Denver PR Blog

BHFS Adds Kristin Stork as Director of Community Relations
January 31, 2013, 8:32 pm
Filed under: Jobs

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck has hired Kristin Stork as director of community relations. Stork will oversee the firm’s involvement in community organizations across the country and manage the firm’s charitable giving program. Prior to joining BHFS, Stork served as manager of community relations and charities at The Denver Post, where she managed all aspects of fundraising and grant-making for the company’s two charitable funds that raised and distributed more than $3 million annually.


Philosophy Communication is Hiring
January 31, 2013, 2:01 pm
Filed under: Jobs

The talented and lovably eccentric team at Philosophy is hiring for an account manager.

Chris Culliver’s Apology Translated
January 31, 2013, 12:03 pm
Filed under: Public Relations

Actual Apology:

“The derogatory comments I made yesterday were a reflection of thoughts in my head, but they are not how I feel. It has taken me seeing them in print to realize that they are hurtful and ugly. Those discriminating feelings are truly not in my heart. Further, I apologize to those who I have hurt and offended, and I pledge to learn and grow from this experience.”


“Holy shit! Apparently the NFL and/or the 49ers can suspend you from the Super Bowl if you rail against gay people at an NFL event while wearing an NFL jersey. That’s not cool. But my lawyer says I can avoid the suspension if I give the league something to work with, so, for the record and to the extent that it keeps me from being suspended, I am sorry. Is that good enough? If not, my lawyer can add some words I’ve never used in my life, like ‘derogatory,’ ‘reflection,’ ‘hurtful,’ and ‘discriminating.’ We good?”

Mo Money, Mo Problems?
January 24, 2013, 12:11 pm
Filed under: Public Relations

The Economist: Dan Edelman was no ‘Mad Man’
January 22, 2013, 10:54 am
Filed under: Obit, Public Relations

The Economist reflects on the role Dan Edelman played in the rise of public relations in what was an advertising world:

Mr Edelman, who died on January 15th, aged 92, was a pioneer, introducing innovations that reflected his bigger vision of PR as a more effective way to market a company’s reputation and brands than its fancier (and costlier) big brother, advertising. … Nowadays, although public relations is hardly without its critics, Mr Edelman’s view of the merits of PR relative to advertising is much more widely shared, though never as enthusiastically as four decades ago, when Charlie Lubin, the founder of Sara Lee, said that thanks to Mr Edelman, his PR budget was worth 1,000 times more than his advertising budget. Those were the days.

The Bawmann Group Lands Two Clients
January 22, 2013, 8:52 am
Filed under: Bawmann Group, Wins

The Colorado Health Insurance Cooperative has selected The Bawmann Group to build the non-profit’s brand platform, marketing strategy and website, as well as direct its earned/paid/owned media activities and grassroots community engagement efforts. CHIC has been awarded a $69 million loan by the federal government to create a statewide, member-owned health plan that will participate in Colorado’s Health Benefit Exchange.

TBG has also been engaged by Mirenda & Associates, a national philanthropic consulting firm, to revise its brand platform, website and earned/owned media efforts.

Denver PR Jobs
January 21, 2013, 3:12 pm
Filed under: Jobs

Among those hiring this week are Barnhart Communications, Vocera Public Relations, InView Communications (freelancers), ACLU of Colorado, Arapahoe County Government, City of Westminster, Community College of Aurora, E-470 Public Highway Authority, Florence Crittenton Services, GlobaLinks Learning Abroad, Mergermarket Ltd, One Colorado, SofTec Solutions, SourceGas, Thorne Nature Experience, Unbridled Solutions, Wilson & Company, The Greeley Tribune and The Summit Daily News (Frisco).