PRSA Colorado ‘Gold Pick’ Snafu Leaves Seven Entries Missing

There has been some grumbling around town today after PRSA Colorado notified seven unlucky Gold Pick entrants that their submissions were lost prior to being judged. PRSA Colorado is refunding the entry fee and promises to evaluate any entries that are resubmitted. 

PRSA Colorado Chapter President Amy Johnson contacted each of the seven entrants personally, and Gold Pick Award co-chair Maggie McMonigle says they have been understanding. But some of those responsible for assembling the original entries aren’t exactly thrilled at the prospect of recreating them. Said one of those affected, “Naturally I am pretty angry since I spent countless hours putting my entry together and simply don’t have the time to duplicate those efforts again this month.”

Denver PR Moves

  • Xcel Energy added Joe Fuentes to its media relations staff. Fuentes formerly was with Quark.
  • Linhart PR added Russ “Ratso” Rizzo as an account executive. Prior to joining Linhart, Rizzo ran his own PR consultancy and was a reporter at the Salt Lake Tribune.