Denver PR Blog

Capital City Adds Senior Writer/AE
August 15, 2014, 9:08 am
Filed under: Jobs

Capital City Public Relations has hired Liana Orenstein as a senior writer and account executive.

Blake Communications Adds Two
August 14, 2014, 9:53 am
Filed under: Jobs

Blake Communications has added Kim Sporrer as a media relations consultant and Cristina Ceballo as public relations and social media coordinator. Sporrer formerly was with The Women’s Foundation of Colorado and the Humane Society of Boulder Valley, and Ceballo is a recent graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Ritz-Carlton Promotes Fredeen
August 11, 2014, 9:30 am
Filed under: Jobs

The Ritz-Carlton Hotels of Colorado has promoted Allyson Fredeen to the position of Communications Manager. Fredeen now is responsible for the public relations activities of The Ritz-Carlton properties in both Beaver Creek (Bachelor Gulch) and Denver.

Boom Adds Germershausen
July 29, 2014, 9:06 am
Filed under: Jobs

Boom Broadcast has added 20-year public relations veteran Shari Germershausen as Director, Client Creative & Strategic Planning. Germershausen will partner with marketing and PR executives to build innovative, strategic storytelling platforms generating widespread broadcast media attention through Boom’s services.

Ellis Joins Orapin as Partner
July 28, 2014, 1:05 pm
Filed under: Jobs

Michelle Ellis has joined Orapin Marketing + Public Relations as partner. Michelle is responsible for agency growth and overall account direction including public relations and marketing strategy and day-to-day management and execution of client accounts.

Denver PR Jobs
July 8, 2014, 8:58 am
Filed under: Jobs, Public Relations

Among those hiring this week are Attention Homes, Colorado State University, Cuvée Escapes, Denver International Airport, Denver Public Schools,  Encana, Location3 Media, Mile High Ministries, Rocky Mountain MS Center and Vicon.

Guttau to Handle PR for Four Seasons Properties in Denver and Santa Fe
July 7, 2014, 9:15 am
Filed under: Jobs

Congratulations to Four Seasons Hotel Denver PR Director Jim Guttau, whose responsibilities have expanded to include Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe.

WordenGroup Promotes Stark to AC
July 1, 2014, 9:00 am
Filed under: Jobs

WordenGroup has promoted Amy Stark to account coordinator. Stark joined the firm in December 2013 from Los Angeles, where she had been working in television production. In her new role, Stark will be responsible for news release distribution, conducting research, overseeing social media efforts and coordinating photography.

Denver PR Jobs
June 24, 2014, 9:30 am
Filed under: Jobs

Among those hiring this week are the Alzheimer’s Association Colorado Chapter, Book Trust, Colorado Farm Bureau, Colorado Water Trust, DigitalGlobe, DISH Network, Gaiam TV, Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver, Johns Manville, Larimer Humane Society, National Wildlife Federation, ProBuild, Rocky Mountain PBS, Special Olympics Colorado, Tennyson Center, University of Colorado at Boulder and SSPR (Colorado Springs).

Denver PR Jobs
June 16, 2014, 9:09 am
Filed under: Jobs

Among those hiring this week are Amelie Company, Capital City Public Relations, Communications Strategy Group, Douglas County School District, University of Denver, Graebel Companies, Jefferson County Public Schools, Public Service Credit Union, The Action Center and UDR.

DBJ’s Huspeni Joins the Dark Side
June 16, 2014, 7:48 am
Filed under: Denver Business Journal, Jobs

Dennis Huspeni, formerly the real estate reporter at the Denver Business Journal, has joined Grayling PR as director of media relations. He will remain based in Denver.

Denver PR Jobs
June 9, 2014, 10:05 am
Filed under: Jobs

Among those hiring this week are BCS, Chinese Children Adoption Int’l, City of Longmont, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Denver Academy, Kimetrica, Metro CareRing, University of Northern Colorado (Greeley) and The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (internship).

GroundFloor Media Adds Digital Strategist/Designer
June 4, 2014, 8:30 am
Filed under: GroundFloor Media, Jobs

GroundFloor Media has added Ben Hock to its digital strategy and design team. The addition strengthens GFM’s expertise for clients requiring digital and graphic design elements as part of their integrated communications campaigns.

