Just like me

Personally, I am kind of a nerd, in the good way. I am obsessed with gadgets, technology, innovation and everything surrounding them. I lust after the latest and try and stay up on what’s new and neat. I cannot live with out my iPad – it serves as both a tool and diversion. I am also a music fan with diverse tastes ranging from a capella to rock to country to pop. I love good food and trying new things. I am an avid reader, and love my Kindle (now Kindle app for iPad). I am always looking for a new adventure.

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Professionally, I am an Associate at North of Nine Communications, a new marketing and communications agency dedicated to helping clients distinguish their brands in unique ways, with a focus on technology innovations, wherever they appear. I recently helped to establish the Seattle office. My current projects span the technology spectrum from education to apps and many things in between, as well as developing new business. I joined the company from Burson-Marsteller when North of Nine was spun out of the tech practice. My daily duties include media relations, event planning, long term strategic thinking, social media and messaging, to name a few.

Before North of Nine and Burson-Marsteller, I worked in Southern California at GolinHarris Los Angeles and then at Edelman Seattle on a number of exciting accounts, including Microsoft Zune, Microsoft Surface, FEI Company, Industrial Defender, iSold It, Junior Blind of America, Habitat For Humanity, Planar Systems, Inc. and Toyota. I have also provided extensive public relations and communications counsel for Belding Golf Bag Company and Ruckus Rod & Kustom including drafting materials, coordinating media and tradeshow support.

I graduated with a master’s degree in strategic public relations from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism in 2007. Studies included crisis management, research and evaluation, strategic branding and graphic design. Prior to USC, I attended Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA where I received a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations with minors in broadcasting and advertising. At Gonzaga, I helped create a promotions department for the on campus TV station, GUTV, was president of the Gonzaga chapter of PRSSA and wrote for the Gonzaga Bulletin.

You can find me all over the internet, not just here:

Or you can email me at c h a s e p e r r i n [at] g m a i l [dot] com

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