We’re pleased to announce our first class of ThinkNW Marketing All-Stars. Chosen by the ThinkNW board and executive team, this program kicks off a tradition of recognizing the unique marketing talent that drives our industry and region forward.
We asked our honorees to share a bit about their work, lives and what the Pacific Northwest means to them.
Here’s what Tim Wang, founder and principal at TDW+Co, had to say.
How long have you been in your current role?
What do you value most in your work in this role, and what do you consider your biggest accomplishment in your current role?
Having the opportunity to bring our purpose-driven attitude and mindset to our team and work every day. Through the relationship, trust, and work with our valued brand partners, being able to make a positive social impact through our campaigns, particularly with diverse communities, continues to bring the greatest satisfaction.
What do you like to do outside of your work?
Along with volunteering on boards with ThinkNW, ANA AIMM (Alliance for Inclusive and Multicultural Marketing), St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and the UW Foundation, I try to stay active as an Athletic Member for the basketball team at the Washington Athletic Club. Keeping up with my six-year-old son, Elijah does the job too.
What impact does the Pacific Northwest have on your work?
The Seattle Chinatown-International District neighborhood will always be a place near and dear to my heart. Before founding my agency, I worked for a non-profit organization advocating the community’s interests and working towards improving the quality of life in the District. During these days, I learned about the importance of building community the positive impact that can be made by bridging cultural understanding, relevance, and relationship.
How would you characterize the Pacific Northwest marketing/creative community? In your mind, what makes it unique?
You have some of the brightest and most talented minds matched with the world’s most notable brands across the globe in the upper left corner of the U.S. It’s an amazing combination with endless potential. But I do believe we have room for growth in bringing more diversity, equity and inclusion to the forefront of our marketing and creative community. This is my pledge and hope for how ThinkNW can contribute.