Turner PR has added Travaasa Destinations, Paraiso Del Mar and Inspirato to its roster of clients. Turner PR will provide them with a variety of strategic media relations and social media programs. Turner also announced it has added Rebie Bautista Lash as a senior director, Campbell Levy as senior account manager, Amber Connor as account manager and Ashley Taufen as account coordinator.
Jumel Public Relations has been selected by Solterra, a master-planned residential community in Lakewood, to support its public relations activities. Solterra is Carma Developers’ signature Colorado community located in the foothills near Red Rocks. JPR will focus its efforts for Solterra on media relations and social media strategy.
Among those hiring this week are Alpine Access, Centura Health, Colorado Public Radio, Colorado Garden Show, Destination Hotels and Resorts, DISH Network, Elitch Gardens, Fentress Architects, Holland & Hart, Inspirato, Nexant, PCL Construction, PR Newswire, RMEL, Safehouse Progressive Alliance, The Summit Foundation and the University of Denver.
Colorado Public Radio (CPR) received top honors in local news reporting and producing in two categories in the Colorado Broadcasters Association’s 2010 Awards of Excellence.
CPR Reporter Megan Verlee‘s news series exploring the legislative process, “Biography of a Bill,” won first place for Best Public Radio Documentary or Series. A collection of stories on doctors’ disclosure of financial ties with pharmaceutical companies, reported by CPR Health Reporter Eric Whitney, received the second place award in the same category.
In the category of Best Public Radio News Special or Public Affairs Program, first place was awarded to CPR for the Dec. 14 edition of its local news interview program, “Colorado Matters.” The program focused on the careers of jazz singer Mandy Harvey and former Speaker of the House Terrance Carroll. Second place in the same category went to CPR for the Sept. 13 edition of “Colorado Matters,” which updated and gave listeners various perspectives about last year’s Fourmile Canyon fire, including the experiences of homeowners who broke the law and returned to their properties against the state fire marshal’s safety orders. Host Ryan Warner, Senior Producer Sadie Babits, Producer Zachary Barr, and Audio Producer David Fender worked together in producing the two award-winning editions of “Colorado Matters.”
The South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce is inviting Denver public relations practitioners and agencies to join Conversation Starters’ Brian Olson at its B.I.G. (Be Involved, Give) Day on Saturday April 16. The SMDCOC needs 500 volunteers to spend the morning working with non-profits on everything from spring cleaning at Boys Hope Girls Hope of Colorado to getting the Botanic Gardens spruced up for the season.
Weise Communications has been selected by Scrubs Medical Janitorial to handle marketing development, branding, and public relations for the launch of the new franchise system. As a hospital-grade cleaning service for non-hospital medical facilities, Scrubs Medical Janitorial provides a detailed cleaning for doctor’s offices, dentists, out-patient clinics, urgent care centers, veterinary clinics, and physical therapists offices.
Former Schenkein principal and co-owner Leanna Clark has joined the University of Colorado Denver as special assistant to the chancellor for community engagement. Mark Harden at the Denver Business Journal has the details.
Freelance writer Luke O’Brien wrote an article for Men’s Health on UFC fighter Georges St. Pierre. A few months later, the magazine’s PR team pitched him the article he wrote.
Men’s Health went behind the scenes of UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre’s title fight with Josh Koscheck. In his April issue cover story, St. Pierre opens up to the magazine about acting as a trainer and a learner, always climbing to reach his goals. Would you be interested in running any of his quotes from the interview?
Sounds great. I’d be interested in interviewing the writer. Lemme know.
“(Colorado) Springs boy finds pet chickens mutilated.” Welcome to Mayberry.
CSG|PR has created a dedicated Mortgage & Banking practice, elevating it from a segment of the firm’s Financial Services group. Dan Mahoney, who has been heading up the firm’s mortgage and banking client work for the past five years, will serve as the Practice Director. CSG|PR clients have included BancVue, CheckingFinder.com, Berkery Noyes and First Western Trust Bank on the banking side, and Integrated Asset Services, The National Groups, Service Link, Claremont Information Systems and Metrolist in the mortgage/real estate industry.
