Denver PR Blog

Julin, Smith Shut Down MGA Communications
February 3, 2016, 4:38 pm
Filed under: MGA, Obit

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.

In Memoriam
September 24, 2015, 10:21 am
Filed under: Obit

Longtime Colorado political consultant Katy Atkinson died today following a fight with brain cancer. She was 60.


In Memoriam
August 27, 2015, 5:12 pm
Filed under: MGA, Obit

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.


In Memoriam
January 16, 2015, 10:08 am
Filed under: Obit

Suzanne Phipps, who founded two public relations firms – Results Unlimited and Phipps & Associates – in Denver in the 1950s and 1970s, passed away last month. She was 77.

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The Economist: Dan Edelman was no ‘Mad Man’
January 22, 2013, 10:54 am
Filed under: Obit, Public Relations

The Economist reflects on the role Dan Edelman played in the rise of public relations in what was an advertising world:

Mr Edelman, who died on January 15th, aged 92, was a pioneer, introducing innovations that reflected his bigger vision of PR as a more effective way to market a company’s reputation and brands than its fancier (and costlier) big brother, advertising. … Nowadays, although public relations is hardly without its critics, Mr Edelman’s view of the merits of PR relative to advertising is much more widely shared, though never as enthusiastically as four decades ago, when Charlie Lubin, the founder of Sara Lee, said that thanks to Mr Edelman, his PR budget was worth 1,000 times more than his advertising budget. Those were the days.

In Memoriam
January 15, 2013, 10:59 am
Filed under: Obit

Edelman Public Relations founder Dan Edelman passed away from heart failure this morning. He was 92.

In Memoriam
January 14, 2013, 1:18 pm
Filed under: Obit

Don Kirchoffner died on Thursday following a three-year battle with cancer. He was 68.