Hilary Laurie has joined The Bawmann Group as an account executive. Prior to joining TBG, Hilary worked as a senior account executive in the San Francisco Bay Area developing PR and media strategies for a variety of nonprofit organizations, philanthropic events and Major League Baseball’s San Francisco Giants Community Fund.
TBG also announced it has relaunched its TBG Wired! division that will focus on all things digital.
As part of Pure Brand Communications’ Pure Good Works initiative, Pure has teamed up with Freedom Service Dogs to launch the “Free a Hero” campaign. Freedom Service dogs is a nonprofit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by rescuing dogs and custom training them for individual client needs. The outdoor advertising campaign encourages people to donate to Freedom Service Dogs via a custom-designed mobile application to support the organization’s efforts.
Congratulations to 104 West, which is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this month.
Among those hiring this week are Ashford University, CenturyLink, Colorado State University, Communications Strategy Group, DaVita, Denver Parks and Recreation, Denver Broncos Football Club (internship), Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation, Englewood School District, Focus on the Family (Colorado Springs), Health Language, High Country News (Paonia), Mental Health Center of Denver, Montrose County, Noodles & Company, RTD/Fast Tracks, Root Sports, South Suburban Parks and Recreation, Summit County Builders Association, TeleTech, The Craig (Colo.) Daily Press, The Glenwood Post Independent, United Power, University of Colorado Boulder, and Vail Resorts.
PRSA Colorado’s annual Gold Pick Awards ceremony is Thursday, May 9, at the EXDO Event Center. Download the 2013 Call for Entries form to enter a public relations program or campaign for one of the 50 award categories.
Early entry deadline: Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 – 4 p.m.
Late entry deadline: Friday, March 1, 2013 – 4 p.m.
Fast Company examines the role that trying to make clients your partners plays in successful public relations.
Following the “Rocky” Road
Former Rocky Mountain News Staffers Share Their Stories Four Years Later
After 149 years and 311 days, the Rocky Mountain News published its final edition on February 27, 2009. As the four-year anniversary of its closure approaches, PRSA Colorado reflects on this stark example of the ever-changing media landscape in our own backyard. A panel discussion will feature former Rocky reporters David Milstead, Sam Adams, Penny Parker and Chris Walsh, and will be moderated by Andrew Hudson.
11:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The Four Seasons Hotel
1111 14th Street
Denver, CO 80202
Linhart PR has promoted Elexis Mariash to account director and Ashley Campbell to account supervisor.
Mariash helps manage the integrated communications programs that support brand awareness, trial, sales and advocacy for several consumer clients, including Chipotle Mexican Grill and Rudi’s Organic Bakery, while Campbell specializes in B2B communications, media relations, reputation management and stakeholder engagement for clients such as Johns Manville and MWH Global. She also leads the firm’s community awareness initiatives for Southwest Airlines in Colorado.
BMA Colorado is accepting entries for its annual Gold Key competition that recognizes the best business-to-business advertising and communications.
The competition features 60 categories in which entrants can submit work, including public relations, integrated marketing campaigns, brochures, direct mail, annual reports, and newsletters. New categories this year include event marketing and content marketing.
Among those hiring this week are Bellco Credit Union, The Denver Post Community Foundation (part time), Denver Water Department, Douglas County School District, Encana, TeleTech, The Spa Buzz, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, El Paso County (Colorado Springs), KOAA (Colorado Springs), The Colorado Springs Gazette, Colorado State University (Fort Collins), Grand Lake Chamber of Commerce (Grand Lake), The Summit Daily News (Summit County), Apollo Group (Glenwood Springs) and Montrose County (Montrose).
An HMV employee live Tweets a mass firing via the company’s Twitter account.
Weston Snowboards has selected Key Link PR as agency of record. The snowboards are hand-crafted, using locally-sourced wood combined with the latest in snowboard design technology.
Colorado Public Radio (CPR) is adding an arts news bureau and online arts hub, thanks to a three-year, $900,000 grant from the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation. The arts bureau will allow CPR to become a comprehensive multi-media news bureau and significantly increase arts coverage of the Denver/Boulder metro area and across the state.