Denver PR Blog

That Awkward Moment …
April 14, 2014, 9:00 am
Filed under: Jobs

… when 10 million public relations practitioners realize there is no one left in the media.

Boom Adds BizDev SVP
April 10, 2014, 9:02 am
Filed under: Jobs

Denver’s Boom Broadcast has added Susan Sikora as senior vice president of business development. Based in Raleigh, NC, Sikora will focus on business development as well as new marketing initiatives for the agency and its clients.

SE2 Promotes Two to Principal
April 8, 2014, 8:21 am
Filed under: Jobs, SE2

SE2 has promoted Abbie Vacanti Kesner and Jill Hamilton to the position of principal. From SE2:

Jill Hamilton and Abigail Kesner have been with SE2 for four and three years, respectively. During this time they have managed significant integrated communications campaigns for public, nonprofit and private-sector clients. Their work has ranged from promoting public health to early childhood education to energy.

Ex-CEO of Patagonia Joins Backbone Media
April 8, 2014, 7:52 am
Filed under: Jobs

Former Patagonia CEO Casey Sheahan has joined Backbone Media as a senior advisor. Backbone, which specializes in outdoor clients, has offices in Denver; Carbondale; and Jackson, Wyo. According to the Associated Press, “Sheahan lives in Carbondale and left Patagonia in February. At the time, he said he wanted to spend more time with his family, enjoy outdoor recreation in the area and help the fight against oil and gas development on the Thompson Divide.”

Hazlett Named Director of Corporate Communications at MWCUA
March 18, 2014, 7:27 pm
Filed under: Jobs

Patti Hazlett has been named Director of Corporate Communications at Mountain West Credit Union Association (MWCUA), where she oversees the public affairs and communications duties for the regional tri-state trade association. Hazlett most recently was president of PH Communications, and she has led public relations efforts for a major real estate management company, healthcare corporations, Special Olympics Colorado and several professional sports organizations.

Dovetail Adds One
March 11, 2014, 8:18 am
Filed under: Jobs

dovetail solutions has added Dave Gaylinn as a client services partner. Gaylinn formerly was the communications manager at USA Cycling.

Denver PR Jobs
March 10, 2014, 12:27 pm
Filed under: Jobs

Among those hiring this week are A Precious Child, Aspen Skiing Company, Ball Corporation, Barokas Public Relations, Catapult PR-IR, Center for Work Education and Employment (CWEE), Clyfford Still Museum, Highlands Ranch Metro District, Investment Management Consultants Association, National Endowment for Financial Education, Penton, Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank, The Denver Post, University of Colorado and University of Denver.

SE2 Hiring Digital Strategist
March 3, 2014, 2:10 am
Filed under: Jobs, SE2

SE2 may not have “rolling office coffee bars, … carbon-neutral bamboo bicycles … or organic microbrews flowing from the drinking fountain,” but it does have an in-house Ms. Pac-Man machine. And it is hiring for a digital strategist, so get your resume in early and often.

GroundFloor Hires One, Promotes Two
February 20, 2014, 1:45 pm
Filed under: GroundFloor Media, Jobs

To paraphrase NBA basketball player/poet LeBron James, I am taking my talents to Market Street and joining the talented team at GroundFloor Media. And congratulations to two of my new GFM colleagues, Gil Rudawsky and Jim Licko, who have been promoted to vice presidents.

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Denver PR Jobs
February 10, 2014, 1:24 pm
Filed under: Jobs

Among those hiring this week are Ardent Mills, Arkansas Valley Publishing Co., City of Commerce City, Colorado Community Media, Colorado Regional Health Information Organization, Communication Infrastructure Group (internship), CSU College of Engineering, Denver Health, Denver Kids, Echostar, Financial Planning Association, The Fletcher Group (consultant), Level 3, RTD (internship), Summit Professional Networks, University of Colorado at Boulder and Zlux.

