Among those hiring this week are ARCADIS (intern), Arrowhead Golf Club, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Colorado Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company, Colorado State University College of Business, Denver International Airport, Denver Public Schools, Social Venture Partners Boulder County, Transportation Solutions, the City of Loveland and the Larimer County Clerk and Recorder (Fort Collins).
Just because someone will let you have a reality show doesn’t mean you should do it. Swimmer Ryan Lochte could make millions if he stayed out of the spotlight except for carefully controlled advertising opportunities. Instead, he’s turning himself into a punchline (but probably still making millions).
And if you haven’t seen this Saturday Night Live Weekend Update segment featuring Seth McFarlane as Lochte, it’s worth the three minutes.
Orapin Marketing + Public Relations has added four new clients to its roster – Sound Relief Hearing Center, A Touch of Bliss,Inward Fitness and Greenworks Lawn and Leaf. OMPR will provide public relations strategy and counsel and will be responsible for enhancing brand awareness through media relations and expert positioning efforts for each of the small businesses. In addition, The Original Pancake House Denver has renewed its partnership with OMPR to support its social media efforts and promotional events.
In his inaugural (and likely farewell) broadcast, KYFR anchor A.J. Clemente learns that the old adage “Treat every mic as if it is live” is a pretty good one:
UPDATE: And, as expected, KYFR let A.J. go.
B Public Relations has been named the agency of record for the new Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center. The hotel is slated to open in the historic Colorado National Bank building in downtown Denver in late 2013 or early 2014. This adds to their growing hospitality and lifestyle client list, including Denver Botanic Gardens, St Julien Hotel & Spa, Outlook Lodge, Solaris Vail, and others.
Weber Shandwick has added Jessica Weidensall as a director in the firm’s Denver office. Weidensall has nearly a decade of sports media and public relations experience, and she joins Weber Shandwick from World Triathlon Corporation (aka IRONMAN) where she oversaw public relations and media efforts for the IRONMAN family of brands.
Kmart, home of Martha Stewart and Blue Light Specials, shoots for edgy. And this is why it is important.
You fired two-time national champion hockey coach George Gwozdecky two weeks ago, and you have refused to discuss the decision with media. Now, reports are that you have narrowed your search to four finalists for the position.
Here’s some free advice: Hiding from the media is an amateur mistake. Sit down with them before you hire your next coach to explain why you fired Gwozdecky. Otherwise, your press conference to introduce the new coach will turn into a circus and all the media coverage will focus on the firing rather than the hiring.
You are the athletic director at a major university. Start acting like it.
Englewood-based Destination Hotels & Resorts has appointed Carrie Mosner public relations and social media manager. In her new role, Mosner oversee proactive media relations efforts, offer crisis communication counsel, assist in partnership development, and provide strategic direction and management of social media campaign creation and execution.
Prior to joining the Destination team, Mosner was an account manager at The Brandman Agency in L.A., where she managed domestic and international public relations efforts for a variety of travel and tourism organizations including the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board, Thompson Hotels, Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, Orion Expedition Cruises and Virtuoso.
Frankly Communications has expanded its support to the music and entertainment industries by managing bands’ social media assets, conducting brand and messaging audits, booking shows and finding opportunities for public exposure on both digital and in-person platforms so that clients can effectively share their talents with audiences.
Frankly Communications played a significant role in securing Denver-based progressive rock band Tattooed Strings lead guitarist Jordan Carrier a contract with a major record label. Frankly Communications will now also support the band full-time with their promotions, bookings and other publicity needs.
A shout-out to KMGH/Channel 7’s Jayson Luber, who like many of us has found himself unexpectedly having to balance his home and work lives.
Here’s a lesson for aspiring PR professionals that they don’t teach you in college: Don’t send confidential emails to public officials who are subject to open-records requests (or this might happen). And maybe think twice about using an attorney who doesn’t already understand this.
Last December, Rutgers University officials – including its President and Athletic Director – watched this video of its head basketball coach verbally and physically abusing players and thought a three-game suspension and fine was appropriate punishment.
Now, the world has seen it, and it is only a matter of time before Rutgers fires the coach. The question is how long they will allow their brand to twist in the wind before they finally do it. Free PR tip: quicker is better.
UPDATE: Rutgers made the classic public relations mistake of only dealing with part of the issue when it fired the coach on Wednesday morning. Had Rutgers also fired the athletic director who knew about the abuses months ago and did little, it would have dealt with the issue in one swift moment. Instead, the attention will now turn to the athletic director instead of simply dissipating.
UPDATE II: It took 24 hours for Rutgers to fire the coach, and an additional two days for the athletic director to “resign.”
Among those hiring this week are BP, Colorado Department of Personnel & Administration Division of Human Resources, Colorado Homes & Lifestyles/Mountain Living magazine, Dean Foods, Denver Public Schools, The Geological Society of America, University of Denver, USA Triathlon, Voqal (Longmont), Aims Community College (Greeley), Animal Health International (Greeley), KVNF Community Radio (Paonia), The Durango Herald and USA Swimming (Colorado Springs).
The Pac-12 Conference, which is trying to sweep under the rug allegations that its head of basketball officials put a bounty on the University of Arizona head coach.