Steven Palmer, managing director of Grayling’s Denver office, has been named head of the firm’s U.S. State and Local Government Affairs practice. Palmer brings more than two decades of public affairs experience with business leaders, governors and elected officials at all levels of government throughout the U.S.
Boulder-based performance running shoe manufacturer Newton Running has named Creation as its agency of record. Newton Running adds to Creation’s growing client roster that includes endurance sports properties such as sports marketing and athlete management firm Human Interest Group and the Super Sprint Triathlon Grand Prix.
dovetail solutions is hiring a client services associate.
GroundFloor Media (GFM) has been retained by the Denver Post Community to provide messaging support, along with social media planning and SEO counsel. The Denver Post, through the Denver Post Community programs including the Denver Post Community Foundation and Denver Post Charities – Season to Share/McCormick Foundation Fund, raises and distributes funds to local nonprofit organizations throughout Colorado to improve and enrich the lives of those in the community.
Colorado Public Radio has added an editor and an on-air host:
- Hart Van Denburg is the new digital editor for CPR News, responsible for leading the development and execution of CPR’s digital strategy, establishing the daily online news agenda and overseeing a digital team that creates a variety of multi-media content to enhance CPR’s online storytelling.
- Aaron Johnson is a new on-air host/production and fundraising coordinator for OpenAir. He’ll provide the OpenAir audience with insight and commentary about local musicians, new albums and upcoming events happening across the Denver-metro area and will also be responsible for OpenAir’s fundraising strategy.
Longtime Denver public relations executive, journalist and professor Fred Hobbs passed away earlier this month. He was 82.
The Denver Office of Weber Shandwick is hiring an assistant account executive.
SE2 has added veteran health care communicator Bill Sonn as a senior strategist focusing on health care issues. Sonn formerly was senior director of marketing of communications and media relations at University of Colorado Health.
The Bawmann Group has acquired Ubiquity Group, a Denver-based marketing agency focused on the biotech and medical technology markets.
“We are blessed to be able to grow our team with the addition of Ubiquity’s talented professionals and significant international client base,” said Brad Bawmann, President and CEO of The Bawmann Group. “Our existing clients will benefit from Ubiquity’s creative team, and Ubiquity’s clients will have access to a broader range of integrated marketing expertise, including public relations, crisis communication and social media services.”