Denver PR Blog

Hits to Traction Communications’ Hamling Keep Coming
November 11, 2011, 4:45 pm
Filed under: Crisis Communications

The hits to Traction Communications’ Kirsten Hamling keep coming. KMGH/Channel 7 has an update on a story CBS4 broke about Hamling’s alleged theft of money intended for The Children’s Hospital. According to KMGH’s Lance Hernandez, “the Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation has issued a cease-and-desist order” against her organization, Fired Up For Kids. And sources indicate that the amount of the alleged theft is at least $50,000.

Additionally, Hernandez talked to a firefighter who appeared in the calendar who says he is “betrayed and hurt that all calendar money may not have gone to burn victims.”

UPDATE: CBS4 News Director Tim Wieland says that no cease-and-desist order has been filed, but that future calendar sales and events are on hold pending an investigation. And according to the Denver Post, TCH has asked the calendar maker to stop using its name until that independent investigation is completed.

Barnhart Hires Three
November 11, 2011, 8:58 am
Filed under: Barnhart, Jobs

Barnhart Communications has added three new staff members: Phil Metz as Director of Digital Services/Account Director, Adam Nelson as Art Director, and Lynda Pfaff as Media Director.

KMGH Investigative Reporter Kovaleski Headed to California
November 11, 2011, 8:56 am
Filed under: Jobs, KMGH

KMGH/Channel 7 investigative reporter Tony Kovaleski is leaving Denver to join KNTV/NBC in San Jose, Calif. Kovaleski’s crowning achievement in Denver, you may recall, was baiting Pinnacol Assurance CEO Ken “Paulie Walnuts” Ross into threatening to break his finger after Kovaleski surprised Ross during a junket to a Pebble Beach golf course.

Celestial Seasonings Selects Linhart as AOR
November 11, 2011, 7:55 am
Filed under: Linhart, Wins

Congratulations to Linhart PR, which was selected as the agency of record for Celestial Seasonings. Linhart will provide “strategic counsel and support for the brand’s tea and kombucha products through integrated brand campaigns, including digital strategy and engagement.”