CHS Community Post | Northwest Polite Society Hires Two New Team Members


Local Seattle Marketing Agency Appoints New Principal and Public Relations Associate to Head Growing Business.

SEATTLE, Wash., September 25, 2014 – Northwest Polite Society, a Seattle based marketing agency announced today recent additions to the company’s team.  Ben London joins the agency as Principal/Director of Business Development and Colin Bishop as Public Relations Associate.  With the new team members, Northwest Polite Society has added capacity to manage their steady growth.

“I’m very excited about the addition of Ben London and Colin Bishop to the team at Northwest Polite Society.” Said Chuck Zimmerman, founding member of Northwest Polite Society. “We feel fortunate to have found them and know they will contribute greatly to the continued growth of our group with Ben leading New Business Development and Colin as PR Associate.”

London is an accomplished executive in the Seattle music/technology industry with over twenty-five years of experience in media creation and goal-driven business initiatives. London comes to Northwest Polite Society from Hewlett-Packard where he oversaw music and media business development in their Personal Systems Group. There, he built successful partnerships with top-tier music and entertainment brands

Prior to Hewlett-Packard, London was an executive with the Recording Academy (Grammys) where he managed the organizations office in the Pacific Northwest and worked closely with world-class musicians and music community leaders on a number of business, advocacy and education ventures.

London was an early hire at Experience Music Project (EMP) museum where he served as Senior Curator of Public Programs and spearheaded many successful programs and exhibits such as the long-time running Sound Off! youth band competition. A life long musician, London was the founder of the Seattle band Alcohol Funnycar, which released albums on both independent and major labels.

“After 4 years of working for a massive global technology company, I am pleased to find an opportunity that’s a better cultural fit for me.” Said London on his new position. “I’ve seen Seattle go from a tiny outpost to one of the most vibrant cities in the world. Joining NW Polite Society- I feel like I know how Dave Grohl must have felt when he joined Nirvana: there’s nothing but possibility ahead.”

Colin Bishop, the latest public relations associate, comes to Northwest Polite Society as a recent graduate from Gonzaga University. Bishop has worked with numerous Seattle based integrated public relations agencies such as GreenRubino and Curator PR. After a year in the greater Seattle area, Bishop chose to begin work with Northwest Polite Society to be closer to one of the major cultural centers of Seattle.  Apart from public relations, Bishop is also a seasoned photographer with experience in lifestyle and documentary content and has worked with numerous film and photography companies in the metro Seattle area.

“I am excited to begin with Polite Society and help develop the public relations department further. With my past experience in the consumer PR world, I am more than thankful to find myself with an agency that helps out so many local businesses and organizations reach their publics. I hope to bring our clients PR driven initiatives that deliver a positive return on investment.”

With these new hires, Northwest Polite Society intends to expand their business further with exciting opportunities on the horizon.



About Northwest Polite Society

Northwest Polite Society a full service agency that specializes in the artful disruption of traditional marketing tropes. NWPS believes in creating locally relevant, credible connections that build long lasting relationships between brands, consumers and communities. Founded in 2012 by Chuck Zimmerman and Tina Meadows, Northwest Polite Society offers marketing, website design, public relations, social media, graphic design, promotional services and event production. Located in Capitol Hill, Seattle, Northwest Polite Society continues the tradition of strong cultural presence in the Northwest with the mantra “Everyone should have a voice in their society.”


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Northwest Polite Society is an experiential and guerilla marketing agency that specialize in creating locally relevant, credible community connections.
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