Cap City Adds Senior Writer/Publicist
May 16, 2014, 12:37 pm
Filed under: Jobs

Capital City Public Relations added Valarie Johnson as senior writer/journalist and publicist executive.

Graham Named Marketing Director
May 14, 2014, 3:34 pm
Filed under: Jobs

Eric Graham has been named marketing director for a trio of sister companies: Keller Bros., Automated Marketing Group, and Auto Profit Masters. Graham, who formerly was with InspireSmart, is responsible for managing all marketing activities within the three companies including online and offline marketing campaigns.

Dovetail Promotes One, Wins Three
May 9, 2014, 9:57 am
Filed under: Jobs, Wins

dovetail solutions has promoted Marissa Hoffman to client services partner and added Cesco Linguistic Services, Hands-On-Learning and country music performer Pete Martinez as clients.

Amelie Company Adds Three to Staff
May 9, 2014, 9:30 am
Filed under: Jobs

Amélie Company added three people to its team: Kristin Kidd, Director of Account Services; Brenna Hersey, Account Executive, and Sarah Tate, Public Relations Account Coordinator.

Denver PR Jobs
May 5, 2014, 9:59 am
Filed under: Jobs

Among those hiring this week are ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders, Adams County School District 50, Conga, DCP Midstream, Philosophy Communication, Rose Community Foundation, Strategies 360, Turner PR, University of Colorado and Western Union.

Larry Holdren Departs Pure Brand, Forms Own Firm
May 4, 2014, 7:45 pm
Filed under: Jobs, Pure Brand

Congratulations to Larry Holdren, who has decided to leave Pure Brand to start his own firm, Holdren Strategic Communications. From Larry:

“After nearly 10 fantastic years with Pure Brand Communications, I’m excited to announce that I’ve spun off our reputation management and training business to form Holdren Strategic Communications. While we’ll operate independently from Pure, the plan is to work together on select pieces of business. We will focus on providing strategic communications services – including strategy development, reputation/issues management and communications/media training – to clients who operate in highly complex, regulated and/or controversial environments.”

Wagstaff Adds Account Supervisor in Aspen
May 1, 2014, 8:25 am
Filed under: Jobs

Wagstaff Worldwide has hired Sally Spaulding as an account supervisor in its Aspen office. Prior to joining Wagstaff, Spaulding worked for the Aspen Skiing Company, where she helped rebrand The Limelight Hotel, open element 47 restaurant at The Little Nell, and launch The Oasis champagne bar on Aspen Mountain. Prior to that, she was community relations director for the City of Aspen.

Spaulding replaces Jim Guttau, who took the Director of Public Relations position at Four Seasons Hotel Denver.

Fresca Foods Names Mariash Senior Marketing Manager
May 1, 2014, 8:14 am
Filed under: Jobs

Louisville, Colo.-based Fresca Foods has named Elexis Mariash as senior marketing manager. Mariash formerly was with Linhart PR.

The Bawmann Group Adds Kris Kitto as Senior Counselor
April 24, 2014, 8:56 am
Filed under: Bawmann Group, Jobs

The Bawmann Group has added Kris Kitto as a senior counselor. Kitto returned to Colorado in 2013 after spending seven years in Washington, D.C., covering Congress, the White House and national politics for The Hill newspaper and other publications. He continued his policy communication work in Colorado last spring as a consultant on a project involving the new recreational marijuana market’s regulatory framework.

“We are honored to welcome Kris to the TBG team,” said Brad Bawmann, TBG president and CEO. “As a former journalist, Kris brings a unique perspective to our work with clients. His experience and expertise make him a perfect fit for our team as we all work together to consistently meet and exceed our clients’ communication goals.”

Get Ink PR Wins Two, Adds One
April 24, 2014, 8:48 am
Filed under: Jobs, Wins

Get Ink PR has added two new clients: Pura Vida Fitness Club and Spa in Cherry Creek and LoDo’s coming Dorchester Social Eatery. The agency also hired Christine Vazquez as a publicist. Christine joins the team from Blossoming.

Sports Anchor Wargin Latest to Leave 9News
April 23, 2014, 9:56 am
Filed under: Jobs, KUSA

9News sports anchor Susie Wargin is the latest KUSA-TV employee to join the 9News Alumni Association. Wargin, who is leaving the station to pursue a real-estate career, joins Will Ripley, Kirk Montgomery and Amelia Earhart as the most recent high-profile departures.

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.

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.


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