Denver PR Blog

Denver PR Jobs
October 31, 2011, 1:26 pm
Filed under: Andrew Hudson, Jobs

Among those hiring this week are 90octane (part-time), Adams County School District 50, Catholic Health Initiatives, Colorado AIDS Project Red Ball Event (intern), Financial Planning Association, Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, MillerCoors, OptumHealth (UnitedHealth Group), Raytheon Office of Economic Development (State of Colorado), SunEdison, Talk Shop, Trimble Navigation, Vail Resorts, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, the University of Wyoming (Laramie, Wyo.), and Pulse (Las Cruces, N.M.).

Sharon Linhart Named to Boards of Council of PR Firms, Worldcom
October 27, 2011, 10:22 am
Filed under: Linhart

Linhart Public Relations founder and Chief Bigwig Sharon Linhart has been named as a board member for the Council of PR Firms and the Americas Region of the Worldcom Public Relations Group.

Sprocket Communications Adds Two Clients
October 26, 2011, 2:29 pm
Filed under: Wins

Sprocket Communications has landed two new clients: Orangetheory Fitness and the Girl Scouts of Colorado.

Emphasis Adds Ted’s Clothiers as Client
October 26, 2011, 2:19 pm
Filed under: Wins

Emphasis Marketing & Communications has added Ted’s Clothiers as a client. Emphasis will manage public relations for the 37-year-old men’s clothier, as well as maintain its social media presence.

Heinrich Marketing Trades Free Parking for Creative Vibe
October 26, 2011, 2:16 pm
Filed under: Public Relations

After 34 years in Lakewood, Heinrich Marketing has made the move downtown to Denver’s LoDo district. The firm has set up shop in a restored building at 2228 Blake Street, next to Breckenridge Brewery in Denver’s historic Ballpark neighborhood.

Guttau PR Announces Four New Clients
October 26, 2011, 2:07 pm
Filed under: Guttau, Wins

Guttau Public Relations announced today that it has added four new clients: Pamalya, Enduring Images, About Time Fitness and the Roaring Fork Gay and Lesbian Community Fund.

Denver PR Jobs
October 24, 2011, 10:21 am
Filed under: Andrew Hudson, Jobs

Among those hiring this week are Arrow Electronics, CenturyLink, the City of Commerce City, the City & County of Denver, Denver Public Schools, Devry University, Fresh Ideas Group, Fort Collins Coloradoan, Greeley Tribune, Hyatt, MWH, National Honey Board, University of the Rockies, Vi and Williams Corp.

Denver Named Third-best City for PR Jobs
October 18, 2011, 2:26 pm
Filed under: Salaries has crunched the U.S. Bureau of Labor numbers and concluded that Denver is the third-best city for “top paying PR jobs.”

Armada Medical, GroundFloor Lead CHC ‘Gold Leaf’ Awards
October 18, 2011, 2:06 pm
Filed under: Awards, Colorado Healthcare Communicators

Congratulations to Armada Medical Marketing, GroundFloor Media, Linhart PR, CSG and Welch Creative for winning awards at the 2011 Colorado Healthcare Communicators Gold Leaf Awards. Using the proprietary, highly sophisticated Denver PR Blog formula (three points for a gold, two points for a silver and one point for a bronze), the winners were:

1.  GroundFloor Media (7 points) – One gold, two silver
1.  Armada Medical Marketing (7 points) –  Three silver, one bronze
3.  Welch Creative Group (3 points) – One gold
3.  Linhart PR (3 points) – Three bronze
5.  Communications Strategy Group (2 points) – Two bronze

Also, congratulations to The Colorado Health Foundation’s Chuck Reyman, who was named the Colorado Healthcare Communicators’ “Professional of the Year.”

PRSA Colorado’s Chapter Retreat – CoLab
October 18, 2011, 1:41 pm
Filed under: Events, PRSA

The CoLab (formerly the PRSA Chapter Retreat) will feature hands-on, intentionally collaborative workshops that will encourage and inspire you to build chemistry with fellow industry professionals, test your limits and expand your capabilities. You’ll develop a strategic mindset, strengthen your relationships and pick up practical tips.

