Denver PR Blog


Search Results
Search results for "Great Moments"

Great Moments in Journalism ( Filed under: journalism )

Hat tip: Jim Romenesko

Continue reading


Great Moments in Sports Marketing ( Filed under: Public Relations )

The NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers inexplicably showed this video making light of domestic abuse at their recent home game against the Chicago Bulls. I presume there are now a couple dozen positions open in the Cavs’ marketing department.

Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism ( Filed under: journalism ) Continue reading


Great Moments in Live TV ( Filed under: ESPN ) Continue reading


Great Moments in Travel Journalism ( Filed under: journalism ) Continue reading


Great Moments in Car Design ( Filed under: Crisis Communications )

Ford is recalling the 2015 Lincoln MKC because it placed the start-stop engine button too close to other buttons, and drivers are inadvertantly shutting off the car while driving. The good news for Ford? It only sold 13,500 of the cars so far, so the recall is manageable.

Continue reading


Great Moments in Social Media ( Filed under: Social Media )

Example 1A of why you should never automate your social media content.

Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism ( Filed under: journalism, Public Relations )

Less-than-optimal ad placement from the Halifax Chronicle-Herald: (Hat tip: Romenesko)

Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism ( Filed under: journalism )

Former Washington Post Executive Editor Ben Bradlee offers his thoughts to an over-aggressive public relations person who complained to Bradlee when a section editor shot down a pitch. The classic Bradlee closing zinger: “I would like to be sure that you understand that we trust our editors’ news judgment and that we distrust yours.” Is there any […]

Continue reading


Great Moments in Marketing ( Filed under: Marketing )

 

Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism ( Filed under: TV News ) Continue reading


Great Moments in Law Enforcement ( Filed under: Public Relations )

From the great city of Philadelphia this morning:

Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism ( Filed under: TV News )

(Hat tip: Patti Hazlett)

Continue reading


Great Moments in Public Relations ( Filed under: Public Relations )

The PR industry is on fire this week. First Malaysia Airlines offers a “bucket list” promotion, and now Think Jam launches a “Headless Day” campaign for the Sleepy Hollow: Season One DVD the same day ISIS releases a video of journalist Steven Sotloff being beheaded.  Hat tip: @reb_howard

Continue reading


Great Moments in Public Relations ( Filed under: Public Relations )

Snake-bit airliner Air Malaysia creates the “Ultimate Bucket List” contest.  

Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism ( Filed under: journalism ) Continue reading


Great Moments in Public Relations ( Filed under: Public Relations )

“Let me figure out how we want to handle this,” (the PR agency owner) told a reporter Tuesday afternoon. “I will call you back with accurate, factual information.”

Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism ( Filed under: Twitter ) Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism ( Filed under: TV News ) Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism ( Filed under: TV News )

So it turns out there may be a sports anchor worse than Drew Soicher – San Antonio’s Cory Smith.

Continue reading


Great Moments in Social Media ( Filed under: Twitter )

“I call Twitter ‘the microphone for morons’.” —Denver Broncos executive John Elway (@JohnElway), at the NFL’s career development symposium this weekend.

Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism ( Filed under: journalism )

The evolution of the front-page sticker ad – this one is actually printed on the paper.

Continue reading


Great Moments in Minor League Baseball Promotions ( Filed under: Public Relations )

The Bakersfield Blaze, the Single A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, announced that “Tara the Hero Cat” who saved a Bakersfield toddler from a dog attack will throw out the first pitch at a game next week.

Continue reading


Great Moments in Advertising ( Filed under: Advertising )

Via Adweek; hat tip to Eric Anderson

Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism ( Filed under: journalism )

I know that newspapers are, ahem, hard up for advertising dollars, but the South Florida Sun Sentinel has taken it to a whole new level today with the ad on its front page.   (via Romenesko)

Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism ( Filed under: Denver Post )

A day after CBS announces that Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman as host of The Late Show, Denver Post editors run a story wondering who will replace David Letterman.

