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Denver PR Moves
April 23, 2014, 8:41 am
Filed under: Barefoot PR, Cactus, Dovetail, Jobs, Linhart
  • Cactus has hired Jenny Topolosky as PR manager. Topolosky joins the agency from IMA.
  • The City of Arvada has hired Maria VanderKolk as communications manager. VanderKolk previously was the PIO at Adams County School District 14.
  • dovetail solutions has hired Mary Kusek as a client services associate. Kusek most recently was assistant director for media relations at the Univiersity of Texas at Austin.
  • Avnet has hired Julie Wagoner as web & social media specialist. She previously was a social media specialist at Bellco.
  • Linhart PR has promoted Tim Streeb to senior account director.
  • Barefoot PR has added Jamie Bradley as a senior associate.


dovetail solutions Hires Two, Wins Four
August 20, 2013, 3:38 pm
Filed under: Dovetail, Jobs, Wins

dovetail solutions has added two employees: Rachell Buell as client service partner and Illona Koclanes as office manager. The firm also announced four new clients: Asymmetrical Dynamics, Sherman & Howard, DPC Companies and Rickenbaugh Automotive Group.



Dovetail Sponsors Denver’s JumpStart Biz Plan Awards
July 17, 2012, 8:01 pm
Filed under: Dovetail

dovetail solutions is joining Polsinelli ShughartDeloitte and WideFoc.us in supporting the Denver Office of Economic Development (OED) JumpStart Biz Plan Awards. The program will recognize the top ten start-up and early-stage business plan finalists with tools – including PR, legal, financial and social media counsel from the supporting companies – to help their businesses thrive in Denver.

“Our culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in Denver is as strong as ever,” said Denver Mayor Michael Hancock. “To celebrate this, we’re looking to identify and contribute to the strongest ideas that will help further strengthen Denver as a top city for small business.”



Dovetail Promotes Holleran to Director of Operations
June 11, 2012, 8:15 am
Filed under: Dovetail, Jobs

dovetail solutions has promoted Emily Holleran to director of Operations. Holleran joined dovetail solutions in 2009, and in her new role she will oversee the firm’s day-to-day operations, including financials, client invoicing, human resources, IT support and benefits administration. Prior to joining dovetail solutions, Holleran was director of operations at The McLaughlin Company, a performance consulting and coaching firm.



Dovetail Solutions Wins Three, Hires Two
May 30, 2012, 7:55 am
Filed under: Dovetail, Jobs, Wins

dovetail solutions has added three new clients: land developer McWhinney, the Denver and Chicago offices of architecture firm HOK, and professional services company CBIZ. The firm also added Marissa Hoffman as a client services associate and Allison Rindels as an intern.



Dovetail Solutions Celebrates Seven-Year Anniversary
May 24, 2012, 7:45 am
Filed under: Dovetail

Congratulations to all my colleagues at dovetail solutions – the firm is celebrating its seventh anniversary today. We plan to celebrate like any self-respecting seven-year-old – lots of Hello Kitty birthday cake and an afternoon of Justin Bieber karaoke.



Neenan Company Selects Dovetail for Crisis Work
November 28, 2011, 2:25 pm
Filed under: Dovetail, Wins

dovetail solutions has been retained for a crisis project by Fort Collins-based construction firm The Neenan Company.



Dovetail Holds Annual ‘Day of Giving Back’
August 11, 2011, 10:14 am
Filed under: Dovetail, Pro Bono

Dovetail Solutions is inviting clients, partners and friends to join the firm in its annual “Day of Giving Back” on Saturday, Sept. 17. This year, Dovetail will partner with Denver’s Ronald McDonald House Family Meal Program. RSVP by Sept. 2 to Emily Holleran if you are interested in participating.



Dovetail Adds Manager of Client Services
July 7, 2011, 7:48 am
Filed under: Dovetail, Jobs

Dovetail Solutions has added Ryann Anderson as manager of client services. Prior to joining Dovetail, Anderson owned and operated Lucky Cat Creative Solutions, where she produced and executed marketing, public relations and event plans for several Boulder-based small business clients.