DMNS Names O’Neal Media & Comms Manager
February 4, 2014, 4:36 pm
Filed under: Jobs

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science has named Maura O’Neal manager of communications and media relations. O’Neal previously was with dovetail solutions.

Wertz Joins Stratton-Carpenter & Associates
February 4, 2014, 4:27 pm
Filed under: Jobs

Cody Wertz has joined Stratton-Carpenter & Associates as a senior consultant for media relations, public affairs and communications. Wertz previously was a principal at GBSM and, prior to that, communications director for U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar.

Denver PR Jobs
February 3, 2014, 10:44 am
Filed under: Jobs

Among those hiring this week are the E-470 Public Highway Authority, American Rivers, Customer Communications Group, Environment Colorado, Financial Planning Standards Board, Judi’s House, Lockheed Martin, Reuters, SendGrid, SolidFire, The Leadership Program of the Rockies, and Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association.

GBSM Promotes Two
January 29, 2014, 9:25 am
Filed under: GBSM, Jobs

GBSM has promoted Andrea Cunningham and Miles Graham to the position of Senior Associate. Cunningham joined the firm in 2011 and has worked with clients such as RTD, the City and County of Denver, Google, Colorado Children’s Campaign and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado. Graham joined GBSM in 2006 and works with clients including Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Over the River, Delta Dental of Colorado, the Delaware Division of Public Health, Chipotle Cultivate Foundation, Metro Wastewater Reclamation District and the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network.

Four Seasons Hotel Denver Names Jim Guttau as Director of PR
January 27, 2014, 9:17 am
Filed under: Jobs

Four Seasons Hotel Denver named Jim Guttau as its Director of Public Relations. Guttau, who previously was Director of Public Relations for Four Seasons Resort Vail, replaces Dana Berry, who was recently appointed Director of Public Relations at the new Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World.

Hodas Leaves Vladimir Jones for Marijuana Industry Position
January 13, 2014, 7:36 am
Filed under: Jobs

Congratulations to Joe Hodas, who has accepted the Chief Marketing Officer position at Dixie Elixirs & Edibles, a Denver-based manufacturer of marijuana-infused foods and beverages. Hodas formerly was an Executive Vice President at Vladimir Jones.

CPR Names Open Air’s Corey Jones as Arts Reporter
January 5, 2014, 5:22 pm
Filed under: Colorado Public Radio, Jobs

Corey Jones, previously a host and producer for Colorado Public Radio’s OpenAir, is transitioning to the role of reporter for CPR’s new arts bureau and online arts hub. Jones will cover a wide range of topics including museum exhibits, the theater, concerts and new-music collaborations. He joins Arts Editor Chloe Veltman and fellow arts reporter Ange-Aimee Woods, officially completing the bureau that is funded by a three-year, $900,000 grant from the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation.

Farewell, Paula Berg
December 19, 2013, 6:42 pm
Filed under: Jobs, Public Relations

Denver’s loss is Palo Alto’s gain. You’ll be missed.



Giocomo to Lead Metro Chamber Marketing, Communications
December 4, 2013, 1:14 pm
Filed under: Jobs

Congratulations to Laura Giocomo, who has been named the director of communications and marketing for the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. Giocomo’s resume includes then-Mayor John Hickenlooper’s administration, the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Centura Health and SE2.

Denver PR Jobs
December 2, 2013, 2:01 pm
Filed under: Jobs

Among those hiring this week are the American Transplant Foundation, Arapahoe County Government, City of Boulder, Craftsy, Falcon School District 49, Food Bank of the Rockies, Local Magazine, MillerCoors, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, University of Colorado KCOL News (Loveland) and The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (Colorado Springs).

SE2 Adds Allison Nipert as Associate
November 26, 2013, 9:41 am
Filed under: Jobs

SE2 has added Allison Nipert as an associate. Nipert previously worked as special projects coordinator for Denver Bike Sharing, the non-profit owner and operator of Denver B-cycle, where she handled duties as varied as communications, social media, sponsorship relations, and grant writing for the non-profit. The addition brings SE2 to a total of 12 full-time employees.

