Flash Media Services

About Us

Is Flash really her last name?

Yes, it is. Like many last names, it was changed slightly from Flasch to Flash when her grandfather immigrated to Canada. And Flash has proven to be a great name for someone in the media.

When Cynthia Flash started her first job with United Press International in 1985, the wire service was still using teletype machines to deliver the news to newsrooms all over the world.

At the time, a “News Flash” was the most important news to cross the wire - something reserved for declarations of war and assassinations of presidents. When Flash filed her first story from the two-person Boise, Idaho, bureau - a story about a car accident - bells on the wire machines rang out throughout the world. A grizzled managing editor from Washington, D.C. quickly picked up the phone to chastise Flash and ask her to change her byline.

She refused. Instead, UPI had to change the way it programmed its wire machines. The Flash byline has stayed in the news ever since.


Cynthia Flash, media consultant and public relations specialist, can help you with your corporate communications, strategic planning and ghost-writing needs.

Since 2000, Flash Media Services has been serving corporate and non-profit clients in countless local and national publications and projects in a variety of communication forums.
As a media consultant, Cynthia Flash has the knowledge and expertise to develop a timely public relations strategy that will best fit your goals and needs. And she has the experience to write and publish several types of public relations pieces from conception to the final product, from newsletters and newspaper inserts to brochures and press packets.
Flash's goal with all clients is to represent them in a positive light before the public and their constituents through all forms of communication. Her current and former clients include: Providence Health & Services, T-Mobile USA, Clark Nuber, Pioneer Human Services, LEAVE A LEGACY® of Western Washington, the Estate Planning Council of Seattle, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and the University of Washington, among others.
Flash Media Services is a successful public and media relations company, well-respected by the media and clients alike. Cynthia Flash has the expertise and connections to write, query and place finely tuned public relations articles and opinion pieces. For your media needs and clarification, contact Cynthia today.

A Bit Of History

Flash began her work as a journalist in 1985. She has written and edited for news organizations in Idaho, Arizona, California and Washington, including nine years with The News Tribune in Tacoma, Washington. She has also written and/or placed thousands of articles for local and national print publications and websites including Life Magazine, Business Week, People Magazine, The Industry Standard, The Seattle Times, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, The Puget Sound Business Journal, Washington CEO magazine, TechWeb.com, EarthWeb.com, Internet.com, MBusiness magazine, Knowledge Management Magazine and The Oregonian. When she’s not working, Flash teaches skiing to kids, plays piano, volunteers at school, and with her husband Dan, enjoys spending time with their two sons.
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