Denver PR Blog


Airbnb Apologizes for ‘Sioux Style’ Teepee Experience
May 31, 2017, 9:43 am
Filed under: Public Relations

Airbnb has apologized for its “poor judgment” in advertising a teepee property in California’s Joshua Tree National Park as “true Sioux style.” John McCarthy of The Drum reports:

The Memorial Day weekend ad that appeared on Facebook and Instagram … offered a “250-square foot tipi, which accommodates up to 7 people” that features “the comforts of a cozy master bedroom” as an “unconventional getaway”

One issue was that the California site was half the country away from where the Sioux was historically situated in, and around, the American Midwest.

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Denver Post Fires Columnist Over Tweet
May 29, 2017, 1:36 pm
Filed under: Public Relations

The Denver Post fired longtime sports columnist Terry Frei today after he posted the following Tweet:

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Denver Broncos Promote PR VP Smyth
May 29, 2017, 10:30 am
Filed under: Denver Broncos, Jobs, Public Relations

The Denver Post’s Nicki Jhabvala reports that the Denver Broncos have promoted Patrick Smyth from vice president of public relations to executive vice president of public and community relations. Jhabvala also reports:

Erich Schubert was promoted from senior manager of media relations to director of the department, Seth Medvin, formerly a media relations coordinator, was elevated to strategic communications manager.

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9News Extends Lead in 10 pm News Ratings Race
May 26, 2017, 2:14 pm
Filed under: Public Relations

Joanne Ostrow at The Denver Post crunched the numbers from the latest ratings period, and the data show that 9News has extended its lead in the benchmark 10 pm news category and that Fox31 has jumped into second place ahead of CBS4.

Last year, 9News notched a 2.75 rating, accounting for approximately 45 percent of viewers who were watching local news. This year, 9News increased that to a 3.13 rating, accounting for 49 percent of viewers watching local news.

Meanwhile, Fox jumped from a 1.00 rating last year (16.5 percent of viewers) to a 1.23 share this year (19.3 percent of viewers). That allowed it to pass CBS4, which saw its numbers decline from a 1.34 rating (22.1 percent of viewers) last year to a 1.10 (17.3 percent of viewers) this year.

The bottom line remains that having a client on just 9News is roughly as impactful as having them on all three other networks combined.

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Bell Policy Center Seeks Comms Director
May 26, 2017, 11:01 am
Filed under: Public Relations

The Bell Policy Center, based in Denver, is hiring a Communications Director. Deadline to apply is June 1.

 



Floyd’s 99 Retains PRIM Communications
May 25, 2017, 12:33 pm
Filed under: Public Relations

Floyd’s 99 Barbershop has retained PRIM Communications to handle public relations activities for the brand’s upcoming national campaign and ongoing publicity efforts.

“We are thrilled to forge this partnership with Floyd’s 99,” says Gretchen TeBockhorst, president of PRIM Communications. “Floyd’s 99 has transformed the business of barbershops in the United States, and their upcoming campaign captures the business’s innovation and creativity in an exceptional and meaningful way.”



‘What’s America Really Watching in the Morning? Local News’
May 25, 2017, 9:09 am
Filed under: Public Relations

Provocative cable news shows may get all the headlines, but a Poynter Institute analysis finds that Americans overwhelmingly view local TV news rather than their cable TV counterparts. Media writer James Warren used Chicago as a benchmark and found:

The power and potency of local news endures, perhaps all the more so in a fragmented digital age. It’s a reality generally missed by media reporters.

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