Denver PR Jobs
November 19, 2013, 11:16 am
Filed under: Jobs

Among those hiring this week are Amelie Company, Catapult PR-IR, Pivot Communication, Boulder County CareConnect, Colorado School of Mines Foundation, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Frontier Airlines, Janus, Jeppesen, Johnson & Wales University, Pinnacol Assurance, Regis University, Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting Network, Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre, St. Mary Parish and School, The Cable Center, Weld County Government, Xcel Energy, GBSM (intern), Denver Business Journal (intern), Colorado State University (Fort Collins), The (Fort Collins) Coloradoan, Focus on the Family (Colorado Springs), Rocky Mountain Health Care Services (Colorado Springs) and Clovis Media  (New Mexico).


Frusciano Leaves BusinessWire for Start-up GutCheck
November 7, 2013, 10:47 am
Filed under: BusinessWire, Jobs

A shout-out to Dylan Frusciano, who this week left BusinessWire after 12 years to join the start-up world with GutCheck (a really innovative research company – check them out).

Capital City PR Adds AE/Senior Writer
October 10, 2013, 4:49 pm
Filed under: Jobs

Capital City Public Relations has added Dina Berta as senior writer/account executive. Berta is a former journalist and restaurateur.

COHN Named AOR, Hires One
October 1, 2013, 8:27 am
Filed under: Cohn Marketing, Jobs, Wins

COHN has been named agency of record for Centennial-based Playtime, Inc., the largest creator and fabricator of soft play areas found in places like malls, shopping centers, fast food restaurants and aquatic parks.

COHN also announced it has hired Hannah McCaffrey as an account executive. McCaffrey previously was an account manager for Factory Design Labs, and she will support COHN clients Mont Blanc, Brew 1, GoodDrinks, Water Tech and Payreel.

Jim Guttau Joins Wagstaff’s Aspen Office
September 6, 2013, 8:47 am
Filed under: Jobs

Jim Guttau has joined Wagstaff Worldwide in Aspen as an Account Supervisor. Guttau formerly was Director of Public Relations for Four Seasons Resort Vail.

7News Adds ‘Amazing Race’ Contestant as Anchor
September 5, 2013, 8:55 am
Filed under: Jobs, TV News

7News has added Emmy award-winning reporter and former “The Amazing Race” contestant Kellie Patterson as a morning anchor. Patterson joins 7News from WCNC, the NBC affiliate in Charlotte, N.C.

Denver PR Jobs
August 27, 2013, 11:01 am
Filed under: Jobs

Among those hiring this week are Communications Strategy Group (internship), Turner PR (two internships)  Armada Medical Marketing (internship), Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Elevation Media Group, DIRECTV, Glendale Cherry Creek Chronicle, Homewatch Caregivers, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Perfect Teeth, Regional Transportation District (RTD) and the Alamosa Valley Courier.


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.

Denver PR Jobs
August 19, 2013, 10:32 am
Filed under: Jobs

Among those hiring this week are GBSM (internship), Able Planet, AlloSource, Centura Health, City of Boulder Channel 8, City of Commerce City, Denver Metro Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), Hunger Free Colorado, MOPS, National CineMedia, RES, The Flume, USO and the Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune.

Bawmann Group Adds Senior Counselor, Wins Five New Clients
August 14, 2013, 9:19 am
Filed under: Bawmann Group, Jobs, Wins

The Bawmann Group has added Greg Morton as senior counselor. Morton has more than two decades of integrated marketing experience in both agency and corporate settings, and he will serve as team lead for several health care, education and nonprofits clients.

