Denver PR Blog

Linhart Promotes Brin
March 31, 2011, 9:56 am
Filed under: Linhart

Linhart PR has promoted Chandra Brin to account executive. She most recently served as an account associate and joined Linhart in 2009.

Turner PR Wins Three, Hires Four
March 30, 2011, 12:55 pm
Filed under: PR Moves, Turner PR, Wins

Turner PR has added Travaasa Destinations, Paraiso Del Mar and Inspirato to its roster of clients. Turner PR will provide them with a variety of strategic media relations and social media programs. Turner also announced it has added Rebie Bautista Lash as a senior director, Campbell Levy as senior account manager, Amber Connor as account manager and Ashley Taufen as account coordinator.

Jumel PR Adds Solterra as Client
March 30, 2011, 7:46 am
Filed under: Wins

Jumel Public Relations has been selected by Solterra, a master-planned residential community in Lakewood, to support its public relations activities. Solterra is Carma Developers’ signature Colorado community located in the foothills near Red Rocks. JPR will focus its efforts for Solterra on media relations and social media strategy.



Duo Announces New Client
March 29, 2011, 7:39 am
Filed under: Wins

Duo Marketing & PR has added Greenworks Video as a new client. Greenworks Video is a state-of-the-art Green Screen video production company that offers turnkey, affordable videos for websites, sales, training, investor relations and a host of other critical communications needs.

Denver PR Jobs
March 28, 2011, 10:36 am
Filed under: Andrew Hudson, Jobs

Among those hiring this week are Alpine Access, Centura Health, Colorado Public Radio, Colorado Garden Show, Destination Hotels and Resorts, DISH Network, Elitch Gardens, Fentress Architects, Holland & Hart, Inspirato, Nexant, PCL Construction, PR Newswire, RMEL, Safehouse Progressive Alliance, The Summit Foundation and the University of Denver.

CPR Wins Big at CBA’s 2010 Awards of Excellence
March 28, 2011, 8:54 am
Filed under: Awards, Colorado Public Readio

Colorado Public Radio (CPR) received top honors in local news reporting and producing in two categories in the Colorado Broadcasters Association’s 2010 Awards of Excellence.

CPR Reporter Megan Verlee‘s news series exploring the legislative process, “Biography of a Bill,” won first place for Best Public Radio Documentary or Series. A collection of stories on doctors’ disclosure of financial ties with pharmaceutical companies, reported by CPR Health Reporter Eric Whitney, received the second place award in the same category.

In the category of Best Public Radio News Special or Public Affairs Program, first place was awarded to CPR for the Dec. 14 edition of its local news interview program, “Colorado Matters.” The program focused on the careers of jazz singer Mandy Harvey and former Speaker of the House Terrance Carroll. Second place in the same category went to CPR for the Sept. 13 edition of “Colorado Matters,” which updated and gave listeners various perspectives about last year’s Fourmile Canyon fire, including the experiences of homeowners who broke the law and returned to their properties against the state fire marshal’s safety orders. Host Ryan Warner, Senior Producer Sadie Babits, Producer Zachary Barr, and Audio Producer David Fender worked together in producing the two award-winning editions of “Colorado Matters.”

South Metro Chamber Sponsors ‘B.I.G. Day’
March 28, 2011, 8:39 am
Filed under: Events

The South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce is inviting Denver public relations practitioners and agencies to join Conversation Starters’ Brian Olson at its B.I.G. (Be Involved, Give) Day on Saturday April 16. The SMDCOC needs 500 volunteers to spend the morning working with non-profits on everything from spring cleaning at Boys Hope Girls Hope of Colorado to getting the Botanic Gardens spruced up for the season.

Weise Adds Scrubs Medical Janitorial as Client
March 28, 2011, 3:43 am
Filed under: Weise, Wins

Weise Communications has been selected by Scrubs Medical Janitorial to handle marketing development, branding, and public relations for the launch of the new franchise system. As a hospital-grade cleaning service for non-hospital medical facilities, Scrubs Medical Janitorial provides a detailed cleaning for doctor’s offices, dentists, out-patient clinics, urgent care centers, veterinary clinics, and physical therapists offices.


Great Moments in Journalism XXXV
March 18, 2011, 10:19 am
Filed under: journalism, KMGH

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Gawker has assembled its best “Drunken Moments in Local TV News.” And, as a bonus, here is vintage video of Denver’s own Cynthia Hessin throwing a couple of elbows as a drunk reveler gets a little too close.

Former Schenkein Co-owner Clark Joins UCD
March 17, 2011, 4:07 pm
Filed under: PR Moves, Schenkein

Former Schenkein principal and co-owner Leanna Clark has joined the University of Colorado Denver as special assistant to the chancellor for community engagement. Mark Harden at the Denver Business Journal has the details.

