Burns Marketing has added three staff members “to support a steady and substantial rise in demand for creative business technologies:” Associate creative director Marcus Fitzgibbons, senior account director Melissa Humbert, and interactive project manager Steven McKenzie.
reporter storyteller Kevin Torres – who may or may not have been fired for a traffic citation that occurred in a station-owned vehicle – has landed a try-out with Fox31, according to The Denver Post’s Joanne Ostrow. From Torres’ Facebook page:
EXCITING NEWS to share: I will be staying in Colorado and joining the amazing news team over at FOX31 and Colorado’s Own Channel 2! To say I’m ecstatic would be an understatement. FOX31 was just named ‘Best Newscast’ by the Colorado Broadcasters Association this past weekend. The legacy both stations hold in this market can’t be matched.
Denver-based Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill has named Brand Iron as its branding and marketing agency. Brand Iron will support a Garbanzo rebranding initiative, which will include expanding a new restaurant design prototype to other Garbanzo locations, new marketing initiatives and redesigning the Garbanzo logo.
Congratulations to Metzger Albee Public Relations, which is celebrating its 25th year in business.
“As we celebrate another milestone, we’re emerging as the most established agency brand in the Rocky Mountain West,” said CEO and Founder John Metzger. “Much has changed over the last quarter century, yet we’ve always remained at the forefront of communications technology and dedicated to ‘doing the hard stuff:’ serving clients on the cutting edge of innovation and technological trends. Today, we remain focused on leading markets ranging from digital security and health care to advanced manufacturing and energy.”
Webb Strategic has added 9News reporter Taunia Hottman as an account manager. Hottman is a veteran of CNN and stations in New York, Chicago and Kansas City, and she will provide strategic counsel to a mix of Webb’s clients. The firm also launched “Take Meds Seriously,” a statewide social marketing campaign aimed at increasing awareness of the problem of prescription drug abuse, for the Governor’s Office last week.
The Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network (ADMHN) has selected GroundFloor Media (GFM) to develop and launch a new brand name and identity for the organization. The branding efforts will position the organization with clients, doctors, counselors, health care partners and the community.
Former Denver Business Journal reporter Heather Draper has joined Aiello Public Relations & Marketing as a vice president.
Dovetail Solutions has added FRED Leadership and H+L Architecture as clients. The agency also added Alexandra Hogan as a client services associate.
Among those hiring this week are BenefitsPro.com, Comcast, Conservation Impact/Nonprofit Impact, Denver Public Schools, Donor Alliance, The Downtown Denver Partnership (DDP), Fyn Public Relations (Loveland), Greenhouse Partners, Key Media, SpotXchange, State of Colorado Department of Revenue, The Denver Hospice, NREL, The Service Employees International Union (SEIU), University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), and the University of Denver.
Also, Centura Health is hiring a manager of digital strategy position.