Denver PR Blog

Amélie Nabs X-Games Champion Fisher as AE
January 31, 2012, 11:08 am
Filed under: Jobs, Winter X Games

With the 2012 X Games now over, two-time Superpipe champion Steve Fisher has hung up his snowboard and joined Denver’s Amélie Company as a business account executive. From Amélie:

After 22 years of training and competing on the slopes, Fisher decided to give a run at something new. Moving away from the physical challenge that comes with being a professional athlete, Fisher will pursue an intellectual challenge and work on fulfilling another lifetime ambition. Fisher will assist with Amélie’s business development activities, working in tandem with the agency’s principals to expand the company’s client portfolio into new industries.

“I have always been fascinated with the way snowboarding brands and companies utilize agencies to come up with creative campaigns,” says Fisher. “In my snowboarding career, my individual performance drew 100 percent of the focus even though I always had support behind me. I look forward to stepping out of the spotlight and into a supportive role where I can influence the essential development process behind producing an attention-worthy final product.”

Nominations Open for BMA Gold Key Awards
January 31, 2012, 10:59 am
Filed under: Awards

The Colorado chapter of the Business Marketing Association (BMA) has issued its call for entries for the 2012 Gold Key Awards.

DRP Selects JW for Conference Planning Services
January 31, 2012, 10:56 am
Filed under: Johnston Wells, Wins

Denver Resources Partners has selected JohnstonWells to help plan an upcoming conference. DRP is a Colorado-based company that helps foreign companies establish themselves in North America.

Denver PR Jobs
January 25, 2012, 8:58 am
Filed under: Andrew Hudson, Jobs

Among those hiring this week are Allied-THA, ABMP, Baptie & Company, Charles Schwab & Co., Gevo, Grand Junction Convention and Visitors Bureau, St. Anthony Hospital (part of Centura Health), Summit Business Media, Trimble Navigation, Trust America, VOCA Public Relations (part-time), Western Union, United States Olympic Committee (Colorado Springs), Cortez (Colo.) Journal, Montrose (Colo.) Daily Press and Nebraska Life (presumably somewhere in Nebraska).

Sage Hires One, Promotes One
January 25, 2012, 8:56 am
Filed under: Jobs

Denver-based Sage Hospitality has named Jennifer Long as Director of Interactive Marketing and promoted Kate Davis to Public Relations & Social Media Manager. Long previously was with Millennium Hotels and Resorts.

Linhart Names Womer Equity Partner
January 24, 2012, 9:43 am
Filed under: Linhart

Congratulations to Linhart VP Kelly Womer, who was named the firm’s sixth equity partner (joining Sharon Linhart, Paul Raab, Dawn Doty, Carri Clemens and Kelly Janhunen). Womer joined Linhart in 2009 and manages many of the firm’s corporate accounts, including Colorado Technical University, MWH, Polsinelli Shughart, and WhiteWave Foods.

State of the Union Bingo
January 24, 2012, 9:36 am
Filed under: Politics

President Obama’s State of the Union speech is tonight, and Sarah Moss is out with the 2012 edition of her annual SOTU Bingo Card.

ESPIOC Seeks Social Media, PR Measurement Speakers
January 22, 2012, 10:43 am
Filed under: Events

The Emergency Services Public Information Officers of Colorado (ESPIOC) is seeking speakers for its upcoming training conference (May 17-18, Estes Park) on the following topics:

Social Media and Beyond: Digital Communications for Emergency Services PIOs
Using social media, e-newsletters, text alerts, mobile sites, video, blogs, RSS, etc. to communicate consistently in good times and bad. This presentation should include how to choose from among the many digital tools out there, how to use them effectively, and how to maintain a professional brand across all platforms. Includes actionable tips and tools to immediately implement in your organization. Should be geared for an intermediate level user; most attendees have had training in basic social media and many usesome of these tools regularly.

Show Me the Results: Tracking and Measuring Your PR Efforts
Public relations is not just “nice to have” — it’s “need to have.” In times when budgets are tightening, PR remains one of the best investments you can make in your organization. But some people need convincing.  Here are some best practices for tracking and measuring ROI for your in-house PR initiatives.

If you are interested in speaking, contact Andrea Burns.

Barefoot PR Adds Four Clients
January 19, 2012, 10:28 am
Filed under: Wins

Barefoot PR has added four clients: Alliance for Sustainable ColoradoBoys & Girls Clubs of Metro DenverFascination St. Fine Art, and Young Americans Center for Financial Education.

Naturally Boulder Names Raab to Board
January 19, 2012, 8:58 am
Filed under: Linhart

Linhart PR SVP Paul Raab has been named to the board of Naturally Boulder, a non-profit organization that “nurtures and enhances the natural products industry in Boulder.”

Mattson Development Selects JW for Project Work
January 16, 2012, 10:35 am
Filed under: Johnston Wells, Wins

JohnstonWells has been hired to develop a strategic plan for Mattson Development, a real estate re-development firm in Maine. Drew Morris, a former JWer, is the director of communications for Mattson.

