Category Archives: Rankings

Seattle’s curiosity and quirkiness highlighted in TV viewing choices

Seattle market #1 for Documentary viewing and #2 for Science-Fiction If you are what you consume, then Seattle’s TV viewing habits are totally in sync with its reputation as a well-educated and high-tech mecca. According to the most recent Nielsen Scarborough Research Study, Seattle-Tacoma ranks first among the top 15 markets in the nation for…

Seattle Media Spotlight: Classic Rock KZOK-FM

Reeling in the Years: Classic Rock and Seattle A life well-lived is a constant stream of “firsts,” some welcome and exhilarating, and some not so welcome and disquieting. The latter includes the first time the music of your youth is referred to as “classic rock.” Want your mind blown? The baby on the album cover…

Is Video Advertising the Key to Engagement?

In a near perfect merging of polar opposites, video and statistics, Shutterstock, with data partner comScore and others, has created a video infographic called “Show Me Something” that highlights the exponential growth and engagement power of online video. Take a minute to watch the video; it’s a compelling story based mostly on comScore’s Video Metrix product and…

Revving up for a Recovery: Seattle Market Review, October 2012

There is a lot going on in and around the market that theoretically is positioning it to go full throttle once we get a go signal on the recovery. While we wait, the Seattle market continues to sputter along, looking one minute like the lead car and the next as running on fumes. As noted…

Technology Sector Masks High Seattle Unemployment: Seattle Market Review, September 2012

After a jaw-dropping drubbing at the first presidential debate, the Obama administration dug deep for some good news and came up with a drop in the unemployment rate, to 7.8%. Seattle Media Maven remains unconvinced and eagerly awaits the adjusted figures, likely to be released sometime after November 6th. According the Labor Department, about 15%…

Up, Down, Sideways – It’s Anyone’s Guess: Seattle Market Review, August 2012

While Seattle continues to chalk up some impressive rankings and revenue successes, the bottom line is that the recovery, if that is what you want to call it, has all but flat-lined with minimal growth and limited confidence across the nation. Recent news articles highlighting weak real income, scarce jobs, inventories outpacing sales and a…

Bright Spot in a Dismal Economy: Seattle Market Review, July 2012

The latest Seattle Market Review is now available and chock full of activity. Here are a few highlights: The Seattle market continues its flirtation with optimism this month, pulling in the #1 ranking for America’s top tech city and ranking #2 for the nation’s wage growth. On the home front, with a welcome sign on…

Blue Skies Ahead: Seattle Market Review, June 2012

Signs of Life Signal Sunny Seattle Future If you ignore the world around us and the continued flailing of the national economy, it appears that the Puget Sound region may be climbing out of the depths of the Great Recession trough. Retail sales seem to be picking up steam as the primary drivers of consumer…

Waiting for the Recovery to Drop Anchor: Seattle Market Review, May 2012

Photo by Phil Snyder Every time it seems like the recovery may be about to drop anchor in our safe harbor for at least a short visit, the dark storm of stagnancy blows it back out to sea for a good thrashing, and in some instances, tossing it on the rocky shore and stopping movement…

The Spotlight is on Seattle: Seattle Market Review, April 2012

Seattle Earns Top Praise for Journalism, Lifestyles and Jobs Growth The latest edition of Seattle Market Review is out and it’s popping with top accolades for the Emerald City.  Seattle’s shower of  positive attention starts with a couple Pulitzer prizes for local journalists. The Seattle Times, won its 9th Pulitzer Prize based on Michael J….