Dovetail Unveils New Website, Announces Pro Bono Client
June 2, 2011, 9:01 pm
Filed under: Dovetail, Pro Bono

Dovetail Solutions has introduced a redesigned website, and announced that its 2011 pro bono client is the Morgan Adams Foundation, which raises money and awareness on behalf of children affected with cancer. The foundation was started by the parents of Morgan Adams, who was a healthy 5-year old girl when she was diagnosed with a Glioblastoma Multiforme brain tumor in 1997. She battled her cancer for 11 months before she succumbed to the disease.



Dovetail Named AOR for DriveSafe
May 6, 2011, 7:48 am
Filed under: Dovetail, Wins

Dovetail Solutions has been named agency of record for DriveABLE’s DriveSafe product. DriveABLE, based in British Columbia and a spin-off from the University of Alberta, offers technology-based products that identify medically impaired drivers.

Additionally, Dovetail has added Maura O’Neal as client services manager and Marissa Hoffman as an intern.



Dovetail Client Wins 501(c)(3) Status
April 7, 2011, 5:15 am
Filed under: Dovetail

Dovetail Solutions client LifeQuest World Fund has received IRS approval to operate as a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) charity. The Denver-based nonprofit organization offers program development and assistance programs to individuals, small businesses, large corporations and charities.



Dovetail CEO to Discuss Community Involvement & Brands
March 15, 2011, 11:29 am
Filed under: Dovetail, Events

Dovetail Solutions founder and CEO Andy Boian will discuss how to use community involvement to enhance brands at the Denver Metro SBDC/Denver Metro Chamber’s business seminar series on April 5. Details are:

DMSBDC/DMCOC Seminar Series
7:30 – 9:00 am, Tuesday, April 5
Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
1445 Market St., Denver CO, 80202



Dovetail Solutions Adds Client, Production Coordinator
March 9, 2011, 4:54 pm
Filed under: Awards, Dovetail, Wins

It’s been busy at Dovetail Solutions lately. The firm landed new client Colliers International, added Kreya Kadam as a production coordinator and was named a finalist for the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade’s “Colorado Companies to Watch” award.



Dovetail Wins Law Firm Client
January 14, 2011, 8:21 am
Filed under: Dovetail, Wins

Denver business litigation law firm Sander Ingebretsen and Wake has selected Dovetail Solutions as its agency-of-record to lead its community outreach and marketing efforts.



Dovetail Hires Marketing Coordinator
December 20, 2010, 8:51 pm
Filed under: Dovetail

Dovetail Solutions named Whitner Belk as marketing coordinator. She is responsible for supporting the firm’s client service managers and director, as well as for producing collateral materials and implementing social media initiatives for both clients and the firm. Belk previously was design coordinator for Ralph Lauren’s Black Label women’s clothing line team in New York.



Dovetail Retained by HOK; Names Johnston, Finegan as Advisors
December 14, 2010, 5:06 pm
Filed under: Dovetail

Dovetail Solutions has been retained by global architectural firm HOK to lead its community outreach efforts in Denver. Dovetail also announced that it has appointed former JohnstonWells CEO GG Johnston and Hogan Lovells lawyer Cole Finegan to its Board of Advisors.



Dovetail Announces Two New Clients
October 19, 2010, 7:13 pm
Filed under: Dovetail, Wins

Dovetail Solutions has been named agency of record for Rivet Software and LifeQuest World Fund. Rivet Software is a leading provider in standards-based business reporting and analytics, and LifeQuest World Fund provides a complete solution to planning, life insurance premium lending, wealth creation and risk mitigation to clients ranging from individuals and small start-up businesses to large corporations and charities.



Dovetail Hires Two
September 15, 2010, 3:40 pm
Filed under: Dovetail, PR Moves

Dovetail Solutions has added Dana Stone as director of Client Services and Tyler Lyons as manager of Client Services. Stone’s experience includes positions at First Data in Denver and GolinHarris in Atlanta, and she is a PRSA Colorado board member. Lyons comes to Dovetail from Lt. Gov. Barbara O’Brien’s office.



Denver Agency News
August 10, 2010, 8:27 am
Filed under: Dovetail, PR Moves, Wins
  • Duo Marketing & PR has added entrepreneur and radio personality Nick May to its client list. Duo will manage publicity and social media services for May.
  • Conversation Starters has been selected by Chemo101 to handle web and social media development.
  • Dovetail Solutions has added Amanda Pehrson and promoted Ryan Peacock to senior manager of client services. Pehrson formerly was with Pelligrini Solutions and The Fresh Ideas Group. And, on an unrelated note, members of the CJ Powell Fan Club (CJPFC) will be glad to know he has been added to the group shots on the Dovetail website.


