“Two Minutes With” is Weber Shandwick Seattle’s employee spotlight series that provides professional and personal insight into our rock star team. Enjoy!
In your 4 years at Weber Shandwick, what types of accounts have you contributed to?
In my time at Weber, I’ve worked on a variety of accounts, but primarily technology clients. I’ve also had the opportunity to work with smaller clients such as an SaaS application company and a local nonprofit. Mostly though, you’ll find me promoting large technology clients and the wonders of web hosting providers.
What have been a couple of your favorite stand out moments at Weber Shandwick?
One of my favorite moments was at a client event last year, when Weber Shandwick was invited to deliver a breakout session on successful PR within that particular field. I had the opportunity to present to a group of the organization’s largest partners about the elements of storytelling, navigating the complex approval process for press release quotes, and how to make a bigger impact with the press. Of course, it’s hard to beat getting backstage access to see Velvet Revolver and Alice in Chains at the Gorge just for handing out flyers in the campground.
What is the best concert you’ve ever been to?
Tough question. I’ve been to a range of great concerts ranging from Tool to James Taylor to most recently, George Clinton. If I had to pick a favorite though, I’ll go with Symphony Legacy which I saw at Benaroya Hall in 2007. I wouldn’t call myself a fan of the symphony, but it was pretty amazing to see Alice in Chains backed by a full orchestra.
If you have a free day, how are you most likely to spend your time?
If the weather’s nice I like to be outside, maybe camping, playing a round of golf, or hitting the park with my dog. I like visiting local microbreweries (new favorite is Fremont Brewing). And I always try to go see at least a few Seahawks and Mariners games each year.
It’s clear you love sports; what has been most memorable sports-related moment of your life thus far?
Well, I once took second place in my fantasy football league two years in a row. Apart from that, I once caddied for Rollie Fingers in a celebrity golf tournament and he was a huge jerk. Cursing the whole time and even throwing a few clubs at me. And yes, he still had the mustache.
Alex Vaught is a senior account executive at Weber Shandwick Seattle.