Denver PR Blog

Ad Age: How NOT to Conduct a Social Media Campaign
November 30, 2009, 12:23 pm
Filed under: Social Media, Twitter

The college football season is nearly over, so it must be time to start complaining about the lack of a playoff system. To get ahead of the curve, the BCS launched a social media campaign last week touting its effectiveness, but Advertising Age takes the campaign to task for simply spewing propaganda rather than engaging fans.

PRSA Colorado Holiday Party
November 30, 2009, 12:15 pm
Filed under: Events, PRSA

Tomorrow is the deadline for reduced-cost tickets to the annual PRSA Colorado Holiday Party at Dazzle Lounge on Thursday, Dec. 10. Click here to get details and purchase tickets.

Denver PR Jobs
November 30, 2009, 12:01 pm
Filed under: Andrew Hudson, Jobs

Among those hiring this week are Qwest, Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado, Doctors Care, US Olympic Committee (Colorado Springs), Ft. Lewis College (Durango), and the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation (internships in Boston).

DDP Accepting Nominations for Annual Awards
November 25, 2009, 2:09 pm
Filed under: Awards

The Downtown Denver Partnership is accepting nominations for its Annual Downtown Denver Awards. The awards celebrate businesses, organizations, events and projects that have made significant contributions toward creating a unique, vibrant and diverse Downtown environment, and have made a lasting, positive impact on Downtown Denver. To nominate a colleague or client, click here.

Denver PR Jobs
November 24, 2009, 9:30 am
Filed under: Andrew Hudson, Jobs

Among those hiring this week are Crocs, Upromise Investments, The Colorado Health Foundation, Home Instead Senior Care, Hunter Douglas Window Fashions, Pinnacol Assurance, SEIU, Professional Bull Riders (Colorado Springs), Cabela’s (Sidney, Neb.), GolinHarris (Washington, D.C.), High Plains Journal (Dodge City, Kans.), Interweave Press (Loveland), Intuit (Mountain View, Calif.) and St. Louis Metro (St. Louis, Mo.).

Is America Ready for Best Buy to Wish Us ‘Happy Eid al-Adha?’
November 24, 2009, 9:23 am
Filed under: Public Relations

I doubt it, but we’ll see.

M&A in the College Football World
November 23, 2009, 6:25 pm
Filed under: Football, Story + Welch

The football fortunes of Notre Dame and the University of Michigan have waned the last few years, so the Wall Street Journal suggests Dan Welch’s and Elaine Ellis’ worst nightmare: The Notre Michigan Irish Wolverines.

Boss of the Week
November 23, 2009, 4:44 pm
Filed under: Public Relations

You think your boss sucks? Try this guy.

(Hat tip to Voco Creative).

Denver Agency Wins
November 23, 2009, 11:36 am
Filed under: Guttau, Linhart, Wins

Brian Solis in Denver for Book Signing/Tweetup Tomorrow
November 23, 2009, 11:24 am
Filed under: Social Media, Twitter

Social media guru, author and MediaonTwitter co-founder Brian Solis will be in town Tuesday (tomorrow) for a book signing/tweetup. The event is from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Tryst Lounge in Larimer Square. Click here for additional details.

UCD School of Medicine: Don’t Bother Responding to Our RFP
November 19, 2009, 10:30 pm
Filed under: Johnston Wells, PRSA, RFP

You would probably think there are dozens of public relations firms in Denver capable of “building external and internal awareness of the [University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine's] Palliative Care Program and undertaking a successful fundraising campaign to raise philanthropic contributions for its educational and research program.” But not everyone sees it that way, and that has PRSA Colorado President Gina Seamans seeing red.

In a post today on JohnstonWells’ blog, Seamans takes the UCD School of Medicine to task for trying to sneak through a sham RFP Notice of Proposed Sole Source (NPSS) when the school has already decided to give the business to the only firm they think it qualified to handle the assignment. And while Seamans is too polite to name that firm, I’m not. It’s Davis Branding & Marketing.

Denver Magazine Names Brugeman Food Editor
November 17, 2009, 1:03 pm
Filed under: Denver Magazine, Journalism Moves

Denver Magazine has named former contributing editor Stacey Brugeman food editor. In her new role, Brugeman will manage the magazine’s “Savor” section, as well as other food and drink content.

