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.
Filed under: Public Relations
The editor of the Aurora Sentinel is not impressed with Adrenalin or the agency’s new PR campaign for the city:
Now it’s time for a serious mommy makeover for (Aurora). So (the city) hired Adrenalin, a high-powered image and branding consultant that recommended the city consider a powerful image-meme like: “Aurora, it’s worth discovering.”
Barf. In the interest of frank honesty, that’s just stupid. In fact, it’s awful. It’s publicrelationese for, “we don’t suck that bad.”
If you’re wondering just who the brains are behind such a sad little synaptic backfire, it comes from the same people that proudly stand behind the stellar marketing campaigns for PPIR. No? No Pavlov’s Bell there? How could you not know that PPIR is the Pike’s Peak International Raceway? Never mind that it went bankrupt years ago. Andrenalin still touts that wild success on their website.
Among those hiring this week are 9News, Arrow Electronics, Associated Skin Care Professionals, Colorado Public Radio, Colorado Technology Association, Craftsy, Fathom Events, Fireside Production, Inner City Health Center, Outdoor Industry Association, Penrose — St. Francis Health Services, Strategies 360 (intern), The American Water Works Association, The Farm Credit Council and Volume Public Relations.
Also, Aiello Public Relations and Marketing is hiring a seasoned Account Executive and an intern, Digital Fusion is hiring a Senior Digital Account Manager, and the Denver Preschool Program is hiring a public relations writer.
Filed under: Wins
Linhart PR has named senior account director Tim Streeb as the firm’s seventh partner and promoted Amanda Meyer to account director. Streeb, who joined the firm in 2003, joins the firm’s other six partners: Sharon Linhart, founder and managing partner; Paul Raab, senior vice president and partner; Dawn Doty, vice president and partner; Kelly Womer, vice president and partner; Carri Clemens, chief financial officer and partner; and Kelly Janhunen, senior account director and partner.
Filed under: PRSA
PRSA Colorado announced its 2015 Board of Directors:
President: Cara Crifasi, co-founder, Evoke Creative Services
President-Elect: Nicole Yost, founder and president, Fyn Public Relations
Immediate Past-President: Julie Scott, director, Bonfils Blood Center Foundation
Secretary: Suzanne Trantow, Aguilar PR
Treasurer: Jerry Brown, APR, independent practitioner
Elizabeth Jumel, APR, president, Jumel Public Relations
Stacey Sepp, APR, principal, Xstatic Public Relations
Sara Spaulding, APR, vice president of communications and marketing, CenturyLink
Dana Stone, external communications director, Elavon, Inc.
Sarah Thornton, president, Thornton Public Relations
Michelle Kern, marketing and communications manager, Optis
Claudia Morlan, communications specialist, Elmore Public Relations
Diane Mulligan, president, Mulligan & Co.
Renee Robinson, APR, corporate communications manager, Ball Corporation
Jessica Sidener, director of communications, Arapahoe Library District
Jennifer Tillis, account director, Linhart PR