Denver PR Blog

Dusty Saunders 2.0
November 28, 2008, 4:39 pm
Filed under: KCNC, KMGH, KUSA, Layoffs, Rocky Mountain News

“Retired” Rocky Mountain News media reporter Dusty Saunders is getting more column inches than … well, name a reporter who still works there. First, Dusty names names (and salaries) on Bob Kendrick’s departure from 9News. Then, Dusty is the first to report that 9News is offering buyouts to employees older than 55 years who have 10 years or more with the station.

And if that weren’t enough, Dusty today digs into the most recent four-week rating period that were measured by “Local People Meters,” the A.C. Nielsen’s new electronic measurement technology. The results:

10 p.m. Monday-Sunday Newscasts

1. 9News/NBC – 16.8 (+0.2 from 2007)

2CBS4 – 11.5 (-2.5 from 2007)

3. KMGH/ABC – 9.9 (-1.0 from 2007)

Happy Thanksgiving, Denver
November 27, 2008, 6:01 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

(Courtesy of Jessica Hagy)

Is HARO for Sale?
November 25, 2008, 1:59 pm
Filed under: HARO

Peter Shankman say not right now.

25 Best Cities to Find a Job
November 25, 2008, 9:47 am
Filed under: Jobs

As if this economy weren’t depressing enough, has analyzed the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data to identify the 25 best cities to find a job. And you can forget about New York, L.A., Chicago or even Denver. The winners:

1.  Sioux Falls, S.D.
2.  Rapid City, S.D.
3.  Idaho Falls, Idaho
4.  Bismarck, N.D. 
5.  Houma, La.
6.  Morgantown, W.V.
7.  Logan, Utah
8.  Fargo, N.D.
9.  Casper, Wyo.
10. Billings, Mont.
11. Ames, Iowa
12. Lafayette, La.
13. Midland, Tex.
14. Iowa CIty, Iowa
15. Lincoln, Neb.
16. Portsmouth, N.H.
17. Great Falls, Mont.
18. Charlestown, W.V.
19. Des Moines, Iowa
20. Missoula, Mont.
21. Salt Lake City, Utah
22. Provo, Utah
23. Odessa, Tex.
24. Pocatello, Idaho
25. Sioux City, Iowa

Reporters Increasingly Rely on Social Media Tools
November 24, 2008, 9:25 pm
Filed under: Newspapers, Social Media

Nearly half of reporters are using social media tools such as Facebook, LinkedIn, blogs and Wikipedia to research their stories. So are you using those tools to talk to (or at least influence) reporters?

Denver’s Exclusive Resorts Taps Chicago Ad Agency
November 24, 2008, 9:23 pm
Filed under: Advertising, Denver Egotist

Denver-based Exclusive Resorts has tapped Chicago-based Leo Burnett as its advertising agency, and at least part of the Denver ad community is not happy.

CDHS Extends Bawmann’s Contract for Fatherhood Initiative
November 24, 2008, 2:45 pm
Filed under: Bawmann Group, Wins

The Colorado Department of Human Services has extended its relationship with The Bawmann Group to support its “Be There for Your Kids” public awareness campaign for the Colorado Promoting Responsible Fatherhood Initiative.