We Are Northwest Polite Society - We Are Northwest Polite Society
ACTIVATE THE STREETS
Specialists at activating the streets as a powerful marketing channel. We harness the influence of taste making communities and create locally relevant, credible connections that build long-lasting relationships between brands and consumers.
Place your message where the people are… bars, restaurants, businesses and neighborhoods of all sizes. We can put you front and center on every block that matters in the city.
Sponsorship is not just altruistic; its target marketing. We connect brands to unique opportunities that allow them to purposely interact with their desired consumer. We develop creative ways to make brand activations immersive. We create dynamic activations from scratch or oversee and augment existing brand experiences.
Control the conversation. Let Northwest Polite Society leverage our relationships with the press to get your name in local and national media outlets. We’re your advocate in the media, we help make meaningful connections to your business and we engage your audiences across all platforms. From social media influencers to top-tier publications, we create, engage, and communicate your brand’s story.
Since 1997, Chuck has worked with a number of major corporate clients to develop a variety of non-traditional, locally relevant, marketing programs. He has successfully implemented hundreds of branded events and sampling executions for multiple clients during the course of his career.
Principal, Director of Business Development
Prior to joining NW Polite Society, Ben oversaw music and media business development for Hewlett Packard’s Personal Systems Group. He was the Executive Director of the Recording Academy’s (GRAMMYS) Pacific Northwest Chapter, and was the Senior Curator of Public Programs at EMP Museum. Ben began his career in Seattle as a musician and has recorded for independent and major labels as well as being a feature in numerous film and television projects.
Principal, Director of Finance
Along side working with NW Polite Society, Tina is a licensed electrical engineer and has been involved with many groundbreaking projects such as designing the telescopic roof at Safeco Field to developing the 325-ton cranes for the Kennedy Space Center. Aside from these massive projects, Tina is also a painter, print maker, seamstress, and has been a long time advocate of the PNW arts community.
Chief Operating Officer
Hans joined NW Polite Society in May 2016, and over the previous two decades has held a number of senior leadership roles in Tokyo, London, Moscow, Bucharest, and Seattle for two separate FTSE-100 companies. His functional roles have been in marketing, strategy, innovation, and general management, and he holds an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia, a JD from the University of Washington School of Law, and a BA in History, also from the University of Washington.
Associate, Public Relations & Photographer
Colin is a Gonzaga University alumn and a Washington native. He is a published photographer with work featured in numerous publications including National Geographic Traveler, Seattle Magazine, Good Things Magazine and many others. At Northwest Polite Society, Colin directs, manages, and executes PR tactics and strategy for exciting local clients from restaurants, bars, products, and lifestyle brands.
Associate, Client Services
Jediah was born and raised right here in Seattle, where he also attended Seattle University, majoring in Strategic Communications. Two of his notable internships include working for Gruman & Nicoll Public Relations and Seattle University's Marketing-Communications department. Jediah hopes to one day work as a music journalist for a major publication.
OOH Operations Manager
Sean graduated cum laude from Seattle University in 2013. He began his career in the Northwest music community managing and performing in Seattle band The Ramblin' Years, who sell-out venues throughout the region and play such festivals as Capitol Hill Block Party and Macefield Music Festival. Sean furthered his professional development during Concert Marketing and PR internships at Seattle Theatre Group where he handled campaigns for the Northwest's biggest shows. Sean is excited to continue his career at NW Polite Society and develop effective marketing strategies for businesses of all sizes.
A Seattle native, Yvonne attended Middlebury College, where she majored in environmental studies and studio art. In 2016, she received an award from the college for her contributions to the community through visual art. In addition to illustration and graphic design, she also has experience in theater costume design and teaching community art classes. She's thrilled to be back in Seattle and excited to explore its vibrant art scene.
Field Operations Manager
Desmond is a Seattle-Native and recent University of Oregon alum. He studied Business Admin and Entrepreneurship, and was recognized for multiple awards for entrepreneurship and leadership. Desmond has been working within the music industry doing marketing, event production, radio, and continues to be active as a producer. He is excited to continue to learn and grow his career at NWPS, with an interest in Marketing Operations.