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Defying Convention: A Conversation with Concur Co-Founder Raj Singh

From his humble beginnings back in 1993, delivering expense reporting software on old floppy disks and working out of his apartment, to today’s always-on world of big data, Raj Singh has long defined what it means to embrace a world of connectivity and community. As a co-founder of Concur, Singh has a unique story to […]

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5 Top Quotes from the Purpose & Profit CSR Business Conference

Does your company engage in collaboration with your competition, in order to better your industry or the environment? How about sustainability? Do you share your citizenship story beyond a corporate social responsibility (CSR) Report? Or publicly advocate for a cause? The recent CSR Business Conference in Seattle brought together CSR professionals, academics and nonprofits to explore […]

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Does Your Company Have the CEO Reputation Advantage?

The imperative to “engage” has taken over how we think about brands. What does that mean for CEOs? The answer is in The CEO Reputation Premium: Gaining Advantage in the Engagement Era, a research report by Weber Shandwick. The report is full of insights and in-depth information, and in this post we’re going to take […]

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Nonprofit Spotlight: The Nature Conservancy

After a nearly two year hiatus, we’re back with another Nonprofit Spotlight, where we turn our focus to a nonprofit that’s doing great work in the community. And what better way to rechristen this series by profiling one of the Pacific Northwest’s most impactful charities: the Nature Conservancy. There are a lot of nature lovers here […]

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Pi Day Pie Bake-Off

In celebration of the a-π-colypse on Saturday, the Weber Shandwick Seattle office held a Pi Day Bake-Off. After pi-ning over all of the round treats, our esteemed judges picked two winners; Chicken and Leek for the savory category and Key Lime for the sweet category. “Every contestant brought the same degree of focus and passion […]

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CSR Spotlight: 3 Insights from Kim Vu

Weber Shandwick Seattle is launching a new series highlighting CSR thought leaders—including many of our own WS colleagues—in our local and global community. Our first post features Kim Vu, Bank of America Vice President, Seattle Market Manager, Enterprise Business and Community Engagement, who is moderating a panel on Telling Your Story: Beyond the CSR Report and […]

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We Know It’s Irrational, But We’re Celebrating Pi Day on 3/13!

Are you pi-ning for perfectly round sweets? Radiating excitement around the impending a-π-colypse that will take place on 3.14.15 at 9:26:53? Well, we’re planning a well-rounded Pi Day celebration in Seattle! This Friday, mathematicians and bakers alike will compete in the first annual Pi Day Happy Hour and Bake-Off. If pie and drinks aren’t a-π-tizing […]

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The CEO Reputation Premium: A New Era of Engagement

The past several years have been challenging for big business and its leaders: CEOs. Research has found that respect for corporate leaders and large multinationals has declined. Between the global financial crisis, spread of worldwide protest movements such as Occupy, backlash against executive compensation, and even employee revolts, CEOs have faced numerous threats to their […]

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The 2015 State of Downtown Economic Forum: Exciting Times in the Emerald City

A couple of weeks ago, I had the great pleasure of attending the “State of Downtown Economic Forum,” an annual gathering of local business leaders and government officials to talk all things Seattle. We took a look at how the city is doing, the challenges it faces, and some of the growth trends in both […]

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