Denver PR Blog

5280’s Brogan Recognized as a One of the ‘Folio 40’
May 21, 2012, 9:47 am
Filed under: 5280, Awards
5280 editor and publisher Daniel Brogan has been included on Folio Magazine‘s Folio 40, described as an honor for the industry’s most innovative and distinguished professionals. The list represents a broad facet of magazine publishing from every corner of the industry. Said Folio:
Brogan has proven that maintaining a focus on and investment in high-quality content is a proven long-term strategy.”

5280 Finalist for Prestigious NMA award
April 12, 2012, 9:11 am
Filed under: 5280, Awards

Congratulations to 5280 magazine senior editor Natasha Gardner, whose feature article, “Direct Fail,” has been named a finalist for a National Magazine Award in the Public Interest category. The article documented the negative outcomes of a Colorado policy that allows district attorneys to unilaterally decide when to criminally prosecute juveniles as adults.

5280 Named Finalist for Prestigious ASME Award
March 8, 2012, 8:35 am
Filed under: 5280, Awards

It’s been a good week for 5280 magazine. Less than a week after being named one of America’s Top 5 city magazines for the third time, 5280 has become the first city and regional publication ever to be named a finalist for a National Magazine Award for Digital Media.

The digital award nomination from the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) is for “The Saddlemaker,” a short video that tells the story of Jesse W. Smith, who has been making saddles in southeastern Colorado for 47 years. It was created by Jefferson Panis. Other finalists in the video category are GQNew York Times Magazine and Slate.


Behind-the-Scenes Look at 5280’s Redesign
August 19, 2011, 10:04 am
Filed under: 5280, Denver Magazine

After feasting on the remains of Denver Magazine, 5280 celebrated by redesigning the magazine and creating a new logo. Art Director Dave McKenna and Deputy Editor Geoff Van Dyke narrate a behind-the-scenes video that shows the decisions involved in the redesign.

5280 Names Horn Marketing Director
May 16, 2011, 7:36 am
Filed under: 5280, Jobs

5280 Magazine has hired Carrie Horn as its new marketing director. Horn joins the magazine from Entercom Communications, where she served as promotions director for Denver’s Alice 105.9 radio station.

5280 to Honor Denver Magazine Subscriptions
May 3, 2011, 8:59 am
Filed under: 5280

If you were wondering who was the winner in 5280’s recent acquisition of Denver Magazine, you can stop. It was 5280. Despite press releases touting print runs of 50,000 copies, Denver Magazine only had 3,000 paid subscribers. The remaining copies were dumped at local hotels and businesses. Here’s guessing 5280’s Dan Brogan got the deal of a lifetime. So much so that he has agreed to fulfill existing Denver Magazine subscriptions with 5280 issues as a goodwill gesture.

5280 Acquires, Shuts Down Denver Magazine
April 19, 2011, 10:47 am
Filed under: 5280, Denver Magazine

Apparently I wasn’t the only one dumbfounded impressed by Denver Magazine’s ability to thrive during an economic downturn. 5280 announced today it has acquired the assets of the upstart magazine, which will cease publication immediately.

5280 Acquires Key Assets from Luxury Media Group; Denver Magazine to Cease Publication 

Denver, Colo., April 19, 2011-5280 Publishing, Inc. today announced that it has acquired key assets from Luxury Media Group, Inc., licensor ofDenver Magazine’s intellectual property. Among the intellectual property transferred to 5280 are the Federal trademark of the name Denver Magazine; several internet domain names, including; and Denver Magazine’s Twitter account and Facebook pages. Simultaneously, Denver Magazine announced that it was ceasing publication, effective immediately.

Denver Magazine was first published in February 2008. During its three-and-a-half year run, the magazine scored an exclusive interview with then-candidate Barack Obama and formed numerous strategic partnerships with prominent local organizations.

“Over the years, we’ve seen a lot of rival magazines come and go in Denver,” said Daniel Brogan, 5280 Magazine’s founder, editor, and publisher. “None have lasted as long or made as big of a splash as Denver Magazine. You have to respect the hard work and ambition that Michael Ledwitz and his team brought to the table.”

“As CEO, publisher and editor in chief of Denver Magazine, I was able to really understand what makes this city tick and have enjoyed every moment of it. I look forward to 5280 continuing to publish a great city magazine for the residents and visitors of Denver,” said Denver Magazine founder, Michael Ledwitz.

5280 will not be assuming any of Denver Magazine’s liabilities or obligations. Under the terms of the transaction, neither 5280 nor Denver Magazine will be releasing any additional information regarding this agreement.

About 5280

Founded in 1993, 5280 is the largest local magazine in Colorado, with a total distribution in excess of 85,000. A finalist for four National Magazine Awards, 5280 was recently named one of the five best city magazines in America by the City and Regional Magazine Association.