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2012: The Year of Social Media Integration

Looking Back at 2011 2011 was a big year for the sites you spend most of your online time on. Phenomenal sites like Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr all produced milestone years in terms of adoption, traffic and media attention. Google+, which now has almost 50 million users, thumbed its nose at naysayers and firmly planted […]

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Trending Tech Top Ten – December 16, 2011

The flooding in Thailand forces Intel to project $1 billion less revenue than analysts expected for 2011. Tablet buzz persists as HP CEO Meg Whitman declares that Web OS, the software behind HP’s Touch Pad, will be an open-source project, while Amazon announces a software release to address issues experienced with the Kindle Fire. 10.  […]

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TechNW Conversations Turn to Mobile, Games and Startups

The Washington Technology Industry Association‘s annual TechNW conference convened at Bell Harbor Conference Center last week for a series of discussions about trends among Northwest tech companies. Mobile, gaming and the Seattle startup scene were among the hot topics of the day for the sold-out gathering. Weber Shandwick Seattle provided social media support for the […]

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Two Minutes with…Wade Rockett

“Two Minutes With” is Weber Shandwick Seattle’s employee spotlight series that provides professional and personal insight into our rock star team. Enjoy! You offer one of the more diverse backgrounds here in the Weber Shandwick Seattle office. Tell us about your experience and how it lead you to becoming one of our in-house digital leads. […]

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Nonprofit Campaign Spotlight: Shot@Life

It’s great to see non-profit organizations continuing to leverage social media to increase awareness and support for their efforts. One recent standout example is the UN Foundation’s recently-launched Shot@Life campaign. Check out the video below for a taste of what they’re about. Shot@Life is a movement that rallies Americans, members of Congress and civil society […]

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The Buzz at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards

I decided to tune in to MTV’s Video Music Awards Sunday night, and was happy to encounter some really great moments. Off the bat, two tribute performances really stood out for me. Bruno Mars’ excellent tribute to the late Amy Winehouse was near flawless. The high-energy dance routine dedicated to Britney Spears was also entertaining, […]

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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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Game Reviews: Don't Take It Personally

This week, game blogs and Twitter are buzzing about an incident that illustrates the tension that sometimes exists between PR professionals and reviewers. Earlier this week, the Redner Group, which had been promoting 2K Games’ new first-person shooter Duke Nukem Forever, was the target of backlash over a tweet that the agency posted saying: “#AlwaysBetOnDuke […]

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TweetDeck Officially Joins the Twitter Family. Now What?

So it’s official. TweetDeck is now part of the Twitter family. According to CNN Money, Twitter has closed the deal to buy the popular social media client  for $40 million in cash and stock. This deal follows other notable third-party buys by Twitter that include iPhone app Tweetie and analytics platform Trendly. This move also […]

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