Dovetail Opens D.C. Office, Adds Client
July 22, 2010, 10:02 am
Filed under: Dovetail, Wins

Dovetail Solutions has opened its long-rumored Washington, D.C. office. The new office, which will help support government, corporate and nonprofit clients nationwide, is Dovetail’s third (headquartered in Denver, it also has a San Francisco location). Dovetail also announced it has added property developer Weston Solutions as a client.



Dovetail Service Project Benefits Denver Botanic Gardens
June 29, 2010, 9:07 pm
Filed under: Dovetail

Dovetail Solutions employees, clients, friends and family took part in the agency’s 2010 annual service day at the Denver Botanic Gardens. The volunteers helped plant about 250 trees and perennials in the DBG’s Children’s Garden.



Dovetail Solutions Celebrates Fifth Anniversary
May 24, 2010, 8:22 pm
Filed under: Dovetail

PR, branding and positioning firm Dovetail Solutions is celebrating its fifth anniversary. Here’s a look at the firm by the numbers:

3 – Number of cities in which Dovetail will operate by this summer               (Denver; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.)
44 – Number of organizations and committees in which Dovetail                   employees are involved
46 – Percentage increase in client base over the past two years
50 – Percentage of small businesses that fail to make it to five years
60 – Percentage of the agency’s lifespan spent during a recession
0 – Number of group shots on the Dovetail website in which CJ Powell       appears (time to learn Photoshop, CJ).



Dovetail Promotes Powell
May 13, 2010, 3:44 pm
Filed under: Dovetail, PR Moves

PR, branding and positioning firm Dovetail Solutions has promoted CJ Powell to Manager of Client Services. In his new role, Powell is responsible for the management of several clients at the firm.



Denver’s ‘ExecConnect’ Names Lieurance as Chairwoman
May 10, 2010, 6:58 am
Filed under: Dovetail, Events, Public Relations

ExecConnect, an exclusive group of business and community leaders launched by Andy Boian and Dovetail Solutions in 2009, has named Angela Lieurance, vice president of Development and Marketing at University of Colorado Hospital, as chairwoman. The group of local executives, community leaders and business owners has the mission “to harness the energy of the group’s valued relationships and related knowledge to further the prosperity of the Denver community.”

In its first year, ExecConnect has helped launch the Denver Bike Sharing initiative B-Cycle, held its first Distinguished Speaker event with acclaimed national author Brian Bagley, and hosted quarterly roundtables for members to dissect current events and issues.



Denver PR Moves
April 13, 2010, 10:09 am
Filed under: Dovetail, Linhart, PR Moves
  • Dovetail Solutions added Amy Secor as marketing coordinator. Secor is a recent graduate of the University of Denver.
  • Linhart PR added Lauren Cameron as an account associate. Cameron’s experience includes stints at Ogilvy and APCO Worldwide.


Dovetail Adds Univ. of Colorado Hospital as Client
March 15, 2010, 10:47 am
Filed under: Dovetail, Wins

Dovetail Solutions has added University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) to its client roster. Dovetail will “develop strategic community investment within UCH, as well as media relations and public relations activities on behalf the academic hospital.” UCH, located on the Anschutz Medical Campus, is the region’s only academic hospital and consistently ranks among the top hospitals in the country by U.S. News and World Report.



Dovetail Adds Marketing Coordinator
March 3, 2010, 6:21 am
Filed under: Dovetail, PR Moves

Dovetail Solutions has added CJ Powell as marketing coordinator. Powell formerly was with Schenkein and worked as a reporter for The Daily Camera and the Colorado Daily in Boulder.



Denver PR Agency Wins
January 20, 2010, 4:25 pm
Filed under: Dovetail, Pivot Communication, Wins


Dovetail Adds Director of Client Services
January 19, 2010, 9:11 am
Filed under: Dovetail, PR Moves

Dovetail Solutions has added Brandy Radey as Director of Client Services. Radey previously was president of PopSpring Communications and vice president at Schenkein.



