Denver PR Blog

The Language of the Republican Convention
August 30, 2012, 10:20 am
Filed under: Politics

The New York Times captures the words and phrases that are being used most this week by speakers at the Republican National Convention in Tampa.



Colorado Nonprofits Need Your Help
August 30, 2012, 8:24 am
Filed under: Pro Bono, PRSA

Okay, PR experts. It’s time to give a little something back. PRSA Colorado is soliciting experts to help counsel non-profits as part of its annual “PR Boost” event. The event connects local non-profits with Denver PR experts for a morning of PR counsel and guidance tailored to the organizations. Topics typically include issues such as how to start a crisis communications plan, what content to include in newsletters, how to use social media to gain fans and volunteers, how to get coverage in the media and how to communicate with volunteers or donors.

PRSA Colorado ‘PR Boost’
7:30 – 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 13
Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
1445 Market Street, 5th Floor
Denver, CO 80202
Questions? Contact Quinn Kelsey or Andy Peters

And if you know a non-profit that could use some PR help, point them to the PRSA Colorado nonprofit sign-up page.

Denver PR Jobs
August 28, 2012, 10:21 am
Filed under: Andrew Hudson, Jobs

Among those hiring this week are the American Water Works Association, Botanical Interests, COHN, Denver Management Advisors, Developmental Pathways, Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc., National CineMedia, National Jewish Health, Safeway, Vail Resorts (Broomfield), Weld County School District (Greeley), and Trinidad (Colo.) State Junior College.

Fresh Ideas Group Wins Several Awards
August 27, 2012, 2:30 pm
Filed under: Awards

Boulder’s Fresh Ideas Group recently won the 2012 Bulldog Stars of PR Award for Outstanding Achievement by Communications Agencies and Professionals Silver award for Boutique Agency of the Year.

Clement Communications Acquires HON
August 27, 2012, 2:10 pm
Filed under: Public Relations

Clement Communications has acquired California-based brand and digital agency HON Marketing. The firm will be renamed HON Digital and will be a wholly owned and independently run subsidiary of Clement.

In addition to the acquisition, Clement announced that Hen House Ventures founder Tara Spalding and NextStep founder Nancy Friedman will join the HON Digital board of advisers.

Great Moments in Journalism L
August 27, 2012, 7:48 am
Filed under: journalism

Courtesy of NBC News:

Allonhill Selects JW for PR Work
August 24, 2012, 8:05 am
Filed under: Johnston Wells, Wins

JohnstonWells has been hired to develop a public relations program for Allonhill, a Denver-based financial service company that provides mortgage due diligence and credit risk management services.

Bawmann Group Lands Two Clients
August 23, 2012, 7:57 am
Filed under: Bawmann Group, Wins

The Bawmann Group has been retained by medical billing management firm Pinnacle III to provide marketing strategy and services, and by Cancer Treatment Centers of America to help increase awareness about CTCA in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain West via traditional and social media services.

Verde PR Adds Account Coordinator
August 22, 2012, 9:11 am
Filed under: Jobs

Verde PR has hired Kendall Schoemann as an Account Coordinator in its Boulder office. Kendall provides support for clients such as Ibex, Nikwax, Cocona Technology and Zuke’s Performance Pet Nutrition.

Jumel PR Lands New Client
August 22, 2012, 8:05 am
Filed under: Wins

Jumel Public Relations has been selected by Maroon to develop a strategic plan for its online marketing and public relations activities. Maroon is a professional services consulting firm to the local digital media industry.

GroundFloor Adds Oskar Blues as Client
August 21, 2012, 9:13 am
Filed under: GroundFloor Media, Wins

GroundFloor Media has added Oskar Blues as its newest client. The Longmont, Colo.-based craft beer company will leverage GFM’s background with national food and beverage brands such as Starbuck’s, Qdoba and several Coors brands to increase awareness locally, regionally and nationally about its innovation, creativity, growth and leadership.

Former 9News Reporter Deborah Sherman Starts PR Firm
August 20, 2012, 3:02 pm
Filed under: KUSA

Former 9News investigative reporter Deborah Sherman has launched Media Zone Consulting, an agency focused on media strategy and crisis communications. She is kicking off her grand opening with a “Mile High PR Boot Camp” on Saturday, August 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Perini & Associates Lands Two Clients
August 20, 2012, 2:47 pm
Filed under: Wins

Dental Associates of Eagles Nest and Aspen Salon and Day Spa have selected Perini & Associates for public relations, marketing and social media consulting services.

Goodwill’s ‘Success Silhouettes’ Document Transformations
August 20, 2012, 2:45 pm
Filed under: Goodwill

Goodwill Industries of Denver is giving the community a chance to see the power of their donations by displaying “Success Silhouettes” in Cherry Creek North. The silhouettes are life-size representations of six people whose lives have been transformed thanks to Goodwill services.  The silhouettes feature QR codes which can be scanned by a smartphone, and will re-direct to Goodwill Denver’s YouTube page in order to view an inspiring video of struggle, hard work and determination.

Denver PR Jobs
August 20, 2012, 2:32 pm
Filed under: Andrew Hudson, Jobs

Among those hiring this week are A Precious Child, American Water Works Association, Colorado Health Benefit Exchange, Financial Planning Standards Board Ltd., IHS, National CineMedia LLC, SCL Health System, The Merage Foundation, Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (Colorado Springs), Poudre Valley Health System (Fort Collins), and the Alamogordo (N.M.) Daily News.

CPR Names Tania Ziegler to Board of Directors
August 14, 2012, 11:50 am
Filed under: Colorado Public Radio

Colorado Public Radio has added Tania Ziegler as a member of its board of directors. Ziegler is a corporate communications professional who works in the Colorado region office for Kaiser Permanente, providing media training for 4,500 clinical staff and physicians. She is a former reporter for the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and also worked as a health reporter in North Carolina.

NBC Olympics
August 13, 2012, 1:38 pm
Filed under: KUSA

Former Rocky Mountain News editorial cartoonist Drew Litton offers his view on NBC’s Olympics coverage.

Great Moments in Journalism XLIX
August 8, 2012, 1:05 pm
Filed under: journalism



5280’s Spreeuw Named DBJ OWB Finalist
August 8, 2012, 1:02 pm
Filed under: 5280, Awards, Denver Business Journal

Congratulations to 5280 Associate Publisher Remy Spreeuw for being named a finalist for the Denver Business Journal’s Outstanding Women in Business awards.

Turner PR Adds Two
August 8, 2012, 12:56 pm
Filed under: Jobs, Turner PR

Turner PR has added Vanessa Torres as an international account coordinator based in the firm’s Denver office and Joao Rodrigues as a senior account director based in its New York office. Torres is a native of Caracas, Venezuela, and she is fluent in Spanish, French and English.

Backbone Media Promotes Laura Patten
August 8, 2012, 12:50 pm
Filed under: Jobs

Backbone Media promoted Laura Patten to the newly created position of associate media director.

Bawmann Group Unveils New Website
August 8, 2012, 12:47 pm
Filed under: Bawmann Group

The Bawmann Group has revamped its website.


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