The Denver Business Journal profiled Turner PR this week, noting that, “While many businesses struggle to survive the recession, Turner PR is doing something surprising: expanding its clients and staff. The Denver company, which also has offices in New York and Los Angeles, has picked up six high-profile clients since November and is looking to hire a new social media specialist.” New clients include Eddie Bauer and Hotel Teatro. I’d point out that much of that growth has followed Turner’s hiring of Jordan Blakesley and BrieAnn Fast, but they are far too modest to want me to do that.
Michael Sheehan, a reporter with the FOX affiliate in New York City, was arrested on suspicion of DWI after being involved in a car-horse accident. Not surprisingly, it is the local CBS affiliate that has the details. While there are no photos from the scene yet, it may have looked something like this:
GroundFloor Media has hired Kimberly Langston as senior public relations manager. Langston’s experience includes Swedish Medical Center and Ocean Journey (now the Denver Aquarium).
Former Schenkein principal and co-owner Leanna Clark has joined Denver-based IMA Financial Group as Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications & Executive Director of the IMA Foundation. While at IMA Financial Group, Clark will continue her work with the non-profit Project C.U.R.E., helping it take groups of community and business leaders to developing nations where it delivers medical supplies and equipment.
Damon Runyon Award Dinner
Friday, April 17 at 6 p.m.
Sports writer, author and Colorado native Rick Reilly will attempt to cheat death by accepting the Denver Press Club’s Damon Runyon award. PRSA members can receive the Denver Press Club member rate when they purchase tickets online at http://www.blacktie-colorado.com
PRSA Western District Conference
April 22-24 in Newport Beach, CA
The conference program, registration, hotel information, and things to do are posted at http://www.westerndistrictconference.com.
2009 Gold Pick Awards
May 7, Ritz Carlton Hotel, 5:30 to 9 p.m.
Register today for PRSA Colorado’s 2009 Gold Pick Awards. Register before Monday, April 27 to take advantage of early registration prices: http://www.prsacolorado.org/cde.cfm?event=257309.
Colorado AIDS Project selected Cactus to develop a locally activated and culturally relevant statewide HIV/AIDS awareness campaign.
KWGN/Channel 2, now known as “The Deuce,” has reshuffled its evening newscasts so it is not competing directly against sister station Fox31. The Deuce has moved its 9 p.m. newscast to 7 p.m., and made it more entertainment focused, in an effort to attract the 18-34 year old audience. Joanne Ostrow at the Denver Post has the details.