After 22 years of training and competing on the slopes, Fisher decided to give a run at something new. Moving away from the physical challenge that comes with being a professional athlete, Fisher will pursue an intellectual challenge and work on fulfilling another lifetime ambition. Fisher will assist with Amélie’s business development activities, working in tandem with the agency’s principals to expand the company’s client portfolio into new industries.
“I have always been fascinated with the way snowboarding brands and companies utilize agencies to come up with creative campaigns,” says Fisher. “In my snowboarding career, my individual performance drew 100 percent of the focus even though I always had support behind me. I look forward to stepping out of the spotlight and into a supportive role where I can influence the essential development process behind producing an attention-worthy final product.”
The Colorado chapter of the Business Marketing Association (BMA) has issued its call for entries for the 2012 Gold Key Awards.
Denver Resources Partners has selected JohnstonWells to help plan an upcoming conference. DRP is a Colorado-based company that helps foreign companies establish themselves in North America.
Among those hiring this week are Allied-THA, ABMP, Baptie & Company, Charles Schwab & Co., Gevo, Grand Junction Convention and Visitors Bureau, St. Anthony Hospital (part of Centura Health), Summit Business Media, Trimble Navigation, Trust America, VOCA Public Relations (part-time), Western Union, United States Olympic Committee (Colorado Springs), Cortez (Colo.) Journal, Montrose (Colo.) Daily Press and Nebraska Life (presumably somewhere in Nebraska).
Congratulations to Linhart VP Kelly Womer, who was named the firm’s sixth equity partner (joining Sharon Linhart, Paul Raab, Dawn Doty, Carri Clemens and Kelly Janhunen). Womer joined Linhart in 2009 and manages many of the firm’s corporate accounts, including Colorado Technical University, MWH, Polsinelli Shughart, and WhiteWave Foods.
President Obama’s State of the Union speech is tonight, and Sarah Moss is out with the 2012 edition of her annual SOTU Bingo Card.
The Emergency Services Public Information Officers of Colorado (ESPIOC) is seeking speakers for its upcoming training conference (May 17-18, Estes Park) on the following topics:
Social Media and Beyond: Digital Communications for Emergency Services PIOs
Using social media, e-newsletters, text alerts, mobile sites, video, blogs, RSS, etc. to communicate consistently in good times and bad. This presentation should include how to choose from among the many digital tools out there, how to use them effectively, and how to maintain a professional brand across all platforms. Includes actionable tips and tools to immediately implement in your organization. Should be geared for an intermediate level user; most attendees have had training in basic social media and many usesome of these tools regularly.
Show Me the Results: Tracking and Measuring Your PR Efforts
Public relations is not just “nice to have” — it’s “need to have.” In times when budgets are tightening, PR remains one of the best investments you can make in your organization. But some people need convincing. Here are some best practices for tracking and measuring ROI for your in-house PR initiatives.
If you are interested in speaking, contact Andrea Burns.
Linhart PR SVP Paul Raab has been named to the board of Naturally Boulder, a non-profit organization that “nurtures and enhances the natural products industry in Boulder.”
Among those hiring this week are the City of Greeley, Colorado Conservation Voters, Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Dairy Center for the Arts, Denver Water, EffectiveUI, GBSM, Mapquest, MillerCoors, Morris Visitor Publications, Rose Community Foundation, The Arthritis Foundation, University of Colorado Department of Alumni Relations and Communications, Vail Daily and Odney (Bismarck, N.D.).
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter offers some practical, on-air advice on what people can do to stop random acts of violence: Don’t act like idiots and assholes.
Hat Tip: Eric Anderson (@Eric_A_Anderson)
Linhart PR has promoted Amanda Meyer to account supervisor and added Kathelin Buxton and Noel Runkle as account associates. Meyer joined Linhart PR in 2005 and manages programs for clients Colorado Technical University and UnitedHealthcare. Buxton and Runkle previously were part of Linhart’s JumpStart internship program.
Cohn Marketing has named Michael J. Barber as its Director of Digital Strategy. Barber has spearheading a number of award-winning digital campaigns, platforms and strategies, and he is a regular speaker at digital marketing trade shows such as BlogWorld, BOLO and the Alliance for Marketing Communication Agencies.
Congratulations to Business Wire’s Dylan Frusciano, who has been promoted to Group Vice President of the Central US, a position that includes overall responsibility of Business Wire offices in Denver, Dallas, Houston, Austin, Chicago, Cleveland and Minneapolis.
Denver Post sports columnist Dave Krieger is leaving to join 850 KOA’s afternoon sports show. Krieger was one of a handful of Rocky Mountain News staffers who were picked up by the Post after the Rocky folded.
A tip of the hat to CBS4 reporter Paul Day, who is retiring after 40 years in the business. CBS4 has a tribute page that captures some of Paul’s more-noteworthy moments as a journalist.
9News meteorologist Ashton Altieri is on to
bigger and better other things. He has been named the weekday morning meteorologist at KXTV in Sacramento.
Among those hiring this week are Charles Schwab & Co., The Colorado Health Foundation, Downtown Denver Partnership, F+W Media, Governor’s Office of Information Technology, Mobile Accord, National Stroke Association, Newmont Mining, Prarie Mountain Publishing, The Denver Hospice, Women’s Crisis & Family Outreach Center, Colorado Springs Gazette, Craig Daily Press, Durango Herald and the Rawlins (Wyo.) Daily Times.