Denver PR Jobs

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.

CPR Wins Big at CBA’s 2010 Awards of Excellence

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.”

South Metro Chamber Sponsors ‘B.I.G. Day’

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 Adds Scrubs Medical Janitorial as Client

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.


Great Moments in Public Relations

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.

Hi, Luke-

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?

Luke’s response:

Sounds great. I’d be interested in interviewing the writer. Lemme know.


CSG|PR Creates ‘Mortgage & Banking’ Practice

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,, 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 Adds Integer, Dish Veterans

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.

Linhart Tops Colorado Firms in Annual O’Dwyer’s Rankings

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.

The latest O’Dwyer’s rankings are out and here are the Colorado numbers:
#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
If you are interested, here are Colorado’s 2009 and 2008 numbers.

Cohn Expands, Opens Dallas Office

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.

DPC to Honor Anna Quindlen with Damon Runyon Award

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.