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.”
If you like what Denver has become over the past couple of decades – it regularly appears on lists such as Best Places to Live, Fastest Growing Economies, Best Cities for Millennials, Most Educated Workforces, Most Fit Cities, etc. – you owe a debt of gratitude to the MDEDC’s Tom Clark.
Part visionary and part hustler, Clark appeared in Politico’s recent article touting the impact of RTD’s light rail initiative as only he could:
The City and County of Denver’s Marketing Office has put its annual Marketing and Graphic Design contract out to bid (deadline is August 30, 2013.)
The RFP has been issued through the Rocky Mountain E-Procurement System. The formal bid number is RFP-MB-0798. To obtain more information about this bid, visit www.rockymountainbidsystem.com and click on “open bids” at the top of the screen. Vendor registration is free or vendors may elect to upgrade their vendor profile for an annual fee (a tutorial on how to register for the Rocky Mountain E-Procurement’s free registration is available here).
Congratulations to the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp. CEO Tom Clark, who was named The Denver Post’s 2012 Business Person of the Year.
“Colorado’s biggest economic development deals of the year carry a common, if not glaringly noticeable, element. They benefited from the Tom Clark touch. … He has been a key player in virtually every major business relocation and expansion along the Front Range since landing a job with the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce in 1985.”
Traction Communications’ Kirsten Hamling has been sentenced to 90 days of jail/work release and 10 years of probation, and she also is required to pay $250,000 in restitution. Hamling was the founder of what turned out to be the fraudulent firefighter calendar charity Fired Up For Kids, and earlier this year she pleaded guilty to a felony charge of theft for stealing money raised for the burn unit at The Children’s Hospital.
Frankie Cervantes has launched Frankly Communications, a full-service digital engagement, marketing and PR consultancy firm. The firm works with a variety of B2B & B2C clients, including a well-known music label, an aerial imagery start-up and an IPTV Spanish-only programming company.
Traction Communications’ Kirsten Hamling, the founder of what turned out to be the fraudulent charity Fired Up For Kids, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of theft this morning for stealing money raised for the burn unit at The Children’s Hospital. CBS4 has the details.