SEATTLE: Grayling agency Atomic has expanded its US network to the Pacific Northwest by opening an office in Seattle.
SVP Nick Olsson, who has been with the agency for 10 years and previously worked in its San Francisco location, will lead the Seattle office. His new title is SVP and MD of the Pacific Northwest.
During his time at Atomic, Olsson has helped the firm build its San Francisco presence and grow its New York footprint.
“There's such a dynamic tech and consumer-tech market in Seattle, and we have a really good opportunity to help our clients grow and help this economy continue to expand,” explained Olsson, who is a Seattle native.
Clients serviced by the Seattle office include workspace provider Surf Incubator, commercial audio company Biamp Systems, and business application software company K2. Atomic is also working on a philanthropic event called Seattle Party Camp on August 17 to raise money for Seattle Children's Hospital. The initiative, which aims to break the world record for biggest water-balloon fight, will raise money to send kids to camp, said Olsson.
At the moment, the Seattle office team includes Olsson, account supervisor Ali Kramer, and consultant Cheryl Valdez, who will work with Atomic on a project basis.
“We'll continue to build our team in Seattle as we build out our client base further,” said Olsson.
The location will also have support from Atomic San Francisco and the firm's other offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Munich, and Palo Alto and Orange County in California.
“We would like to become a part of the Seattle technology scene in the same way that we a part of the Bay Area technology scene,” said Andy Getsey, co-founder and CEO of Atomic.
Getsey said in the “medium- to long-term,” he thinks Atomic needs to have a presence in Chicago. While an office there is not being planned at the moment, it could happen in the foreseeable future.
This story was updated on August 1 with quotes from Getsey. It was corrected to say that K2 is a business application software company, not a ski and snowboard company, on August 2.