Denver PR Blog

Fox31 News Director Jumps to 7News
July 18, 2017, 9:14 am
Filed under: Public Relations

In advance of right-leaning Sinclair’s acquisition of Denver’s Fox31, news director Holly Gauntt has jumped ship to rival 7News. Joanne Ostrow at The Denver Post has the details.

Great Moments in Journalism
July 10, 2017, 12:32 pm
Filed under: Public Relations

COHN Earns Gold Award for Healthcare Campaign
June 30, 2017, 7:57 am
Filed under: Awards, Cohn Marketing, Public Relations

The Healthcare Advertising Awards recognized COHN Marketing with a gold award for its work for client Bio2 Medical.


Great Moments in Higher Education
June 29, 2017, 9:48 am
Filed under: Public Relations

When asked by a student reporter to comment on a University of Oregon basketball player being under criminal investigation for an alleged sexual assault, President Michael Schill responded:

“I don’t have any awareness of that,” Schill said. “In any event, I can’t comment on an individual student. What if I was asked by another reporter about you being obnoxious? Would you want me to tell them that?”


Voca Celebrates 10 Years
June 28, 2017, 7:06 pm
Filed under: Public Relations

Happy 10th anniversary to Alana Watkins and her team at Voca Public Relations.


Ummm, what?
June 28, 2017, 9:37 am
Filed under: Public Relations

Food & Wine magazine is relocating from Manhattan to Birmingham, Ala. Stephanie Strom at The New York Times reports:

Hunter Lewis, the editor of Cooking Light, will become Food & Wine’s new editor in chief, replacing Nilou Motamed, who is leaving the company after a little more than a year … said the move to Alabama was partly to save money — Time Inc. has struggled since it was spun off from Time Warner three years ago — but also to give Food & Wine a more national flavor. …

The relocation is a gamble, though. Unlike Time’s other food titles, which cater more to home cooks and those beginning to cook, Food & Wine has developed a following among chefs, wine connoisseurs and restaurateurs. Its New York offices have for almost 40 years been a sort of crossroads for visiting chefs and high-end advertisers like Rolex.


“Do you watch 9News and think, ‘Hey, I can do better than this guy?’”
June 27, 2017, 9:22 am
Filed under: Public Relations

What do you get when you cross 9News with America’s Got Talent? Apparently just 9News. And not everyone is happy about it.

The on-air promos are short and sweet: “Do you watch 9News and think, ‘Hey, I can do better than this guy?’ ” asks KUSA-Channel 9’s Steve Staeger. “Now is your chance. Send us a short video of you being the you-est you there is through Your take, and your voice, could lead you straight to 9News.”

The 15-second spot, which began airing on Denver’s NBC affiliate two weeks ago, offers a novel solution to a decades-old problem. Namely, soliciting reality TV-style audition videos that farm out the task finding on-air personalities for local news. …

Not everyone finds the idea of crowdsourcing on-air talent charming.

“Another major embarrassment for the once great industry,” wrote Scott Jones, editor of the TV news industry-watching site “It is nothing more than a slap in the face to real journalists.”