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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Defining Diversity: A Visit from Students at the LAGRANT Foundation

What does diversity mean to you? Last Friday, we welcomed a student group to our office through The LAGRANT Foundation, an LA-based nonprofit committed to increasing the number of ethnic minorities in communications. Between the presentation, employee panel and staff mixer, we got a chance to connect with many engaging graduate and undergraduate students. Their […]

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The State of Seattle’s Media: Shifting Consumption

As public relations professionals, we work hand-in-hand with the media on a daily basis. How people perceive the media therefore is a major factor in the ways we tell our clients’ stories. That’s why we chose media as a key topic in our third-annual State of Seattle survey. We looked at media through two separate […]

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The State of Seattle’s Culture: Love the Rain, Hate the Roads

Everything from the weather to traffic, to schools and the art scene are part of the cultural fiber of Seattle. How we feel about these elements plays a major role in the city’s story, so we took a look at our city’s culture in our third-annual State of Seattle survey. As a city, we’re often […]

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The State of Seattle’s Civility: Not So Nice?

Earlier this year, Weber Shandwick conducted the third annual poll on Civility in America, which found 63 percent of Americans say incivility is a major problem for the country today. With these results in mind, and with civility a major topic surrounding recent and upcoming debates, we took a closer look at civility in our city […]

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The State of Seattle’s Economy: Self Assured

Last week we unveiled our third-annual “State of Seattle” survey, for which we polled 500 Seattle residents on topics that are top-of-mind for the region. Related to the economy, we have some good news: 91 percent of local working residents feel secure with their current job situation, up eight percent over a year ago. There’s […]

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Weber Shandwick Unveils Third Annual “State of Seattle” Survey

There are a lot of factors that shape Seattle’s story: our priorities, pain points and perceptions of each other as a community. Our city’s story is constantly evolving, and that’s why we conducted our  third annual “State of Seattle” survey (check out our surveys from 2010 and 2011). We polled 500 Seattle residents between September […]

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