Denver PR Blog

Precision Spine Selects Armada for Brand, Web Work
February 29, 2012, 7:55 pm
Filed under: Wins

Armada Medical Marketing has been hired by Precision Spine, a multidisciplinary treatment center that addresses spinal conditions through a variety of treatment options. Armada’s efforts will include developing the center’s brand identity, improving the design and functionality of its website and expanding upon existing marketing materials.

D.C. Veteran Launches Becker Impact
February 29, 2012, 7:44 pm
Filed under: Public Relations

Veteran political and non-profit communications specialist Evelyn Becker has launched Becker Impact, a boutique public relations firm focused on nonprofit organizations, foundations, government initiatives and corporate social responsibility programs.

Depressing Newspaper Graphic of the Day
February 29, 2012, 1:32 pm
Filed under: Newspapers, Obit

Hat tip: @hblodget

Denver PR Jobs
February 27, 2012, 1:01 pm
Filed under: Andrew Hudson, Jobs

Among those hiring this week are Clear Channel Media + Entertainment, Denver Water Department, Great West Life, Highlands Ranch Metro Coordinator, KMGH-TV, and Unbridled Solutions.


Great Moments in Journalism XLI
February 26, 2012, 8:56 pm
Filed under: Fox31

Fox31’s Heidi Hemmat exacts some revenge after learning that the station’s recent heating repairman sting was sabotaged.

(Bonus points for this one because its features Jane Dvorak [via speakerphone] defending Applewood Heating & Plumbing’s role.)

DU Crunches the Numbers on the Value of New Media Degrees
February 23, 2012, 11:39 am
Filed under: University of Denver

Linhart PR Promotes Two
February 23, 2012, 8:35 am
Filed under: Jobs, Linhart

Linhart PR has promoted Robin Zimmerman to senior account executive and Anna Lindsey to account executive. Zimmerman joined the firm in 2010 as an account executive, and Lindsey also joined the firm in 2010 as an account associate after serving in Linhart PR’s JumpStart internship program.

NCAA Selects GroundFloor for Women’s Final Four Fan Events
February 23, 2012, 8:28 am
Filed under: GroundFloor Media, Wins

The NCAA has selected GroundFloor Media to market awareness of the fan events taking place in Denver in conjunction with the 2012 NCAA Women’s Final Four. GroundFloor Media will help bring attention to “Tourney Town refreshed by Coca-Cola Zero”, the “host city” and epicenter for all Women’s Final Four fan and community activities at the Colorado Convention Center through grassroots outreach, event promotions, advertising, sponsorships and social media initiatives.

DRCOG Names Amelie Company AOR
February 23, 2012, 8:23 am
Filed under: Public Relations

Amélie Company Advertising and PR has been named agency of record by Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG). DRCOG selected Amélie after a competitive review of proposals from local advertising and PR agencies to spearhead a wide range of marketing and public relations programs. These initiatives will engage regional commuters in DRCOG’s RideArrangers program, which includes Carpool, Vanpool, Schoolpool, Telework, Guaranteed Ride Home and Bike to Work Day.

Jumel Joins Board of ICAA RMC
February 23, 2012, 8:19 am
Filed under: Public Relations
Elizabeth Jumel of Jumel PR has been named to the board of The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art Rocky Mountain Chapter (ICAA RMC), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the classical tradition in architecture, urbanism and their allied arts.

Philosophy Wins Two ‘Denver Fifty’ Awards
February 20, 2012, 3:00 pm
Filed under: Awards

Congratulations to the team at Philosophy Communication, which recently picked up two “Denver Fifty” awards for their work with Scotch Tasting and Lovely Confections.

Brand Iron Hires Three
February 20, 2012, 1:29 pm
Filed under: Brand Iron, Jobs

Brand Iron has added Kim Moss as director of strategic growth, Scott Anderson as brand manager, and Ben Wallace as Graphic Designer.

Denver PR Agency Wins
February 20, 2012, 1:22 pm
Filed under: Wins

Linhart Promotes Robillard to AE
February 20, 2012, 8:20 am
Filed under: Public Relations

Linhart PR has promoted Noelle Robillard to account executive. Robillard joined the firm in April 2011 as an account associate, after serving in Linhart PR’s JumpStart internship program.