Dovetail Adds Law Firm as Client
January 11, 2010, 8:44 am
Filed under: Dovetail, Wins

Dovetail Solutions added Snell & Wilmer L.L.P., one of Denver’s largest full-service business law firms, to its client roster.



2010 Denver PR Predictions – Andy Boian
January 4, 2010, 6:00 am
Filed under: 2010 Denver PR Predictions, Dovetail

By Andy Boian
Founder & CEO
Dovetail Solutions

  1. Andrew Hudson and Bruce Goldberg will form a punk/folk rock ensemble that will make it into the final round of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” however, they will be tainted by a Milli Vanilli-type scandal when it is discovered that all of their music (and singing) is pre-recorded.
  2. People will rediscover the fact that there is no social media option that is as effective as face-to-face conversations that aren’t limited to 140 characters.
  3. PR firms will find a whole new revenue stream in providing services to medical marijuana dispensaries, especially with coaching these clients on conducting effective media interviews by staying focused for more than two minutes, not eating Doritos during the conversation, and avoiding phrases like “Hey man, it’s like this…”
  4. Due to the “financial derivatives” effect, PR professionals will be held to a new standard where they must be able to clearly explain and understand the products and services of their clients and the tangible value they provide.
  5. Accenture will decide to replace Tiger Woods with Vince, the ShamWow guy, in an effort to bring some credibility back to its brand.
  6. Mayor John Hickenlooper will hold the world record for the “longest wheelie” when he kicks off the Denver Bike Share program in spring and travels the length of the 16th Street Mall (eight times) balancing on one wheel and conducting three conference calls in the process.
  7. Certain agencies will toy with the idea of using raw, honest quotes in press releases instead canned sound bites. This will put grins on the faces of reporters and increase the rate of heartburn among agency owners. It will also last approximately three weeks.
  8. Clients will focus on measuring their efforts in community investment when new research shows that certain data can be quantified in financial terms such as a child’s smile is equivalent to an ROI of approximately $1,760.
  9. The Denver business community will continue to shine in the national spotlight when additional surveys rank it as the #1 city in categories such as “Best Place to Conduct a Meeting Outdoors,” “Best Job Market for People Who Prefer Fleece Jackets Over Navy Blazers,” and “Best City to Blame Hangovers on the Altitude.”
  10. The demand for good writing and solid journalism will gain momentum as the popularity of reality television starts to decline. Adults over the age of 50 will be barred from forwarding emails claiming to expose how Obama is not a U.S. citizen. People will engage in more philosophical debates and crave learning the truth about things rather than believing online blog posts. Hey…it could happen.


Dovetail Invites Friends to Annual ‘Day of Service’
September 8, 2009, 9:23 am
Filed under: Dovetail

Dovetail Solutions is inviting its employees, vendors, clients and friends to join the firm at its annual service day on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm. Email Emily Holleran for details and to RSVP.



Dovetail Solutions Lands Three New Clients
September 8, 2009, 8:43 am
Filed under: Dovetail, Wins

Dovetail Solutions has added CBIZ, High Sierra Water Services and McDonald Automotive Group as clients.



Dovetail Promotes Miller
July 27, 2009, 8:02 am
Filed under: Dovetail

Dovetail Solutions has promoted Gordon Miller to Senior Partner of Strategic Services. Miller will continue to direct the firm’s Executive Leadership Strategies practice and will manage “strategic client solutions and connections.”



Dovetail Looking for a Manager of Client Services
July 9, 2009, 9:35 am
Filed under: Dovetail, Jobs

Dust off the resume: Dovetail Solutions is interviewing for a Manager of Client Services position. The agency requires three years of public relations experience (agency or in-house), and the position comes with full health benefits paid. Resumes and other materials should go to alexis@dovetailsolutions.com.



Dovetail Lands Midchix.com
June 30, 2009, 9:31 am
Filed under: Dovetail, Wins

Dovetail Solutions has added Midchix.com to its client roster. Based in Denver, Midchix is a boutique social networking community for women over the age of 40.



Dovetail Adds Consulting Firm to Client Roster
June 24, 2009, 7:11 pm
Filed under: Dovetail, Wins

Dovetail Solutions has landed the Denver-based business consulting firm RAS & Associates as a client.



Dovetail Launches New Site
March 16, 2009, 7:32 am
Filed under: Dovetail

Dovetail Solutions has launched its new Web site.




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