Denver PR Blog

Career Dead Pool: Denver TV News Edition
May 19, 2017, 12:32 pm
Filed under: Public Relations

Michael Roberts at Westword offers his list of the next 15 Denver “television news stars” who could become victims of cost-cutting.

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McDonald’s Pulls ‘Dead Dad’ Ad After Complaints
May 19, 2017, 10:21 am
Filed under: Public Relations

McDonald’s is playing a little defense this morning after it pulled a UK “Dead Dad” ad that some consumers found exploitive and manipulative. You can decide for yourself, but my overwhelming reaction was that the kid was going to join his dad sooner than he expects if he keeps eating McDonalds’ Filet-O-Fish sandwiches.

‘Jimmy Fallon Was on Top of the World. Then Came Trump.’
May 18, 2017, 10:32 am
Filed under: Public Relations

Dave Itzkoff at The New York Times looks into one of the unexpected casualties of the Trump administration: NBC Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon.

Once the undisputed juggernaut of the late-night category, Mr. Fallon’s “Tonight Show,” a celebrity-friendly cavalcade of games and gags, has seen its ratings decline in recent months. Meanwhile, his politically pointed competitor Stephen Colbert, who hosts CBS’s “The Late Show,” has closed what was once a formidable gap of nearly one million viewers.

The resurgent interest in left-leaning programming hasn’t helped Mr. Fallon, a former star of “Saturday Night Live” who has built his brand on his all-around entertainer’s skills and down-the-middle tastes. And as Mr. Fallon is well aware, viewers haven’t seen him in quite the same light since an interview he conducted with Mr. Trump in September, which was widely criticized for its fawning, forgiving tone. In a gesture that has come to haunt the host, he concluded the segment by playfully running his fingers through Mr. Trump’s hair.

trump-fallon Provides Pro Bono Services to Esprit Venture Challenge Winner
May 17, 2017, 10:01 am
Filed under: Public Relations, formerly Metzger Albee, is partnering with the Boulder Chamber to provide pro bono public relations services to the winner of the Esprit Venture Challenge, an annual award presented to an outstanding Boulder startup.

MAPR has pledged a year-long public relations and communications program to each year’s Esprit Venture Challenge winner starting with this year’s recipient, Qualify. Founded by University of Colorado students Sean Chenoweth, Keenan Olsen and Jack Elder, as well as Christian Tucker, the company has developed a mobile dating application. The app is exclusively for college students — all users must use a university email address in order to download the app.
“Qualify exemplifies the Esprit Venture Challenge’s spirit of entrepreneurship,” said Doyle Albee, president and CEO of “The Qualify team is made up of creative and energetic individuals willing to collaborate and take risks to create a fun but substantial solution to meeting people in a new and different way.”

Social Media #Stat of the Day
May 16, 2017, 9:13 am
Filed under: Public Relations

82 percent of couples create a hashtag for their weddings.

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CBS4’s Ed Greene Bites Back as Station Eases Him Out
May 16, 2017, 7:57 am
Filed under: Journalism Moves, KCNC, Public Relations

Longtime CBS4 weathercaster Ed Greene is being phased out, according to The Denver Post’s Joanne Ostrow, and he isn’t happy about. Asked about being slowly transitioned out in favor of Lauren Whitney, Greene told Ostrow:

“I guess management is ‘going in a new direction?’ I did not ask for ‘more time to spend with the grandkids’ (don’t have any, yet), or to spend more time at our home in Santa Fe (wife still busier than ever with her business … and we still have a student up at CU).”



In Memoriam
May 12, 2017, 8:11 am
Filed under: Public Relations

Longtime Denver Press Club general manager Carmen Green passed away at his home in New York State.