Denver PR Blog

GBSM Announces Promotion, New Hire
April 30, 2008, 11:04 am
Filed under: GBSM, PR Moves

GBSM has promoted Miles Graham to associate and named Jessie Roatch as executive assistant. Graham has worked with GBSM clients such as RTD and Aurora Water since joining the firm in 2006, and Roatch will support GBSM principals and client teams with research and project management.

The Irrepressible Molly Hughes
April 29, 2008, 7:42 pm
Filed under: KCNC | Tags:

Was KCNC/CBS4’s decision to dump Molly Hughes a mistake? Judging by the massive number of “what happened to Molly Hughes” search engine queries that have landed people at our site, it seems like the general public is missing her. And we’re not the only ones who have noticed.

Starting PR Salaries Pegged at $31,000 to $35,000
April 29, 2008, 11:57 am
Filed under: Jobs, Salaries

A recent study from the National Association of Colleges and Employers shows this year’s college graduates should expect to enter the field of public relations at salaries somewhere between $31,000 and $35,000 annually. So don’t let anybody lowball you.

Edelman’s Plot to Ruin PR’s Reputation, Part XI
April 29, 2008, 9:05 am
Filed under: Edelman

Edelman announced that its in-house staff has completely run out of ideas for clients. Instead, it will consider paying people off the street $2,500 for ideas the agency can appropriate. We submitted the idea to create a fake Wal-Mart blog that chronicles the travels of a “regular” couple across the country in an R.V. We’ll let you know when the check arrives.

Post/News Sunday Circulation Shows Record Drop
April 28, 2008, 2:08 pm
Filed under: Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News

The news for the Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain News keeps getting worse. The combined Post/News Sunday edition posted a 14.79 percent decline in circulation from last year, according to the Audit of Bureau Circulations (ABC). The drop (from 704,169 to 600,026) was the largest among the top 25 papers in the U.S.

ABC’s Top 20 U.S. Newspapers by Circulation
April 28, 2008, 1:51 pm
Filed under: Denver Post

Weekday circulations at the top 20 U.S. newspapers:

1. USA Today, 2,284,219, up 0.3 percent
2. The Wall Street Journal, 2,069,463, up 0.4 percent
3. The New York Times, 1,077,256, down 3.9 percent
4. Los Angeles Times, 773,884, down 5.1 percent
5. New York Daily News, 703,137, down 2.1 percent

6. New York Post, 702,488, down 3.1 percent
7. The Washington Post, 673,180, down 3.6 percent
8. Chicago Tribune, 541,663, down 4.4 percent
9. Houston Chronicle, 494,131, down 1.8 percent
10. The Arizona Republic, 413,332, down 4.7 percent

11. Newsday, Long Island, 379,613, down 4.7 percent
12. San Francisco Chronicle, 370,345, down 4.2 percent
13. Dallas Morning News, 368,313, down 10.6 percent
14. The Boston Globe, 350,605, down 8.3 percent
15. The Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J., 345,130, down 7.4 percent

16. The Philadelphia Inquirer, 334,150, down 5.1 percent
17. The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, 330,280, down 4.2 percent
18. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 326,907, down 8.5 percent
19. Star Tribune of Minneapolis-St. Paul, 321,984, down 6.7 percent
20. St. Petersburg Times, Florida, 316,007, down 2.1 percent

Source: Audit Bureau of Circulations (reprinted in the Denver Post)

Following Bankruptcy, Hodas Leaving Frontier
April 27, 2008, 7:46 am
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags:

Frontier senior director of Corporate Communications Joe Hodas is leaving the airline to join a private equity firm in Denver. Ironic, given that private equity firm KKR-owned First Data sent Frontier reeling into bankruptcy.