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Linhart Wins National PRSA Silver Anvil
June 10, 2015, 7:49 am
Filed under: Awards, Linhart, PRSA

Congratulations to our friends over at Linhart Public Relations who won a national PRSA Silver Anvil Award in employee communications. Linhart won for its own employee communications program — “Linhart Public Relations: Culture Matters for People and Business” — that helped build workplace culture, team collaboration and firm capabilities.



CSG, CSU Big Winners at 2015 PRSA Colorado Gold Picks
May 8, 2015, 11:45 am
Filed under: Awards, PRSA

Communications Strategy Group, JKD & Company, Cutter Communications, and Mulligan & Co. were the big agency winners at last night’s PRSA Colorado Gold Picks awards event. Using the proprietary and highly sophisticated Denver PR Blog formula to determine which agencies fared best (two points for a gold, one point for a silver, two additional points for the Grand Gold Pick/Small Practice/Nonprofit Best in Show awards), the results are:

1. CSG | PR (14 points) – Seven gold
2. JKD & Company (12 points) – Two Grand Gold Picks, Small Practice Award
3. Cutter (9 points) – Grand Gold Pick, Small Practice Award, one gold, one silver
4. Mulligan & Co. (8 points) – Four gold
5. Linhart PR (6 points) – Three gold
5. Philosophy (6 points) – Three gold
7. Blake (5 points) – Two gold, one silver
8. B Public Relations (4 points) – Two gold
8. Novitas (4 points) – Nonprofit Best in Show gold
8. WildRock (4 points) – Two gold
11. DStreet (3 points) – One gold, one silver
11. Webb (3 points) – One gold, one silver
13. Ayers PR (2 points) – One gold
13. CIG (2 points) – One gold
13. Gonder PR (2 points) – One gold
13. Monaghan (2 points) – One gold
13. Volume Nine (2 points) – One gold
18. Barefoot PR (1 point) – One silver
18. MGA (1 point) – One silver
18. Weber Shandwick (1 point) – One silver

And Colorado State University led the non-agency winners:

1. Colorado State University (14 points) – Seven gold
2. Leidos Engineering (4 points) – Two gold
2. University of Colorado/Skaggs (4 points) – Two gold
4. Kaiser (2 points) – One gold
5. Commerce City (1 point) – One silver
5. Colorado Health Foundation (1 point) – One silver
5. Denver Union Station (1 point) – One silver

The 2015 Special Award winners were:

• Pete Webb, Webb, Swede Johnson Lifetime Achievement Award
• Michelle Ellis, Orapin Marketing + PR, PR Person of the Year
• Meg VanderLaan, MWH Global, Business Person of the Year
• Amber DiGiallanardo, Linhart, Joe Fuentes Rookie of the Year
• Kristen Yantis, Malen Yantis, Mentor of the Year
• Margaret Fogarty, Farm Credit, Chapter Service Award

And the Public Relations Team of the Year was awarded to Sage Hospitality, Dunn Communications, Larimer Associates, dovetail solutions, and Aiello Public Relations & Marketing.



Hazlett Wins CUNA ‘Blockbuster’ Award
April 8, 2015, 9:54 am
Filed under: Awards

Congratulations to Patti Hazlett, Director of Corporate Communications for the Mountain West Credit Union Association (MWCUA), who won a Credit Union National Association (CUNA) “Blockbuster Award” for her public relations work. Her trade media campaign was recognized with the “Best Public Relations Campaign” award.



Vanderholm Named to Boulder Valley 40 Under 40 List
February 19, 2015, 11:26 am
Filed under: Awards, Metzger

Congratulations to Stephanie Vanderholm, a vice president at Metzger Albee Public Relations, who has been named to BizWest’s 2015 Boulder Valley 40 Under 40.



2015 DBJ 40 Under 40 Winners Announced
February 13, 2015, 9:16 am
Filed under: Awards, Denver Business Journal

Congratulations to the communications-related honorees of this year’s DBJ 40 Under 40 Awards:

  • Jeff Steepleton, president of the Galloway Group
  • Jennifer Van Vleet, regional communications manager, MWH Global
  • Katy Michael, VP of global communications, Crocs Inc.
  • Erika Martinez, , director of communications and community outreach, City & County of Denver – North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative
  • Ryan Huff, spokesperson and issues manager, University of Colorado Boulder


28 Colorado Companies on Outside Magazines’ 100 Best Places to Work
October 2, 2014, 7:07 pm
Filed under: Awards, GroundFloor Media

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Colorado had a record 28 companies make the Outside Magazine list of the Top 100 Best Places to Work, including my colleagues at GroundFloor Media who made the list at No. 4. The full list of Colorado communications/marketing/digital services providers is:

4. GroundFloor Media
18. TDA_Boulder
40. Sterling-Rice Group
48. Bluetent
55. Slice of Lime
80. Development Counsellors International
95. Backbone Media



MWH’s VanderLaan Named ‘Outstanding Woman in Business’
August 26, 2014, 7:58 am
Filed under: Awards

Congratulations to Meg VanderLaan, senior vice president and chief communications officer at MWH Global, who was named one of the Denver Business Journal’s Outstanding Women in Business. VanderLaan was recognized for her accomplishments in the Communication, Media and Public Relations category.




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