Denver PR Blog

Great Moments in Sports
March 23, 2017, 9:45 am
Filed under: Public Relations

South African Premier League soccer player Mohammed Anas accidentally thanked both his wife and his girlfriend in a post-match television interview. The back-tracking started immediately.

PRWeek 40 Under 40 Nominations Due April 19
March 22, 2017, 8:09 pm
Filed under: Public Relations

If you have an extra $189 burning a hole in your pocket, nominations for PRWeek’s 40 Under 40 awards are open. Nominations are due April 19.

Get Grounded Foundation Accepting Grant Applications
March 21, 2017, 2:51 pm
Filed under: GroundFloor Media, Public Relations

GroundFloor Media’s Get Grounded Foundation is accepting Spring 2017 grant applications from Denver-area nonprofits serving at-risk youth. Created in 2015, the foundation has awarded approximately $50,000 to date to a range of local organizations that directly support the healthy development of at-risk or neglected youth between the ages of 3 and 13 in Denver.


PR Rated a Top Job for Young Professionals
March 14, 2017, 1:15 pm
Filed under: Jobs, Public Relations

CareerBuilder rates public relations as the second best job for young professionals (behind web developers). Its assessment:

No. of 2017 jobs: 15,755
Growth in jobs 2013-2017: 8 percent
Average hourly earnings: $29.87

9News, The Fox, KOA Among Big Winners at Annual CBA Awards
March 14, 2017, 11:49 am
Filed under: Awards, Public Relations

Congratulations to all the winners of the  Colorado Broadcasters Association’s annual “Awards of Excellence.” Winners included:

  • 103.5 The Fox – Radio Station of the Year
  • 9News – Television Station of the Year
  • KOA NewsRadio – Best Radio Newscast  (for its morning show with April Zesbaugh and Stefan Tubbs)
  • 7News’ Shannon Ogden – Best News Anchor
  • Next with Kyle Clark – Best Newscast

The CBA website has the full list of winners.

9News Still King of Local TV Ratings
March 9, 2017, 2:00 pm
Filed under: Public Relations

The good news for 9News is that it remains the 800 lb. gorilla in the local TV ratings race, according to Joanne Ostrow’s analysis of the February sweeps data.

KUSA is No. 1 with a 2.88 rating, 10.1 share (down 4 percent from last February), followed by No. 2 KCNC with a 1.39 rating, 4.9 share (down 12 percent), KDVR with a 1.0 rating, 3.5 share (up 41 percent), and KMGH trails with a 0.9 rating, 3.2 share (up 7 percent).

Having a client appear on 9 News will yield more viewers than the other three stations combined. The bad news? Other stations are starting to catch up.

The February 2017 ratings sweep shows the kingpin suffered double-digit audience declines in certain newscasts compared to a year earlier.

At 6 p.m., KUSA’s cheeky “Next with Kyle Clark” is down 31 percent compared to the conventional newscast in that slot last February. The time slot performance declined from a 2.87 to a 1.98 rating among adults 25-54, the industry’s accepted TV news demographic.

From 5-5:30 p.m., 9News was down 29 percent (from 2.91 to 2.08). At the same time, KDVR-Channel 31 scored a 35 percent increase and KCNC-Channel 4 was up 17 percent.

At 4 p.m., 9News was down 22 percent; at noon the station was down 24 percent.

The Return of Ernie Bjorkman
March 8, 2017, 1:26 pm
Filed under: Public Relations

Tom Green’s departure has crated an opportunity for longtime Denver anchor Ernie Bjorkman, who is poised to return to KWGN/Channel 2:

Veteran broadcaster Ernie Bjorkman will return to Channel 2 News on Monday, March 27, and move into the Daybreak anchor chair when Tom Green leaves Channel 2 at the end of May.

Since his departure nearly a decade ago, he has lived a relatively peripatetic life.

When he stepped away from the anchor desk in 2008, he became a certified veterinary technician and worked at several Colorado animal clinics. In 2013, Bjorkman joined the Peace Corps and traveled to Ethiopia. Upon returning, he moved into a houseboat in St. Augustine, Florida.