Smashing Ideas Named One of Washington’s Best Workplaces by Puget Sound Business Journal

August 13, 2010

SEATTLE, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ — Smashing Ideas (www.smashingideas.com), the leading digital media agency providing immersive and interactive entertainment for the youth market, today announced it was named a finalist for Washington’s Best Workplaces by the Puget Sound Business Journal.

The Puget Sound Business Journal award for best workplaces launched in 2007 to identify and recognize best practices in the hiring and retention of great people. After an extensive and rigorous process, which included the completion of surveys by nominee-company employees across the state, workplaces in five different categories–small, medium, large, extra-large company and nonprofit organization– have been identified as Washington’s best, based on their various employee benefit offerings, leadership culture and work/life balance philosophies.

Smashing Ideas also announced new appointments to the management team including Walt Brown, director of business development; Carrie Peters, director of public relations and marketing as well as the promotion of Chad Otis to executive creative director.

“We’re honored to be recognized by the Puget Sound Business Journal’s Best Workplaces,” said Steve Jackson, president and CEO of Smashing Ideas. “Smashing Ideas continues to grow and we’ve recently made several new hires as well as promoted some of our talented designers, developers and illustrators. We continue to build a team that helps strengthen our core focus on the youth market and developing best of breed games, sites and apps as well as broadening services for our clients.”

In addition to management team hires, the company also announced several new hires including Ben Roberts, director of e-Publishing; Bill Wiens, Drupal developer; Eric Goetz as sound designer; Dan Quinn as junior designer; James Prettyman, iPhone developer for mobile and devices group; JB Tellez as developer; Ray Campo as junior designer, mobile and devices and Tony Patino as developer. Smashing Ideas also announced several internal promotions including Aqui Griffin to developer; and Ashley Bersano to office manager; Carolyn Illman to producer; Eric Leuschner to senior producer; Jon Hunt to developer and Victor Allen to associate technical director.

For more information about Puget Sound Business Journal Washington’s Best Workplaces, visit www.wabestworkplaces.com.

About Smashing Ideas

Smashing Ideas, founded in 1996, has become one of the leading digital media agencies for the youth market by creating immersive, interactive content that transforms consumer-driven brand experiences in a digital world. Cartoon Network, Disney, GE, Hasbro, Nickelodeon, Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Verizon Wireless and more have called upon the Company to develop engaging, online, ITV and mobile experiences for their audiences. Smashing Ideas is based in Seattle, with offices in Portland and in the UK.

About Puget Sound Business Journal

Puget Sound Business Journal is the region’s premier source of business information, serving an unparalleled audience of business and community leaders. In addition to the weekly newspaper, the Business Journal provides daily updates via its website and email alerts. The company also plays a vital role in bringing the area’s leadership community together by hosting a wide variety of events throughout the year, from the Washington’s Best Workplaces event at Safeco Field to the annual 100 Fastest Growing Companies celebration to the Women of Influence awards event. Puget Sound Business Journal is a unit of American City Business Journals, which operates 41 local business newspapers throughout the United States. Visit Puget Sound Business Journal on the web at www.pugetsoundbusinessjournal.com.

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