The Next 15 – Predicting the Future of Mobile Communications

In 1996, your cell phone was more of a status symbol than a tool of everyday life. If you were like many people, you had a device tucked away in your car for emergencies, as voice plans were expensive. Unfortunately, if you were like me, when you were in an emergency situation where a pay phone wasn’t close by, you were probably also in a place where wireless signals were limited.

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The Next 15 – Predicting the Future of CleanTech Communications

Fifteen years ago the cleantech sector as we know it today did not exist. Green and “clean” were relegated to the tree huggers and granola hippies of Big Sur. But as more scientific research pointed to climate change, and people realized that our oil reserves will one day dry up, a plethora of politicians, celebrities and even businesses took up the cause and began to shift the public’s view. People are starting to think differently – companies are starting to think about “greening operations,” people are exploring new technologies such as the electric car or solar panels and society is embracing new practices such as recycling – and in some cities like Seattle – even composting.

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The Next 15 – Predicting the Future of Technology Communications

The kids are back at school, we’re seeing the first signs of fall weather, and it makes me think about all the advances in technology and how it impacts this generation of kids growing up today. Technology has changed drastically over the past 15 years, as has our technology PR work here at Weber Shandwick Seattle (I’ve been here for almost 12 years working in our technology practice).

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The Next 15 – Predicting the Future of the Communications Industry

This year marks several anniversaries for the city of Seattle – the most talked about, of course, being the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Seattle World’s Fair. It’s also the 15th anniversary of Weber Shandwick in Seattle, and I’m happy to say that I’ve been here since we opened the doors in the fall of […]

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Two Minutes with…Matt Inda

“Two Minutes With” is Weber Shandwick Seattle’s employee spotlight series that provides professional and personal insight into our rock star team. Enjoy! Tell us about your background before joining Weber Shandwick. Not long before Weber Shandwick, I was a brat-cooking, cheese-loving Wisconsin resident who spent a couple years locked down in a small community newspaper […]

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1st Take with Margot White: Our Neighbor to the North

Vancouver is the largest city in the province of British Columbia and is consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world. In this edition of 1st Take, Margot White (@margot_white), Vice President of Weber Shandwick Vancouver discusses the value that connections between Canada and the US presents to clients. She sees a […]

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Enhancing Brand Engagement Through Storytelling

We all know a great story when we see or hear one. In the end, stories may evoke a wide range of emotion or reaction for different audiences but in most cases, there are a common core set of elements that are consistent across all great stories. Too often, we see brands struggle when they […]

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James Portnow Talks Games PR at Weber Shandwick Seattle

On Tuesday, games columnist and designer James Portnow visited Weber Shandwick Seattle to share his perspectives on PR and marketing in the games industry. His immensely popular Web series Extra Credits for The Escapist looks at how games are designed and marketed, and at their effects on our lives. James emphasized the importance of PR […]

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10 Tips to Juggle Work and Parenthood

There are more than 15 parents working at Weber Shandwick Seattle, with one more on the way. The other week we held a baby shower for the newest member of the club, Stefanie Fricke. As part of it, the parents in the office compiled the following list of tips for her on how to juggle work and parenthood. […]

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