8 02, 2020

What PR Tactics and Tips Every Startup Should Follow

By |2020-04-12T22:36:24-07:00February 8th, 2020|

Whether it's to spread the word about a new product release, an event funding round or a key meeting, it is likely that at some stage of its journey a start-up will be trying to find some PR Agency. There is no lack of agencies out there, keen for their business. If they are exceptional they can bring a lot to the company, increasing sales and raising brand name reputation, and releasing up time for the business owner to get on with the task of managing the business. But there's more to hiring a Seattle PR firm than spending money [...]

2 02, 2020

Maybe SEO should be called CVV: “Commitment & Veracity Verification.”

By |2020-04-12T22:52:19-07:00February 2nd, 2020|

…That’s pretty clunky. But it might be a more accurate depiction of what SEO really is these days. We can keep the term SEO around for some aspects. Like those quick boosts that anybody can do. Change the alt text in your images, page titles, change some wording in your articles so they feature more keywords – it’s a simple process. Website builders have even condensed it down to a button – “Click here for SEO.” It’s low-hanging fruit. Just like the Hidden Keyword trick used in the early 2000’s. That’s when you would up your site with keywords in [...]

23 01, 2020

Seattle Snowpocalypse 2020

By |2020-04-12T22:53:12-07:00January 23rd, 2020|

You probably do not think of Seattle and snow. So far January has proved otherwise as the most recent winter storm hit the area. Is 2020 proving to be the year of the Snowpocalypse? The last storm in mid-January brought a new layer of snow to the northern Olympic Peninsula, with more than a foot of snow. However, the Puget Sound Metro area was spared. You may think of our beautiful region as free of the white stuff, but that is not always the case. Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories were in effect from the Cascades of Washington [...]

15 01, 2020

Is the CoronaVirus in Seattle?

By |2020-04-12T23:05:03-07:00January 15th, 2020|

Three UW students being screened for suspected novel coronavirus tested negative for the virus. The three individuals who recently returned from Wuhan, China were suspected to have contracted the virus while they were there. All three students have now been cleared and are virus free. The incident involved one off campus student and two on campus living students. Test results have now shown all three students to be clear of the novel coronavirus.  So at this time, there are no active acses at the University. However,  University officials have asked the public to be patient as they deal with the situation. [...]

23 12, 2019

December means Snowflake Lane in Bellevue

By |2020-04-12T23:06:14-07:00December 23rd, 2019|

Bellevue Square and Santa sure made a grand entrance to get the Bellevue Snowflake Lane premier started with his fun-filled parade. Kids of all ages were overjoyed with amazement as Santa and his sleigh come through Bellevue Square to kick off the holidays. Following Santa’s arrival parade, everyone joined Santa and all of the Snowflake Lane Characters and cast for a meet and greet at the Tree Lighting Ceremony at Bellevue Place Wintergarden. Cookies and hot cocoa were enjoyed while Santa lit Bellevue's 30-foot Christmas tree. Snowflake Lane 2019 Starting on November 30th at 7:00pm and every night up until [...]

23 12, 2019

Enchant Mischievous Brings Holiday Cheer to Seattle

By |2020-04-12T23:22:24-07:00December 23rd, 2019|

Downtown Seattle is a magical place to be this holiday season. From elaborate gingerbread house displays to themed carousels, the city is alive with the spirit of the season. The centerpiece of all of the fun is the Enchant Mischievous Christmas spectacle. Boasting over 300,000 square feet of dazzling lights, this event bills itself as the world's largest Christmas light maze. People of all ages will delight in all of the offerings of this special seasonal event, now in its second year in Seattle. Enchant Mischievous Event Details All of the holiday cheer kicks off November 22 and continues through [...]

23 03, 2019

Seattle Sells $138 Million Property to Private Developers

By |2020-04-12T23:29:46-07:00March 23rd, 2019|

Development Will Include 175 Affordable Housing Units On August 7, Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan announced that the city, in its largest real estate transaction in history, was selling a nearly 3-acre parcel of land on Mercer Street known as the Mercer Mega Block. It is selling it to a private real estate developer called Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc. for more than $138 million. The company, in turn, plans to develop the land into a pair of office buildings, a community center and an apartment building that will provide about 175 affordable homes. For some time now, the property has [...]

23 03, 2019

New Amazon Store Carries Only “4-Star” Rated Products

By |2020-04-12T23:30:53-07:00March 23rd, 2019|

Amazon opened a new retail store in Seattle that carries only "4-Star" rated and above products. The store does not take cash, so customers will have to use Amazon's Go's cashier-less setup to purchases Amazons most highly rated products. On August 15, online retail giant Amazon.com opened what it calls a "4-star" store in South Lake Union. The 4,000 square-foot brick-and-mortar shop only contains products that are highly ranked at Amazon.com. Each product on sale there meets the following conditions: The average customer review on Amazon.com is 4.0 or greater. It is a top seller in a specific category. Amazon [...]

23 03, 2019

Amazon Goes on “Hiring Spree” Today

By |2020-04-12T23:31:54-07:00March 23rd, 2019|

Amazon Announces "Hiring Spree" With Career Fairs in 6 Major Cities and 30,000 Jobs to Fill at New HQ If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to work for global leader Amazon, now is your chance to find out. There may be a nationally slowing job market, but like most things in this economy, that doesn’t apply to mega-giant Amazon. The online retailer is looking to fill more than 30,000 jobs in a variety of departments and just announced a series of six Career Day events it will hold to fill those jobs. The company is seeking to get the [...]

23 03, 2019

The Viaduct is now fully demolished

By |2020-04-12T23:33:29-07:00March 23rd, 2019|

Well, it’s official - as of September 21, 2019 Seattle’s iconic, two-tiered freeway is no more. Public reaction has varied. But then again, the Viaduct was nothing if not divisive, both literally and figuratively, from its very inception. Whether you loved it for the views, hated it for the delays, trembled at the danger or were thrilled by it, the Viaduct formed an integral part of Seattle’s landscape for over 60 years, so it may be worth remembering how we got here. The Road Thus Travelled When construction on the Alaskan Way Viaduct first began in the 1940s, the barrier [...]