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.
A sad day for the dozens of GM fans around the world: They must bid farewell to the iconic GM logo. Created in the early 1960s, the logo once represented global brand strength. Now, it is just another brand anchor around the necks of Chevrolet and Cadillac, among others. GM announced it will gradually phase the logo out starting in 2010.
Denver-based Chipotle, which has made a killing by being slightly ahead of trends, has introduced an iPhone app that allows customers to pre-order food.
Among those hiring this week are Turner PR, Kaiser Permanente, CORAM, The Kempe Foundation, Pueblo Community College, Los Alamos National Lab (N.M.), Newport Beach (Calif.) Conference and Visitors Bureau, The Brookings Institution (Washington, D.C.), and the town of Gilbert (Ariz.).
- Alexis Hammack has joined Level 3’s corporate communications team as a contractor handling media relations, analyst relations and internal communications and social media. Hammack formerly was at JohnstonWells.
- COMPA Ministries has hired Greg Morton as director of marketing and communications, a new position for the agency. Morton previously was with Vladimir Jones and he also ran an independent marketing and public relations firm for five years.
- Trippe & Company announced it has designed a new logo for the Ralston Valley Pom Squad and donated it to the team.