Barnhart Communications has hired Kim Barker as account supervisor and Kathie Gonzalez as public relations director. Barker joins Barnhart from The Integer Group, where she was most recently an account executive working on major brands in the consumer packaged goods industry. And Gonzalez previously was director of corporate communications for DISH Network, where she led consumer and trade media relations, social media, crisis communications, internal communications and broadcast production.
Barnhart also promoted Darren Brickel to associate creative director. He joined Barnhart in 2007 as senior art director.
Among those hiring this week are Amadeus Consulting, Analyte Health, Brocade, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, Caymus, FCCServices, Health Language, KUVO-FM, LogRhythm, Scream Advertising Agency, Transportation Solutions and tw telecom.
Dovetail Solutions founder and CEO Andy Boian will discuss how to use community involvement to enhance brands at the Denver Metro SBDC/Denver Metro Chamber’s business seminar series on April 5. Details are:
DMSBDC/DMCOC Seminar Series
7:30 – 9:00 am, Tuesday, April 5
Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
1445 Market St., Denver CO, 80202
If you, like me, wondered how Linhart PR could afford to hire Paula Berg away from Southwest Airlines and then send her out of town every week so her potty mouth and semi-secret smoking wouldn’t corrupt the other employees, we have the answer: Linhart PR is crushing it when it comes to revenue.
#70 – Linhart PR – $4.11 million – Up 35% from 2009#90 – GroundFloor Media – $3.00 million – Up 15% from 2009#135 – Catapult PR/IR – $0.84 million – Up 2% from 2009
Linhart PR has been named a finalist for the Denver Metro Chamber’s 2011 Small Business of the Year award. Winners will be announced at the chamber’s annual Business Awards Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Denver on Wednesday, May 4.
Fitzgerald Petersen Communications has launched a new website and announced three new clients: Pioneers Volunteer Network, Peak Resources and Disney Live! and Monster Jam.
Denver’s Cohn Marketing has expanded to Texas, opening its new Cohn Southwest office in Dallas. Cohn Southwest will be lead by Ron Brady, who will also manage business development for Cohn in the retail and real estate industries nationally and internationally.
“The climate and timing is right for us to grow the company via a second office in Dallas,” said Jeff Cohn, CEO and chief brand strategist. “A city known across the globe as a hub for retail and real estate services, Dallas is the ideal location for our expansion, and Ron is absolutely the perfect choice to lead the charge for us.”
Additionally, Cohn announced it won its fourth ReBrand 100 Global Award for its work with Cleveland-based client, Developers Diversified Realty.
Among those hiring this week are Booyah Online Advertising, Catholic Health Initiatives, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, IHS, Moss Recruiting, Mt. Evans Hospice, National Parks Conservation Association, Scream Advertising Agency, The New Teacher Project and tw telecom.
GroundFloor Media has named Jeremy Bloom’s Wish of a Lifetime and SafeHouse Denver as its 2011 nonprofit, pro bono accounts. GroundFloor will work with both organizations to develop strategic positioning, implement targeted media relations programs, and offer social media support across a variety of media.
Voting for 5280’s Top of the Town awards ends March 18.
The Denver Press Club has named Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times best-selling author Anna Quindlen as the recipient of the 17th Annual Damon Runyon Award. Quindlen will accept the award at a banquet in her honor on Friday, April 29, 2011 at the Denver Marriott City Center.
“Anna Quindlen exemplifies the high standards of journalism and of writing that the Runyon Award is meant to honor,” DPC President Bruce Goldberg said. “We are looking forward to hearing what she has to say about both her career and about journalism on April 29.”
Previous winners include P.J. O’Rourke, Tim Russert, Bob Costas, George Will, Ed Bradley, Maureen Dowd, Ted Turner, Herb Caen, Molly Ivins, Mike Royko and Jimmy Breslin.
Among those hiring this week are the 9Health Fair, Coca-Cola, Colorado Public Radio, IHS, Intrado, Morris Animal Foundation, Safeway, TIAA-CREF, the University of Colorado Denver and the University of Denver.