Great Moments in Public Relations
March 17, 2011, 3:59 pm
Filed under: Public Relations

Freelance writer Luke O’Brien wrote an article for Men’s Health on UFC fighter Georges St. Pierre. A few months later, the magazine’s PR team pitched him the article he wrote.

Hi, Luke-

Men’s Health went behind the scenes of UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre’s title fight with Josh Koscheck. In his April issue cover story, St. Pierre opens up to the magazine about acting as a trainer and a learner, always climbing to reach his goals. Would you be interested in running any of his quotes from the interview?

Luke’s response:

Sounds great. I’d be interested in interviewing the writer. Lemme know.


Denver Post ‘Breaking News’ Headline of the Day
March 17, 2011, 10:10 am
Filed under: Denver Post

(Colorado) Springs boy finds pet chickens mutilated.” Welcome to Mayberry.

Armada Medical Marketing Introduces Health Care Blog
March 17, 2011, 8:47 am
Filed under: Social Media

Denver-based agency Armada Medical Marketing has launched Periscope, a national medical marketing blog. Armada intends for the blog “to become a mainstream medical marketing hub featuring discussions on marketing, public relations, social media and the practices which empower health care clients.”

CSG|PR Creates ‘Mortgage & Banking’ Practice
March 17, 2011, 8:41 am
Filed under: CSG|PR

CSG|PR has created a dedicated Mortgage & Banking practice, elevating it from a segment of the firm’s Financial Services group. Dan Mahoney, who has been heading up the firm’s mortgage and banking client work for the past five years, will serve as the Practice Director. CSG|PR clients have included BancVue,, Berkery Noyes and First Western Trust Bank on the banking side, and Integrated Asset Services, The National Groups, Service Link, Claremont Information Systems and Metrolist in the mortgage/real estate industry.

Amelie Hires Two, Promotes Two
March 16, 2011, 8:38 am
Filed under: Jobs

Amélie Company has added two people: account executive Patrick Gonzalez and production artist Mark McCabe. It also promoted Mélanie DelVecchio to account executive and Garrett DeHeer to designer.

Barnhart Adds Integer, Dish Veterans
March 16, 2011, 8:30 am
Filed under: Barnhart, Jobs

Barnhart Communications has hired Kim Barker as account supervisor and Kathie Gonzalez as public relations director. Barker joins Barnhart from The Integer Group, where she was most recently an account executive working on major brands in the consumer packaged goods industry. And Gonzalez previously was director of corporate communications for DISH Network, where she led consumer and trade media relations, social media, crisis communications, internal communications and broadcast production.

Barnhart also promoted Darren Brickel to associate creative director. He joined Barnhart in 2007 as senior art director.

Blue Bell Selects Keeton for Colorado PR
March 15, 2011, 11:36 am
Filed under: Wins

Blue Bell, the greatest ice cream on earth, has selected Keeton Public Relations (@CKPope) as its Colorado public relations agency of record. Keeton PR will handle all local media outreach, promotions and sampling events for the Texas-based company.

Denver PR Jobs
March 15, 2011, 11:33 am
Filed under: Andrew Hudson, Jobs

Among those hiring this week are Amadeus Consulting, Analyte Health, Brocade, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, Caymus, FCCServices, Health Language, KUVO-FM, LogRhythm, Scream Advertising Agency, Transportation Solutions and tw telecom.

Dovetail CEO to Discuss Community Involvement & Brands
March 15, 2011, 11:29 am
Filed under: Dovetail, Events

Dovetail Solutions founder and CEO Andy Boian will discuss how to use community involvement to enhance brands at the Denver Metro SBDC/Denver Metro Chamber’s business seminar series on April 5. Details are:

DMSBDC/DMCOC Seminar Series
7:30 – 9:00 am, Tuesday, April 5
Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
1445 Market St., Denver CO, 80202

Dovetail Solutions Adds Client, Production Coordinator
March 9, 2011, 4:54 pm
Filed under: Awards, Dovetail, Wins

It’s been busy at Dovetail Solutions lately. The firm landed new client Colliers International, added Kreya Kadam as a production coordinator and was named a finalist for the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade’s “Colorado Companies to Watch” award.

Linhart Tops Colorado Firms in Annual O’Dwyer’s Rankings
March 8, 2011, 1:47 pm
Filed under: Catapult, GroundFloor Media, Linhart

If you, like me, wondered how Linhart PR could afford to hire Paula Berg away from Southwest Airlines and then send her out of town every week so her potty mouth and semi-secret smoking wouldn’t corrupt the other employees, we have the answer: Linhart PR is crushing it when it comes to revenue.

