1. PubliCola was all sports this weekend.
Not only were the Sounders at home (meaning SoundersNerd got some post-game press conference and locker room time—along with some great new photos), but we also added normal football coverage to the Cola mix.
What a weekend to start covering football in Seattle: The Huskies. The Huskies! And the Seahawks. (Oh, the Seahawks.) Hasselbeck says he's going to be okay, anyway.
We'll post a second batch of exclusive Sounders pics later this morning. (We'll also have SeahawksNerd's wrap up of the SF game.)
Chivas' goalie Zach Thornton blocks Sounders' shot on goal. Again./Photo by Jack Hunter.
2. Kirkland's Bungie Software is taking over the Experience Music Project tonight to show off its latest video game, Halo 3: ODST. Like the other Halo games, this title puts you in the shoes of a military dude shooting his way out of an alien world. Apparently, the series is huge—biggest in America, or something like that?
Head over tonight to try the new game out, talk to the developers, and join tournaments for a shot at some Xbox 360 swag. Or ignore the game stuff and enjoy free entry into the EMP/Science Fiction Museum exhibits from 6-11 p.m.
3. Early Expenditure of the Day alert: Position 4 City Council candidate Sally Bagshaw gave us the heads-up last week that she'll be making a $10,000 in-kind contribution to her own campaign to pay for her son to come up from Dallas and make videos (hopefully funny ones, she says) for her campaign. Because her son, a TV broadcaster, is taking five weeks off to help his mom, "I'm paying the boy," Bagshaw says.
4. PubliCola is hiring.
Why is PubliCola the most talked-about new website of 2009 (a "must read" according to the P-I)?
Because we're off to a killer start: In addition to posting insider gossip and hot scoops everyday (Mike McGinn is T-Mobile's attorney in major anti-consumer rights case; Ron Sims off to D.C.; the legislature tries to overturn environmental voter initiative), we were the first online-only site in state history to get press credentials in Olympia this winter. And in June, we hired star Stranger news editor Erica C. Barnett.
And we're not just for City Hall anymore. We've got MusicNerd, SoundersNerd, FilmNerd, TechNerd and more.
Next hire: We want an all-star advertising rep.
Who you are: You know Seattle, you know what's hot, and you want to represent an expanding, young company. You might love Salesforce, but you can also create and manage a mean spreadsheet. You want to be part of a scrappy startup that’s filling the void where the old media is MIA.
The ad rep will report directly to Bad Cop, PubliCola's business and marketing manager. The job is full-time and includes health care. Competitive salary plus commission. Previous sales experience is a must.
Please email resume and cover letter to [email protected]. No calls please.
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