Category Archives: Rankings

Seattle Media News and Notes, February 2012

Seattle warms up with KRWM-FM 106.9 in February PPM ratings I hope you weren’t holding your breath over AM radio’s comeback when KOMO-AM took the top spot, and first-ever Arbitron PPM win, in January. Its reign was cut short as the station dropped back to a more typical #5 ranking in February with a 4.7….

The Seattle Times Ranks Among the Nation’s Most Influential Media Outlets

In January, The Seattle Times ranked among the nation’s 15 most influential media outlets in Forbes’ Media Map: Who’s Reading What and Where. The map, which is updated monthly, is compiled from data on millions of Bit.ly-tracked Web clicks to find the nation’s most influential media outlets. While it takes more than a few widely…

Seattle Springs to Life: Seattle Market Review, March 2012

Photo by musicisentrophy The economy remains stalled, but hope springs eternal for a Seattle market recovery. The most recent Seattle Market Review shows Seattle ranking at or near the top in recent rankings for tech-startup jobs, retail investment projections and export value. On the labor front, Boeing’s Washington employment is the highest since 1999 (remember…

Seattle Media News and Notes

KOMO-AM Takes First Place in the January PPM ratings Fisher Broadcasting’s news/talk format KOMO-AM eked out its first-ever Arbitron PPM win in January with a 6% share. It’s been years since an AM station took the top spot. Rival news/talk format KIRO-FM was only 0.1 of a share behind. Ever strong non-commercial station KUOW-FM (NPR/Talk)…

The Seattle Times Online Network Continues Its Reign Over the Local News and Information Category – Ranked Number One in January and Overall Leader (Again) in 2011

Hardly a day goes by without a marketing story touting the power of local content in connecting and engaging audiences. Seattle-Tacoma adults are fortunate to have a number of quality news and information resources available to them, which they turn to frequently. After closing out 2011 as the most visited local media website (comScore ranking),…

Optimism Amongst the Angst? — Seattle Market Review, January 2012

In the January 2012 edition of The Seattle Market Review we learn that while the sluggish economic climate still remains a challenge, Seattle seems, for the moment at least, to be less strained than most other parts of the country. Leading regional economist and forecaster Dick Conway says that even though the national economy is…

December Seattle Market Review Now Available

If you are doing business in the Seattle-Tacoma marketplace, then you need to be reading this publication. As I noted my previous Seattle Market Review post, it is chock full of information to give you an edge in the marketplace… and it’s free for the asking, courtesy of The Seattle Times Strategic Research Department! Check…

Smiles Will Go Miles in Boosting Seattle’s Brand

Photo by Papalars Today I’m going to stray a bit from all things market and media to take a look at our brand, that is, how others see our market and all of us who make it so… Seattle, as well as how we see ourselves. The spur for this happy lark is Travel+Leisure magazine’s…

Emerald City Sprouts Super Green Adults

Photo composite by Scarborough Research According to a recent Scarborough Research Report, All About the Super Greenies, Seattle ranks second only to San Francisco for adults who engage in 10 or more eco-friendly activities on a regular basis. Portland, OR and San Diego are tied for third. Not Your Typical Tree Huggers Super Greenies, as…