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, Event Production
Ian has been involved in the Northwest music scene since moving to Seattle in 2009. A graduate of Seattle University, Ian has worked as a sound engineer, stage manager, and doorman in many Seattle venues. As drummer of the band Kithkin, Ian has toured the country and played many of the major Northwest festivals including Sasquatch Music Festival, Bumbershoot, and Capitol Hill Block Party.
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.
Israel is a proud Texas native and following high school he moved to Los Angeles where he obtained a B.A. in Music Performance from Biola University and an Associates Degree in Music Business and Administration from MI. Israel moved to Seattle soon after to pursue his interest in the music industry. With experience in record label operations, independent music, and brand integration, Israel is passionate about promoting and cultivating the local music industry. At Northwest Polite Society, Israel is an Operations Associate and is excited to be a part of the Seattle way of life.
Associate, Operations & Office Manager
An Orange County transplant, Bella has been heavily involved with the music and arts scene since arriving in Seattle to obtain her degree. In 2015, she was selected to be one of the first Seattle City of Music interns where she gained experience from Seattle Theatre Group, Sub Pop Records, KEXP, and Rhapsody. Bella’s main passion lies in press work, having covered multiple festivals and events for various publications. In her spare time, Bella can be found DJing as DJ Sugar Baby or chatting it up on her new late-night talk show on KXSU 102.1 FM.
Associate, Client Services & Operations
Pete grew up on Capitol Hill, and graduated with a degree in Advertising from University of Oregon’s Communications program. Upon returning to Seattle, he worked as an Account Coordinator intern at a marketing agency called 4th Avenue Media, and has since obtained his certifications in Google Adwords and Analytics. As a second generation advertising professional, conversations at the dinner table revolved around aesthetics, strategy, and culture; but mostly involved his account manager mom keeping track of his designer father. When not in the office, Pete is probably putting Sriracha on his kale salad, or finding the sample tracks to J Dilla beats.