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Scream Agency Celebrates 20 Years
January 31, 2017, 12:58 pm
Filed under: Public Relations

Congratulations to Lora Ledermann and the crew at Scream Agency, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

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Nominations Open for PRSA Colorado Special Awards
January 31, 2017, 8:52 am
Filed under: Public Relations

PRSA Colorado is now accepting nominations for its 2017 Special Awards. Categories include:

  • Swede Johnson Lifetime Achievement
  • Joe Fuentes Rookie of the Year
  • Chapter Service
  • PR Person of the Year
  • Business Person of the Year
  • Mentor of the Year
  • PR Team of the Year

Special Awards winners will be recognized during the annual PRSA Colorado Gold Pick Award ceremony on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at the DCPA’s Chambers Grant Salon.

Denver Broncos Retain Sewald Hanfling
January 30, 2017, 8:06 pm
Filed under: Public Relations

The Colorado Statesman reports that the Denver Broncos have retained Sewald Hanfling Public Affairs to handle local government relations and lobbying activities.

9News Shakes Up Sports Coverage
January 30, 2017, 3:56 pm
Filed under: Public Relations

Joanne Ostrow at The Denver Post reports that 9News is abandoning the traditional sports segment in favor of sports feature stories integrated throughout the newscast. The move is intended to fight the “ratings drop off” that normally occurs during sports segments at the end of newscasts.

“Sports has always been done at the end of the newscast. Typically you see ratings drop off at that point. We want to take the people doing sports and incorporate all that stuff throughout the newscast,” said KUSA general manager Steve Carter. …

“No one’s losing their job. We’re adding another sports person, another digital person,” Carter said. “Right now, even if sports becomes a bigger story our station tended to hold it until the sports segment. There’s no reason sports can’t run in the A block or B block. We’re spreading the sports out.”

Get Grounded Foundation Awards $20k
January 30, 2017, 11:00 am
Filed under: Public Relations

The Get Grounded Foundation, the charitable giving arm of GroundFloor Media (GFM) and its digital sister agency CenterTable, has awarded more than $20,000 to seven local community programs supporting youth services. Recipients are:

Teen Facebook Usage Actually Increasing
January 30, 2017, 10:56 am
Filed under: Public Relations

Conventional wisdom has it that teens have abandoned Facebook in favor of WhatsApp, Snapchat and Instagram. A new report from UBS Evidence Lab finds a different story:

UBS Evidence Lab conducted research on U.S. use of Facebook in 2016 and found that most teens use the social media platform daily and that that number is actually on the rise, as reported by eMarketer.

The research found that 65% of U.S. teens reported using Facebook daily last November, and that figure was up from 59% in November 2014. Facebook actually beat out Snapchat and Instagram for daily use by teens, though that may be less surprising given that Facebook’s overall audience is significantly larger than the competition.

Separate research from RBC Capital Markets, also from last November, found that that about one-third of teens reported increasing Facebook usage over the past year.

Chubb Names Beigie VP of Digital Comms
January 27, 2017, 11:00 am
Filed under: Public Relations

Former US West spokesman David Beigie has been named vice president of Global Digital Communications at insurance giant Chubb. Beigie most recently was chief communications officer and vice president of Creative Services at State Farm.