Greg Avery at the Denver Business Journal reports that The Denver Post wants to eliminate another 20 percent of its newsroom – 26 positions – in the latest round of buyouts, the second in just 12 months.
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(Hat tip to Mike Kruger/@MikeKruger)
Turner PR has added four new hospitality/tourism clients:
Webb Strategic Communications has added three major governmental entities as clients – the Denver Mayor’s Office, the Regional Air Quality Council, and the Colorado Municipal League.
Webb was awarded the communications support contract for Mayor Michael Hancock’s North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative (NDCC), an initiative to strategically align six major redevelopment projects in a vital area of north Denver. Webb has won a two-year contract with the Regional Air Quality Council (RACQ) to motivate residents along the Front Range to help reduce ground-level ozone pollution. And the firm has also entered into an agreement with the Colorado Municipal League (CML) to provide assistance in the promotion and planning for Colorado Cities & Towns Campaign.
Reporting live as morons drive their cars into five feet of water.
“Why are you doing that? Why are you doing that?! Ugh. God…d…..”
Congratulations to the 2016 PRSA Colorado Gold Pick special award winners:
- Swede Johnson Lifetime Achievement Award : Dan Hopkins, Scientific and Cultural Facilities District
- PR Person of the Year Award: Jordan Blakesley, B Public Relations
- Business Person of the Year Award: Nicolle Davies, Arapahoe Libraries
- Joe Fuentes Rookie of the Year Award: Taylor Prather, Eagle County Government
- Mentor of the Year Award: Nicole Yost, Fyn Public Relations
- Chapter Service Award: Elizabeth Jumel, Jumel Public Relations
- PR Team of the Year Award: Colorado State University’s External Relations Team
The Special Award and Gold and Silver Pick award winners will be recognized at the Gold Pick Awards ceremony on Thursday, May 5, 2016, at the EXDO Event Center.
Denver-based Deft Communications has added two clients: Access, the largest privately held records and information management services provider in the U.S.; and Western Energy Alliance, a trade association serving as the voice of the Western oil and natural gas industry focused on federal legislative, regulatory, environmental, public lands and other policy issues.
B Public Relations has expanded its team, client roster and office space.
The hospitality and tourism firm recently added Chelsea O’Neill as assistant account executive and Lauren Counce as a digital content producer and copywriter. O’Neill and Counce join the two company principals, BrieAnn Fast and Jordan Blakesley, the company’s Social and Digital Media Manager, Merideth Hartung, and Catie Mayer, who was recently promoted to assistant account executive. The firm has relocated to 3070 Larimer Street, providing more space for the team.
BPR also has added several clients to its food-and-beverage roster: the Colorado Restaurant Association, Integrated Beverage Group, Richard Sandoval Restaurants, Cheese + Provisions and SROriginals.
Congratulations to three Denver-area communications professionals who made the Denver Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list:
WildRock PR & Marketing has added Amanda Ford as account executive. Ford previously was a communications manager for the Office of Governor John Hickenlooper as well as Make-A-Wish Colorado.
dovetail solutions has added five new clients: Colorado Education Association, Confluent Development, Safe Rx, The Cossitt Law Firm and BMC Investments. The firm also welcomed back two previous clients: The Boedecker Foundation and i2 Construction.
“These new clients further represent our firm’s continued commitment to a diverse client base with a rich and determined interest to marry a communications and community strategy that makes ideal fiscal and brand sense,” said Andy Boian, CEO of dovetail solutions.
Ogilvy Public Relations has named Dan La Russo managing director of the firm’s Denver and San Francisco offices. La Russo formerly was executive vice president of Ogilvy’s technology practice.