Jeff Julin, president of MGA Communications, announced today that he and Cricket Smith, MGA’s executive vice president, have closed the firm.
“MGA had a terrific run as a nationally recognized, award-winning communications firm. Its programs for the Rocky Mountain Arsenal, led by MGA Chairman Mike Gaughan, were of particular note in what they achieved in community engagement and helping bring the site partners and community together on the clean-up solution,” Julin said.
He added, “We were also blessed with numerous incredibly talented people through the years that help the firm achieve what we did for our many great clients.”
Julin is forming a consultancy that will focus on development, analysis and assessment of communication and engagement programs.
MGA Communications co-founder and Chairman Mike Gaughan passed away Tuesday. You can count on two hands the number of PR legends we have had in this town. Mike was one of them.
Update: Caitlin Hendee at the Denver Business Journal has a profile of Mike and his career.
MGA Communications has added eight new clients: Better Business Bureau of Denver/Boulder, City and County of Denver Financial Empowerment Centers program, Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council, Crescent Point Energy, Jefferson Center for Mental Health, McKinstry, National Flag Football – Colorado and the GLBT Community Center of Colorado.
MGA is providing a variety of work to the clients, including marketing and promotions, media relations, crisis consultation, research, and strategic planning.
MGA Communications has promoted Sarah Rasmussen to vice president and Molly Osadjan to account manager. The firm also hired Kevin Frisbie and Matt Rodriguez as account executives.
Congratulations to MGA Communications, which after 23 years on 17th Street will open the doors to its new office at 1999 Broadway this morning.
If you see MGA Communications Director of Business Development Sarah Rasmussen around town, make sure she’s the one buying the drinks. MGA has announced six new clients to its roster: AstraZeneca, Colorado’s Future, Money Smart Week 2011, Noble Energy, Vaisala and Uhl Studios.