Denver PR Blog


B PR Named 2018 ‘Best of Colorado’
May 11, 2018, 10:00 am
Filed under: Public Relations

Congratulations to Jordan Blakesley and BrieAnn Fast at B Public Relations, which was named ColoradoBiz’s “Best of Colorado” winner in the PR Agency category. The agency represents clients in all aspects of the hospitality industry, from hotels and resorts to restaurants and vineyards.

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Linhart Promotes Campbell, Nash
May 10, 2018, 9:44 am
Filed under: Public Relations

Linhart PR has promoted Ashley Campbell to senior account director and Kelly Nash to senior account executive.

Campbell joined Linhart PR in 2006 as an intern and previously served as an account director. She specializes in leading communications strategies and programs for clients in the energy and utilities, infrastructure, and manufacturing industries. Nash was previously an account executive, and she has been with Linhart PR for about four years, also starting in the firm’s internship program. Nash manages communications programs and media relations outreach for clients in the energy, infrastructure, manufacturing, healthcare and professional services industries.

 



Greater Metro Denver Healthcare Partnership Selects Bawmann Group
May 9, 2018, 7:46 am
Filed under: Public Relations

The Greater Metro Denver Healthcare Partnership has engaged The Bawmann Group to provide integrated marketing services. As part of that engagement, TBG has developed a workforce recruitment campaign for several entry-level career paths and apprenticeship options.



Women Sweep PRSA Colorado 2018 Special Awards
May 2, 2018, 10:21 am
Filed under: Public Relations

Industry organizations tell us that women account for 61 percent of the jobs in public relations, and that disparity is even more pronounced in groups like the national PRSA organization, where about 69 percent of the membership is female.

PRSA Colorado experiences a similar effect, and nowhere is that more obvious than in its Special Awards. Women swept this year’s awards, and they now account for more than 85 percent of the Special Awards over the past five years.  Meanwhile, about 80 percent of the PRSA Colorado board members listed on the organization’s website are women.

Obviously, anyone can join PRSA Colorado, enter an election for a board seat and nominate men for awards. That those things aren’t happening at a rate that one might expect is curious. As a former PRSA Colorado board member, I can’t explain it other to say that the activities and benefits provided naturally skew toward what may be more interesting to the female-dominated membership. Breaking that cycle may take a conscious effort that is disruptive in the short-term.

Anyway, this year’s highly deserving Special Award winners are:

Swede Johnson Lifetime Achievement
Lisa Cutter, Cutter Communications*

Lisa Cutter founded Cutter Communications in 1998. A 25-year PR veteran, she is well respected for her media, partnership and crisis expertise. Her programs have garnered local and national awards, including several Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Colorado Gold and Silver Picks, the organization’s small practice of the year award, and its highest honor – the Grand Gold Pick for a comprehensive PR campaign.

Public Relations Person of the Year
Jessica Berry, University of Colorado Hospital

Jessica Berry is a spokesperson for UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital. She places well over 100 positive local and national stories a year for UCHealth, in addition to responding to the frequent requests for experts and handling crisis communications.

Business Person of the Year
Cindy Mackin, City of Loveland

Cindy has been in marketing and destination development for over 22 years, with a start in marketing of destination events at outlet malls all over Colorado. Creating excitement in everything she did led to her earning many SASI awards within the industry.

Joe Fuentes Rookie of the Year
Kayla Roofe, RE/MAX

She may be small, but she is mighty. With national and local communications and marketing experience, Kayla Roofe has planned and executed winning campaigns for some of Colorado’s heavy-hitters, including JKD & Company, Fyn Public Relations and RE/MAX World Headquarters.

Chapter Service
Megan Ryan, CoBiz Financial

Building communities and connecting people are passions for Megan. Megan has always been a passionate community volunteer from mentoring youth through Big Brothers Big Sisters to granting wishes for sick children through Make A Wish Foundation to organizing employee volunteer projects. Megan chairs PRSA Colorado’s Membership Recruitment Committee and helps run the organization’s Employee Communications Group.

Public Relations Team of the Year
March on Colorado

On January 21, 2017, the Women’s March on Colorado brought more than 150,000 people together in the streets of downtown Denver to march in solidarity for social justice, human rights and equality for women and all marginalized people across the U.S. The inaugural Women’s March on Colorado was a spontaneous, grassroots effort motivated by the national Women’s March in Washington, D.C., and sister marches around the country. As MOC leaders came together to decide what the future of the group would look like, they knew that public relations would still need to be a key component of the movement going forward. Lisa Cutter, owner of Cutter Communications in Denver, led public relations for the 2017 March and spearheaded the effort to bring a larger PR team together to keep the momentum going. She assembled a team of local PR professionals who expressed interest in volunteering their time to the organization and its mission. Over the next few months that team took shape to include three other PR professionals, Cara Crifasi, Liz Miller and Stacey Sepp.

*Any time you land on the same list as Lisa Cutter, it’s a good day.



Linhart Adds Two
April 26, 2018, 10:48 am
Filed under: Public Relations

Linhart PR has added Hannah Morris as an account executive and Carly Connor as an account associate. Morris will focus on media relations, communications counsel, content development and community relations for clients in a variety of industries, including energy and utilities. She previously was with Barnhart and Project Angel Heart, and she is a University of Denver graduate. Connor previously was an intern with Linhart and will provide media relations, digital media and other communications support for clients such as Chipotle and Meyer Natural Foods. She is a graduate of St. Cloud State University.



Amelie Adds Suntrup as EVP
April 25, 2018, 11:42 am
Filed under: Jobs, Public Relations

Amélie Company has added Julie Suntrup as executive vice president. She has more than 25 years of experience in strategic marketing and business development, including in the CPG, food, beverage, retail, apparel and healthcare industries. Prior to joining Amélie, she was with several agencies in the Kansas City area.



Lodo’s Angers Rockies Fans with Cubs Flags
April 24, 2018, 9:48 am
Filed under: Colorado Rockies, Crisis Communications, Public Relations

The Chicago Cubs took two of three from the Rockies this past weekend, and Lodo’s Bar & Grill – located a block away from Coors Field – is playing a little defense after this photo starting making the rounds on social media:

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