5 April

Kyocera to Build Data Center Cooled by Snow

Kyocera Communication Systems plans to build a data center solely powered by wind, solar and biomass in Ishikari City, Hokkaido, Japan. Construction on the “zero-emission” data center is due to start later this month, with the facility set to be ready for operation in 2021. But, the site will only start running on renewable energy […]

5 April

Amazon to Offer Internet Access From Space

It sounds like an April Fool’s joke but it came three days late. Amazon is joining the race to provide broadband internet access around the globe via thousands of satellites in low Earth orbit, newly uncovered filings show. The effort, code-named Project Kuiper, follows up on last September’s mysterious reports that Amazon was planning a “big, […]

14 March

Seattle is as good as it’s going to get for Amazon.

Imagine if millennials preferred suburbs over cities. If so, Amazon could save billions by not negotiating with New York. Amazon could take freebies from Bellevue. Suburbanites wouldn’t protest corporate parks. Small town mayors wouldn’t propose head taxes. There would be ample parking and excellent public schools to attract the best middle-aged software developers. But this […]

1 March

Call For Papers Open for Cloud Summit

Please reply if you’d like to speak at the GeekWire Cloud Summit, June 5 in Bellevue. This is a free speaking opportunity. We produced the IT Cloud Computing Conference for three years, which was acquired by GeekWire in 2017 to help start the Cloud Summit. Now we are recruiting potential Cloud Summit speakers and sponsors. The […]

8 January

2019 Client Coverage

At Owen Media, we’re fortunate to work with some of the most influential technology companies in the world. Our media relations efforts focus on developing and telling stories that resonate with editors from print and Web-based outlets, across to television broadcast producers. Here is a list of articles we’ve secured for our clients since the […]

9 September

HQ2 and Seattle’s greatest achievement

A year ago Seattle received a slap in the face. The sting is gone, but homelessness and traffic remain. Is Amazon a bad actor? 45,000 employees in the city and $250 million in state tax revenues aren’t bad. And not just any employees but the best developers, program managers and creative professionals in the world. […]

7 May

David Marriott 1943-2018

  You have probably heard of Dave Marriott. Even if you don’t know his name you know his work. He’s the guy who worked on the high profile crisis management cases in Seattle for 40 years: Alaska Airlines flight 261, Amanda Knox, Nordstrom union busting and maybe 100 others. Dave died last week and we […]

1 May

Seattle’s Transformation Myth

The Seattle Times published another hand-wringer recently about the death of old Seattle. About 1,000 people move to Seattle every week, pushing out the lumberjacks. The loss of Seattle is topic number one in cloud town. Traffic and homelessness are the leading concerns but there are plenty of gripes underneath those two. The argument misses the larger trend […]

9 March

PCC Rising at Rainier Square

            Seattle’s favorite co-op grocery planted its flag at Rainier Square today. It is always fun doing local press, including broadcast, for our client Wright Runstad & Company. March 9, 2018 / Seattle Times: PCC Will Put Grocery in Heart of Seattle’s Downtown March 9, 2018 / KING5: PCC to Open Downtown […]

6 March

Jay Rockey 1928-2018

Forever Seattle’s grand old man of PR, Jay Rockey, died this week. I extol his greatness here so that others may benefit. He is most famous for launching (and naming) the Seattle World’s Fair in 1962. His team secured 50,000 print articles including two Life Magazine cover stories. He then started a PR agency that became the Northwest’s […]