JohnstonWells added consulting firm Boatz Knutsen and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Colorado to its client roster.
Day: March 16, 2009
And Another One Bites the Dust …
Hearst announced today that the Seattle Post-Intelligencer will morph from a print publication to online-only, starting tomorrow. But if you were looking for the online version to be as beefy as it has been, you’ll be disappointed. Hearst will staff the “new” PI at 20 people, down from 150 for the print version.
Rocky Staffers to Launch Online News Service
The former Rocky Mountain News reporters and editors behind IWantMyRocky announced today they will launch INDenverTimes.com, a subscription-based, online news service:
INDenverTimes is an effort to reinvent the newspaper for the Internet age, featuring many of the reporters, editors, designers and other journalists that the Denver community has come to depend on for coverage of local and national news, sports and the arts. News will be free, but the subscription will invite readers inside the newsroom as never before through news analysis, insight, online chats and other features.
Former Rocky staff involved in effort so far: Sam Adams, Tom Auclair, Lisa Bornstein, Mark Brown, Tim Burroughs, Mary Chandler, Mark Christopher, Kevin Flynn, Tillie Fong, Steve Foster, Scott Gilbert, Chuck Hickey, Cindy House, Kevin Huhn, Kim Humphreys, Jay Lee, Aaron Lopez, Gary Massaro, David Milstead, John Moore, Alex Neth, Melissa Pomponio, Bill Scanlon, Hank Schultz, Marc Shulgold, Ed Stein, George Tanner, Chris Tomasson, Bob Willis and Mark Wolf.
Denver PR Jobs
Among those hiring this week are Covidien, MillerCoors, National CineMedia, National Ecological Observatory Network, R.W. Beck, IT Tech, AECI (Springfield, Missouri), March of Dimes (Phoenix, Arizona) and the Salina Airport Authority (Salina, Kansas).
IWantMyRocky News Conference Scheduled for this Morning
The former Rocky Mountain News reporters and editors behind IWantMyRocky.com have announced an 11 am news conference this morning to disclose what is presumed to be a paid online newspaper model.
Dovetail Launches New Site
Dovetail Solutions has launched its new Web site.
The Media Continue to ‘Discover’ Twitter
Last week, it was the Wall Street Journal that discovered Twitter. This weekend, it was the Denver Post. And the Denver Business Journal is now on Twitter: http://twitter.com/denbizjournal.
Twitter, Facebook the Future of ‘Sponsored Conversations’
IZEA (formerly PayPerPost) founder Ted Murphy believes it has taken the industry three years to “warm up” to the idea of sponsored conversations such as blog posts. And with the trend evolving to include Twitter and Facebook, questions of disclosure and authenticity will take center stage.
CBS4’s Brian Maass Quotes Bawmann in Investigative Piece
Brad Bawmann of the Bawmann Group was among those experts offering perspective on the City of Glendale’s Mayor Pro Tem’s use of no-bid contracts in a Brian Maass/CBS4 investigative piece.
Local PR Wins
- The Creative Alliance has been selected by Naples (Fla.) Jet Center to redevelop that organization’s corporate identity, Web site and other marketing tools.
- Pivot Communication was named agency of record for The Boomer Group, a Denver firm that connects companies with experienced baby boomer temporary or full-time staff.
- SHiFT was selected by Boulder County Public Health to “refresh the organization’s graphic identity, develop strategic brand messaging, produce a PSA as well as print ads for the organization, all aimed at increasing awareness of BCPH health services.”