Boom Adds Two Clients

Boom Broadcast and Media Relations will again assist the March of Dimes Foundation with the announcement of its annual March of Dimes 2013 Premature Birth Report Card. Boom also has added the Joyful Heart Foundation as a pro-bono client to help it launch the NO MORE PSA campaign – a ground-breaking celebrity-driven PSA campaign featuring more than 40 celebrities and public figures saying NO MORE to domestic violence and sexual assault.

Denver PR Jobs

Among those hiring this week are Amelie Company, Catapult PR-IR, Pivot Communication, Boulder County CareConnect, Colorado School of Mines Foundation, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Frontier Airlines, Janus, Jeppesen, Johnson & Wales University, Pinnacol Assurance, Regis University, Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting Network, Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre, St. Mary Parish and School, The Cable Center, Weld County Government, Xcel Energy, GBSM (intern), Denver Business Journal (intern), Colorado State University (Fort Collins), The (Fort Collins) Coloradoan, Focus on the Family (Colorado Springs), Rocky Mountain Health Care Services (Colorado Springs) and Clovis Media  (New Mexico).


Who had it first?

Ben Kunz of Mediassociates took great offense in a Digiday column at having his website plagiarized. In that spirit, I took a look at some Denver area websites, and I quickly found one – Linhart PR – that appears to be the victim of some online theft.

If you need a website, I bet Jennifer Wezensky at JW Public Relations can cobble one together for you pretty quickly.

Linhart Public Relations vs. Indiana’s JW Public Relations

Both firms use: “We realize there aren’t always silver-bullet solutions to client challenges. That’s why we always bring together a mix of services and formulate a customized approach for each client.”

Kismet Promotions vs. Indiana’s JW Public Relations

Both firms use: “In this crowded marketplace, communicating the right message about your business or organization is crucial to building and maintaining a strong brand. It is imperative that you establish meaningful relationships with any audience that impacts your image and business customers, prospective customers, the media, employees, the community and others.”

Sherman Communications & Marketing vs. Indiana’s JW Public Relations

Both firms use: “Positive media coverage lends your business invaluable third-party credibility. Public relations can be one of the most cost-effective means of gaining positive exposure and building your brand.”

SSPR vs. Indiana’s JW Public Relations

Both firms use: “We provide every client with a focused plan to reach the right media and the right target audience. PR is not a one-size-fits-all proposition.”

Evan Carmichael vs. Indiana’s JW Public Relations

Both firms use: “Social media over the Internet has rapidly claimed its place as an essential piece of a public relations campaign. It is the new form of spreading the news by word of mouth. Call it word of web.”

Google News Submit vs. Indiana’s JW Public Relations

Both sites use: “A press release is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways of getting your message out when you have something to announce regarding your business. But to be effective, a press release must focus on the most newsworthy, interesting and unique element to emphasize the news angle.”

CPR Adds Digital Editor, Arts Reporter

Colorado Public Radio has added Digital Editor Jay Keller and Arts Reporter Ange-Aimée Woods. 

Keller, who managed the digital assets of some of the country’s top newsrooms including U.S. News & World Report and The Washington Post, will lead the newsroom’s digital expansion, helping CPR launch a more robust online presence and build a four-person digital news team. And Woods will cover all aspects of the Colorado arts and cultural community.She has worked in public radio for almost a decade as both an arts and social media reporter.

Goldberg Leaving the Denver Business Journal

Congratulations to Bruce Goldberg, who is leaving the Denver Business Journal to be the first franchisee of Louisville-based One Business Connection. 1BC operates networking, leads and referral groups in Denver and along the Front Range, which are an alternative marketing chamber of commerce made up of local and national businesses, entrepreneurs and sales professionals sharing referrals, ideas and business expertise.

A farewell event for Bruce will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. this Friday, Nov. 8, at the Denver Press Club.

Great Moments in Photojournalism

The last year has been a bloodbath for photojournalists as newspapers across the country continue their cost-cutting measures. But, really, who needs professional photographers when Renaissance men like Chuck Fieldman can snap a photo while also reporting a story?

And can someone please convince the National Press Photographers Association to create an anti-Pulitzer award that recognizes photos taken by reporters like this one?

Castle Pines PR Fight Continues

Castle Pines council member James Einolf figures he earns “about $1.23 an hour making guitars” at his day job, so you can imagine his response to Aguilar Public Relations’ contract that pays the firm $81 an hour.

“I’m sorry, but we’re now paying more for public relations than we’re paying for (our) attorney. … Einolf said in an interview later that he thinks spending the money for a public relations firm ‘is a terrible waste of money.’ Einolf said, ‘These days’ you just need email and good website to communicate.”

Because who knows more about marketing and public relations more than a guy making what the minimum wage was in 1963?