Denver PR Blog

Happy Halloween: 11 Scary Confessions About Life as a PR Pro
October 29, 2010, 1:15 pm
Filed under: Halloween, Public Relations

In honor of Halloween, Tom Nixon compiles the list.

CSU Prof Named PRSA ‘Outstanding Educator of the Year’
October 29, 2010, 7:16 am
Filed under: Awards

Congratulations to Kirk Hallahan, a professor in the Department of Journalism and Technical Communication at Colorado State University, who was named the PRSA 2010 Outstanding Educator of the Year Award. Hallahan was recognized, in part, because “he developed a new undergraduate course in digital promotion management, one of the first of its kind, to address the use of Internet- and mobile-based media.”

Interestingly, prior to moving to academia, Hallahan worked at one of the worst-named PR firms in the country, Harshe-Rotman & Druck.

Catfight Alert: Shell vs. BP
October 29, 2010, 7:11 am
Filed under: Public Relations

Shell Brand International Chairman Bruno Motta is calling out BP for misleading consumers with its “Beyond Petroleum” branding:

“For the last few years [BP] has repositioned in an interesting way. We should look into the DNA of the company and project an essence or truth – say what you are, even if it’s not as appealing. It makes for a long-lasting brand.”

Adrenalin Adds Graphic Designer
October 28, 2010, 8:19 am
Filed under: Jobs, PR Moves

Branding firm Adrenalin has added Danielle Vala to its staff as a Graphic Designer. Vala joins Adrenalin from Bennet Adelson in Cleveland, where she was worked on the Cleveland Clinic wellness website.

Linhart Growth Continues
October 27, 2010, 3:19 pm
Filed under: Linhart

In February, I accused Linhart PR’s Sharon Linhart of “talking a little veiled trash” when she was quoted in the Denver Business Journal as saying:

“In comparison to other firms, I’d have to say we’re doing very, very well.”

But give her credit – her agency is walking the walk. Linhart announced that it has hired Robin Zimmerman as an Account Executive, giving the agency 19 22 employees (six of whom have been added this year). As for Zimmerman, she will provide media relations and communications counsel for our consumer-focused clients like Crocs, Old Chicago, and

CDPHE Selects Amelie Company for ‘Smart Meal’ Campaign
October 26, 2010, 9:03 am
Filed under: Wins

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has selected Amélie Company to conduct marketing services for its Smart Meal program that promotes healthier eating in restaurants throughout Colorado. Amélie was awarded a two-year contract with CDPHE for market research, public relations and implementation of a campaign to increase consumer awareness of the Smart Meal program.

CHC Announces ‘Gold Leaf’ Award Winners
October 26, 2010, 8:59 am
Filed under: Awards

The Colorado Healthcare Communicators announced its 2010 Gold Leaf Award winners. The agency winners were:

The big non-agency winners were Centura Health (five awards) and Pinnacol Assurance (five awards).

And congratulations to Weise Communications’ Tracy Weise, who was named 2010 CHC Professional of the Year, and Colorado Public Radio’s Eric Whitney, who was named 2010 Media Representative of the Year.