Spawn Ideas Recognized in OUTSIDE’S Best Places to Work 2017

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Anchorage, Alaska (November 8, 2017) – Spawn Ideas has been selected as one of OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work 2017. Not only are winning companies great workplaces for employees, but they respect the environment and encourage a balance between work and enjoying life in the great outdoors.

“This is our sixth year on Outside Magazine’s best places to work list, an accolade that means a lot to our employee-owned agency. Staff co-create our excellent culture so being named one of the best in the country recognizes our entire team’s efforts,” said President and CEO Karen King.

“Companies from across the country entered a rigorous two-part survey process to make the winning list,” said Jonah Ogles, Articles Editor at OUTSIDE Magazine. “The Best Companies Group evaluates each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. There’s also an employee survey to measure personal experience.”

The winning companies are those that value productivity in combination with an active, eco-conscious lifestyle, for a fulfilling experience inside and outside the office. This is OUTSIDE’s tenth year providing the Best Places to Work.

Spawn Ideas is an advertising agency staffed by more than 40 perpetual adventurers (Anchorage, Denver, Seattle) who like to say they’re more mountain climbers than status climbers. Through collaboration, and a mix of stamina, resourcefulness and drive, the firm “brings energy to brands.” Work/life balance is a key agency value that allows its team to soak up everything their outdoor lifestyles have to offer, and return to work inspired to create the best work possible for clients and brands. 

The complete list of OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work 2017 is available at For a list of past winners and for more information on the selection process, visit

For more information on OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work 2017 or to schedule an interview with an editor, please contact Kailey McGarvey at or 646.695.7046.


Headquartered in Anchorage, with offices in Denver and Seattle, Spawn Ideas is an employee-owned, full service agency specializing in consumer insights. Spawn focuses on consumer modes and micro-moments, helping clients efficiently market across customer segments within a digital context. For more information or to speak with someone about your brand’s marketing needs, visit or call 907.274.9553.


OUTSIDE is America’s leading active lifestyle brand. Since 1977, OUTSIDE has covered travel, sports, adventure, health, and fitness, as well as the personalities, the environment, and the style and culture of the world Outside. The OUTSIDE family includes OUTSIDE magazine, the only magazine to win three consecutive National Magazine Awards for General Excellence, The Outside Buyer’s Guides, Outside Online, the Outside Podcast, Outside Television, Outside Events, Outside+ for the iPad, Outside tablet edition, Outside Books, and Outside GO, a revolutionary, 21st-century adventure-travel company. Connect with OUTSIDE online, on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.


Best Companies Group works with national and local partners around the country and internationally to establish and manage “Best Places to Work,” “Best Companies,” and “Best Employers” programs on a national, statewide, regional and industry basis. Through its thorough workplace assessment, utilizing employer questionnaires and employee-satisfaction surveys, BCG identifies and recognizes companies who have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence.

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