Denver PR Blog


Subway … The PR Gift That Keeps Giving
February 28, 2017, 5:08 pm
Filed under: Public Relations

Subway is playing defense once again after a study found that the sandwich chain’s oven-roasted chicken is actually only 50 percent chicken.

To be fair, this issue isn’t as bad as when it made a pedophile the face of its franchise, but it is worse than when its lawyers made the argument that the name “footlong sandwich” wasn’t meant to indicate that the sandwich would be a foot long.

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Who Made the Dumber Decision?
February 23, 2017, 4:19 pm
Filed under: Public Relations

Option A: Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston for telling a group of elementary school kids that women should be seen but not heard:

“All my young boys, stand up. The ladies, sit down. But all my boys, stand up. We strong, right? We strong! We strong, right? … But the ladies, they’re supposed to be silent, polite, gentle.”

Option B: The principal of Melrose Elementary in St. Petersburg, Fla., who invited Winston to speak to the kids knowing that his background includes a shoplifting conviction, a suspension for screaming vulgarities, being detained by police for squirrel hunting on the Florida State University campus and being accused of rape in a winding investigation that resulted in FSU paying a $950,000 settlement to the alleged victim.



#BoycottCulture Forces Companies to Walk Fine Line
February 22, 2017, 9:46 am
Filed under: Public Relations

Jennifer Kaplan at Bloomberg reports on the PR contortions companies are performing in our highly politically charged political environment:

“Consumers are holding brands accountable as though they were political candidates, and they’re voting again and again,” said Micho Spring, head of global corporate practice at Weber Shandwick, a public relations firm that handles crisis management. A Weber Shandwick study, set to be released Wednesday, found that 57 percent of top executives believe that boycotts can affect a company’s bottom line. The survey polled more than 1,000 executives and 2,100 consumers around the globe last year, just as Donald Trump was wrapping up the Republican nomination on his way to the White House.



Cactus Lands Colorado Lottery, CommunityAmerica Accounts
February 21, 2017, 9:36 am
Filed under: Cactus, Public Relations, Wins

Cactus has retained Colorado Lottery and added CommunityAmerica Credit Union as clients. Cactus will provide a variety of services including public relations, strategic planning, creative development, media planning and buying, digital, SEO marketing and analytics.

 



More Sports Changes at 9News; Soicher Lands in Phoenix
February 17, 2017, 12:59 pm
Filed under: Public Relations

Michael Roberts at Westword reports that rumors are swirling that 9News will continue to dramatically reduce its sports staff following the departure of Drew Soicher:

“… an industry source shared a rumor with Westword that 9News expected to pare its sports staff down to former Denver Post reporter Mike Klis and a couple of MMJs — which in this context means multi-media journalists who serve as their own camera operators — and allow the contract of Rod Mackey, another veteran sports anchor, to expire.”

9News President & GM Steve Carter is denying those reports. Interestingly, Carter also says that Soicher has landed at 9News sister station 12News (NBC) in Phoenix.



CBCA Names Crampton Day as Executive Director
February 16, 2017, 9:35 am
Filed under: Public Relations

ccd-headshotThe Colorado Business Committee for the Arts has named Christin Crampton Day as its new Executive Director:

“Crampton Day brings a strong background in communications, fundraising, management, and strategic planning having been co-owner at Schenkein and, most recently, Senior Director of Public Relations at Barnhart. She was also Executive Director of Ballet Nouveau Colorado. Crampton Day is a life-long advocate for the arts, serving on the Colorado Ballet Board of Trustees for 13 years, among numerous other volunteer leadership roles. A graduate of CBCA’s inaugural Leadership Arts class, Crampton Day was honored with CBCA’s Cultural Leadership Award in May, 2016.”

Crampton Day formerly was senior director of Public Relations at Barnhart, and before that was co-owner at Schenkein.

 



Abuse Allegations Rock CU, CSU Athletic Departments
February 16, 2017, 9:20 am
Filed under: Public Relations

It hasn’t been a very good month for the University of Colorado and Colorado State University athletic departments. Both CU head football coach Mike MacIntyre and CSU head basketball coach Larry Eustachy are facing allegations related to charges of abuse.

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