Denver PR Blog


Great Moments in CORA
June 12, 2017, 6:08 pm
Filed under: Public Relations

Kyle Clark and 9News are having a field day reading emails from the Longmont Housing Authority complaining about journalists such as … Kyle Clark.

Here’s a free tip to the LHA staff and board: It’s called CORA – Colorado Opens Records Act – and it means that any non-privileged email generated or received by a governmental entity (among other public documents) can be requested by a member of the public, including media.

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PRSA Colorado’s ‘Career + Beer Workshop’
June 5, 2017, 1:05 pm
Filed under: Public Relations

Let’s face it, you need one or the other. So why not try them out together to comparison shop at PRSA Colorado’s Career + Beer Workshop this Wednesday. You might even find that both work for you.

The official description:

Join the PRSA Colorado Young Professionals Committee (in partnership with the PRSA Colorado Master Practitioners and American Marketing Association) for a career workshop night all about refreshing your job search tools for the summer. Come rotate through our round-robin of professional development workshops: Get your new professional headshot, edit your resume’ and LinkedIn collaboratively with your peers, learn the latest job hunting tips from AMA’s mentorship expert and practice mock interviews with the PRSA Colorado Master Practitioners.



How Does Your Agency Measure Up?
June 2, 2017, 8:24 am
Filed under: Public Relations

PRWeek is out with its annual Agency Business Report, and it finds that US agencies saw revenues rise 7 percent last year. And agencies are doing more with less: the average annual revenue per staff member rose 10 percent to just over $211,000.

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Airbnb Apologizes for ‘Sioux Style’ Teepee Experience
May 31, 2017, 9:43 am
Filed under: Public Relations

Airbnb has apologized for its “poor judgment” in advertising a teepee property in California’s Joshua Tree National Park as “true Sioux style.” John McCarthy of The Drum reports:

The Memorial Day weekend ad that appeared on Facebook and Instagram … offered a “250-square foot tipi, which accommodates up to 7 people” that features “the comforts of a cozy master bedroom” as an “unconventional getaway”

One issue was that the California site was half the country away from where the Sioux was historically situated in, and around, the American Midwest.

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Denver Post Fires Columnist Over Tweet
May 29, 2017, 1:36 pm
Filed under: Public Relations

The Denver Post fired longtime sports columnist Terry Frei today after he posted the following Tweet:

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Denver Broncos Promote PR VP Smyth
May 29, 2017, 10:30 am
Filed under: Denver Broncos, Jobs, Public Relations

The Denver Post’s Nicki Jhabvala reports that the Denver Broncos have promoted Patrick Smyth from vice president of public relations to executive vice president of public and community relations. Jhabvala also reports:

Erich Schubert was promoted from senior manager of media relations to director of the department, Seth Medvin, formerly a media relations coordinator, was elevated to strategic communications manager.

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9News Extends Lead in 10 pm News Ratings Race
May 26, 2017, 2:14 pm
Filed under: Public Relations

Joanne Ostrow at The Denver Post crunched the numbers from the latest ratings period, and the data show that 9News has extended its lead in the benchmark 10 pm news category and that Fox31 has jumped into second place ahead of CBS4.

Last year, 9News notched a 2.75 rating, accounting for approximately 45 percent of viewers who were watching local news. This year, 9News increased that to a 3.13 rating, accounting for 49 percent of viewers watching local news.

Meanwhile, Fox jumped from a 1.00 rating last year (16.5 percent of viewers) to a 1.23 share this year (19.3 percent of viewers). That allowed it to pass CBS4, which saw its numbers decline from a 1.34 rating (22.1 percent of viewers) last year to a 1.10 (17.3 percent of viewers) this year.

The bottom line remains that having a client on just 9News is roughly as impactful as having them on all three other networks combined.

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