Geekwire Summit 2014 Highlights Part 3: A Fireside Chat with Steven VonRoekel

For the third and final post of our series covering the 2014 GeekWire Summit, we enjoyed a fireside chat with Steven VanRoekel, former CIO of the United States and current CIO of USAID. The Summit shines a light on thought leaders at the intersection of technology and business, and Steven’s experience introduced a third dimension […]

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Geekwire Summit 2014 Highlights Part 2: Innovating the Millennial Impact

In our second of three installments covering last week’s GeekWire Summit, we’re shifting our focus onto a key theme that surfaced throughout the conference: millennial-driven disruption. While discussions about the millennial impact on business, technology and society has become de rigueur, the presentations that specifically examined how millennial-targeted businesses and engagement models are differentiating themselves […]

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Seattle Congratulates Local Pulitzer Prize Winners

Columbia University announced Monday the 2012 Pulitzer Prize Winners. For the past 95 years, the awards have recognized excellence in journalism and the arts. We are very proud to “report” that three of this year’s journalism prize recipients call the Emerald City home. Michael J. Berens and Ken Armstrong of The Seattle Times received the […]

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How Journalism Helped Jumpstart My PR Career

Recently, the journalism-trade website Poynter.org posed a question to its readers that struck me personally and professionally: Do journalists make the best PR pros? The question struck me because several weeks ago, as I walked into Weber Shandwick for the first day of my internship, I was a former journalist attempting to become a PR […]

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Tablet Technology Continues to Lead Broad Digital Adoption

Recently, I read about what seems to be the most solid commitment on the “paperless path.” South Korea announced plans to convert all paper textbooks to a digital format made available to students through school-issued tablets by 2015. By no means a small-scale project, the education ministry announced that this $2 billion project will help […]

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Two Minutes with…Elaine Norton

“Two Minutes With” is Weber Shandwick Seattle’s employee spotlight series that provides professional and personal insight into our rockstar team. Enjoy! What’s something people would be surprised to learn about you? People who don’t know me well may think I’m shy. I can seem that way because I tend to hang back and observe in […]

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Seattle Storyteller Spotlight: Hanson Hosein

I recently had the opportunity to speak with one of our favorite local storytellers and communications leaders, Hanson Hosein. Between directing the University of Washington’s Master of Communication in Digital Media program, running Media Space, shooting an award winning independent film, and leading Four Peaks – Hanson is one busy man. Huge thanks to Hanson […]

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Storytelling Powered By You.

As the traditional media paradigm limps toward extinction, the debate continues on what exactly will replace it. It’s into this void that journalist/filmmaker/new media professor Hanson Hosein sees the potential for a storytelling uprising led by…you. Such was the thesis at Hanson’s inaugural talk for a five-part series on storytelling in the digital age. Presented […]

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Print Journalists start to accept that print journalism is dead. Also, dinosaurs are extinct.

(By Valerie Bauman, senior account executive and former Associated Press reporter) By December 2008 it was obvious. The cheeky jokes about pending newsroom layoffs had given way to echoing footsteps down an uncommonly quiet press hallway in New York’s state capitol. It seemed like each week brought another grim goodbye “party” (read: sipping whiskey morosely […]

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