Denver PR Blog

Great Moments in Journalism XLVIII
July 30, 2012, 11:55 am
Filed under: Denver Post, Social Media

Denver Post sportswriter John Henderson explains to Westword’s Michael Roberts what caused him to accidentally Tweet:

Pool Agreements Change How Denver TV Stations Cover News
July 27, 2012, 1:59 pm
Filed under: TV News

Poynter examines how the agreement among Denver TV news stations to pool interviews has affected coverage of events such as the Aurora theater shooting.

Verde Adds Boulder’s Cocona as Client
July 27, 2012, 8:30 am
Filed under: Wins

Boulder-based Cocona, a provider of rapid-dry active particle technologies, has tapped Verde PR & Consulting for public relations support. Courtney Brunkow will lead the Verde team that will focus on bringing visibility to Cocona’s innovations and outdoor industry performance apparel alliances.

Please Take A Moment to Help Our Friends at Turner PR
July 27, 2012, 8:03 am
Filed under: Turner PR

Turner PR’s Megan Sullivan lost her brother, Alex Sullivan, in the Aurora Movie Theater shooting a week ago today. Angela Berardino, Megan’s friend and colleague at Turner PR, has a request of the Denver PR community:

Megan has been with Turner for a few years, sitting two feet from me for most of that time. She works on our social media team and she’s smart, and funny, and bakes cupcakes for no reason. It’s hard to describe how awful last Friday was – from the first frantic call at 5am, letting us know her brother was unaccounted for, to a morning spent searching trauma centers all over the city, to the final confirmation that didn’t come until 14 hours later. All documented excessively by cameras. …

I know that most of you don’t know Megan, or Alex, or the Sullivan family. However we helped them set up a memorial fund this week because so many people have asked about sending them food or notes or flowers. What they would really like is to make a donation in Alex’s name to a charity called We Can Be Heroes. Megan told us “Alex was our real life super hero”.

So here’s the favor: I’m asking you to make a small donation. $5 or $10; that’s a cocktail after work, something you won’t even notice at the end of the month. It’s not about the money. It just means that the Sullivan family will see a long list of names, people who took a moment to think of their family, to see the human side of a sensational headline. You can donate online at Alex Sullivan Fund. And if you really want to earn some karma points, send a version of this request to the people in your network or office or send a tweet, and ask the people you know to do the same. The power of 100 strangers sending something small in his name would be truly amazing.

Thank you, thank you, for taking a moment to do a small random act of kindness for a really amazing family who beyond deserves it.

– Ang

GBSM Deepens Expertise in Water, Natural Resources
July 26, 2012, 1:10 pm
Filed under: GBSM, Jobs

GBSM has added water-rights expert Alexandra “Alex” Davis as principal. Prior to joining GBSM, Davis was the Assistant Director for Water with the Colorado Department of Natural Resources and the First Assistant Attorney General for the Water Rights Unit where she litigated cases for the State Engineer’s Office, the Colorado Water Conservation Board and the Division of Wildlife.

“We are excited that Alex brings her deep experience in managing complex water and natural resource matters to GBSM,” said John Baron, chief executive officer.  “She is highly skilled at solving problems in complicated situations in which both the substance and process count. She will be immensely helpful to our clients and to our already strong natural resources practice.”

GroundFloor Adds Two Digital Senior Directors
July 26, 2012, 1:05 pm
Filed under: GroundFloor Media, Jobs

GroundFloor Media has added Lauren Cook and Jon Woods as senior directors of social media and digital strategy. As part of GFM’s Digital and Social Media Strategy team, Cook and Woods will work with clients to develop and implement blogger and social media influencer outreach; online reputation management and crisis response plans; social media metrics, ROI tracking and analytics; corporate social media policies and data visualization elements.

RIP Dan Peterson
July 25, 2012, 9:58 am
Filed under: Public Relations, Uncategorized

JohnstonWells Senior Associate Dan Peterson died from injuries sustained in a hit-and-run bicycle accident this weekend. He was 30. JohnstonWells released a statement saying that, “Dan will be remembered for his dedication to his clients and his love of the outdoors, especially the Colorado mountains.”

The still-unidentified person responsible for Dan’s death was a white woman with blonde, shoulder-length hair who was driving a green or dark-colored Subaru hatchback with a bike rack. The car likely has front-end damage. If you have any information, please contact Denver police.

Update: Members of Denver’s biking community have placed a “ghost bike” memorial for Dan at Lincoln Street and Sixth Avenue: