Filed under: Public Relations
Former Texas Tech head football coach Mike Leach is suing a public relations firm representing the family of a player whose abuse allegations resulted in the coach’s firing.
Filed under: GroundFloor Media
GroundFloor Media has expanded its Get Giving community program to include creative agencies and client partners to collect donations for Warren Village. The effort will run through early December and participating organizations include Bradley Consulting Group, BusinessWire, CCT Advertising, LiveWell Colorado, Motive – A Hybrid Agency, Radius Media Holdings, Relish Studio, Westwood College and Young Americans Center for Financial Education. They are collecting items at their respective offices for approximately four weeks, and GFM employees will gather the donation boxes from each company in early December and deliver them to Warren Village.
Among those hiring this week are Colorado Access, Cricket, Coram, Eco-Cycle, Janus, University of Colorado Hospital and Arrabelle at Vail Square (Vail).
The Women’s Saving Club, started by Denver PR pros Tara Tongco Rojas and Kate Wilson Stabrawa, has been named one of 10 finalists across the country in the TIAA-CREF “Raise the Rate” contest. As part of the contest, the site can win up to $65,000 and a portion of the prize will benefit the Denver Women’s Bean Project. If you want to vote for the Women’s Saving Club, visit the “Raise the Rate” website. You can vote once a day every day until Dec. 9.
Congratulations to Denver’s Farm Credit, which won a 2010 Gold MarCom award for their FarmCredit.com website. The website redesign was recognized for creating a searchable, attractive and sophisticated national web presence.
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Filed under: Public Relations | Tags: Andrew Hudson, Linhart, Pure, Westword
Westword’s Jonathan Shikes compiles the list. I still can’t believe Larry Holdren and Paula Berg aren’t on the list, although there is a chance that the mayor of the Denver’s “Drunk Tank” is Andrew Hudson.
The Denver Urban Renewal Authority (DURA) selected Cohn Marketing as its public relations agency of record. Cohn Marketing’s scope of work includes strategic planning and message development, as well as ongoing public relations, communications and special event support. DURA will also benefit from the Denver-based agency’s expertise in brand creation and integration as part of its agreement.
Vladimir Jones hired Jim Dissett as its new director of brand communications. Dissett most recently was general manager and director of public relations at RIESTER’s Salt Lake City office, and he also has served in senior-level positions at GroundFloor Media, Vanguard Communications and Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide.
“Jim is like the Jeff Bridges of the brand comm world. He’s had a long career – doing really great work just slightly under the radar, often playing that pivotal role that brings the big picture together,” said Joe Hodas, executive vice president brand communications at the agency.
Filed under: Pure Brand
Pure Brand Communications launched a new website today, and they’ve built in at least one easter egg:
“Play with Pure: Don’t leave without crashing our matrix. Combine a click in white space with a magic key to become a digital Godzilla.”
Dovetail Solutions has been named agency of record by the Aegis Group of Companies. Dovetail will provide strategic branding and public relations services for several of its companies, including Aegis Risk Management Group, EquityLock Solutions and Aegis Council.
Filed under: Philosophy Communication
Philosophy Communication is flash-mobbing it up to raise awareness of client TGIFridays’ new menu. The event at the Bronco’s game went off without a hitch, but the second event at the Aurora Mall resulted in mall cops chasing the participants.
Filed under: Linhart
Among those hiring this week are Weber Shandwick, Denver Public Schools, City of Commerce City, Encana, FirstData, Richmond American Homes, and the Town of Parker.
Filed under: Johnston Wells
Filed under: Denver
ExecConnect, a group of Denver leaders who work together to further the prosperity of the state of Colorado, is taking applications from community organizations and nonprofits seeking to enlist the help of the ExecConnect team. The ExecConnect team will begin working with the nonprofit it selects in early 2011. For the past year, ExecConnect’s project involved supporting and providing guidance for the launch of the Denver Bike Share, a nonprofit corporation that will operate to promote health, quality of life and preservation of the environment.
GroundFloor Media picked up two 2010 MarCom Awards for its work with Qdoba Mexican Grill and Westwood College. GFM won a platinum award for the Qdoba “Putting the Q in Community” campaign, which combined cause marketing and social media as part of a nationwide grassroots effort. GFM also won a gold award for its work creating Westwood College’s social media program.
Filed under: Jobs
Colorado Public Radio has hired Sadie Babits (who, incidentally, has the best villainess name since Cruella DeVille) as assistant news director and senior producer for CPR’s daily local news program, “Colorado Matters.” CPR also hired Jonathan Brown as host of NPR’s “Morning Edition” and as a reporter.
Denver’s Hotel Monaco has selected VOCA Public Relations as its agency-of-record following a competitive review.
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Among those hiring this week are Booz Allen Hamilton, Colorado School of Mines, Comcast, Covidien, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Latin American Educational Foundation, LoDo District, National Kidney Foundation, Ogilvy, OnTarget Jobs, Parsons, StillSecure, TD Ameritrade, University of Colorado Hospital, VisitDenver and Wellpoint Systems.
Filed under: Politics
Incoming Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives Frank McNulty (R-Highlands Ranch) can’t be happy that a Republican public affairs firm is the one labeling him with the derogatory nickname “McNUTLY.”
Filed under: Jobs
Frankie Cervantes has joined Faction Media, where she will support client social engagement, media relations and public relations campaigns for clients. Faction also is hiring for several account manager, project manager, search marketing manager and digital marketing producer positions as well.
Weise Communications won three awards at the 2010 MarCom Awards: a platinum award, the top honor, in the category of corporate branding for their work on the rebranding of SM Energy (formerly St. Mary’s Land and Exploration); a gold award in the category of newspaper advertising for the SM Energy rebranding campaign; and an honorable mention for writing a client article on ensuring corporate financial survival.
SE2’s Eric “Not Anderson, the Other One” Sondermann will be one of the analysts contributing to Colorado Public TV/CBS4’s coverage of election night tonight. The coverage, which will also feature analysts Penfield Tate and Jon Caldera, will run from 7-10 p.m. on Channel 12.
Filed under: KUSA
A shout out to 9News’ Kirk Montgomery, who had the courage to record an anti-bullying PSA based on his own experience as a teen:
(Hat tip: Bill Husted at the Denver Post)
Among those hiring this week are Jefferson County, VISIT DENVER, the Colorado Foundation for Medical Care, Jackson National Life Insurance, Public Service Credit Union, Revolution Foods, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and California Casualty (Colorado Springs).