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February 14, 2017

What QT Loves About Oregon

Here at Quinn Thomas, we love being Oregonians, and we don’t think that it’s any coincidence that Oregon’s birthday happens...

Those who attended the Quinn Thomas holiday party were encouraged to bring a new or gently used book to donate to the Children's Book Bank. Over 100 books were collected and donated to the Portland organization.
January 23, 2017

Leveling the playing field

The holiday season is a time to look back on the past year and give thanks; this past year was...

About 62 percent of people get their news on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook.
December 16, 2016

Fake News? Or No News?

The media landscape has always been cluttered. As long as newspapers have been in print, organizations have done everything they can to make message stand out from the crowd. It’s no secret that newspapers and traditional media outlets have struggled to maintain circulation and produce the good-quality news consumers rely on. Even strong publications continue to look for innovative ways to make ends meet.

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November 2, 2015

REPORT: Social media and public opinion

What is the real impact of our growing use of social media on our collective perceptions of current events? One can’t dispute the incredible acceleration of social media use in the Pacific Northwest. However, its influence is far more complex than we tend to acknowledge. Understanding that influence is the basis our latest Insights project with DHM Research.

September 25, 2015

Oregon’s next revolution

There is nothing more interesting to us than innovative technologies. We are big fans of visionary ideas and bold leadership that have the potential to disrupt entire sectors. It’s rare that these disruptive innovations come with “win-win” solutions that achieve triple bottom line returns. But Oregon is witnessing it with the arrival of cross-laminated timber (CLT).

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September 8, 2015

The stories we share

Why do we volunteer? That question was at the heart of our strategic planning as we began helping The Standard’s communications teams figure out how to turn an event into a story. Every volunteer has one thing in common: the personal stories that we create during the experience.

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September 1, 2015

The value of water

For over a decade, the Cascade Water Alliance has been working to raise awareness about water efficiency throughout the Puget Sound. In doing so, they have to regularly educate ratepayers across the region about a simple fact: water is a precious natural resource that we all rely on. Delivering this message has become harder as the communications landscape has changed.

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April 20, 2015

Uber meets Portlandia

Portlandia proudly embraced the hip new sharing economy. In the last few years alone, we have cheered the arrival of companies like car2go and opened our doors to a growing sector of creative start-ups pushing collaborative consumption. But change doesn’t often come easy to a city that prides itself on pushing others to, well, change. Nothing seems to capture this tension better than the recent arrival of the innovative ridesharing platform, Uber.