TBG also has been engaged to perform a variety of marketing and communication activities for several new clients, including HBO, Peak Veterinary Specialists, the Denver Arthritis Clinic and Medical Simulation Corporation. Additionally, the firm also has partnered with Denver Broncos offensive lineman Zane Beadles to launch the Zane Beadles Parade Foundation, which is dedicated to enriching the lives of young people who are faced with unfortunate situations by providing new experiences and opportunities.

Barefoot PR Seeks Fall Intern
August 13, 2013, 8:35 am
Filed under: Jobs

Denver’s Barefoot PR is seeking an intern for the fall.

5280 Adds Brugeman as Restaurant Critic
July 24, 2013, 10:36 am
Filed under: 5280, Jobs

5280 has added Stacey Brugeman as its new restaurant critic. Brugeman has been in the food business for more than a decade and she holds a masters degree in food studies from New York University and an Intermediate Certificate in Wine from the International Wine Center. Before joining 5280, Brugeman held editorial positions at Saveur and Food & Wine in New York City. Brugeman’s work has also appeared in Travel + Leisure, Men’s Journal, Natural Health, and The Denver Post.

Malen Yantis Adds Account Coordinator
July 23, 2013, 8:35 pm
Filed under: Jobs

Malen Yantis Public Relations has added Taylor Cook as account coordinator. Cook is a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

Denver PR Jobs
July 9, 2013, 9:13 am
Filed under: Jobs

Among those hiring this week are Atkins, Barokas Public Relations, Boulder County Commissioners’ Office, Catalyst High School, City of Boulder, Cushman & Wakefield, The CU Boulder Leeds School of Business and The Public Interest Network.


Denver PR Jobs
July 1, 2013, 9:39 am
Filed under: Jobs

Among those hiring this week are Linhart Public Relations, the American Red Cross, Arapahoe County, City of Englewood, Mountain News Corporation, St. Joseph Hospital, The Steamboat (Colo.) Pilot & Today, University of Colorado at Boulder, Westword, Colorado Springs Utilities, US Olympic Committee (Colorado Springs) and the Montrose (Colo.) Daily Press. And SE2 also is hiring.

Denver PR Jobs
June 25, 2013, 9:27 am
Filed under: Jobs

Among those hiring this week are Communications Strategy Group (internship), Amelie Company, Catapult PR-IR, City of Aurora, Community First Foundation, FRIENDS FIRST, Goodwill Industries of Denver, Mosaic, ViaWest, VisiTech PR and the Jackson Hole (Wyo.) Land Trust.

Also, SE2 and Linhart PR have open positions.


Barefoot Adds Full-time Associate
June 20, 2013, 2:45 pm
Filed under: Jobs

Barefoot PR has added Laura Schwinkendorf as a full-time Associate. Laura has been a contracted worker with Barefoot PR since 2011, and she will focus primarily on messaging, public relations, and community relations work for clients.

Linhart PR Seeks SAE, AE
June 20, 2013, 9:55 am
Filed under: Jobs, Linhart

Linhart PR has two openings: an account executive and senior account executive.

Pivot Adds Melissa Brooks as AE
June 19, 2013, 9:42 am
Filed under: Jobs, Pivot Communication

Boulder-based Pivot Communication has added Melissa Brooks as an account executive. She previously was as an editorial intern at Pivot, and is the co-founder and former editor in chief of online entertainment magazine Cultural Transmogrifier. Brooks will be working on Pivot accounts in multiple industries, including criminal justice, senior healthcare, transportation and more.

Denver PR Jobs
June 10, 2013, 12:24 pm
Filed under: Andrew Hudson, Jobs

Among those hiring this week are 90octane, Catapult PR-IR, ArtReach, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Comcast Cable, DCIS at Fairmont (DPS), Denver Kids, Inc., HealthGrades, Hillel at University of Denver, One Colorado, Padres & Jóvenes Unidos, The Craig (Colo.) Daily PressThe Vail (Colo.) Daily, Anderson Ranch Arts Center (Snowmass), Focus on the Family (Colorado Springs), KOAA TV (Colorado Springs), Western State Colorado University (Gunnison), Laramie (Wyo.) Community College and The Wyoming Tribune Eagle (Cheyenne).

