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Denver PR Jobs
February 24, 2016, 6:15 pm
Filed under: Public Relations

Among those hiring this week are 104 West, Malen Yantis Public Relations, Ogilvy Public Relations, Allstate Insurance, Colorado Department of Education, Fastaff Travel Nursing and U.S. Nursing (internship), Denver Health, Grayling, Growing Colorado Kids, Interstate Restoration, Larimer Humane Society, Molson Coors, Regis University, The State Innovation Exchange (SiX), Transamerica, University of Colorado Boulder, Vail Resorts (part time), Viaero Wireless and Wells Fargo.

DPD Union Head Objects to PR Efforts
February 18, 2016, 2:21 pm
Filed under: Public Relations

John Furrugia, et al, at KMGH/Channel 7 report that the president of the Denver Police union, Detective Nick Rogers, objects to the money spent on the DPD’s public relations efforts.

“We’re spending that kind of money on videos that don’t drop the crime rate,” said Rogers, a 30-year veteran of the department. “[Videos] don’t solve burglaries and robberies. That’s our mission and I think we lost sight of that.”

Ironically, much of the work the DPD PR unit does is designed to distract the public from exactly the kind of violations of which Rogers himself has been accused.

PRSA Colorado ‘Master Practitioners’ Series
February 16, 2016, 7:29 pm
Filed under: Public Relations

PRSA Colorado has started a “Master Practitioners” series for experienced members, and on Thursday journalist, author, lecturer and filmmaker T.R. Reid will  discuss his efforts getting the ColoradoCareYES initiative on the ballot and how his group plans to get it passed.

6 pm, Thursday, February 18
Linhart Public Relations
1514 Curtis Street, Suite 200
Denver, CO 80202

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‘The Kitchen’ in Trademark Fight with Wolfgang Puck
February 12, 2016, 11:25 am
Filed under: Public Relations

Julie Jargon at The Wall Street Journal reports:

A rising star of the farm-to-table restaurant world is facing off against an industry titan in a trademark dispute over a simple name: The Kitchen.

The spat pits Kimbal Musk, younger brother of famed entrepreneur Elon Musk, against Wolfgang Puck, whose business empire includes more than a dozen different restaurant concepts, cookbooks, and packaged food and cookware under his brand. 

Kimbal Musk started a chain of farm-to-table restaurants 12 years ago called The Kitchen, which now has four locations in Colorado and Chicago, along with a more casual version called The Kitchen Next Door, which has three locations. …

Last summer, Mr. Musk said, he began receiving calls from friends in the hospitality industry asking him if he was planning to open a restaurant in Grand Rapids, Mich. He soon learned that a new restaurant had opened at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel called The Kitchen By Wolfgang Puck, where the recipes use “only the freshest, locally sourced ingredients,” according to its website. 

Mr. Puck also opened a fast-casual restaurant in the same hotel called The Kitchen Counter. The Kitchen By Wolfgang Puck is scheduled to open an outlet in Washington Dulles International Airport in the first half of this year.

As with many trademark disputes, it may come down to who has deeper pockets: Elon Musk’s little brother or a famed celebrity chef.

‘Adding Insult to Homicide’
February 12, 2016, 11:18 am
Filed under: Public Relations

Following public outrage, Cleveland’s mayor has quashed attempts to make the family of a 12-year-old boy shot and killed by police pay for his ambulance ride.

Denver PR Jobs
February 9, 2016, 11:31 am
Filed under: Public Relations

Among those hiring this week are Development Counsellors International, BeadforLife, Centura Health, City of Boulder Heads Up Campaign, City of Colorado Springs, CSU Health Network, Denver Health, Engineers Without Borders (internship), Fluor Corporation, KMGH, Molson Coors, Prologis, Public Service Credit Union, VisiTech PR and Windstream.


Denver Press Club Honors Sharon Linhart
February 5, 2016, 3:13 pm
Filed under: Public Relations

Congratulations to Linhart PR’s Sharon Linhart, who had her caricature added to the Denver Press Club’s wall of fame.

(Photo courtesy of Jerry Arca)