Traction Communications founder and alleged scam artist Kirsten Hamling may have settled a lawsuit filed against her by state prosecutors for money that went missing from her Fired Up For Kids Charity, but that hasn’t stopped the Denver District Attorney from filing charges.
The result: Hamling is charged with 13 counts of theft, four counts of charitable fraud, three counts of filing a false tax return, two counts of failure to file a tax return and one count of attempt to influence a public servant. Michael Roberts at Westword has the details.
It turns out that it was HaifleighBrandWorks and Mulligan & Co. that snagged the $175,000 contract to restore the reputation of Colorado Cantaloupes after the listeria outbreak. Said one of the cantaloupes, “We knew Mulligan & Co. was the way we wanted to go when we saw how thoughtful Diane looked in her photo on its website.”
Elisabeth “Don’t Call Me Elizabeth” Monaghan has signed on as the publicist for Erika Napoletano, handling both the promotion on Napoletano’s newly released book “The Power of Unpopular,” as well as general publicity for the notoriously shy and retiring Napoletano. Additionally, Monaghan is handling publicity for “The Insider’s Guide on Egg Donation,” a book co-written by Napoletano and Wendie Wilson-Miller, owner of LA-based egg donor agency Gifted Journeys. Monaghan also signed the Morgan Adams Foundation, a Denver-based nonprofit raising funds for research on childhood cancer
Crocs has launched a new style blogger program to highlight its trendier products. The company has engaged five well-known style and fashion bloggers – Kathryn Finney, Audrey McLelland, Jenn Rager, Maegan Tintari and Lilliana Vazquez – to participate in the program as “CrocStyle Insiders” to preview and showcase new Crocs styles.
Competition for Colorado travel and tourism accounts may increase a bit with the news that Wagstaff Worldwide has opened an office in Aspen that will be led by Brigid Finley. Finley, who is relocating to Aspen from Los Angeles, has headed a number of campaigns for travel accounts and nationally acclaimed restaurants, including The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Lark Creek Restaurant Group, Cyrus restaurant, InterContinental Hotels, and Australia’s Great Southern Rail.