Denver PR Blog


Picture of the Week
August 26, 2009, 6:28 pm
Filed under: Crisis Communications

Microsoft is playing a little public relations defense today after a photo appeared on its Polish-language Web site that Photoshopped a black man into a white man. There are, of course, a number of lessons to be learned here, not least of which is that a white guy with black hands may arouse suspicion.



CU Ranks High on GQ’s Douchometer
August 26, 2009, 3:16 pm
Filed under: Boulder, CU Boulder

Congratulations to University of Colorado at Boulder, which was named one of the Top 10 Douchiest Colleges in the U.S. by GQ Magazine. The Top 10 rankings are largely a mix of Ivy-ish schools and universities you’ve never heard of:

15. Notre Dame (not part of the Top 10 but included for Elaine Ellis and Dan Welch)
10. University of Colorado at Boulder
9. Charter College
8. Rollins College
7. Amherst College
6. Bob Jones University
5. Deep Springs
4. Harvard
3. Princeton
2. Duke
1. Brown

(Hat tip to 5280)



Room 214 Expands Client Roster
August 26, 2009, 7:39 am
Filed under: Room 214, Wins

Boulder-based social media agency Room 214 landed skin-care product company Bioelements as a new client.



Westword: Fox31 Stars ‘Go from Anchors to Skank-ers’
August 26, 2009, 7:25 am
Filed under: 303 Magazine, 5280, Denver Magazine, Fox31

When 303 Magazine announced its recent “Gentleman’s Issue” featuring nude local marketing directors, I wrote it off as the desperate last gasp of a magazine being squeezed to death by 5280 and Denver Magazine. But now Denver Magazine has followed suit with its own “Men’s Issue,” and Michael Roberts at Westword has called out Fox31 GM Dennis Leonard for allowing anchors Libby Weaver and Natalie Tysdal to transform themselves from “anchors to skank-ers” for the cover photo shoot.