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Letting Our Geek Flags Fly at the 2016 GeekWire Bash

Here at Weber Shandwick Seattle, we believe in having a strong work/life/fun balance. And sometimes, we get all three in one grandiose, geeky evening of ping pong, foosball, dodgeball and hanging out with our techiest Seattle friends — evenings like yesterday, when Natalie and I broke out our hoverboards (okay, not really) and headed over […]

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Making the Switch: How Journalism Made me Better at PR

During my freshman year of college, I decided that a double major in journalism and political science was the perfect first step to becoming a famous international correspondent (or a famous local city hall reporter, whichever came first). But after three years of school – and a better understanding of PR – I had changed […]

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3 Tech Trends We Saw at SxSW 2016

SxSW has transformed from a festival that celebrates films and music to the stage where the biggest tech trends are born. According to Fast Company, “SxSW Interactive welcomes more than 30,000 registrants to Austin each March, and has become a coveted launching pad for startups (including Twitter and Foursquare), a hunting ground for tech investors, a […]

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4 Easy Ways to Jumpstart Your Career in Media Relations

Regardless of whether you focus on digital or traditional PR, interacting with media is an important part of our day-to-day work. After spending a year working in the exciting world of digital entertainment and consumer technology, I’ve learned that developing relationships with media requires more than just pitching stories. It means inserting yourself, and your client, […]

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Taking an Integrated Approach to Pi (and Pie)

It’s no secret that the Weber Shandwick Seattle office has a major sweet tooth, which is why we brought back Pi Day for a second year of lattice top crusts and whipped cream. This year, a group of four judges (including yours truly) tasted nine different pies in sweet and savory categories. Pi Day 2016 […]

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Grammar Gram! Volume 2

We’re in the communications business. And part of being a good communicator is minding your p’s and q’s. In this blog series, senior copywriter Mike Mathieu gives grammar lessons you might actually remember next time you’re communicating something important. Tip #1: The Hyphen and the Adverb Pop quiz: Is the Grammar Gram an “extremely-useful” resource […]

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