Among those hiring this week are Volume Public Relations, Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States, Dumb Friends League, Destination Hotels & Resorts, Jackson National Life Insurance Company, Laser Technology Inc., the Montrose Daily Press (Montrose), Poudre Valley Health System (Loveland) and CPCD Head Start (Pueblo).
If you see MGA Communications Director of Business Development Sarah Rasmussen around town, make sure she’s the one buying the drinks. MGA has announced six new clients to its roster: AstraZeneca, Colorado’s Future, Money Smart Week 2011, Noble Energy, Vaisala and Uhl Studios.
Filed under: Public Relations
If you are feeling stressed at work lately, it isn’t your imagination. Or maybe it is.
Apparently Racine’s has added Red Bull to its menu, because SE2 has announced nine new clients. They are Colorado Lending Source, Merage Foundation, Colorado Association for Manufacturing and Technology, Hunger Free Colorado, Denver Public Schools, Sonlight, the Colorado Nonprofit Association, the Center for Improving Value in Health Care and the Colorado I Have a Dream Foundation.
Filed under: Jobs
Maybe your problem is that you don’t have a cape.
Filed under: Awards
Congratulations to Crispin Porter +Bogusky Chairman Chuck Porter, who will receive the Ad Club Denver’s “Silver Medal” award tonight. Here’s why he won.
Linhart PR has promoted Lauren Cameron to account executive. Cameron joined Linhart a year ago as an account associate after working as a media strategist and graduate intern at Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide and at APCO Worldwide in Washington, D.C.
Brand Iron has added three new clients: Accruit, the leader in like-kind exchange (LKE) and qualified intermediary services (QI); Wazee Companies, the parent company of Wazee Electric, Wazee Crane and Wazee Wind; and Office Evolutions, a provider of virtual office solutions. Brand Iron will support the three Denver-based companies in creating brand awareness, broadening external communication methods, and overall marketing implementation.
The Colorado Healthcare Communicators is hosting a media roundtable breakfast on Wednesday, April 27. The event will feature reporters, editors and producers including CPR’s Eric Whitney, 9News’ Misty Montano, 5280’s Lindsey Koehler, the Denver Post’s Michael Booth and former Rocky Mountain News business editor Rob Reutemann.
The dust has finally settled from last week’s announcement that the BMW Championship, a PGA Tour FedExCup series event, will be held at Cherry Hills County Club in 2014, so a quick congratulations to Webb PR for pulling it off in style. The announcement included a Denver trifecta: local legend John Elway, pro golfer David Duval and a bow-tied John Hall.
Apparently I wasn’t the only one
dumbfounded impressed by Denver Magazine’s ability to thrive during an economic downturn. 5280 announced today it has acquired the assets of the upstart magazine, which will cease publication immediately.
5280 Acquires Key Assets from Luxury Media Group; Denver Magazine to Cease Publication
Denver, Colo., April 19, 2011-5280 Publishing, Inc. today announced that it has acquired key assets from Luxury Media Group, Inc., licensor ofDenver Magazine’s intellectual property. Among the intellectual property transferred to 5280 are the Federal trademark of the name Denver Magazine; several internet domain names, including denvermagazine.com; and Denver Magazine’s Twitter account and Facebook pages. Simultaneously, Denver Magazine announced that it was ceasing publication, effective immediately.
Denver Magazine was first published in February 2008. During its three-and-a-half year run, the magazine scored an exclusive interview with then-candidate Barack Obama and formed numerous strategic partnerships with prominent local organizations.
“Over the years, we’ve seen a lot of rival magazines come and go in Denver,” said Daniel Brogan, 5280 Magazine’s founder, editor, and publisher. “None have lasted as long or made as big of a splash as Denver Magazine. You have to respect the hard work and ambition that Michael Ledwitz and his team brought to the table.”
“As CEO, publisher and editor in chief of Denver Magazine, I was able to really understand what makes this city tick and have enjoyed every moment of it. I look forward to 5280 continuing to publish a great city magazine for the residents and visitors of Denver,” said Denver Magazine founder, Michael Ledwitz.
5280 will not be assuming any of Denver Magazine’s liabilities or obligations. Under the terms of the transaction, neither 5280 nor Denver Magazine will be releasing any additional information regarding this agreement.
Founded in 1993, 5280 is the largest local magazine in Colorado, with a total distribution in excess of 85,000. A finalist for four National Magazine Awards, 5280 was recently named one of the five best city magazines in America by the City and Regional Magazine Association.
Among those hiring this week are Alpine Access, BENTEK, BrookSource, the City of Brighton, Community First Foundation, DaVita, IMCA, JBS, Promo Communications, WageWorks, Waste Management and California Casualty (Colorado Springs).
Additionally, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (Colorado Springs) has two openings: a special event/social media manager and a marketing intern.
Weber Shandwick continues to grow in Denver, adding the University of Colorado’s Health and Wellness Center and Louisville-based GHX as clients. The international public relations firm’s Denver office is led by SVP Laura Taylor and VP Hugh Williams.
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Denver’s Barefoot PR has hired Sarah Hogan as vice president. In her role as vice president, Hogan will work closely with firm president and founder, Cori Plotkin, and other virtual team members on client relations, account management, and business development.
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TEDxMileHigh’s first annual downtown Denver event begins at 3 p.m. today at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.
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Dovetail Solutions client LifeQuest World Fund has received IRS approval to operate as a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) charity. The Denver-based nonprofit organization offers program development and assistance programs to individuals, small businesses, large corporations and charities.