

The Times continues to set the pace in the media industry.  Washington Times digital properties now exceed 20 million page views and advertising revenue grew at a level greater than other Washington–based media companies during this past month.

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Washington Times’ Watercooler editor Kerry Pickett had a story related to the phrase delivered by President Obama questioning whether folks really “built” their businesses or not.  This story received more than 1 million page views and 4,100 comments from WashingtonTimes readers.

4,100 consumer comments on one story is a testament to the deep relationship and social integration occurring on Washington Times websites.  As consumers read stories of interest on washingtontimes.com or times247.com they interact and submit original, candid commentary.  This is one of many examples of the depth of interest in WashingtonTimes content that exists across the country.

You may have noticed the interesting advertisements that have been running on page 3 of The Times each day.  This advocacy message is from The National Association of Iranian Academics in Britain.  This series has been running for more than a month and will continue through early fall.

“Andy Parks: Live from The Washington Times” finished its first full year on Washington radio this month.  Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, Senator George Allen, and Pavlos Anastaslades, Ambassador to the United States from Cyprus were among Andy’s distinguished guests during the month of July. This program featuring one of Washington’s most beloved radio personalities and two-time nominee for “Major Market Personality of the Year” can be found

on 730 AM, 102.9 FM and on washingtontimes.com each weekday from 3 PM to 6 PM. 

DC Metro Cooking Show has chosen The Times and Andy Parks to tell its story about a major cooking experience coming to Washington this fall.

In the upcoming months, you will begin to see a new advertising campaign for The Times featuring well-known journalists such as Bill Gertz, Emily Miller, Brett Decker and Dave Boyer.  Here are a few examples of these new ads: 

Editorials in July featured exclusive interviews or quotes from Steve Forbes, chairman and chief executive officer of Forbes as well as editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine, Richard M. Kovacevich.  Retired CEO of Wells Fargo & Co and Edsel B. Ford II, member of the board of directors of the Ford Motor Co. were also featured. 

Five Senators, eighteen Congressmen, and five military leaders chose to write op-eds in the pages of The Times this July on key issues ranging from healthcare to foreign policy and national security:

Senators

Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, minority leader of the Senate

Sen. James M. Inhofe of Oklahoma, member of the Senate Foreign Relations

Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina, member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming, member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Bill Frist, former Senate majority leader

Representatives

Rep. John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives

Rep. Dave Camp of Michigan, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee

Rep. Tom Price of Georgia, chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee

Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey, chairman of the U.S. Helsinki Commission

Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, chairman of the Republican Study Committee

Rep. Allen B. West of Florida

Rep. David Schweikert of Arizona

Rep. Phil Gingrey of Georgia and co-chairman of the GOP Doctors Caucus

Rep. Benjamin Quayle of Arizona

Rep. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana

Rep. Tom McClintock of California

Rep. Michael R. Turner of Ohio, member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Rep. Dan Burton of Indiana, member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee 

Rep. Steve King of Iowa               

Rep. Steve Southerland II of Florida

Rep. Tom Tancredo of Colorado, Ret.

Patrick J. Kennedy, former member of the House of Representatives and son of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy

Military Leaders

Adm. Vern Clark, former chief of Naval Operations

Adm. James A. Lyons, senior U.S. military representative to the United Nations

Adm. Jim Loy, deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security

Col. Ken Allard, a former NBC News military analyst and author on national security issues

Gregory P. Keeley, former NATO/ISAF spokesman for the U.S. Navy in Iraq and Afghanistan

Military Leaders

Adm. Vern Clark, former chief of Naval Operations

Adm. James A. Lyons, senior U.S. military representative to the United Nations

Adm. Jim Loy, deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security

Col. Ken Allard, a former NBC News military analyst and author on national security issues

Gregory P. Keeley, former NATO/ISAF spokesman for the U.S. Navy in Iraq and Afghanistan

I hope you are having a great summer.   The Nationals have kept all of us entertained and we are proud of their drive to stay in first place.  Please stay in touch.  If you have thoughts on how we might better serve your business needs, drop me a line or give me a ring any time. 

Best Wishes,

Tom Culligan | Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer

tculligan@washingtontimes.com | direct 202-636-3362 | fax 202-526-7583