Continue reading


Great Moments in Sports ( Filed under: Public Relations )

The Atlanta Braves celebrated the opening of the 2014 MLB season by … accidentally setting an American flag on fire.

Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism ( Filed under: journalism )

The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune apparently has replaced all of its editors with 10-year-old boys:

Continue reading


Great Moments in Twitter Journalism ( Filed under: Twitter ) Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism ( Filed under: Fox News, TV News )

Oh, the irony.

Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism ( Filed under: TV News )

Which is tougher – A snow plow or a road-side reporter? Slide ahead to the 0:45 mark to find out.

Continue reading


Great Moments in Advertising ( Filed under: Advertising ) Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism ( Filed under: TV News )

Wouldn’t you be more likely to watch the NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams if this showed up every once in a while?

Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism ( Filed under: TV News )

The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore plays a little offense with a (hopefully) drunk college student. (Hat tip: Jeni Anderson)

Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism ( Filed under: TV News )

I wish NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell had resigned on the spot rather than make this one of the defining moments of her career:

Continue reading


Great Moments in European Championship Speed Skating ( Filed under: Olympics )

The Netherlands’ Sjinkie Knegt takes exception to a win by Russia’s Viktor Ahn in the European Championship’s 5000M Relay event. The two will square off again in a month at the Sochi Olympics.

Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism – 2013 Edition ( Filed under: TV News )

The definitive list of the best news bloopers of 2013 (hat tip to Brad Bawmann).

Continue reading


Great Moments in Tweets from PR People ( Filed under: Public Relations, Twitter )

From Justine Sacco, Director of Corporate Communications at the publicly traded IAC/InterActiveCorp. If you are job hunting, there likely will be a position open there on Monday.

Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism ( Filed under: journalism ) Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism ( Filed under: journalism )

An oldie but a goodie.

Continue reading


Great Moments in Photojournalism ( Filed under: journalism )

The last year has been a bloodbath for photojournalists as newspapers across the country continue their cost-cutting measures. But, really, who needs professional photographers when Renaissance men like Chuck Fieldman can snap a photo while also reporting a story? And can someone please convince the National Press Photographers Association to create an anti-Pulitzer award that recognizes photos […]

Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism, Halloween Edition ( Filed under: TV News ) Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism ( Filed under: Denver Broncos, KUSA )

9News cuts to the chase …

Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism ( Filed under: TV News ) Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism ( Filed under: TV News )

Damn you, Miley Cyrus.  

Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism ( Filed under: TV News )

Seriously, KTVU. The name “Ho Lee Fuk” didn’t set off an alarm bell? Even after it followed “Sum Ting Wong?”

Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism ( Filed under: TV News )

The greatest fear of all television anchors: the teleprompter dies mid-broadcast.

Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism ( Filed under: TV News )

When anchors and meteorologists (passively aggressively) fight … Hat tip: Julie Scott

Continue reading


Great Moments in Talk Radio ( Filed under: Radio )

There aren’t a lot of standards when it comes to being a radio talk show host, but apparently not choking your producer is one.

Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism ( Filed under: journalism ) Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism ( Filed under: journalism ) Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism ( Filed under: TV News )

In his inaugural (and likely farewell) broadcast, KYFR anchor A.J. Clemente learns that the old adage “Treat every mic as if it is live” is a pretty good one: UPDATE: And, as expected, KYFR let A.J. go.

Continue reading


Great Moments in Advertising ( Filed under: Advertising )

Kmart, home of Martha Stewart and Blue Light Specials, shoots for edgy. And this is why it is important.

Continue reading


Great Moments in Advertising ( Filed under: Advertising )

Nike’s “Winning Takes Care of Everything” ad campaign for Tiger Woods has spawned some copycat ads that provide a little perspective:    

Continue reading


Great Moments in Advertising ( Filed under: Advertising )

Ford is playing defense this week after this spec ad featuring a caricature of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi at the wheel of a Ford Figo with three women bound and gagged in the car’s cargo bay appeared in India. The tagline: “Leave your worries behind with Figo’s extra-large boot.” UPDATE: PR Daily has more of […]

Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism ( Filed under: journalism )

  Hat tip: Elizabeth Robinson

Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism ( Filed under: journalism ) Continue reading


Great Moments in Social Media ( Filed under: Social Media )

An HMV employee live Tweets a mass firing via the company’s Twitter account.

Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism ( Filed under: journalism, TV News ) Continue reading


Great Moments in Marketing ( Filed under: Marketing )

    Hat tip: Marketing Profs  

Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism ( Filed under: KMGH, TV News )

From Denver’s own Channel 7:   News Director Jeff Harris explained: “It was a regrettable and embarrassing error. We are mortified this appeared during our 5 p.m. news broadcast. The editor pulled the image of the book cover from the Internet without realizing it had been doctored. We sincerely regret the error and have corrected […]

Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism ( Filed under: Fox News, journalism )

  Hat tip: Andrew Hudson

Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism L ( Filed under: journalism )

Courtesy of NBC News:

Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism XLIX ( Filed under: journalism )

   

Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism XLVIII ( Filed under: Denver Post, Social Media )

Denver Post sportswriter John Henderson explains to Westword’s Michael Roberts what caused him to accidentally Tweet:

Continue reading


Great Moments in Crisis Communications ( Filed under: Crisis Communications )

Burger King is playing some defense after this photo was posted online, allegedly by a Mayfield, Ohio, employee.

Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism XLVII ( Filed under: journalism ) Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism XLVI ( Filed under: journalism )

   

Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism XLV ( Filed under: journalism, KUSA, Politics )

If your media-training presentation’s example of how not to answer a media question is getting a little dated, here is a new clip you can insert.  

Continue reading


Great Moments in Denial ( Filed under: Denver Post )

The Denver Post takes a pretty damn rosy view of its circulation numbers for a paper about to lay off two-thirds of its copyediting staff. The Post’s own 14-paragraph article reports the changes in the paper’s website hits, its online e-version, and its Facebook and Twitter followers, bit conspicuously absent are any numbers about the […]

Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism XLIV ( Filed under: journalism )

Poynter posted this quote in an article headlined, “Newspaper association head doesn’t like talking to reporters:” “I don’t give quotes for fear of being misquoted.” – Ossie Sheddy, president of the board of the Alberta (Canada) Weekly Newspaper Association.

Continue reading


Great Moments in Obituaries ( Filed under: journalism ) Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism XLIII ( Filed under: journalism )

9News’ Drew Soicher interviews new Broncos QB Peyton Manning.

Continue reading


Great Moments in Meteorology II ( Filed under: journalism )

  Hat tip: Eric Anderson

Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism XLII ( Filed under: journalism )

Hat tip: Cynthia Barnes

Continue reading


Great Moments in Meteorology ( Filed under: TV News )

Maybe if Kathy Sabine’s forecasts were right more often, she’d get letters like this instead of blogs like this. Hat tip: @SkiPRGirl

Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism XLI ( 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.)

Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism XL ( Filed under: journalism ) Continue reading


Great Moments in Politics ( 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)

Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism XXXIX ( Filed under: journalism )

Today’s passive-aggressive weather report is sponsored by KTLA: Hat tip: Julie Scott (@jascott)

Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism XXXVIII ( Filed under: KUSA )

9News meteorologist Ashton Altieri accidentally hits on the crew at the desk.

Continue reading


Great Moments in Search Engines ( Filed under: blogs )

One of the most interesting parts of publishing this blog is seeing the search-engine queries that bring people here. Here is a list of some of my (verbatim) favorites from this week: who does libby weaver hair steve silvers gambling ring adele arakawa net worth deborah sherman swinger katy sabin and drew soicher screwed what […]

Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism XXXVII ( Filed under: journalism )

The Greenville News: (Hat tip: @PeterMacKellar)

Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism XXXVI ( Filed under: journalism )

Calling ESPN “journalism” may be a bit of a stretch, but it wins a “Great Moment” award for taking the time to create a Wisconsin graphic that actually features Minnesota. (Hat tip: Darren Rovelle)

Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism XXXV ( Filed under: Public Relations )

A good rule of thumb for journalists: you probably aren’t going to win an Emmy asking sketchy characters, “Did you pee or poop on the bank?” And you probably aren’t going to get promoted out of Eureka, Calif., if you keep acting like a substitute teacher who can’t control her third-grade students. (Hat tip: Andrew […]

Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism XXXIV ( Filed under: journalism )

(Hat tip: Andrew Hudson)    

Continue reading


Great Moments in PR Agency Leadership ( Filed under: Public Relations )

It isn’t quite, “Say hello to my little friend,” but “You will be fired for not replacing the milk” could be the next great catchphrase. Or not. Either way, Beckerman PR’s Keith Zakheim needs to remember that smart bullies never put inane threats in writing. They whisper them while grasping the back of their enemy’s head […]

Continue reading


Great Moments in Public Relations ( Filed under: Public Relations )

U.S. Congresswoman Congressional candidate Kate Marshall (R-Nevada) is making headlines with her latest press release, but not in the way she intended. As Las Vegas Sun reporter Jon Ralston noted, “You don’t see this too often: A campaign puts out a statement by a candidate on an issue she has never talked about and then […]

Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism XXXVIII ( Filed under: journalism )

In the copy editor’s defense, “Loveland” is much easier to fit in a tight headline if you just drop the “e.”   (Hat tip: Elizabeth Robinson at Volume PR)

Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism XXXVII ( Filed under: TV News )

Just because you are wearing ear protection doesn’t mean your microphone is.

Continue reading


Great Moments in PSAs ( Filed under: journalism )

Copyranter tags the latest Reporters Without Borders PSA as “creepy,” but notes, “At least they didn’t actually use (Daniel Pearl’s) head.”

Continue reading


Great Moments in Marketing ( Filed under: Marketing )

Fox8 in Cleveland has the details on a guerrilla gorilla marketing campaign that turned into a crime scene. The money quote: “I noticed a kid in the bushes. Then he just emerged, dressed up as a banana, and sprinted as fast as he could at our gorilla (mascot),” said Brandon Parham, the manager. “The kid […]

Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism XXXVI ( Filed under: Fox News )

Fox News inadvertently uses a photo of Tina Fey impersonating Sarah Palin in a story about Sarah Palin. (Hat tip: Andrew Sullivan/The Daily Beast)

Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism XXXV ( Filed under: journalism, KMGH )

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Gawker has assembled its best “Drunken Moments in Local TV News.” And, as a bonus, here is vintage video of Denver’s own Cynthia Hessin throwing a couple of elbows as a drunk reveler gets a little too close.

Continue reading


Great Moments in Public Relations ( Filed under: Public Relations )

Freelance writer Luke O’Brien wrote an article for Men’s Health on UFC fighter Georges St. Pierre. A few months later, the magazine’s PR team pitched him the article he wrote. Hi, Luke- Men’s Health went behind the scenes of UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre’s title fight with Josh Koscheck. In his April issue cover story, St. Pierre […]

Continue reading


Great Moments in Employee Communications ( Filed under: employee communications )

If your employee communications efforts aren’t landing people in jail or causing mass panic, you need to try harder.

Continue reading


Great Moments in Litigation ( Filed under: Public Relations )

The threat:   The response:   (Hat tip: Deadspin)

Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism XXXIV ( Filed under: TV News )

Afternoon thunderstorms have never looked so … pornographic.                       (Hat tip: Gizmodo)

Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism XXXIII ( Filed under: journalism )

Have you ever wanted to Tweet something bogus to see if you can spark a viral Internet rumor? Washington Post sportswriter Mike Wise did, and the newspaper just put him on a one-month time-out because of it. Although it will actually be for five weeks, I’m told.

Continue reading


Great Moments in Journalism XXXII ( Filed under: journalism )

Courtesy of CNN:

Continue reading




Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 6,874 other followers