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Tech Moves: Blake Cahill departs Banyan Branch; Red Russak joins Apptentive; and more

Blake Cahill has stepped down as president of Seattle social media agency Banyan Branch to take a new job at Royal Philips. Cahill is relocating to the Netherlands where Royal Philips is based. In the new role as global head of digital and social marketing, Cahill will lead digital and social initiatives across the company. He previously served as… Read More

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Banyan Branch expands with take over of Nology Media

Banyan Branch is adding a new tree limb, announcing today that it is taking over Seattle social media upstart Nology Media. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Nology’s four employees are joining Banyan Branch, and founder Leigh Fatzinger has been named to the company’s advisory board. With the deal, Banyan Branch now employs 50… Read More

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Tech Moves: Medio taps Microsoft vet as chief architect; Zooppa, PATH, etc.

Medio Systems is making a big move into the predictive analytics arena, helping gaming, financial services, entertainment and other companies better engage with their customers who are using mobile devices.  And now the Seattle startup has picked up a 9-year Microsoft veteran to help lead the charge. Ewa Dominowska has joined the company as chief architect,… Read More

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Tech Moves: Banyan Branch expands; SonoSite taps a new CFO; Radarworks; and more

Banyan Branch, the fast-growing social media agency, has named Jennifer Blank Hecht to the positon of senior vice president of client services. She most recently worked at Wunderman where she worked on social media efforts for Microsoft’s Emerging Media group. In addition to Blank Hecht, Banyan Branch also announced that Erik Arpe and Stephanie Camp… Read More

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Social media agency Banyan Branch takes root with $1.7M

Banyan Branch, the Seattle-based social media marketing firm whose clients include Hartz, Porsche and Gilt Groupe, has raised $1.7 million from a prominent group of angel investors that includes former Qpass CEO Chase Franklin; Seattle angel investor Geoff Entress; KissMetrics founder Neil Patel; venture capitalist Bill Bryant and others. “Social media has become pervasive within… Read More

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Tech Moves: BlueKai names Amazon, Yahoo vets to new roles

Here’s a look at some key hires, appointments and people on the move in the Pacific Northwest technology industry BlueKai has named Jon Ingalls as the company’s first chief marketing officer and Sam Wolff as the company’s first chief financial officer. The online advertising company moved its headquarters to Cupertino last year after CEO Omar… Read More

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Meet the geek dogs of Seattle

Every day is Take Your Dog to Work Day here at GeekWire and, for that matter, at dozens of other tech companies around Seattle. It’s pretty commonplace to see canine companions wandering the offices startups in Pioneer Square, Belltown and South Lake Union. But, in true celebration of the official holiday today, we’re showcasing some… Read More