Denver PR Blog

Denver Art Museum Comms Team Scores with YSL Retrospective
March 30, 2012, 3:15 pm
Filed under: Denver Art Museum

Congratulations to Kristy Bassuener, Ashley Pritchard, Rose Beetem and the rest of the marketing and communications team at the Denver Art Museum. Coverage of the museum’s Yves Saint Laurent retrospective has been everywhere.

Great Moments in Journalism XLIV
March 30, 2012, 3:04 pm
Filed under: journalism

Poynter posted this quote in an article headlined, “Newspaper association head doesn’t like talking to reporters:”

“I don’t give quotes for fear of being misquoted.”

– Ossie Sheddy, president of the board of the Alberta (Canada) Weekly Newspaper Association.

Whatever Happened to …
March 30, 2012, 2:09 pm
Filed under: Colorado Public Radio

Since it is Friday afternoon, and I am distracted by how I am going to spend my $500 million lottery jackpot, I thought I’d throw an easy, feel-good story out there: Former Colorado Public Radio media relations manager Lana Taussig is profiled in a Nashville Business Journal Q&A piece. I don’t subscribe, so I can only see the first two answers, but I assume that she goes on to say that Nashville pales in comparison to Denver and that of everything she left behind she misses the Denver PR Blog most.

9News Anchor Kyle Dyer to Return Monday
March 30, 2012, 9:18 am
Filed under: KUSA

Good news: The Denver Post reports that 9News morning anchor Kyle Dyer will return to the airwaves Monday. She has been out on medical leave for the past eight weeks recovering from a dog bit she received during an in-studio interview.

SE2, Artemis Big PR Winners in Pinnacol ‘Push to Privatize’
March 30, 2012, 9:03 am
Filed under: Denver, Public Relations

Ed Sealover at the Denver Business Journal has crunched the numbers on Pinnacol Assurance’s “pricey push to privatize,” and the big public relations winners in the effort are:

SE2 – $119,126 in fees
Artemis Communications – $77,725 in fees
Rockford Gray – $58,438 in fees
Galloway Group – $23,600 in fees

Of course, law firms billed nearly $1.5 million, so “big winners” is more of a relative term.

Pure Soliciting ‘Good Works’ Applications from Non-Profits
March 29, 2012, 3:54 pm
Filed under: Pro Bono, Pure Brand

Pure Brand Communications is accepting applications for its second-annual Pure Good Works program. Pure Good Works awards one nonprofit organization—located anywhere in the U.S.—one year of integrated creative services valued up to $75,000.

The inaugural Pure Good Works grant was awarded to Rachel’s Challenge, a K-12 school assembly and continuing education program inspired by Rachel Scott, the first student killed in the 1999 Columbine High School shootings. Rachel’s Challenge is a program that empowers young people to release their inner good and create a chain reaction of kindness.

Bellco Renews with GroundFloor Media
March 29, 2012, 3:29 pm
Filed under: GroundFloor Media, Wins

If you had Bellco on your client prospect list, go ahead and cross them off: the credit union has extended its contract as a client of GroundFloor Media. Under the terms of the new contract, GFM will develop strategic communications programs to enhance Bellco’s community visibility and reinforce its reputation as a strong local banking option for individuals and businesses.