Denver PR Blog

Big Oil Enters Boulder County
February 20, 2008, 2:49 pm
Filed under: Denver, Public Relations, StorageTek

After all the speculation about tech giants Microsoft, Google and Yahoo, it turns out that a boring old oil company bought the former StorageTek campus. ConocoPhillips plans to use the site as a “global campus” and will make a major push in renewable energy.  

Bronson Hilliard
February 20, 2008, 2:43 pm
Filed under: Boulder, Denver, Public Relations

Sure, life was tough for CU-Boulder spokesman Bronson Hilliard when Buffalo Chip decided to go gangsta, but let’s all take a moment to appreciate that we don’t have his job today. Among his current challenges:

  • 10 CU fraternity pledges were arrested after trashing a Super 8 Motel in Estes Park.
  • A staff editor at the CU Campus Press authored a column headlined “If It’s War the Asians Want … It’s War They’ll Get” stating that all Asians hate whites and that “it’s time we start hating them back.”
  • The CU-Boulder campus has split over the selection of oil mogul Bruce Benson as the president of the CU System. 

Gawker vs. Edelman
February 20, 2008, 8:32 am
Filed under: Denver, Edelman, Gawker, Public Relations

Sadly, the Gawker vs. Edelman catfight seems to be petering out. Gawker started the fireworks by accusing Edelman of telling new employees that as flacks “sometimes you just have to stand up there and lie.” That hardly seemed in the spirit of CEO Richard Edelman’s public comments on the importance of transparency, but Edelman also pimps Wal-Mart, so it’s hard to tell who is telling the truth.  

GroundFloor Client Village Inn Tries to Go Upscale
February 20, 2008, 8:22 am
Filed under: Denver, GroundFloor Media, Public Relations
GroundFloor Media client Village Inn is testing a retro-diner concept in Wheat Ridge as it tries to woo new diners without alienating its existing customer base. The Rocky notes that the stakes are high: the chain “has heavy debt and interest payments, and sales have suffered in the face of a sputtering economy.”

KUSA/Channel 9’s Preheim Delivers Baby Boy
February 20, 2008, 7:58 am
Filed under: Denver, KUSA, Public Relations
Congratulations to KUSA/Channel 9 weekend anchor Cheryl Preheim, who just had a baby boy named Joshua.

Denver Hispanic Chamber Announces Award Recipients
February 20, 2008, 7:49 am
Filed under: Awards, Denver, Public Relations
The Denver Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is honoring several Denver executives at its annual awards luncheon on March 7. Among them:
  • Coors Brewing Co.’s Olga Garcia as Business Woman of the Year
  • Solera Bank’s James Perez Foster as Business Man of the Year
  • State Sen. Abel Tapia as Public Official of the Year
  • Allstate’s Mimi Bell as the Chamber Advocate of the Year