Great Moments in Journalism XL
February 17, 2012, 6:55 pm
Filed under: journalism

Denver PR Jobs
February 13, 2012, 3:33 pm
Filed under: Andrew Hudson, Jobs

Among those hiring this week are the American Indian College Fund, ARCHOS, City of Aurora, Children’s Hospital Colorado, State of Colorado, Comex Group, Douglas County Clerk and Recorder’s Office, Mile High Newspapers, StoneRiver, Turner Public Relations (internship), University of Denver, WPX Energy (Parachute, Colo.) and The Buffalo (Wyo.) Bulletin.

B Public Relations Launches New Website
February 9, 2012, 10:52 am
Filed under: Public Relations

B Public Relations, a Denver agency specializing in luxury brands, travel & hospitality, real estate, lifestyle and culinary fields, has unveiled its redesigned website.

How a Five-Year-Old Interprets Corporate Logos
February 9, 2012, 9:50 am
Filed under: Advertising

As you might expect, the kids nails Disney and McDonald’s. But she also gets Apple and Starbucks.

Westword Questions 9News’ Journalistic Integrity on Dyer Dog Video
February 9, 2012, 8:52 am
Filed under: KUSA, Westword

A day after 9News anchor Kyle Dyer was attacked on-camera by a dog, Michael Roberts at Westword contemplates the journalistic integrity of 9News’s decision not to allow anyone – even its own NBC Today Show – to air the clip because it “has been traumatizing for staff members.” Roberts rightly questions whether 9News applies that same standard to individuals not affiliated with the station:

“… Many items shown by TV stations on news broadcasts are traumatizing for the friends and family of the people involved. Think of the late January hit-and-run for which Taylor Jo Mathis was arrested. In that case, 9News and many other outlets in town ran surveillance footage of the car striking two people, with one sent airborne by the impact.”

Video Surfaces of Dog Attack on 9News’ Kyle Dyer
February 8, 2012, 11:41 am
Filed under: KUSA

9News so far has resisted sharing video or photos of the in-studio dog attack on morning anchor Kyle Dyer, but a viewer captured the incident, and has posted it online:

MediaNews Group Outsourcing Boulder County Jobs

Denver Post publisher MediaNews Group is laying off 17 employees as part of an outsourcing strategy, according to the Denver Business Journal. The employees are part of MediaNews’ Prairie Mountain Publishing Co. division that publishes  the Boulder Daily Camera and Longmont Times-Call. The 17 positions are mostly advertising design and production positions that apparently will be moved off-shore to India and the Philippines.

Dog Attacks 9News Anchor Kyle Dyer During Broadcast
February 8, 2012, 8:50 am
Filed under: KUSA

9News morning anchor Kyle Dyer was taken to the hospital this morning for facial wounds suffered when a dog being featured in a news segment attacked her. Kieran Nicholson at The Denver Post has the details.

PRSA Colorado ‘Media Roundtable’ Luncheon
February 7, 2012, 5:08 pm
Filed under: Events, PRSA

PRSA Colorado’s annual Media Roundtable luncheon is next week, and it is a chance to connect with Denver media such as:

  • Julie Dugdale, senior editor, 5280
  • Amber Johnson, editor, The Denver Post’s Mile High Mamas
  • Kelley Griffin, executive producer, Colorado Public Radio
  • Kathy Walker, news director, KOA-850 AM
  • Rory Schmalzried, executive producer of news logistics, 7News
  • Dennis Huspeni, staff writer, Denver Business Journal
  • Doug Hoffacker, assignment editor, CBS4News
  • Greg Griffin, business reporter, The Denver Post
  • Suzanne Brown, features editor, The Denver Post
  • Curtis Hubbard, editorial page editor, The Denver Post
  • Misty Montano, digital content manager, 9News
  • Erika Napoletano, writer, Entreprenuer magazine & The Bitch Slap
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012
Registration and Networking | 11:30 a.m.
Luncheon | Noon – 1:30 p.m.
NEW LOCATION: The Four Seasons Hotel | 1111 14th Street | Denver, CO 80202

Why a Denver Post Paywall is Coming …
February 7, 2012, 11:41 am
Filed under: Denver Business Journal, Denver Post

Print circulation at The Denver Post continues to fall, and web traffic continues to increase, according to the Denver Business Journal. The specifics:

  • Average weekday print circulation at the Post is down nearly 7 percent from the same period the prior year
  • Saturday print circulation is down more than 10 percent from the prior year
  • Sunday print circulation is down more than 5 percent from the prior year
  • Web traffic is up 9 percent from the prior year

Denver PR Jobs
February 6, 2012, 10:25 am
Filed under: Andrew Hudson, Jobs

Among those hiring this week are the American Alpine Club, Jefferson County Open Space (part-time), Namaste Solar, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Noodles & Co., Rocky Mountain PBS, The Colorado Department of Education, Western Resource Advocates, The Ritz-Carlton (Vail) and Dowling Public Relations (Fort Collins).

