Denver PR Blog


RIP Dan Peterson
July 25, 2012, 9:58 am
Filed under: Public Relations, Uncategorized

JohnstonWells Senior Associate Dan Peterson died from injuries sustained in a hit-and-run bicycle accident this weekend. He was 30. JohnstonWells released a statement saying that, “Dan will be remembered for his dedication to his clients and his love of the outdoors, especially the Colorado mountains.”

The still-unidentified person responsible for Dan’s death was a white woman with blonde, shoulder-length hair who was driving a green or dark-colored Subaru hatchback with a bike rack. The car likely has front-end damage. If you have any information, please contact Denver police.

Update: Members of Denver’s biking community have placed a “ghost bike” memorial for Dan at Lincoln Street and Sixth Avenue:



Happy Thanksgiving, Denver
November 27, 2008, 6:01 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

(Courtesy of Jessica Hagy)



GroundFloor, Weise Dominate CHC Awards
November 22, 2008, 9:35 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

GroundFloor Media and Weise Communications were the big agency winners at the 2008 Colorado Healthcare Communicators Gold Leaf Awards. GroundFloor picked up the Grand Gold Leaf and a Gold Leaf for its work with The Children’s Hospital, and a Gold Leaf and Best Non-Profit for its work with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Weise picked up five awards: Two Gold Leafs for its work with CCRM and Centennial Medical Plaza (CMP), the Best Hospital Award for its work with CMP, a Silver Leaf for its campaign for Bonfils and a Bronze Leaf for its work with Swedish. Welch Creative Group also won a Gold Leaf and a Silver Leaf for its campaigns for The Children’s Hospital, and Linhart PR won a Bronze Leaf for its campaign for New West Physicians.

You can see the complete list of winners here.



Happy 150th Birthday, Denver
November 22, 2008, 7:03 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

From Mattie Silks and Soapy Smith to Brenda Stewart and Joe Nacchio. You’ve come a long way, Denver.

(Cook’s Restaurant, 1715 Lawrence Street, circa 1890)



It’s Official: Clowns Are Running Wall Street
November 15, 2008, 4:24 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

A reminder to the NYSE that symbolism still matters. So in the current economic environment that has left the reputations of many of Wall Street’s leading brands in tatters, you might want to avoid having a clown ring the bell.



Separated at Birth?
October 27, 2008, 7:53 pm
Filed under: Johnston Wells, Uncategorized

Gwin Johnston (circa ~1984), Art Buchwald and Match Game stalwart Brett Somers.



Who is Will?
October 24, 2008, 1:46 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

We think it is Goodwill Industries.