Join Me at the American Ad Federation Seattle This Thursday

Well this should be fun. You've seen it before. We get 4 people who know everything there is to know about a topic and I ask them a lot of questions for 90 minutes. And try to throw in a joke or two along the way. Here's the scoop for this Thursday from the AAF website: FORTUNE Magazine recently published a survey of the world’s most respe…

Join Me With a Bunch of Ad Folks Thursday

Thursday, September 25 will be a busy evening for advertising professionals. You *could* go drink free beer and play bocce ball up on Capitol Hill. But for those of you who like some education with your alcohol, and prefer a more refined audience, I invite you up to Pike Place Market's Atrium for the AAF Seattle panel entitled: MARKET INSIGHTS:…

A “Spirited” Discussion About Marketing

I tend to enjoy listening to panel discussions more than most people. And I like them even better when I'm the one who gets to ask all the questions. On June 19, the Seattle Chapter of the American Advertising Foundation hosted an event with four of the city's strongest small craft distilleries. When they asked me if I'd moderate this panel abo…

Geek Stars Shine Bright at Annual Geekwire Awards

There was more Polo than Prada. More Ralph than Lauren. And Levi's outnumbered Louboutin's about 5 to 1. But there was enough revelry, camaraderie and fun at Geekwire's "Oscars of Seattle Startups" last night at EMP that you expected Ellen to organize a group selfie. You can get the full results of the 13 Geek Awards over at Geekwire.com. But ma…

Join Me at the TechCrunch Meetup Thursday

The next version of the Techcrunch Meetups + Pitch-Off is headed to Seattle this Thursday. Besides the fun and frivolity of your typical Seattle tech event, a few lucky entrepreneurs will be pitching their businesses to a group of TC judges. These entrepreneurs will have one minute to explain why "their start-up is awesome." Since all the products …

Recapping Grow Conference 2012 (#GrowConf)

I love Vancouver. I think if you took the best things about Chicago and mixed them in with the best things from Seattle, then added in a touch of London for fun, you would end up with Vancouver. So, this report from Grow Conference 2012 is going to be tainted. It's a great show, and if you read this blog, you are probably in the target market. S…

A Quick Recap of Startup Riot Seattle

I took an afternoon this week to check out Startup Riot at the Sodo Showbox.  This was the second year the event was held in Seattle, and I'll say both years I've had a great experience.  The event has some unique touches; sprinkled between the 30 3-minute pitches, are 2 keynotes, several networking opportunities, and a long lunch in which you ca…

Startup Riot 1.0 Rolls Through Seattle

I hear a lot of stories about Seattle's start up scene, and that for all it's tech prowess, we don't really garner the attention of the VC community when it comes to launching fundable companies. Well, I have to say it's not due to a lack of trying on the entrepreneur side, as everywhere you look, people are trying to get out of their garage a…

U2 At Qwest – Top 10 Spontaneous Decisions

So let me paint the picture for you....   It's the day after the child's prom.  In either a moment of wisdom or stupidity, I had allowed child and friends to have their post party at my house, which sent us to a hotel. So, we went to the SAM Remix party that night and had a great time with friends.  Then, we stopped by the house and …

A Few Shots From the Nick Cave Exhibit at SAM

We had the chance last week to check out SAM Remix at the Seattle Art Museum.  Now, a few weeks ago, I complained about the lack of unique events in Seattle.  So of course, here comes the slew of unique events - SAM Remix being one. If you haven't checked out SAM Remix before, it's definitely worth blowing a Friday night for.  You ge…