PR and advertising firm Egg Strategy is the latest firm to make the move from Boulder to Denver to escape exorbitant rents and long commutes for employees who would rather live in (comparatively) affordable Denver. Egg, which also has offices in Chicago and New York, will relocate to the SugarCube Building at 15th & Blake. Said Egg Strategy President Matthew Singer:
“We’re going to where the growth is to make it easy to attract top talent and to put us in closer reach to the consumers at the heart of our human-centered process as well as the clients we serve.”
Put through the PR-to-English translator:
“Boulder is expensive as %$^#. Until we figure out how to AI our way out of having employees, it’s off the table. So, Denver.”
Tomorrow, Ef Rodriguez departs Boulder for Amsterdam, a city famous for its bicycles and pot (if Amsterdam had more Subarus, Ef might not even realize he had moved). Best of luck to you, Ef. Come back home soon.
(Photo: Andrew Murray/@asketchyfish)
Ignite Boulder 12 is tonight. Doors open at 6, show starts at 7. Tickets are a mere $10, and the speakers are:
Amy C. Christensen @expandoutdoors Stripping down on Kaua’i
Jeremy Tanner @penguin On Travel
Stephanie Lee Su-Ling @nuancechaser The Rationality of Fear
John Common @johncommon Beautiful Empty
Andrew Hyde @andrewhyde How To Build a Trail
Kendall Ruth @iamkendal Inconceivable or That Word Doesn’t Mean What You Think it Means
Jesse Weaver @jweav1 The Independence Day Theory: Why an Alien Visit may be Humanity’s Only Hope for Survival
Mary Kuehner @daisycakes Life Lessons of a Children’s Librarian
Rise Keller @vanillagrrl Baking at High Altitude: It’s All About Atmospheric Pressure
Sam Stauffer @redhead_wilma Take a Chill Pill: Dealing with Anxiety Disorders and other Mental Illnesses
Kate Brown @invinciblekate Lunch Lady Land – Food Activists on the Front Lines of the Childhood Obesity Battle
Danya Michael @theroseinbloom Fairy Tales as Education, or Why It’s OK to Read Harry Potter after High School
Emma Nicoletti @dollemma A Post Apocalyptic Experience without an Apocalypse: Working as a Waitress.
Joel Gratz @gratzo Hire a Meteorologist, Not a Stock Broker.
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Chautauqua Auditorium, Boulder
Featuring: Alex Bogusky, Jared Polis, James Mejia, 17 others
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Congratulations to University of Colorado at Boulder, which was named one of the Top 10 Douchiest Colleges in the U.S. by GQ Magazine. The Top 10 rankings are largely a mix of Ivy-ish schools and universities you’ve never heard of:
15. Notre Dame (not part of the Top 10 but included for Elaine Ellis and Dan Welch)
10. University of Colorado at Boulder
9. Charter College
8. Rollins College
7. Amherst College
6. Bob Jones University
5. Deep Springs
(Hat tip to 5280)
The Boulder Daily Camera is moving its remaining printing and packaging operations from Boulder to Denver and plans to lay off nearly 30 more workers by the end of this month.
Denver Post reporter Katy Human, who covers the health and science beat, is leaving to join NOAA/CU in Boulder as a science writer/editor for internal and external publications.
Event alert: The Guerrilla Public Relations: Connecting Business to Media panel is this Thursday morning in Boulder and features a number of local media folks.
You had to figure that dramatic changes were coming to Microsoft’s advertising when the company selected Boulder- and Miami-based Crispin Porter + Bogusky as its AOR for its consumer account. After all, you don’t bring in one of the edgiest advertising agencies just to have them riff on processing speeds. Valleywag reports that Microsoft is considering Jackass‘ Johnny Knoxville as its next pitchman.
The continued death spiral for traditional daily newspapers such as the Post and News has been a gold mine for the University of Colorado at Boulder, and the school recently has snagged three Pulitzer prize winners.
Sure, life was tough for CU-Boulder spokesman Bronson Hilliard when Buffalo Chip decided to go gangsta, but let’s all take a moment to appreciate that we don’t have his job today. Among his current challenges:
- 10 CU fraternity pledges were arrested after trashing a Super 8 Motel in Estes Park.
- A staff editor at the CU Campus Press authored a column headlined “If It’s War the Asians Want … It’s War They’ll Get” stating that all Asians hate whites and that “it’s time we start hating them back.”
- The CU-Boulder campus has split over the selection of oil mogul Bruce Benson as the president of the CU System.
The Boulder Daily Camera is taking heat for its article covering the spectacularly horrible car crash that killed three men who were in their early twenties. Westword has the details on reader reaction that accuses the paper of glorifying the men’s behavior, including this quote:
“The thing that really makes me feel much better about this is they died doing what they loved to do — they were drinking, they were going fast and they were together,” (one of the dead men’s sister) said. “It gives me comfort, it does, to know those three things.”
UPDATE: The Boulder Daily Camera editor responded to the readers’ reactions.
No one is tougher than PR pros, and here is your chance to prove it. NBC will be on the CU-Boulder campus on Feb. 2 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) auditioning contestants for the new American Gladiators.
Whole Foods announced it will only offer customers 100-percent recyclable paper grocery bags, in a move designed to bolster the company’s green credentials. The Boulder Daily Camera reports, “As part of the effort to cut out single-use plastic bags — which are petroleum based and can take more than 1,000 years to break down in a landfill — Whole Foods stores will sell canvas bags and a new reusable plastic sack for 99 cents.”
If you have any pro bono PR work left in your budget, you might want to give Buffalo Chip a call.
Carmichael Lynch Spong’s Matt Wagner was co-organizer of the 2008 Polar Plunge at the Boulder Reservoir. Pictures of the event that benefitted Alzheimer’s research are here.
Jandie Jams Music co-founder Julie Scott gives a shout out to Linhart PR for its public relations work.