Early-Bird Pricing through Oct. 27: Fees for PRSA Colorado members is $130 for full retreat, $50 for keynote lunch only, or $25 for Young Pros session only. Non-member fees are $170 for full retreat, $65 keynote lunch only, or $35 for Young Pros only. Student discounts available for $65-$85. Click here for details. Continue reading

Dave & Buster’s Selects Fitzgerald Petersen
October 18, 2011, 1:25 pm
Filed under: Wins

Dave & Buster’s has selected Fitzgerald Petersen to re-launch the company’s brand and new design in Denver. The project includes media relations, implementation of social media programs and coordination of the VIP Launch Event at their Denver location.

PRSA Votes to Increase Dues 13 Percent
October 17, 2011, 10:59 am
Filed under: PRSA

Annual dues for PRSA will increase $30 to $255 starting Jan. 1, 2012. PRSA Colorado dues will remain an additional $65 per year.

Denver PR Jobs
October 17, 2011, 10:42 am
Filed under: Andrew Hudson, Jobs

Among those hiring this week are Aiello Public Relations & Marketing (internship), Ogilvy (internship), Newmont Mining, ProgressNow Colorado, Harrison School District Two (Colorado Springs), the Jackson Hole News & Guide (Jackson Hole, Wyo.) and the Sublette Examiner (Pinedale, Wyo.).

Catfight Alert: Denver Broncos vs. Sporting News
October 17, 2011, 9:40 am
Filed under: Denver Broncos, Social Media, Twitter

Denver Broncos VP of PR Jim Saccomano has turned to Twitter to call out a “reckless ‘journalist’” at the Sporting News for reporting that Broncos QB Kyle Orton has demanded a trade.

PRSA Colorado ‘Brand Challenge’
October 14, 2011, 8:19 am
Filed under: Events, PRSA

Next Wednesday, in lieu of its monthly luncheon, PRSA Colorado will host its first Brand Challenge – a networking, collaborating, creative thinking, pitching competition.

Representatives from Crocs, the Four Seasons Hotel, and Smashburger will present three unique communication challenges. Randomly assigned teams will have 30 minutes to develop a solution and three minutes to pitch their idea. Each member of the winning teams will receive prizes up to $100 in value.

In addition to food, drinks and great prizes, the event will be a great opportunity to:

  • Visit with friends and colleagues
  • Network with local PR professionals
  • Learn about the communication challenges that major brands are experiencing
  • Participate in an integrated brainstorming and pitching exercise with a diverse team of communicators
  • Observe the creative thinking and pitching style of peers
  • And, did we mention…prizes up to $100 in value from Crocs, the Four Seasons and Smashburger


$25 for Students
$35 for PRSA Colorado Members
$45 for Non-members

Emphasis Adds Client
October 13, 2011, 9:12 am
Filed under: Wins

Emphasis Marketing & Communications has landed Twisted Wardrobe and Twisted Yogurt as a client. Emphasis will manage public relations for their multiple locations, as well as maintain their social media efforts.

Could Your Press Release Survive This?
October 12, 2011, 9:00 am
Filed under: journalism

The Times-News of Twin Falls (Idaho) gives a page-one fact-check to a press release from U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo. The paper’s verdict: “The release is accurate, although much of the data is represented to look scarier than it might actually be.”

Denver PR Jobs
October 10, 2011, 11:39 am
Filed under: Andrew Hudson, Jobs

Among those hiring this week are GBSM, HealthGrades, MillerCoors, University of Colorado Denver, Accurence, ACLU of Colorado, Broomfield United Methodist Church, Colorado Medical Society, Denver Film Society, Denver Health & Hospital Authority, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, DirectTV, Education Commission of the States (ECS), The Colorado Springs Gazette (Colorado Springs), Phoenix New Times (Phoenix), Cabela’s (Sidney, Neb.) and The Garden City Telegram (Garden City, Kans.).

