Denver PR Blog

Does the Apple iPhone Controversy Make Your Head Hurt?
April 29, 2010, 10:47 am
Filed under: Apple, journalism

Confused by the ethical/public relations dilemmas surrounding Gizmodo’s reporting on the lost/stolen iPhone? Fast Company has created a flowchart to help:

Tooley Elected to SafeHouse Denver Board
April 29, 2010, 9:07 am
Filed under: GroundFloor Media

GroundFloor Media vice president & managing partner Ramonna Tooley has been elected to the Board of Directors of SafeHouse Denver. SafeHouse Denver serves victims of domestic violence and their children through both an emergency shelter and a non-residential Counseling and Advocacy Center.

Pope Joins Sarah Evans’ Sevans Strategy
April 28, 2010, 3:31 pm
Filed under: PR Moves

Liz Pope has been named media and research manager at Sarah Evans’ Chicago-based Sevans Strategy. Pope will remain in Denver and consult with businesses on how to integrate social media into their public relations strategies. Pope formerly was PR and marketing manager at Scott Systems.

Twitter Vigilantes
April 28, 2010, 3:24 pm
Filed under: Social Media, Twitter

Ahhh, delicious irony. The self-important Jacob Morse is profiled in the New York Times for spending his time “calling out the (grammar mistakes of the) self-important” on Twitter. In the spirit of Mr. Morse’s endeavor, I’m starting a “Name that Tweeter” contest to identify the authors of notable tweets. The first (and likely only) installment:

“Its impossible to eat sopapillas with hiney and not get sticky.”

Identify the author and you win lunch and a free Bawmann Group pen.

UPDATE: 5280 publisher Daniel Brogan correctly identified Andrew Hudson, publisher of the brand new Andrew Hudson’s Jobs List Blog, as the author of the Tweet. Andrew’s Tweet was quickly followed by a second one that read, “Arrrggg. I meant ‘honey,’ not ‘hiney.'”

Andrew Hudson’s New Blog
April 28, 2010, 7:06 am
Filed under: Andrew Hudson, Jobs

Denver jobs guru Andrew Hudson has launched a new blog focusing on career advice and insights –

Foxes in the Henhouse
April 27, 2010, 5:38 pm
Filed under: Public Relations

Is it just me, or does the idea of public relations firm Fleishman-Hillard teaching kids “how advertising works so they can make better, more informed choices” just make you laugh your ass off?

And if that doesn’t, how about this: A representative of FH’s client, the Bureau of Consumer Protection of the Federal Trade Commission, defended the hiring, saying, “(FH) know(s) the tricks of the trade. We’re tapping into their expertise.”

What’s lesson No. 1?: “Advertisers shout lies. Public relations executives whisper them?”

PRSA Colorado to Honor Fuentes at ‘Gold Pick’ Awards
April 27, 2010, 2:19 pm
Filed under: Awards, PRSA

PRSA Colorado will pay tribute to Joe Fuentes at its annual Gold Pick Awards ceremony on Thursday, May 6. Joe, who lost his battle with cancer in March, was a longtime PRSA Colorado member and well-known in the Denver PR and media communities. According to PRSA Colorado, “The tribute to Joe will include a video featuring many of his friends and colleagues reminisremembering the five attributes he displayed daily throughout his life, including: professional excellence, community, mentorship, family and ethics/integrity.”

Following the video, Joe’s widow, Christine, and her family will present the “Joe Fuentes Rookie of the Year Award.” The award was renamed to honor Joe and will continue to be awarded annually at the awards ceremony. The tribute also will include a Coors toast in Joe’s memory as a nod to the 14 years he spent leading PR efforts for the Coors Brewing Company.