Karen Olson is the new VP/marketing for the Space Needle and Chilhuly Garden and Glass. She was a marketing consultant for T-Mobile and Microsoft and past president of BuzzBee, a strategic marketing firm… Electric Pen has hired Rima Sinno as creative direcor. In her 20-year career she has worked for blue-ribbon clients like Universal Pictures, Cadillac/Lincoln and Nordstrom… Michelle Anderson, with a background in creative services, sporting goods and non-profits, has joined Phinney Bischoff as director of strategic marketing… Michelle Hege is the new president and CEO of Spokane-based Desautel Hege Communications. She was the first employee hired in 1998 by founding partners Jim and Cher Desautel and, as Cher said, “We knew from day one she’d someday be running the place”…
Frause has hired Steffanie Mortera and Alisa Song as assistant account execs. Both were previous interns at Frause and are from the graduating class of 2013, Mortera from Seattle U. and Song from the UW. Frause also has hired Kelliann Amico, a 28-year PR veteran, as director of its Portland office… Rob McNair-Huff, formerly with the City of Tacoma, has been hired as a JayRay advisor to business, non-profits and government on communications marketing opportunities…
Digital Kitchen has named Bhu Bains as an account director in its Seattle office. She comes from LiveAreaLabs and was with Wunderman Seattle prior to that… Alex Fryer has joined The Fearey Group as an account supervisor. Prior to joining Fearey, he owned and operated his namesake communications consulting firm… Marsha Rambert is the new director of marketing and communications for the Washington State Convention Center… Jim Richmond has joined Titan Outdoor Seattle as a manager. He comes with more than 24 years’ experience in radio sales and management, most recently as director of sales for Clear Channel Radio Seattle… Frank Unlimited has hired Nick Hunt as director of clients services, replacing Dave Abrass, who moves to the new position of director of business development…
Spokane-based Magner Sanborn has hired Karmen Blake, previously with Apple, as a senior solutions architect, and Nicole Vander Meulen, most recently with The CashLINQ Group, as a content strategies… Hey, has hired Anastacia Snyder as an account manager, responsible for the oversight of multiple projects… Leopold Ketel in Portland has promoted Stephanie Howe to account manager and added Renee Wilkinson as a media strategist. Howe joined the agency in 2012 as an account coordinator… DNA has hired John Wolf as a senior IT manager and Ryan Robinson as a senior digital producer.
Projects & Plaudits
Metia Group, an international digital marketing agency with offices in Seattle, has been selected to perform a thorough site evaluation and develop a long-term web-governance and content strategy for the Seattle Children’s Hospital website. Metia also developed a new website analytics app for the Windows 8 platform and has been named by Microsoft as its top Global supplier for delivering Excellence in Brand Value in the Microsoft Preferred Supplier Program (also see article on Page 15)…. Copacino+Fujikado used Vine, in behalf of client Visit Seattle, to feature the city’s offerings in food, wine and culture, all summed up in six-second snippets that capture the city’s highlights in a way that leaves you wanting more. C+F creative director Mike Hayward engaged professional photographer Lucas Svaren for the shoot. Check out his work at http://www.2daysinseattle.com/vine… Phinney Bischoff staffers walked in the 39th Annual Seattle Pride Parade on June 30 in support of BECU, one of the largest sponsors of Seattle Pride and a Phinney Bischoff partner since 1995… Hemlock Printers won three Best of Category awards—more than any other Canadian-based printer—in the 2013 Premier Printing Awards sponsored by the Printing Industries of America. Hemlock won PIA “Bennies” in the Business & Annual Reports, Digital Printing and Environmental Soundness categories. Hemlock also has installed a new Heidelberg Speedmaster IX 106, capable of printing both UV and conventional inks and providing a wider array of substrate and creative finishes… Team Soapbox held an open house/fundraiser to welcome clients and friends to their new space in South Lake Union at 234 Ninth Ave. N. The event also benefitted Food Lifeline’s “Food Frenzy,” a competition among local companies to raise funds for Summer meal programs. The agency won first place for raising the most per capita in the “Kitchen Sink” firm category. Team Soapbox also is working to promote its Ride Around the Sound cycling event on Saturday, Sept. 14… PRR was among the companies honored at the Port of 3rd Annual Seattle’s Small Business Champion award event. PRR CEO Rita Brogan, at right, was recognized for her work as a facilitator between the Port and a group of local concessionnaires, architects and contractors during a project to examine the Port’s requirements for the design and construction of new concession stands at Sea-Tac Airport.
Michael Courtney Design clients, the Everett Clinic and ZGF Architects, won a 2013 National Healthcare Design Award from the American Institute of Architects. MCD designed the eye-catching signage on the facade of the building.
Art Of The Issue: Throughout August, members of the community could turn the Pacific Science Center’s signature arches the colors of their choice for either an hour or an entire night in support of the 50 for 50th Future Ready Campaign to raise $50 million to fund renovations and expand programs to keep PSC on the leading edge of science and technology education for the next five decades. To date, more than $30 million has been raised.