A Guide to Magazines that Have Ceased Publication
November 16, 2009, 1:50 pm
Filed under: Obit

Ad Age compiles the list.

(Hat tip to Jordan Blakesley).

Weise Launches Two Client Web Sites
November 16, 2009, 1:47 pm
Filed under: Weise

Denver’s Weise Communications has launched two Web sites for clients – Eating Disorder Center of Denver and MidAmerica Stroke Network.

Denver PR Jobs
November 16, 2009, 1:06 pm
Filed under: Andrew Hudson, Jobs

Among those hiring this week are Red Rocks Country Club, MDC Holdings, Weaver Multimedia Group, Arthritis Foundation, New Frontier Media, Pikes Peak Council of Governments, Ubee Interactive and Westwood College.

SE2 Names New Associate
November 16, 2009, 10:52 am
Filed under: PR Moves, SE2

Public policy, issues and social marketing agency SE2 named Delores Tronco as an associate. Tronco formerly was a 9Health Fair special events and communications coordinator and El Pomar Foundation fellow and program associate.

Debate Over Value of Press Releases Continues
November 16, 2009, 10:15 am
Filed under: Press Releases

A recent survey of “corporate communicators” conducted by Ragan Communications found that 49% say they think press releases are “as useful as ever,” but that a third said press releases are “a necessary evil that won’t go away soon.” Are those mutually exclusive?

Denver PR Jobs
November 9, 2009, 11:24 am
Filed under: Andrew Hudson, Jobs

Among those hiring this week are the Aurora Sentinel, Brocade, Chipotle, Tetra Tech, The Arthritis Foundation,, Maricopa County (Arizona) and Target (Minneapolis).

Thoughts and Prayers for Don Kirchoffner
November 5, 2009, 8:18 am
Filed under: Denver, Public Relations

Don Kirchoffner of Denver’s Don Kirchoffner & Associates has been diagnosed with cancer, and he is fighting it exactly like you would expect – head on. If you would like to send Don a message, you can do so through his Caring Bridge page:


Boise State Football Team Turns to PR to Help BCS Bowl Bid
November 5, 2009, 8:05 am
Filed under: Public Relations

Tired of being left out of the BCS bowl games year after year, the Boise State football team has retained the PR firm of Scott Peyron & Associates to help make its argument off the field.

Ten Things Social Media Can’t Do
November 3, 2009, 8:54 am
Filed under: Social Media

Advertising Age compiles the list.

How to Pitch a Busy TV Reporter
November 3, 2009, 8:21 am
Filed under: Pitches

Ragan’s PR Daily interviews WGN medical reporter Dina Bair to find out how to best pitch her.

Does Your Non-profit Need PR Help? Try #PRBoost
November 3, 2009, 8:10 am
Filed under: PRSA, Twitter

PRSA Colorado is taking its PR Boost program for nonprofits to Twitter. A panel of local PR experts, including Gina Seamans, Bill Green, Lisa Cutter, Jane Dvorak and Kristy Bassuener, will answer questions from non-profits tomorrow (Wednesday), Nov. 4, from 11-11:45 a.m. MST. Click here for information on how to participate in – or just follow – the Twitter conversation.

Bawmann, SE2, Weise Nab CHC Awards
November 2, 2009, 12:50 pm
Filed under: Awards, Bawmann Group, SE2, Weise

Congratulations to The Bawmann Group, SE2 and Weise Communications for picking up the hardware at Colorado Healthcare Communicators’ 2009 Gold Leaf Awards. And to Bawmann’s Tammy Stratton who was named the CHC 2009 “Professional of the Year.”

Andrew Hudson’s JobsGobble
November 2, 2009, 12:30 pm
Filed under: Andrew Hudson, Jobs

Denver PR jobs guru Andrew Hudson’s annual JobsGobble job-seeker seminar and networking party is Tuesday, Nov. 10 at Comedy Works South in Greenwood Village. Click here for details/registration.

Denver PR Jobs
November 2, 2009, 12:22 pm
Filed under: Andrew Hudson, Jobs

Among those hiring this week are ARCADIS, Clear Channel Communications, Keypoint Government Solutions, Leprino Foods, OtterBox, University of Denver, Vail Resorts and VMWare.


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