Denver PR Blog

Garfield County Sheriff’s Tinfoil Hat Falls Off
May 23, 2012, 3:40 pm
Filed under: Pro Bono

If you are looking for a pro bono project, Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario could use some public relations counsel. Here’s the first sentence from his most recent press release:

“In response to the lies and slanderous accusations by the ACLU, the most dangerous organization to the United States of America today, as well as the Denver Post, channel 7 news (Denver) and others who produced stories without any attempt to contact the Garfield County Sheriff for an accurate response, here is the official GCSO response: The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office has never turned over a victim of a crime to any organization.”

I realize there probably isn’t a Garfield County chapter of Al-Qaeda, so the sheriff’s perspective may be skewed, but is the ACLU really “the most dangerous organization to the United States of America today?” And are official Garfield County Sheriff’s Department press releases really the right venue to settle personal grudges?

Odwyer Revenue Rankings Includes Linhart, GroundFloor
May 23, 2012, 1:14 pm
Filed under: Economic News, GroundFloor Media, Linhart

Odwyer is out with its annual revenue ranking of independent PR firms, and several Denver-area firms disclosed their 2011 numbers:

67. Linhart PR, $4.60 million (+11% from 2010), 29 employees

89. GroundFloor Media, $2.91 million (-3% from 2010), 13 employees

103. Catapult PR-IR, $1.04 million (+24% from 2010), 6 employees

Great Moments in Journalism XLV
May 23, 2012, 10:10 am
Filed under: journalism, KUSA, Politics

If your media-training presentation’s example of how not to answer a media question is getting a little dated, here is a new clip you can insert.


Curious Journalism Fact of the Week
May 23, 2012, 8:26 am
Filed under: journalism

The Los Angeles Times has misspelled actor Elliott Gould’s name 47 times over the past 27 years.

CPR’s Warner, Barr Win 2011 CAPBAC Awards
May 23, 2012, 8:03 am
Filed under: Awards, Colorado Public Radio

Congratulations to Colorado Public Radio’s Ryan Warner and Zachary Barr for winning awards at the 2011 Colorado Associated Press Broadcasters Association Contest. Warner won first place for feature reporting for “Here’s What Happened – ‘Frostbitten’” and Barr won second place in the general reporting category for his story “A Really Good Nightmare.”