Denver PR Blog

Rocky Staffers Plan Candlelight March
January 20, 2009, 3:44 pm
Filed under: Rocky Mountain News

Rocky Mountain News staff members are planning a candlelight march on Thursday, January 29, to show support for the newspaper. Organizers hope to have 150 participants, “each holding a candle and placard representing one year of the newspaper’s 150-year history.” The march will begin at 6 p.m. at the Denver Press Club on Glenarm Place and end at the Denver Newspaper Building on West Colfax Ave. Details are here.

Schenkein to Close its Doors at the End of January
January 20, 2009, 3:14 pm
Filed under: Schenkein

It has been a tough year for venerable marketing firms in Denver. First, advertising agency McClain Finlon shut its doors in August, and now Schenkein principal Christin Crampton Day announced that the long-time PR agency will shut its doors at the end of this month. Crampton Day cited the flagging economy for the move, which will affect 10 employees and follows former principal Leanna Clark’s departure last month. The Denver Business Journal has the early details.

Former Fox31 Anchor Ready to Find Next Job
January 20, 2009, 3:05 pm
Filed under: Fox31, Journalism Moves, Layoffs

Former Fox31 morning anchor Steve Kelley may have been “blindsided” by his dismissal, but he tells the Denver Post’s Bill Husted that he is back and looking “to reinvent myself” to find his next job. For what its worth, Webb PR’s Pete Webb predicts Kelley will wind up back at 850 KOA, his home for nearly two decades before he took the Fox31 position.

Gannett: We’ll Kill This Paper to Save It … Um, Actually We’ll Just Kill It
January 20, 2009, 2:55 pm
Filed under: Economic News, Layoffs, Newspapers

Gannett Co., impressed with the bad-ass way Scripps and Hearst dealt with the Rocky and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, is following suit with threats to close the Tucson Citizen if it does not find a buyer by March 21.