Webb Strategic Communications has added three major governmental entities as clients – the Denver Mayor’s Office, the Regional Air Quality Council, and the Colorado Municipal League.
Webb was awarded the communications support contract for Mayor Michael Hancock’s North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative (NDCC), an initiative to strategically align six major redevelopment projects in a vital area of north Denver. Webb has won a two-year contract with the Regional Air Quality Council (RACQ) to motivate residents along the Front Range to help reduce ground-level ozone pollution. And the firm has also entered into an agreement with the Colorado Municipal League (CML) to provide assistance in the promotion and planning for Colorado Cities & Towns Campaign.
Webb Strategic has added 9News reporter Taunia Hottman as an account manager. Hottman is a veteran of CNN and stations in New York, Chicago and Kansas City, and she will provide strategic counsel to a mix of Webb’s clients. The firm also launched “Take Meds Seriously,” a statewide social marketing campaign aimed at increasing awareness of the problem of prescription drug abuse, for the Governor’s Office last week.
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Webb PR has rebranded to Webb Strategic Communications, and relocated to a new office at Sixth Avenue and Speer Boulevard downtown. Founder Pete Webb says the firm “will focus on our core competencies, which include Social Marketing, Media Relations, Digital, Crisis and Latino.”
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Happy 23rd birthday to Webb PR. You can celebrate by watching a three-year-old 20th-anniversary video the Webb team created.
If you were getting tired of the Is-the-Michael-Hancock-story-really-a-story debate, good news. The proposed Gaylord Hotel development in Aurora is the newest catfight in town, and it is splitting Denver’s PR community. On one side are Wendy Aiello (repping Aurora) and Pete Webb (repping Gaylord). And on the other side is Andrew Hudson, who doesn’t want to see the Stock Show relocate from Denver.
And if you aren’t tired of the Michael Hancock debate, Big Media blogger Jason Salzman takes Denver media to task for running with a story that was broken by a guy using rampant rumors as a source.
The dust has finally settled from last week’s announcement that the BMW Championship, a PGA Tour FedExCup series event, will be held at Cherry Hills County Club in 2014, so a quick congratulations to Webb PR for pulling it off in style. The announcement included a Denver trifecta: local legend John Elway, pro golfer David Duval and a bow-tied John Hall.