Tickets Available for the DPC’s 2011 Gridiron Show
October 7, 2011, 2:12 pm
Filed under: Denver Press Club, Events

If you like to see Tom “Troubleshooter” Martino get kicked around, good news. He joins Michelle Bachman, former Congressman Anthony Wiener and President Obama as targets of the 2011 Denver Press Club Gridiron Show. Tickets are $20 each, and the show will feature Gov. John Hickenlooper, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, Jim Benemann, Mike Landess, Cynthia Hessin, Bruce Goldberg, Ruth Darling-Goldberg and TaRhonda Thomas among others.

2011 Denver Press Club Gridiron Show
7 p.m., Friday, October 21
L2 Arts and Culture Center
1477 Columbine St., Denver
Purchase Tickets


InView Adds Account Coordinator
October 6, 2011, 2:43 pm
Filed under: InView Communications, Jobs

InView Communications has added Lydia Chou as communications account coordinator. Chou formerly was with SSPR.

Duo Announces New Client
October 6, 2011, 2:36 pm
Filed under: Wins

Duo Marketing & PR has landed the Celtic Tavern LoDo and its sister pub Delaney’s as a client. Duo will manage public relations, including social media, for the the two locations.

University of Denver PR Class Seeks Panelists
October 6, 2011, 1:13 pm
Filed under: University of Denver

Michelle Honald from the University of Denver is looking for four PR panelists who can speak to her class on Wednesday, Oct. 12 (6:15 – 7:15 p.m.). She’d like panelists who can speak to their experiences in the government, non-profit, agency and corporate PR worlds (ideally one panelist from each area). If you can volunteer, please email Michelle.

Deja Vu
October 5, 2011, 7:57 pm
Filed under: Public Relations

Ahhh, it’s like 2008 all over again … E.W. Scripps is relevant in Colorado and the Denver Post is threatening layoffs.

Great Moments in Journalism XXXIV
October 5, 2011, 9:21 am
Filed under: journalism

(Hat tip: Andrew Hudson)



JohnstonWells Celebrates 40 Years with Pro Bono Project
October 5, 2011, 9:10 am
Filed under: Johnston Wells, Pro Bono

JohnstonWells is celebrating its 40th anniversary by providing $40,000 worth of pro-bono public relations services to the HALO (Helping Art Liberate Orphans) Foundation. The HALO Foundation serves as a safe haven to more than 40 children each night, fostering educational and emotional growth through a variety of after-school programs focusing on education, art therapy and recreation.

Brand Iron Adds Two Clients
October 5, 2011, 8:48 am
Filed under: Brand Iron, Wins

Brand Iron has added two new clients: General Payment Systems and VoIP My Biz. Brand Iron will support both Denver-based companies in creating brand awareness, broadening external communication methods, and overall marketing implementatio

Barefoot PR, Vladimir Jones, Volume PR Recognized by ColoradoBiz
October 5, 2011, 8:44 am
Filed under: Awards, ColoradoBiz

Congratulations to Cori Plotkin of Barefoot PR and Christina Brodsly of Vladimir Jones for being named two of Colorado’s “Top 25 Young Professionals for 2011” by ColoradoBiz Magazine. And to Volume PR, which was recognized as a “Buzz Company.”

Denver Post Sponsors ‘Top Workplaces’ Award
October 3, 2011, 11:54 am
Filed under: Awards, Denver Post

It looks like the Denver Business Journal is getting a little competition in the awards department – the Denver Post has partnered with WorkplaceDynamics for the 2012 Top Workplaces Award. Nominations are due October 28. According to Denver Post Business Editor Steve McMillan:

“The Denver area has a dynamic business environment with companies that have great stories to tell. We look forward to highlighting the metro area’s top employers and how they foster employee satisfaction.”

Denver PR Jobs
October 3, 2011, 9:30 am
Filed under: Andrew Hudson, Jobs

Among those hiring this week are 104 West Partners (internship), 36 Commuting Solutions, Allstate Corporation, Amgen, Arrow Electronics, CH2MHill, Denver Athletic Club, Graland Country Day School, HealthGrades, Metro State, Rose Medical Center (internship), University of Colorado Denver, Junior Achievement USA (Colorado Springs), Peak Vista Community Health Centers (Colorado Springs), The Lawrence Journal World (Lawrence, Kan.), The Dodge City Daily Globe (Dodge City, Kan.).


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