Denver PR Blog


Expansion Hockey Team Selects Adrenalin for Branding Work
April 30, 2012, 7:56 am
Filed under: Wins

Adrenalin has been selected by the new Denver franchise of the Central Hockey League to develop its branding and marketing
campaign. The new minor league hockey team, set to start playing at the Denver Coliseum for the 2012-13 season, is owned by an investment group headed by John A. Hayes, president and CEO of Ball Corporation.



GFM Launches Digital Strategy Division
April 30, 2012, 7:14 am
Filed under: Public Relations

GroundFloor Media has launched a Digital Strategy division that will support clients with “a consistent and engaging digital presence enhancing client brands, reputations and, ultimately, results.”



JW Collecting Art Supplies for Local Non-profit
April 30, 2012, 7:04 am
Filed under: Johnston Wells, Pro Bono

JohnstonWells is collecting art supplies for the Heart & Hand Center, a nonprofit (and JW client) in the Denver Five Points area that provides meals, after-school activities and support to at-risk children. Contact Dan Peterson if you have any art materials you aren’t using (paper, markers, etc.) to arrange for pick-up.



Call for Entries for Colorado AMA Awards
April 29, 2012, 4:12 pm
Filed under: Awards

The Colorado chapter of the American Marketing Association (COAMA) has announced its call for entries for the 24th Annual Peak Awards. Winners will be honored at a Prohibition-themed gala celebration on June 7 at City Hall Events Center in Denver.



Denver PR Jobs
April 23, 2012, 1:35 pm
Filed under: Andrew Hudson, Jobs

Among those hiring this week are CH2MHILL, Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC), Denver Public Schools, Development Counsellors International (Internship), Gamma Phi Beta Foundation, Greenhouse Partners, OpenWorld Learning, Rape Assistance & Awareness Program (RAAP), the Telluride (Colo.) Daily Planet and the Aspen (Colo.) Times.



Depressing Resume Stat of the Day
April 19, 2012, 5:49 pm
Filed under: Jobs

Recruiters spend six seconds on your resume before making a judgment.



Cunningham Recognized by National Restaurant Association
April 18, 2012, 2:32 pm
Filed under: Public Relations

Noel Cunningham posthumously received the National Restaurant Association’s “Restaurant Neighbor Award” for his outstanding charitable service efforts. Wayne Hicks at the Denver Business Journal has the details.



Now is ze Time at Sprocket Vhen Ve Dance
April 18, 2012, 9:22 am
Filed under: Wins

Sprocket Communications has added Stapleton as a client. Sprocket will coordinate and execute Stapleton’s public relations campaign, focusing on residential and commercial opportunities.



Denver PR Jobs
April 16, 2012, 9:28 am
Filed under: Andrew Hudson, Jobs

Among those hiring this week are Aiello Public Relations and Marketing (intern), Aurora Sentinel, Colorado Center on Law and Policy, Colorado Rocky Mountain School, MetroWest Newspapers, MWH Global, Quality Stone Veneer, Trout Unlimited, Visiting Nurse Association, W.J. Bradley Mortgage Capital, the Fort Collins Coloradoan and The Colorado Springs Gazette.



Denver Business Journal, CBS4 Debut ‘DBJ TV’
April 13, 2012, 11:42 am
Filed under: Denver Business Journal, KCNC

The Denver Business Journal is going multi-media with the debut of “DBJ TV” this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The program, a joint-venture with CBS4 that is hosted by Mark McIntosh and features Boots Gifford, showcases the DBJ’s annual Best Places to Work awards.



Traction’s Hamling Settles Suit with State Prosecutors
April 13, 2012, 8:54 am
Filed under: Ethics, lawsuits

Traction Communications founder Kirsten Hamling has settled a lawsuit filed against her by Colorado state prosecutors. The suit accused Hamling of diverting money intended for charity through her Fired Up for Kids organization and spending the “money on personal items including services at hair and nail salons, a gym membership and a vacation.”

Under the terms of the deal, Hamling has agreed that Fired Up For Kids will “move all its assets to Colorado Firefighter Calendar Inc., an unrelated non-profit company,” according to David Migoya at The Denver Post. The article notes that Hamling has not “admitted any wrongdoing in agreeing to the settlement” and that her attorneys maintain that she simply was owner of a for-profit business who “graciously donated money” to charity.

