PAN Communications is boldly embarking on its next chapter in Silicon Valley with a move to a new and expanded office in San Francisco. Our new office at 100 California Street is at the center of what makes San Francisco both the focal point of innovation and a great place to work.
One of the traits that makes Silicon Valley unique is continuous interaction. Our ecosystem is fueled by the constant sharing of knowledge and ideas. Unlike most other places, people don’t stay in company siloes. We regularly meet informally in coffee shops before work and at bars and sporting events after work to discuss trends and plans. Eating dinner out is the main shared activity here. San Francisco is also home to many large tech conferences that provide more formal opportunities to interact with some of the top minds from around the world.
Similarly, collaboration is the underlying theme for a PAN office. Visit our Boston headquarters, and you see teams working together all over the office. In our new home, we are blending the PAN ethos with Silicon Valley spirit – and we are going to share it with our clients, partners and the entire Silicon Valley ecosystem. In our old office, PAN had an open door policy for clients, partners and organizations to host meetings, come over to brainstorm or just have a cup of espresso. Now, we have expanded meeting facilities and an open kitchen/collaboration area to take it to the next level.
This is a critical time for the technology industry. San Francisco has been a boom-and-bust town since the days of the Gold Rush. In the past few years, we have lived in an era of unicorns and rainbows fueled by low interest rates. The froth has come off the bubble, and startups are going to need to provide value and generate revenue. Growth opportunities generated by artificial intelligence and Internet of Things are starting to come into the mainstream from startups and large companies like Google and Facebook. It is now more critical than ever that these companies communicate their value to customers, partners and investors. Accordingly, the value proposition of the strong and strategic integrated marketing communications programs provided by PAN has never been stronger. It is this reason that we are confidently increasing our commitment to the world’s technology hub.
To quote the motto of our Golden State Warriors, we will succeed by strength in numbers. That reflects the Silicon Valley way of creating success through working closely together. When you are in San Francisco, we would love to show you around our new home. We will be hosting events in the office, starting with an open house July 26th. If you can’t wait, want a personal tour or just want to have coffee and talk about integrated marketing communications, please let me know, and we will get you set up.