Denver PR Blog


Picture of the Week
October 24, 2008, 2:40 pm
Filed under: Coors, Denver Egotist

(Hat tip: Bits & Pieces, by way of The Denver Egotist)



Proof That a Free-Market Economy Works…Eventually
October 20, 2008, 1:13 pm
Filed under: Coors

MillerCoors announced today that it is discontinuing the Zima brand.



MillerCoors Pulls Alcoholic Energy Drink
September 22, 2008, 7:43 am
Filed under: Coors

MillerCoors has pulled — or at least postponed — its planned alcoholic energy drink Sparks Red after 25 state Attorneys General complained.



MillerCoors’ Next Product Extension: Rohypnol Light
September 18, 2008, 6:57 am
Filed under: Coors

MillerCoors’ new alcoholic energy drink Sparks Red is creating red flags with attorneys general across the country. So far, 25 AGs (AsG?) have signed on to an effort to stop MillerCoors from distributing the Red-Bull-with-Vodka alternative, citing the negative health effects and the dangers of combining caffeine with alcohol.

Said New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, “By introducing Sparks Red, a higher-alcohol-content and even more dangerous version of its Sparks product, MillerCoors is demonstrating an utter disregard for the safety of young consumers.”



Golden to Lose 150+ Jobs as MillerCoors Picks Chicago for HQ
July 15, 2008, 3:44 pm
Filed under: Coors, Economic News

MillerCoors announced this afternoon that it has selected Chicago as the home of its new headquarters, and that 150-175 (presumably high-paying) jobs will be leaving Golden for the Windy City.



One Trip to the Trail Dust Steak House and They’ll be Begging for a Morton’s
July 7, 2008, 7:01 am
Filed under: Coors

How do you make a Dallas or Chicago MillerCoors headquarters look better to all those Miller employees who have grown so fond of Milwaukee? Make them spend six months in the Westminster Tech Center first.



Milwaukee + Golden = Dallas?
June 9, 2008, 5:17 pm
Filed under: Coors

When Molson and Coors joined to form Molson Coors, you knew they had put the lawyers in charge of the names. And when Molson Coors created a joint venture with Miller and named it MillerCoors, well, you knew the lawyers were still in charge of the names, but that some clerical hiccup along the way made them realize having no space between the names was better. Probably some 8-K filing issue. 

Anyway, Leo Kiely finally tossed his last dart at the board to pick the joint venture’s leadership staff. Expect the joint venture to be based in Dallas or Chicago, the two cities that always end up with companies that Denver wants desperately to land (see United, Boeing, etc.).