Denver PR Blog

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.

RIP Ed Quillen
June 4, 2012, 9:53 am
Filed under: Obit

Longtime Denver Post columnist Ed Quillen died Sunday, according to the Post’s Chuck Murphy. I’ll update this post when more information is available.

Update: Coverage of Quillen’s death has appeared in Westword, the Denver Post, 9News and 7News.

Update II: Metzger’s Marie Rotter, who knew Ed personally from her high-school friendship with his daughter Columbine, offers a tribute to the late writer.

Depressing Newspaper Graphic of the Day
February 29, 2012, 1:32 pm
Filed under: Newspapers, Obit

Hat tip: @hblodget

RIP Noel Cunningham
December 2, 2011, 7:58 am
Filed under: Obit

Denver restaurateur and philanthropist Noel Cunningham passed away unexpectedly yesterday. Noel was the driving force behind restaurants Strings, 240 Union and Ciao Baby, but he was also known for his prolific humanitarian efforts. I got to know Noel through my involvement in AfricAid, and today is an incredibly sad day for Denver. Lori Midson at Westword has a fitting tribute to Noel.


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