Denver PR Blog

In Memoriam
September 24, 2015, 10:21 am
Filed under: Obit

Longtime Colorado political consultant Katy Atkinson died today following a fight with brain cancer. She was 60.


In Memoriam
August 27, 2015, 5:12 pm
Filed under: MGA, Obit

MGA Communications co-founder and Chairman Mike Gaughan passed away Tuesday. You can count on two hands the number of PR legends we have had in this town. Mike was one of them.

Update: Caitlin Hendee at the Denver Business Journal has a profile of Mike and his career.


In Memoriam
January 16, 2015, 10:08 am
Filed under: Obit

Suzanne Phipps, who founded two public relations firms – Results Unlimited and Phipps & Associates – in Denver in the 1950s and 1970s, passed away last month. She was 77.

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The Economist: Dan Edelman was no ‘Mad Man’
January 22, 2013, 10:54 am
Filed under: Obit, Public Relations

The Economist reflects on the role Dan Edelman played in the rise of public relations in what was an advertising world:

Mr Edelman, who died on January 15th, aged 92, was a pioneer, introducing innovations that reflected his bigger vision of PR as a more effective way to market a company’s reputation and brands than its fancier (and costlier) big brother, advertising. … Nowadays, although public relations is hardly without its critics, Mr Edelman’s view of the merits of PR relative to advertising is much more widely shared, though never as enthusiastically as four decades ago, when Charlie Lubin, the founder of Sara Lee, said that thanks to Mr Edelman, his PR budget was worth 1,000 times more than his advertising budget. Those were the days.

In Memoriam
January 15, 2013, 10:59 am
Filed under: Obit

Edelman Public Relations founder Dan Edelman passed away from heart failure this morning. He was 92.

In Memoriam
January 14, 2013, 1:18 pm
Filed under: Obit

Don Kirchoffner died on Thursday following a three-year battle with cancer. He was 68.

RIP Jim Hall
November 6, 2012, 8:36 am
Filed under: Obit, Vladimir Jones

James W. Hall, co-founder of the advertising, public relations and digital agency Vladimir Jones, has died at the age of 70. Hall founded the agency, originally named PRACO, with his wife Nechie in 1970. The firm is now run by the couple’s daughter, Meredith Vaughan, and employs 84 in Denver and Colorado Springs.


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