LiveWell Colorado, a nonprofit organization committed to preventing and reducing obesity, has selected SE2 to help educate and engage advocates after conducting a comprehensive agency review process. SE2 will help LiveWell Colorado educate Coloradans on the systemic barriers to nutritious food and physical activity and the ways in which they can advocate for making their communities as healthy as possible.
SE2 announced that it has helped six recent clients advance education, the economy, health and quality of life around Colorado: the University of Northern Colorado Center for Urban Education, the City of Lone Tree, Colorado Department of Human Services’ Office of Early Childhood, the Coalition to Simplify Colorado Sales Tax, the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation and Healthier Colorado.
SE2 has added veteran health care communicator Bill Sonn as a senior strategist focusing on health care issues. Sonn formerly was senior director of marketing of communications and media relations at University of Colorado Health.
SE2 is bidding farewell, at least formally, to co-founder Eric Sondermann, who plans to focus on his other varied interests including “further civic leadership, more writing and commentary, some high-level consulting, perhaps even something entrepreneurial, as well as time on his bicycle.” Sondermann will continue to collaborate with SE2 “on current and future projects, ensuring continuity for existing clients.”
The firm says that remaining co-founders Eric Anderson and Susan Morrisey will share SE2 ownership and split leadership responsibilities.
Jill Hamilton and Abigail Kesner have been with SE2 for four and three years, respectively. During this time they have managed significant integrated communications campaigns for public, nonprofit and private-sector clients. Their work has ranged from promoting public health to early childhood education to energy.
SE2 may not have “rolling office coffee bars, … carbon-neutral bamboo bicycles … or organic microbrews flowing from the drinking fountain,” but it does have an in-house Ms. Pac-Man machine. And it is hiring for a digital strategist, so get your resume in early and often.
SE2 has added Megan Cranston as a project manager and Rachel Schiller as an associate. Cranston previously worked as an integrated producer at a Denver-based production company, and Schiller most recently worked as the director of communications and development at a local charter school. The new hires bring SE2 to a total of 15 full-time employees, a continuation of the 15-year-old firm’s steady growth.
Update: I have been told this is Eric Anderson’s actual car, which I believe because it is parked outside the SE2 office in this photo.
Everybody talks a good game when it comes to authenticity and transparency, but SE2 has stepped its game up and offered readers of its annual holiday letter a behind-the-scenes look at the editing process:
“Given that Hispanics account for more than half of the U.S. population growth in the past decade, it was only natural for SE2 to continue to grow its areas of expertise,” said SE2 Principal Eric Anderson. “The firm’s in-house capacities now go beyond translation of materials to the development and implementation of culturally relevant and appropriate communication strategies.”
Apparently Racine’s has added Red Bull to its menu, because SE2 has announced nine new clients. They are Colorado Lending Source, Merage Foundation, Colorado Association for Manufacturing and Technology, Hunger Free Colorado, Denver Public Schools, Sonlight, the Colorado Nonprofit Association, the Center for Improving Value in Health Care and the Colorado I Have a Dream Foundation.
SE2’s Eric Anderson has seen the future of journalism, and it includes female submission wrestlers.
By Eric Anderson
10. CBS4 Assignment Editor Misty Montano’s Twitter followers exceed total CBS4 viewership.
9. Denver TV news station hires first anchor who hasn’t actually finished high school yet.
8. Colorado public official sends minute-by-minute tweets revealing content of closed-door executive session.
7. Westword becomes insert placed inside weekly 60-page medical marijuana advertising circular.
6. Inspired by Mad Men, communications professionals try drinking at lunch only to discover that when they sleep at their desk they drool on important papers.
5. New LinkedIn app lets bosses monitor satisfaction of employees based on how often they update their profiles or trade recommendations. (More updates/recommendations=employee is desperate to escape.)
4. Breakthrough electronic format allows men to comfortably read online news in the bathroom. Paper newspapers begin final death spiral. Women report not seeing husbands for days at a time.
3. Peter Boyles loses last shred of credibility. (Oh, wait, that already happened.)
2. Pulitzer committee admits error, retroactively gives Public Service award to Glendale Cherry Creek Chronicle for two-part investigative series on cougar bars.
1. Jeremy Story figures out why Penny Parker keeps ignoring his pitches.
From SE2’s blog:
We do a lot of media trainings, but most aren’t open to the public. An exception is Wednesday, Dec. 9, when I’ll be presenting at a training hosted by the City of Loveland. The city has opened up registration, which costs only $25. I’m excited to participate with James D. Cope, who will be speaking specifically on crisis communications. Cope knows his subject; he handled media relations around the Tylenol murders in 1982.
Public policy, issues and social marketing agency SE2 named Delores Tronco as an associate. Tronco formerly was a 9Health Fair special events and communications coordinator and El Pomar Foundation fellow and program associate.
Congratulations to The Bawmann Group, SE2 and Weise Communications for picking up the hardware at Colorado Healthcare Communicators’ 2009 Gold Leaf Awards. And to Bawmann’s Tammy Stratton who was named the CHC 2009 “Professional of the Year.”
SE2, through its blog, offers some no-nonsense PR advice to Balloon Boy’s family.
Colorado-based public policy and issues firm SE2 has added the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) as a client. CORHIO works to improve the health care of all Coloradans by facilitating the state’s efforts to harness technology that will allow health care providers across the state to securely share patient information.
Colorado-based public issues and policy firm SE2 has launched its new blog, The Megaphone.