BBVA Compass has appointed dovetail solutions‘ Andy Boian to its Denver advisory board.
Great Place to Work and Fortune have named Denver-based Communications Strategy Group as one of the top 10 Best Workplaces in Advertising & Marketing in its 2016 rankings. This year’s ranking consisted of more than 4,000 employees surveyed about their work experience. Respondents answered questions about how frequently they encounter behaviors that create a great workplace, which include management’s honesty and ethics, camaraderie among employees and fair and respectful treatment and clear expectations from management. This award comes on the heels of CSG being named as a “Best Place to Work” by the Denver Business Journal earlier this year.
Orapin Marketing + Public Relations has added seven new clients to its roster:
- DEFINE body & mind: A boutique fitness studio combining nutrition, mindfulness and unique fitness offerings will open its first Colorado studio in Denver’s LoHi neighborhood this fall
- Integrated Work: A consultancy for mission-driven leaders and organizations which provides strategic impact consulting, applied leadership development and peer learning communities to accelerate their impact with measurable results.
- Thirteenth Floor Entertainment: The 2016 season for Denver’s scariest haunted houses, 13th Floor and The Asylum, runs from mid-September through early November
- Lawson Adventure Park: Colorado’s newest outdoor family playground covering more than 40 acres in Clear Creek County features a variety of activities with lodging accommodations set to open later this fall.
- Liberti: A mission-inspired lifestyle brand creating exquisite jewelry with a meaningful impact to employ and empower U.S. refugees.
- Franchise Expo West: Denver will soon be the epicenter of small business opportunities as thousands of entrepreneurs gather for the premier franchise event in the western U.S. Oct. 6-8 at the Colorado Convention Center
- The Confident Parent: A pediatrician’s guide to caring for your little one without losing your joy your mind or yourself. Written by pediatrician and neonatologist Dr. Jane Scott, the book will be released November 1.
Metzger Albee Public Relations announced it is rebranding to the simplified name MAPR and expanding its relationship with Miami-based LINKS WorldGroup. Said president & CEO Doyle Albee:
“After a successful trial program, we have found that MAPR and LINKS complement each other well and are excited to deepen our relationship to service clients in both the U.S. and throughout Central and South America and the Caribbean. The name shift to MAPR continues to honor the strong base founder John Metzger built over a quarter of a century while also signaling the new capabilities we’ve added both here in Colorado and through our relationship with LINKS.”
Jackson National Life Insurance has promoted Melissa Hernandez to director of corporate communications. In her expanded role, she will lead the protection and advancement of Jackson’s reputation and products in the marketplace.
Volume Public Relations‘ Elizabeth Edwards will present at this fall’s Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) International Conference in Indianapolis. Edwards will discuss one of Volume’s most successful case studies “Lessons from BMW: Apply Psychology to Improve PR Outcomes.”
Wagstaff Worldwide has added Shazeen Shah as vice president of the company’s Aspen office. Shah has more than a decade of experience conducting campaigns for clients in the travel, culinary, hospitality, and entertainment industries, At Wagstaff, she will be responsible for expanding the office’s repertoire of luxury segment accounts throughout the Mountain states and internationally.
GroundFloor Media has joined Door to Door Organics, Bhakti Chai, Etsy and Ben & Jerry’s, among others, in being certified as a B Corporation. The certification indicates that a company is striving to meet the highest standards of overall social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability, as well as aspiring to use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.
Former Denver Post reporter Karen Crummy has joined Cinamon Watson and Jennifer Webster to form Blueprint Strategies, a Denver-based public affairs firm. All three have their roots in the oil-and-gas industry.
Early-bird pricing for the 2016 PRSA Colorado Summit ends tomorrow.
It’s not like Aldo Svaldi is a new guy at The Denver Post …