The New Language of Scientific Communications

As communications professionals – particularly in an agency setting – we pride ourselves on our ability to pivot at a moment’s notice, adapting to new conditions with speed, agility and aplomb. But if anyone can knock us down a peg, it’s Sonia Singhal, a Ph.D. student in the University of Washington’s Department of Biology. Singhal […]

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A Mad Men First Friday with the UW MCDM Program

To provide an opportunity to network and foster community relationships, Weber Shandwick hosted the University of Washington‘s Master of Communication in Digital Media Program (MCDM) for their First Friday happy hour event. Amidst Motown music and tuna tartar, Weber Shandwick Seattle employees and MCDM studients and faculty alike mingled in their Mad Men-themed attire of bouffant hair, […]

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Launching Our Four Peaks Spotlight Series

This year Weber Shandwick Seattle is thrilled to partner with Four Peaks, a monthly current affairs show created in partnership with the University of Washington’s Master of Communication in Digital Media (UW MCDM) program and UWTV. Episodes tap into the Pacific Northwest’s rich network of experts and visionaries in innovation, community, entrepreneurship and entertainment who […]

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Huskies, Zags and PR, oh my!

Recently, we had the pleasure of speaking with students from the University of Washington and Gonzaga University who wanted to learn more about the world of public relations and marketing. The Huskies invited Weber Shandwick to their campus as a part their “Internship Thursday” program while Gonzaga students visited our office as a part of […]

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15 tips to launch your communications career

15 Tips to Help Launch Your Communications Career

We recently presented at a UW’s PRSSA meeting to discuss the transition from college to agency life and broke it down into 15 tips. We focused on three phases – how to brand yourself, tips on getting an internship and tips for navigating agency life. They seemed to catch on, so we’re sharing them widely.

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How to Maximize Your College Years to Land a Job in PR

Last week Weber Shandwick Seattle afforded my colleague and me the opportunity to relive the most cherished of times… We woke up in the morning, grabbed our coffee cups and headed off to school—college to be exact! The University of Washington ‘Intern Thursdays’ program invited Weber Shandwick to come chat with a few rising communications […]

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Disruptive Education – putting Arts in STEM

We have an epidemic. There is a disconnect between the marketplace and our education system. If we look at our local economy in Seattle, we see a global hub for technology, global health, and international trade. According to the 2010 “New Economy” Index, Washington State ranks second in the U.S. for innovation and entrepreneurship. Great […]

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Do We Need to Hack Higher Ed?

As a dynamic and creative public relations agency, Weber Shandwick is always looking for the best and brightest, but where do our future bright stars come from and how are they educated? Is a college degree the currency in our labor market that it once was or are other learning programs and real-life experience challenging […]

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Post-CES: The Show’s Continued Impact on Society

Now that everyone’s favorite technology show has been powered down until next January, it’s time to reflect on this year’s hottest trends and speculate how they will influence our personal and professional lives in the year ahead. We recently informed you that Hanson Hosein, the Director of the Master of Communication in Digital Media program […]

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