Rocky Mountain ADA Center Selects Orapin
February 3, 2012, 8:10 am
Filed under: Wins

Orapin Marketing + Public Relations has added the Rocky Mountain ADA Center to its client roster and will manage the organization’s public relations activities. The ADA Center, based in Colorado Springs, provides information, guidance and training to individuals and organizations with rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act and serves a six state region including Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming.

Linhart Adds Digital Media Manager
February 2, 2012, 4:08 pm
Filed under: Jobs, Linhart

Linhart PR added Krista Flock to its Digital practice as digital media manager. Flock previously was with, where she served as social media communications manager responsible for developing consumer and business-to-business strategies for the company’s online and social media channels.

March of Dimes Names Marshall State Director
February 2, 2012, 4:05 pm
Filed under: Jobs

March of Dimes has appointed Kathryn Marshall, formerly co-owner and COO of 104 West Partners, as its new state director for Colorado.

CSG Nabs Kruzic & McCullough, Launches Tourism/Hospitality Practice
February 2, 2012, 3:18 pm
Filed under: Public Relations

Tourism and hospitality firms Kruzic Communications and McCullough Marketing have merged with Communications Strategy Group (CSG|PR), to create the newly formed CSG Tourism & Hospitality Practice.

“Kruzic Communications has had the good fortune to establish a highly successful and widely respected boutique PR firm that has consistently delivered solid, proven results for our clients,” said Cathy Kruzic. “Now it’s time to ‘triple-up’ our capabilities and expand our influencer relations services through our new partnership with Communications Strategy Group and McCullough Marketing.”

Weise Campaign Wins ‘The Fifty’ Award
February 2, 2012, 11:30 am
Filed under: Awards

Congratulations to the team at Weise Communications, which was honored at The Denver Ad Club’s The Fifty awards for its “Rethinking Eating Disorders” campaign for the Eating Disorder Center of Denver. Weise Communications’ intern Hande Uckaleler also was honored with an Aces award for Best Intern.

JW Book Drive Benefits Mile High Montessori
February 2, 2012, 11:26 am
Filed under: Johnston Wells, Pro Bono

JohnstonWells has organized a book drive for students at the Mile High Montessori Early Learning Centers. The drive is part of the firm’s 40th anniversary celebration, and anyone interested in donating new and gently used books should contact Teresa Magnus at JW.

USA Wrestling Selects Adrenalin for eMaterials
February 2, 2012, 11:23 am
Filed under: Wins

USA Wrestling has selected Denver-based Adrenalin to assist in developing a new series of electronic marketing materials that the organization will use to promote the sport across the country. USA Wrestling is the National Governing Body for wrestling and the sport’s representative to the U.S. Olympic Committee.

Ryan Whaley Launches Green Door Mediaworks
February 1, 2012, 8:20 am
Filed under: Public Relations

Ryan Whaley has launched Green Door Mediaworks, a full-service communications firm offering media relations, social media and video production. Whaley previously was with Turner PR and Keystone Resort/Vail Resorts. Green Door Mediaworks currently is working with SmoothJazz.comSmoothLounge.comMTN Town Magazine and Rocky Mountain Bride Magazine.

Baro-Therapies Selects Armada Medical Marketing for Product Launch
February 1, 2012, 8:15 am
Filed under: Public Relations

Baro-Therapies Inc. of Miramar, Fla., has selected Armada Medical Marketing to launch the company’s barometric therapy device, The Rejuvenator.

Welcome to the Dark Side, Mike Hooker
February 1, 2012, 8:09 am
Filed under: Colorado State, Jobs, KCNC

I’m not sure which one of us has a more appropriate last name for being in the public relations business, but, regardless, congratulations to CBS4 reporter Mike Hooker. He has been named executive director of Public Affairs and Communications at Colorado State University. Hooker, who beat out about 100 other applicants, has spent the past 17 years at CBS4 as its Northern Colorado bureau reporter.


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