And this week’s edition of Andrew Hudson’s Jobs List features a Q&A with Linhart’s Sharon Linhart, Vladimir Jones’ Joe Hodas and me discussing the evolution of public relations.

Verde PR Adds Two
June 5, 2013, 8:16 am
Filed under: Jobs

Verde PR & Consulting has added Meghan Grabow and Alex Hunt to its Boulder office. Grabow is an action sports industry veteran and Hunt previously was a communications specialist and heli-skiing manager at Silverton Mountain Ski Area. Verde now has 22 employees in its three office in Boulder; Durango; and Jackson, Wyo.

Metzger Promotes Vanderholm
June 4, 2013, 8:15 am
Filed under: Jobs, Metzger

Metzger Associates’ Stephanie Vanderholm has been promoted from Account Director to Vice President. Vanderholm, who has been with Metzger for more than three years, manages key clients and serves as a manager and mentor to staff.

Denver PR Jobs
May 28, 2013, 7:56 am
Filed under: Jobs

Among those hiring this week are Blake Communications/Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Turner Public Relations, Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation, Denver Public Schools Foundation, North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative Team, North Metro Fire Rescue District, onTargetjobs, Pioneer Natural Resources, Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation, SpotXchange, The CELL (internship) and the Town of Parker.

Denver PR Jobs
April 29, 2013, 11:47 am
Filed under: Jobs

Among those hiring this week are ARCADIS (intern), Arrowhead Golf Club, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Colorado Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company, Colorado State University College of Business, Denver International Airport, Denver Public Schools, Social Venture Partners Boulder County, Transportation Solutions, the City of Loveland and the Larimer County Clerk and Recorder (Fort Collins).

Galloway Group Adds Two
April 23, 2013, 1:10 pm
Filed under: Jobs

Galloway Group has added Lori Whitaker and Annie Barr to its team. Whitaker will serve as Vice President of Strategy & Market Development, and Barr as Marketing Director/Account Executive.

Bawmann Wins One, Hires One, Launches One
April 23, 2013, 9:05 am
Filed under: Jobs, Wins

The Bawmann Group has:

  • Added the City of Lincoln, Nebraska’s reEnergize Program as a client (social media/website)
  • Hired Richelle Moulin as an account coordinator
  • Developed and launched (with Chronos Interactive) a new men’s health website for The Urology Center of Colorado

Weber Shandwick Adds Director in Denver
April 16, 2013, 9:38 am
Filed under: Jobs, Weber Shandwick

Weber Shandwick has added Jessica Weidensall as a director in the firm’s Denver office. Weidensall has nearly a decade of sports media and public relations experience, and she joins Weber Shandwick from World Triathlon Corporation (aka IRONMAN) where she oversaw public relations and media efforts for the IRONMAN family of brands.

Destination Hotels & Resorts Names PR/SM Manager
April 11, 2013, 8:49 am
Filed under: Jobs

Englewood-based Destination Hotels & Resorts has appointed Carrie Mosner public relations and social media manager. In her new role, Mosner oversee proactive media relations efforts, offer crisis communication counsel, assist in partnership development, and provide strategic direction and management of social media campaign creation and execution.

Prior to joining the Destination team, Mosner was an account manager at The Brandman Agency in L.A., where she managed domestic and international public relations efforts for a variety of travel and tourism organizations including the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board, Thompson Hotels, Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, Orion Expedition Cruises and Virtuoso.

Volume PR Hiring
April 11, 2013, 8:37 am
Filed under: Jobs

Volume PR is seeking a couple of Assistant Account Executives with two to three years of experience, as well as freelance media relations talent with experience in technology and B2B. Email Elizabeth Robinson to apply.


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