Washington’s Flagship Publication, The Washington Diplomat, Partners with Blue Water Media Web Designers to Revamp Their Web Presence

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The Washington Diplomat, the flagship publication of D.C.’s diplomatic community, has launched a brand new website designed by Blue Water Media. The new site significantly expands The Diplomat’s web presence with unrivaled features such as extensive country pages listing worldwide diplomatic representations.

The city’s premier international community newspaper for 16 years, The Washington Diplomat, has launched a new website, http://www.washdiplomat.com, with D.C. web developers at Blue Water Media. The new site boasts extensive diplomatic resources, including detailed country and embassy pages, currency converters and other specialized information, all by leveraging the award-winning Joomla content management system. The revamped website also enhances The Diplomat’s signature editorial content, including exclusive in-depth ambassador interviews and unparalleled analysis of international affairs, politics, business, culture and more.

Blue Water Media has also updated the newspaper’s archival system, adding elements such as a distribution locator tool, and improved usability that will help the independent monthly publication better serve its elite readership of 100,000, including diplomats, top government officials and corporate leaders.

The Washington Diplomat’s exclusive new embassy resource guide offers a comprehensive outlook of each nation in a streamlined, visually appealing format. It showcases country flags alongside pertinent diplomatic information such as the biographies of all foreign ambassadors in Washington, their U.S. counterparts and the permanent representatives to the United Nations. It also includes foreign ministry materials, holidays, currency, local weather updates, detailed maps, and other resources not found anywhere else in one convenient spot. The “Past Issue Archives” section also now displays newspaper content dating back to January 2007, with a screenshot of each cover page along with links to previous articles, making finding diplomatic-related information an easy and efficient process.

In addition to making the site more informative and easy to navigate, Blue Water Media implemented the “Distribution Locator” feature that helps readers find the nearest copy of The Washington Diplomat at one of more than 600 D.C. area locations. Also, with implementation of the award-winning Joomla content management system, The Diplomat staff can continue to refine and upload new content to the website independently of Blue Water Media, ensuring that the site remains a crucial up-to-date source of information for its busy audience.

About The Washington Diplomat
Established in 1994, The Washington Diplomat is an independent monthly newspaper with a readership of more than 100,000 that includes the 180 embassies in Washington, the U.N. in New York, Capitol Hill, the White House and all major federal government institutions, as well as multilateral banks, private corporations and the international community at large. As the flagship newspaper of the diplomatic community, The Diplomat is the only publication in the nation’s capital able to reach this highly targeted and lucrative market. Editorial highlights of the newspaper include in-depth, one-on-one interviews with foreign ambassadors, incisive articles on world affairs, a pull-out Culture Section, monthly appointment announcements and Diplomatic Spotlight of major D.C. events and galas, as well as industry-targeted special sections covering hotels and travel, medical, luxury living, automotive and education.

About Blue Water Media
Blue Water Media is an award-winning professional website design, marketing, and support firm based in Washington, D.C. Blue Water Media provides a number of solutions for clients including custom web design, graphic design, web hosting services, and e-commerce for local and national clients, and creates websites that are 508 compliant for the disabled. Leveraging flexible open source software and other applicable tools including social networking, Blue Water Media offers a tailored, integrated turnkey solution of web design, custom web development, and web marketing for local and national campaigns. Blue Water Media’s wealth of experience and winning track record of creating effective websites establishes it as a leader in the industry. For more information, please visit: http://www.bluewatermedia.com/

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