Trippe & Company is sponsoring a Do You Radiate contest “to help women achieve their professional goals by improving their personal brands.” The winner will receive a package of services valued at more than $1,500 that includes image styling, speaker training and a professional headshot.
Among those hiring this week are Jefferson County, Westword, Accuvant, AJ-Hutson Group, Ashford University, Cheyenne Mountain Resort, Policy Studies, Sony Online Entertainment and the University of Northern Colorado (Greeley).
Also, Andrew Hudson is hosting his annual Jobs Gobble event, “Cracking the Code: Secrets of the Successful Job Seekers,” on Thursday. Nov. 11.
Afternoon thunderstorms have never looked so … pornographic.
(Hat tip: Gizmodo)
Circulation numbers are still king, of course, but here is the ranking of U.S. newspapers according to their Twitter followers (Note: it only ranks the newspapers’ primary Twitter accounts).
The Denver Post ranks a very respectable eighth, although the follower numbers fall off a cliff after the top three.
- @nytimes – 2,668,948
- @wsj – 464,591
- @washingtonpost – 204,514
- @latimes – 83,335
- @usatoday – 72,929
- @newyorkpost – 57,605
- @chicagotribune – 34,490 *
- @denverpost – 32,755
- @dallas_news – 24,726
- @seattletimes – 22,286
- @suntimes – 18,952
- @freep – 18,851
- @nydailynew – 15,744
- @houstonchron – 14,108
- @azcentral – 10,407
- @oregonian – 10,338
- @phillyinquirer – 9,819
- @SFGate – 9,508
- @clevelanddotcom – 7,943
- @MN_News – 7,008
- @NJ_News – 6,181
- @SDUT – 5,886
- @tampabaycom – 3,168
- @insidebayarea – 2,810
- @cctimes – 2,705
- @mercurynews – 2,536
- @newsday – 2,302
Medical Marijuana has grown to be a $14 billion industry, and publications such as Westword and the Colorado Springs Independent are reaping financial windfalls from the industry’s advertising efforts. So it is not surprising that public relations would be the next marketing discipline to recognize the opportunity.
And it appears that that recognition is starting here in Denver. Elizabeth Robinson of Volume PR is launching what she calls the nation’s “first and only business development and public relations firm exclusively focused on the medical marijuana industry.”
Grow Room Communications, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Volume PR, offers public relations, marketing communications and advertising services to medical marijuana providers. Elizabeth says she is targeting only legitimate medical marijuana providers.
“We are very selective in who we work with,” Elizabeth said. “Our clients’ ability to serve their patients effectively is directly related to the public’s appreciation for marijuana’s proven medicinal benefits and shows that the industry takes seriously its role in the provision of healthcare.”
Elizabeth’s belief in the value of medical marijuana came from her own experience watching her dying father suffer from nausea and pain that were treated with less effective drugs than medical marijuana.
“I believe in the medical marijuana industry, and our goal is to help businesses that are doing things the right way,” Elizabeth said.
The Yes Men may have temporarily hijacked Chevron’s public relations and advertising mojo, but when Chevron chastised “the pranksters (for not being) interested in a constructive dialogue,” you knew the corporate PR drones were back in charge of the messaging.
Not as much as this guy is going to know 17 months from now.