Denver PR Blog

Great Moments in Sports Marketing
May 8, 2015, 2:11 pm
Filed under: Public Relations

The NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers inexplicably showed this video making light of domestic abuse at their recent home game against the Chicago Bulls. I presume there are now a couple dozen positions open in the Cavs’ marketing department.

CSG, CSU Big Winners at 2015 PRSA Colorado Gold Picks
May 8, 2015, 11:45 am
Filed under: Awards, PRSA

Communications Strategy Group, JKD & Company, Cutter Communications, and Mulligan & Co. were the big agency winners at last night’s PRSA Colorado Gold Picks awards event. Using the proprietary and highly sophisticated Denver PR Blog formula to determine which agencies fared best (two points for a gold, one point for a silver, two additional points for the Grand Gold Pick/Small Practice/Nonprofit Best in Show awards), the results are:

1. CSG | PR (14 points) – Seven gold
2. JKD & Company (12 points) – Two Grand Gold Picks, Small Practice Award
3. Cutter (9 points) – Grand Gold Pick, Small Practice Award, one gold, one silver
4. Mulligan & Co. (8 points) – Four gold
5. Linhart PR (6 points) – Three gold
5. Philosophy (6 points) – Three gold
7. Blake (5 points) – Two gold, one silver
8. B Public Relations (4 points) – Two gold
8. Novitas (4 points) – Nonprofit Best in Show gold
8. WildRock (4 points) – Two gold
11. DStreet (3 points) – One gold, one silver
11. Webb (3 points) – One gold, one silver
13. Ayers PR (2 points) – One gold
13. CIG (2 points) – One gold
13. Gonder PR (2 points) – One gold
13. Monaghan (2 points) – One gold
13. Volume Nine (2 points) – One gold
18. Barefoot PR (1 point) – One silver
18. MGA (1 point) – One silver
18. Weber Shandwick (1 point) – One silver

And Colorado State University led the non-agency winners:

1. Colorado State University (14 points) – Seven gold
2. Leidos Engineering (4 points) – Two gold
2. University of Colorado/Skaggs (4 points) – Two gold
4. Kaiser (2 points) – One gold
5. Commerce City (1 point) – One silver
5. Colorado Health Foundation (1 point) – One silver
5. Denver Union Station (1 point) – One silver

The 2015 Special Award winners were:

• Pete Webb, Webb, Swede Johnson Lifetime Achievement Award
• Michelle Ellis, Orapin Marketing + PR, PR Person of the Year
• Meg VanderLaan, MWH Global, Business Person of the Year
• Amber DiGiallanardo, Linhart, Joe Fuentes Rookie of the Year
• Kristen Yantis, Malen Yantis, Mentor of the Year
• Margaret Fogarty, Farm Credit, Chapter Service Award

And the Public Relations Team of the Year was awarded to Sage Hospitality, Dunn Communications, Larimer Associates, dovetail solutions, and Aiello Public Relations & Marketing.

GroundFloor Media Adds Earth Balance as Client
April 30, 2015, 2:52 pm
Filed under: GroundFloor Media, Wins

GroundFloor Media has added Earth Balance as a client. Earth Balance makes a variety of plant-based, vegan products such as buttery spreads, nut butters and snacks. GFM recently helped Earth Balance announce its Responsible Palm Oil Commitment and is developing an ongoing national media relations campaign designed to raise awareness of the benefits of choosing a plant-based and dairy-free approach to eating.

Bud Light Backpedals from ‘Rapey’ Beer Bottle Slogan
April 28, 2015, 5:03 pm
Filed under: Crisis Communications

Bud Light is playing defense today after its #UpForWhatever labels “evoked concerns about alcohol-fueled rape culture.”

Denver PR Jobs
April 28, 2015, 10:32 am
Filed under: Jobs

Among those hiring this week are Adams County School District 14, Allstate Insurance, Arapahoe Library District, Catapult PR-IR, CH2M HILL, City and County of Broomfield (internship), City of Boulder, Colorado Department of Law/Attorney General’s Office, Colorado Energy Office, Communications Strategy Group (internship), Consulate General of Canada in Denver, Finish Line, High Line Partners Conservancy, MedSynergies, Oracle, Swingle, The Colorado Health Foundation, The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, United Power Inc., University of Colorado and Zayo Group.

B Public Relations Adds Account Coordinator
April 27, 2015, 1:37 pm
Filed under: Public Relations

B Public Relations has added Catie Mayer as an account coordinator. Mayer recently graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder, and she previously was an intern with the agency. BPR also announced it has added the Town of Frisco to the company’s list of hospitality and tourism clientele.

Post Covers Deft Communications’ Podcast Series
April 27, 2015, 1:29 pm
Filed under: Social Media

Congratulations to Deft Communications’ Jon Ekstrom, who gets a shout-out from The Denver Post for his podcast series, Jon of All Trades.


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