In honor of Halloween, Tom Nixon compiles the list.
Filed under: Awards
Congratulations to Kirk Hallahan, a professor in the Department of Journalism and Technical Communication at Colorado State University, who was named the PRSA 2010 Outstanding Educator of the Year Award. Hallahan was recognized, in part, because “he developed a new undergraduate course in digital promotion management, one of the first of its kind, to address the use of Internet- and mobile-based media.”
Interestingly, prior to moving to academia, Hallahan worked at one of the worst-named PR firms in the country, Harshe-Rotman & Druck.
Filed under: Public Relations
Shell Brand International Chairman Bruno Motta is calling out BP for misleading consumers with its “Beyond Petroleum” branding:
“For the last few years [BP] has repositioned in an interesting way. We should look into the DNA of the company and project an essence or truth – say what you are, even if it’s not as appealing. It makes for a long-lasting brand.”
Branding firm Adrenalin has added Danielle Vala to its staff as a Graphic Designer. Vala joins Adrenalin from Bennet Adelson in Cleveland, where she was worked on the Cleveland Clinic wellness website.
Filed under: Linhart
In February, I accused Linhart PR’s Sharon Linhart of “talking a little veiled trash” when she was quoted in the Denver Business Journal as saying:
“In comparison to other firms, I’d have to say we’re doing very, very well.”
But give her credit – her agency is walking the walk. Linhart announced that it has hired Robin Zimmerman as an Account Executive, giving the agency 19 22 employees (six of whom have been added this year). As for Zimmerman, she will provide media relations and communications counsel for our consumer-focused clients like Crocs, Old Chicago, and ShopAtHome.com.
Filed under: Wins
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has selected Amélie Company to conduct marketing services for its Smart Meal program that promotes healthier eating in restaurants throughout Colorado. Amélie was awarded a two-year contract with CDPHE for market research, public relations and implementation of a campaign to increase consumer awareness of the Smart Meal program.
Filed under: Awards
- Armada Medical Marketing – One gold Leaf award; two Silver Leaf awards; three Bronze Leaf awards
- Vladimir Jones – One Grand Gold Leaf award; one Gold Leaf award
- GroundFloor Media – One Gold Leaf award; two Silver Leaf awards
- Cactus – One Gold Leaf award
- Weise Communications – Two Silver Leaf awards
- CSG – One Silver Leaf award; two Bronze Leaf awards
The big non-agency winners were Centura Health (five awards) and Pinnacol Assurance (five awards).
And congratulations to Weise Communications’ Tracy Weise, who was named 2010 CHC Professional of the Year, and Colorado Public Radio’s Eric Whitney, who was named 2010 Media Representative of the Year.