Denver PR Blog

Finlon Among the 2009 Colorado Business Hall of Fame Inductees
December 19, 2008, 1:13 pm
Filed under: Awards, McClain Finlon

It has been a rough year for Cathy Finlon, but at least 2009 will be starting off on a positive note: She’ll be inducted into the Colorado Business Hall of Fame in February with Bruce Benson, Sam Maynes, Jordon Perlmutter, Jack Vickers and the Loo family.

McClain Finlon Clients ‘Scrambling’
August 29, 2008, 8:26 pm
Filed under: McClain Finlon

The Denver Daily News talks to Denver Zoo and Vail Resorts about their plans following McClain Finlon’s decision to close its doors.

Is McClain Finlon Advertising Shutting Down?
August 20, 2008, 2:16 pm
Filed under: Layoffs, McClain Finlon

That’s the rumor. Apparently the loss of the Qwest account was too much.

UPDATE: Yes, sadly McClain Finlon is closing its doors. See Cathey Finlon’s comment below. Denver Post coverage is here and Denver Business Journal coverage is here.

Denver Advertising Firm McClain Finlon Sold
June 16, 2008, 12:17 pm
Filed under: McClain Finlon

McClain Finlon founder Cathey Finlon is selling her firm, which was devastated earlier this year when it lost the Qwest account to Chicago-based draftfcb. The firm’s president, Paul Leroue, will acquire a majority stake and the CEO title, and Finlon will remain as chairwoman of the board with a minority stake. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

Qwest: Get In the Loop, and This Time We Don’t Mean By Endlessly Bouncing Among Our Customer Service Reps
May 14, 2008, 8:57 am
Filed under: McClain Finlon, Qwest

Qwest is launching its first new advertising campaign since it dumped Denver-based McClain Finlon for Chicago-based Draftfcb. The campaign, “Get in the Loop,” will appear in print, and on television, billboard and online properties. You can view the concepts here.

Triangulating the McClain Finlon Layoffs
January 3, 2008, 9:12 am
Filed under: Layoffs, McClain Finlon, Qwest

The Denver Egotist has the latest rumored number — somewhere near 75, which is more in line with the percentage of business that Qwest represented. Previous ballpark estimates had placed the number of layoffs at more than 100 and as high as 120

100+ Layoffs at McClain Finlon?
December 29, 2007, 2:11 pm
Filed under: Layoffs, McClain Finlon

Denver ad shop McClain Finlon is rumored to have notified more than 100 of its 170 staffers last week that they will be terminated in February when the Qwest account officially ends. The number seems a little high given that AdWeek estimates that Qwest represented 30 percent of the agency’s business.