Denver PR Blog

Trippe & Co. Contest Focuses on Personal Brands
October 26, 2010, 8:38 am
Filed under: Public Relations, Trippe & Co.

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.

Denver PR Jobs
October 25, 2010, 8:54 am
Filed under: Andrew Hudson, Jobs

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.

Great Moments in Journalism XXXIV
October 22, 2010, 8:23 pm
Filed under: TV News

Afternoon thunderstorms have never looked so … pornographic.












(Hat tip: Gizmodo)

Denver Post Ranks Eighth Among Newspaper Twitter Followers
October 20, 2010, 2:45 pm
Filed under: Newspapers, Social Media, Twitter

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.

  1. @nytimes – 2,668,948
  2. @wsj – 464,591
  3. @washingtonpost – 204,514
  4. @latimes – 83,335
  5. @usatoday – 72,929
  6. @newyorkpost – 57,605
  7. @chicagotribune – 34,490 *
  8. @denverpost – 32,755
  9. @dallas_news – 24,726
  10. @seattletimes – 22,286
  11. @suntimes – 18,952
  12. @freep – 18,851
  13. @nydailynew – 15,744
  14. @houstonchron – 14,108
  15. @azcentral – 10,407
  16. @oregonian – 10,338
  17. @phillyinquirer – 9,819
  18. @SFGate – 9,508
  19. @clevelanddotcom – 7,943
  20. @MN_News – 7,008
  21. @NJ_News – 6,181
  22. @SDUT – 5,886
  23. @tampabaycom – 3,168
  24. @insidebayarea – 2,810
  25. @cctimes – 2,705
  26. @mercurynews – 2,536
  27. @newsday – 2,302

Volume PR Launches First ‘Medical Marijuana PR’ Agency
October 20, 2010, 8:54 am
Filed under: Medical Marijuana, Public Relations

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.

Catfight Alert: Yes Men vs. Chevron
October 19, 2010, 7:45 pm
Filed under: Public Relations

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.

How Much Do You Know About the Real Colorado?
October 19, 2010, 7:32 pm
Filed under: Public Relations

Not as much as this guy is going to know 17 months from now.