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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]