7News, however, has reported that Hamling’s organization registered with the Colorado Secretary of State’s office as a non-profit and that its website and news releases claimed that “all calendar proceeds benefit” charity.



The ‘B.I.G. Day’
April 13, 2012, 8:26 am
Filed under: Pro Bono

Brian Olson at Conversation Starters is inviting Denver’s PR community to join the “B.I.G. Day” sponsored by the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce. B.I.G. stands for “Be Involved, Give,” and this year’s event is Saturday, April 21, from 8:30 to noon, with after party starting at 12:30 at the chamber offices at the Streets of Southglenn. You do not have to be a chamber member to take part.



Brand Iron Celebrates Tenth Anniversary
April 13, 2012, 8:23 am
Filed under: Brand Iron

A shout-out to Denver-based brand consulting and marketing firm Brand Iron, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month. During the past decade, the firm has grown from literally a one-man shop to one with a dozen employees.



Linhart Adds SAE
April 12, 2012, 9:17 am
Filed under: Jobs, Linhart

Linhart PR has added Amanda Kiely as senior account executive. Kiely previously was with CJP Communications in New York City, where she served as an account supervisor responsible for media relations, strategic development and leading client teams.



5280 Finalist for Prestigious NMA award
April 12, 2012, 9:11 am
Filed under: 5280, Awards

Congratulations to 5280 magazine senior editor Natasha Gardner, whose feature article, “Direct Fail,” has been named a finalist for a National Magazine Award in the Public Interest category. The article documented the negative outcomes of a Colorado policy that allows district attorneys to unilaterally decide when to criminally prosecute juveniles as adults.



Adrenalin Adds Three Clients
April 12, 2012, 9:06 am
Filed under: Wins

Adrenalin has added three clients in its push to expand into the outdoors market and leverage digital branding strategies: PMI Ropes, Schwab Cycles and Spindaroos.



Xstatic Profiles KMGH/Channel 7’s Ryan Budnick
April 12, 2012, 8:01 am
Filed under: Xstatic

KMGH/Channel 7’s Ryan Budnick is the latest subject of Xstatic PR’s “Meet the Media” series.



J.F. Mills Adds Client
April 12, 2012, 7:52 am
Filed under: Wins

Denver-based J.F. Mills/Worldwide has been retained by sparesFinder, a London-based firm specializing in Master Data Management for asset-intensive industries. JFM/WW will support all communications functions globally as well as facilitate business development in U.S. markets.



Denver PR Jobs
April 10, 2012, 7:38 am
Filed under: Andrew Hudson, Jobs

Among those hiring this week are 850 KOA, Anadarko Petroleum, CEC Middle College, City and County of Denver, Datacard, Downtown Boulder Business Improvement District, Experis, KMGH (ABC), Law Week Colorado, Lockheed Martin, Pinyon Ranch, Quality Stone Veneer, Universal Lending Corporation, University of Denver, W.J. Bradley, Waterbrook and The Craig Daily Press (Steamboat Springs).



Cohn Hires Two
April 6, 2012, 7:25 am
Filed under: Cohn Marketing

Cohn has added Jason Michael as a senior public relations strategist and Tina Edwards as a digital account manager. Michael formerly was with Fleishman-Hillard in St. Louis, where he managed public relations for clients such as Chevrolet, Emerson, LivingSocial, Panera Bread, Papa John’s and Visa. Edwards joins Cohn from Denver’s Avocet Communications, where she managed digital project strategy, social media strategy and public relations for clients.



In Case You Are a Journalist …
April 4, 2012, 12:52 pm
Filed under: Economic News, Jobs

… thinking about making a move to warehousing:



Are Companies Moving On From PR Fiascos Faster?
April 4, 2012, 8:07 am
Filed under: Crisis Communications

The Wall Street Journal investigates and concludes they are.



How to Engage Journalists Through Social Media
April 3, 2012, 8:32 am
Filed under: Social Media

An infographic from Text 100:



Denver PR Jobs
April 2, 2012, 9:57 am
Filed under: Andrew Hudson, Jobs

Among those hiring this week are Barnhart Communications (internship), City of Boulder, DISH Network, Metro West Newspapers, NBCUniversal, Pike Research, Quiznos, Re/Max, Teletech, The Assist Group, Trimble, University of Colorado Denver Business School, University Physicians, Professional Bull Riders (Pueblo), the Cody (Wyo.) Enterprise, and the Kemmerer (Wyo.) Gazette.




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