Denver PR Jobs
January 16, 2012, 10:26 am
Filed under: Andrew Hudson, Jobs

Among those hiring this week are the City of Greeley, Colorado Conservation Voters, Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Dairy Center for the Arts, Denver Water, EffectiveUI, GBSM, Mapquest, MillerCoors, Morris Visitor Publications, Rose Community Foundation, The Arthritis Foundation, University of Colorado Department of Alumni Relations and Communications, Vail Daily and Odney (Bismarck, N.D.).

Great Moments in Politics
January 13, 2012, 4:53 pm
Filed under: Public Relations

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter offers some practical, on-air advice on what people can do to stop random acts of violence: Don’t act like idiots and assholes.

Hat Tip: Eric Anderson (@Eric_A_Anderson)

GBSM Hires Two
January 13, 2012, 8:22 am
Filed under: GBSM, Jobs

GBSM has hired Russ Rizzo as a senior associate and Andrea Cunningham as an associate. Rizzo formerly was with Linhart PR and Cunningham joins GBSM after positions with Res Publica Group and Schneider Associates.

Barnhart Adds AE
January 12, 2012, 2:18 pm
Filed under: Jobs

Barnhart Communications has added Alan Luu as account executive. Luu, who previously was with Moxie Sozo in Boulder, will work with Barnhart clients such as Wyoming Suicide Prevention, History Colorado and Wyoming Tourism.

Linhart Promotes One, Hires Two
January 12, 2012, 2:14 pm
Filed under: Jobs, Linhart

Linhart PR has promoted Amanda Meyer to account supervisor and added Kathelin Buxton and Noel Runkle as account associates. Meyer joined Linhart PR in 2005 and manages programs for clients Colorado Technical University and UnitedHealthcare. Buxton and Runkle previously were part of Linhart’s JumpStart internship program.

Cohn Marketing Appoints Barber as Digital Director
January 12, 2012, 2:07 pm
Filed under: Jobs

Cohn Marketing has named Michael J. Barber as its Director of Digital Strategy. Barber has spearheading a number of award-winning digital campaigns, platforms and strategies, and he is a regular speaker at digital marketing trade shows such as BlogWorld, BOLO and the Alliance for Marketing Communication Agencies.

Business Wire Promotes Frusciano
January 12, 2012, 2:02 pm
Filed under: Jobs

Congratulations to Business Wire’s Dylan Frusciano, who has been promoted to Group Vice President of the Central US, a position that includes overall responsibility of Business Wire offices in Denver, Dallas, Houston, Austin, Chicago, Cleveland and Minneapolis.

MGA Adds Five Clients
January 9, 2012, 8:16 am
Filed under: MGA, Wins

MGA Communications has added five new clients: Enerplus” href=”” target=”_blank”>May Farms,  National Scholarship Providers AssociationRocky Mountain Cancer Centers Foundation and The Colorado Trust.

Adrenalin Completing Work for National Ski Patrol, DU
January 9, 2012, 8:12 am
Filed under: Wins

Adrenalin announced it is completing branding work for the National Ski Patrol and the University of Denver, helping both sports organizations advance their marketing efforts.

Krieger Departs Post for 850 KOA
January 6, 2012, 3:31 pm
Filed under: Denver Post, KOA, Rocky Mountain News

Denver Post sports columnist Dave Krieger is leaving to join 850 KOA’s afternoon sports show. Krieger was one of a handful of Rocky Mountain News staffers who were picked up by the Post after the Rocky folded.

CBS4′s Paul Day Retires
January 5, 2012, 5:36 pm
Filed under: KCNC

A tip of the hat to CBS4 reporter Paul Day, who is retiring after 40 years in the business. CBS4 has a tribute page that captures some of Paul’s more-noteworthy moments as a journalist.

Rothman Joins MWW
January 5, 2012, 2:06 pm
Filed under: Jobs

MWW has hired Aliza Rothman as vice president of Consumer Lifestyle Marketing. Rothman, who will remain based in Denver, previously ran her own shop and before that was a VP at Turner PR. More details are here.

9News’ Ashton Altieri Departs for Sacramento
January 4, 2012, 3:58 pm
Filed under: KUSA

9News meteorologist Ashton Altieri is on to bigger and better other things. He has been named the weekday morning meteorologist at KXTV in Sacramento.

Pure Brand Acquires Juice Communications
January 3, 2012, 2:32 pm
Filed under: Pure Brand

Pure Brand Communications has acquired Juice Communications, a 13-year-old creative marketing firm with deep financial services expertise. Bruce Goldberg at the Denver Business Journal has the details.

Denver PR Jobs
January 2, 2012, 11:24 am
Filed under: Andrew Hudson, Jobs

Among those hiring this week are Charles Schwab & Co., The Colorado Health Foundation, Downtown Denver Partnership, F+W Media, Governor’s Office of Information Technology, Mobile Accord, National Stroke Association, Newmont Mining, Prarie Mountain Publishing, The Denver Hospice, Women’s Crisis & Family Outreach Center, Colorado Springs GazetteCraig Daily PressDurango Herald and the Rawlins (Wyo.) Daily Times.


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