REPORT: Social Media and Public Opinion

REPORT: Social Media and Public Opinion

The debate over the impact of social media seems to center around two arguments: One camp argues social media opens new doorways for engaging the electorate and is creating pathways for greater civic engagement, corporate and political accountability, and journalistic...

Oregon’s Next Revolution

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 why we dislike cookie cutters and love white boards. It’s rare that these disruptive...

The Stories We Share

The Stories We Share

Why do we volunteer? This was the genesis of our recent collaboration with The Standard on a multi-media campaign aimed at trying to answer that question. For nearly a decade, The Standard has hosted the largest and longest-running volunteer event in Oregon. This expo...

The Value Of Water

The Value Of Water

We often don’t think about where our water comes from. We get up in the morning and go about our daily routines. Showering. Making coffee. Brushing our teeth. Doing laundry. Gardening. Getting in a workout. The singular connection in each of these rituals is that they...

Uber Meets Portlandia

Uber Meets Portlandia

Everyone knows that Portland has its own unique rhythm. While we didn’t coin the famous bumper sticker about weirdness, we seem to have adopted it better. Somehow, we own it. Portlandia is no stranger to innovation. We love technology. We challenge the world around us...

Helping Washington’s Workforce Stay At Work

Helping Washington’s Workforce Stay At Work

State government isn’t always seen as a likely catalyst for helping employers – or protecting jobs. Yet over the last year, our team has been working with policy leaders and government officials in Washington State to do just that. Quinn Thomas was recently hired by...

2015: The Year Of Trade

2015: The Year Of Trade

I can’t remember a time when there was more concentrated focus on expanding the international reach of our economy.  In 2014, Oregon exported $21 billion in goods.  Government statistics don’t track the export of services such as architectural design or engineering,...

Making The Case For Open Primaries

Making The Case For Open Primaries

The electorate in Oregon is changing. Increasingly, our young voters are abandoning the traditional two-party model. An Oregon millennial is more likely to register as an independent than either a Democrat or a Republican. They are registering as independents at a...

Yes, Oregon, It Can Wait

Yes, Oregon, It Can Wait

We’ve all seen the headlines. You know it’s dangerous. You’ve probably lectured other drivers, your kids, and your friends about it. But many Oregonians still report using their smartphones while driving. Studies have shown that texting while driving is more dangerous...

Quinn Thomas Makes List Of Top PR Firms in 2014

Quinn Thomas Makes List Of Top PR Firms in 2014

This year, we marked five years in business. It’s incredible to think that in those few short years we can say that our firm sits alongside some of our most respected peers in the public relations business. When the Portland Business Journal released their rankings of...

Freedom Is Not A Partisan Issue

Freedom Is Not A Partisan Issue

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States declined to issue a stay of a federal judge’s ruling that paved the way for same-sex marriage in Oregon.  This was the last opportunity for those seeking to maintain the 2004 constitutional amendment in Oregon that...

Oregon’s Millennials At A Crossroads

Oregon’s Millennials At A Crossroads

There is no shortage of research claiming to have unlocked the secret to understanding the millennial generation. Over the last six months, our team (in close collaboration with DHM Research) has been digging through volumes of information about today’s 90 million...

Promoting International Trade in Oregon

Promoting International Trade in Oregon

Oregon trade can be a hot-button issue and one that is easily misunderstood. Community and business leaders who want to promote it as an economic development priority need to make sure the public is getting the facts on why it’s critical to our way of life. While...

Stepping Into The Spotlight

Stepping Into The Spotlight

Today, the Quinn Thomas team was honored to receive two awards from the Portland chapter of the Portland Relations Society of America (PRSA). The awards were shared with our clients at the Oregon Bankers Association and Walmart for our collaborative work helping them...