Denver PR Blog

Locals Named to Ad Age’s Top Media & Marketing Blogs List
July 28, 2008, 12:35 pm
Filed under: Awards, Denver Egotist, Pure Brand, Scatterbox

Congratulations to three of our favorite local bloggers who made Ad Age’s Top Media and Marketing Blogs. The Denver Egotist is ranked 185, while Steven Silvers’ Scatterbox blog is ranked 396 and Pure Brand’s Pure Thinking is 588.

Pure Brand Adds Two to PR Practice
July 28, 2008, 7:31 am
Filed under: PR Moves, Pure Brand

Kate Miller and Amanda Denning have joined Pure Brand’s public relations practice. Miller formerly was with Gibbs & Soell in Raleigh, N.C., and Denning is a recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.

Analysts Warn Advertising Slowdown is Spreading
July 28, 2008, 6:03 am
Filed under: Economic News

The advertising slowdown seen in the newspaper and radio industries is threatening to spread to the rest of the media, “casting a shadow over a year that was supposed to benefit from the Beijing Olympics and a high-spending election season,” according to Financial Times.

Denver Magazine Names New Soon-to-Be-Former Managing Editor
July 28, 2008, 6:01 am
Filed under: Denver Magazine

Denver Magazine has named former Aspen Magazine editor Dana Butler as managing editor, replacing Dahlia Jean Weinstein (who technically was editor) after just three issues.

Chipotle Celebrates 15 Years
July 28, 2008, 6:00 am
Filed under: Chipotle, Rocky Mountain News

The Rocky Mountain News helped Chipotle celebrate its 15th anniversary this month with a lengthy feature article Saturday. Everyone outside of Denver thinks of Chipotle as an overnight success, but we know better.

Crocs Watch: How Long Until Snyder “Resigns”?
July 25, 2008, 6:35 am
Filed under: Crocs

Some CEOs are great are starting companies, some are great at running established companies, and some are great at turning companies around. Few, it seems, are great at two or more of those things. On that note, it will be a tough morning for Crocs. The company’s stock dropped nearly 50 percent yesterday in after-hours trading following the company’s disclosure that it expects earnings to be below its previous forecasts. Crocs stock, which traded as high as $74.75 last Halloween, was at $4.96 last night.

Pew Newspaper Report Offers Hope
July 24, 2008, 9:27 pm
Filed under: Newspapers

The Pew Research Center issued its report, “The Changing Newsroom: Gains and Losses in Today’s Papers,” on Monday, and it has taken us a few days to get to it. The report offers a number of interesting analyses of the often contradictory newspaper industry, including:

Despite an image of decline, more people today in more places read the content produced in the newsrooms of American daily newspapers than at any time in years. But revenues are tumbling. The editors expect the financial picture only to worsen, and they have little confidence that they know what their papers will look like in five years.

Newspapers are still drawing plenty of readers (in part by shifting their focus to local news that readers can’t get from national publications/Web sites), but until they devise a method to monetize their Web traffic, expect the consolidation and layoffs to continue.