The latest O’Dwyer’s rankings are out and here are the Colorado numbers:
#70 – Linhart PR – $4.11 million – Up 35% from 2009
#90 – GroundFloor Media – $3.00 million – Up 15% from 2009
#135 – Catapult PR/IR – $0.84 million – Up 2% from 2009
If you are interested, here are Colorado’s 2009 and 2008 numbers.

Duo Announces Two New Clients
March 8, 2011, 9:20 am
Filed under: Wins

Duo Marketing & PR, has picked up two new clients: premium raw dog food company Redbud’s Raw and Michelle Maloy Dillon Photography. Duo will handle public relations and social media efforts for both clients.

Linhart Finalist for Denver Metro Chamber Award
March 8, 2011, 9:13 am
Filed under: Awards, Linhart

Linhart PR has been named a finalist for the Denver Metro Chamber’s 2011 Small Business of the Year award. Winners will be announced at the chamber’s annual Business Awards Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Denver on Wednesday, May 4.

FP Launches New Site, Adds Three Clients
March 8, 2011, 9:08 am
Filed under: Wins

Fitzgerald Petersen Communications has launched a new website and announced three new clients: Pioneers Volunteer Network, Peak Resources and Disney Live! and Monster Jam.

Cohn Expands, Opens Dallas Office
March 8, 2011, 8:59 am
Filed under: Awards, Cohn Marketing

Denver’s Cohn Marketing has expanded to Texas, opening its new Cohn Southwest office in Dallas. Cohn Southwest will be lead by Ron Brady, who will also manage business development for Cohn in the retail and real estate industries nationally and internationally.

“The climate and timing is right for us to grow the company via a second office in Dallas,” said Jeff Cohn, CEO and chief brand strategist. “A city known across the globe as a hub for retail and real estate services, Dallas is the ideal location for our expansion, and Ron is absolutely the perfect choice to lead the charge for us.”

Additionally, Cohn announced it won its fourth ReBrand 100 Global Award for its work with Cleveland-based client, Developers Diversified Realty.

Denver PR Jobs
March 8, 2011, 8:52 am
Filed under: Andrew Hudson, Jobs

Among those hiring this week are Booyah Online Advertising, Catholic Health Initiatives, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, IHS, Moss Recruiting, Mt. Evans Hospice, National Parks Conservation Association, Scream Advertising Agency, The New Teacher Project and tw telecom.

CPR Launches Annual Instrument Drive Today
March 1, 2011, 1:51 pm
Filed under: Colorado Public Readio

Colorado Public Radio launches its annual instrument drive today. You can give the gift of music to deserving elementary and middle school students in Colorado by bringing your gently-used instrument to any of nine drop-off locations in Denver, Boulder, Golden and Grand Junction.

GroundFloor Announces 2011 Pro Bono Non-profits
March 1, 2011, 1:50 pm
Filed under: GroundFloor Media, Pro Bono

GroundFloor Media has named Jeremy Bloom’s Wish of a Lifetime and SafeHouse Denver as its 2011 nonprofit, pro bono accounts. GroundFloor will work with both organizations to develop strategic positioning, implement targeted media relations programs, and offer social media support across a variety of media.

Vote Early, Vote Often
March 1, 2011, 1:49 pm
Filed under: 5280, Awards

Voting for 5280’s Top of the Town awards ends March 18.

PR Plays Key Role in Wisconsin Battle
March 1, 2011, 1:48 pm
Filed under: Politics

Politics is like a pendulum, with wild swings in either direction inevitably returning back toward to the middle. Last week, the story was how unions had lost their mojo through years of PR neglect. This week, it is Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker suffering the PR consequences of overreaching.

DPC to Honor Anna Quindlen with Damon Runyon Award
March 1, 2011, 1:46 pm
Filed under: Awards, Events

The Denver Press Club has named Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times best-selling author Anna Quindlen as the recipient of the 17th Annual Damon Runyon Award. Quindlen will accept the award at a banquet in her honor on Friday, April 29, 2011 at the Denver Marriott City Center.

“Anna Quindlen exemplifies the high standards of journalism and of writing that the Runyon Award is meant to honor,” DPC President Bruce Goldberg said. “We are looking forward to hearing what she has to say about both her career and about journalism on April 29.”

Previous winners include P.J. O’Rourke, Tim Russert, Bob Costas, George Will, Ed Bradley, Maureen Dowd, Ted Turner, Herb Caen, Molly Ivins, Mike Royko and Jimmy Breslin.

Denver PR Jobs
March 1, 2011, 1:42 pm
Filed under: Andrew Hudson, Jobs

Among those hiring this week are the 9Health Fair, Coca-Cola, Colorado Public Radio, IHS, Intrado, Morris Animal Foundation, Safeway, TIAA-CREF, the University of Colorado Denver and the University of Denver.


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