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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Feb 3, 2016 - Good Read From PRNews: "The 4 Cís of an Insightful PR Dashboard"
Quoting Mark Renfree in the PRNews online posting from February 1:

"But the PR dashboard should not be thought of as just another reporting document to be shuffled out during meetings. Instead, this valuable tool should be used as a crucial learning device that senior leaders want to see early and often so it can be used to inform business decisions."
Link to read the article at PRNewsonline.com
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Friday, January 22, 2016

Jan 22, 2016 - Observer: '5 Big Changes Coming to Social Media in 2016'
Quoting the January 20th Observer.com opinion piece by Ryan Holmes:

"Expect to see new technologies fundamentally change how we interact with social media, opening up new options like shopping and enabling us to share ever-more vivid, real-time experiences. But new functionality and the widening universe of social options also threaten to leave some users in the dust."

Link to Observer.com read the full article.
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Monday, January 11, 2016

Jan 11, 2016 - Social Savvy from Digiday: "How Tiffany found its Twitter voice"
Quoting Digiday's Jan. 7th posting:

"According to a December Engagement Labs ranking, Tiffany’s Twitter game has made it the top luxury brand on the platform. The study, which used Engagement Labs’ eValue social metrics system to compare competitors, found that Tiffany’s Twitter sees high engagement from followers, and the account is the most responsive, replying to customers’ questions and complaints. The ranking also cited Tiffany’s #WillYou hashtag, used in reference to its engagement rings, as representative of the brand’s most engaging tweets."

Link to Digiday.com
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Friday, January 8, 2016

Jan 8, 2016 - Pew Research Features Denver Data: 'Around half of newspaper readers rely only on print edition'
Quoting the January 6th overview, which includes Denver statistics:

"Data from Pew Research Center and other sources show that around half of newspaper readers consume newspapers only in their printed form. In our study of the local news environments in three markedly different U.S. metropolitan areas, nearly or about half of readers of the local daily paper in Denver (46%), Macon, Ga. (48%), and Sioux City, Iowa (53%) did not access the paper online."

Further, the data shows that print readers are "news enthusiasts," and are also more likely to watch television news broadcasts.
Link to PewResearch.org
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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Jun 23, 2015 - Denver PR Is Making Headlines Nationally
Quoting the MDEDC's recent posting:

"Metro Denver's robust economy and expanding infrastructure are making headlines nationally. Check out what the media has to say about our region."

Link to read items from these national news outlets:

Hartford Courant 
Wall Street Journal 
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 
The Huffington Post 
The New York Times 
NH Business Review 
Skift Travel 
USA Today 
The Street Toronto Star 

Good work MDEDC and team (and our great city and state)!
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Monday, May 11, 2015

May 11, 2015 - New 2015 Westword Data: "10 Best Burgers in Denver"
Here's the 2015 rundown on the best burgers in Denver, according to Westword. Vegans, vegetarians, and those who avoid gluten (i.e. the bun and probably other ingredients in the top ten) can stop reading now.

Here's the quick recap of Westword's findings:

1) Jimmy's Urban Bar and Grill

2) TAG Burger Bar

3) Ste. Ellie

4) Park Burger

5) Meadowlark Kitchen

6) Larkburger

7) The Humboldt Burger at Humboldt

8) Highland Tap & Burger

9) Finley's Pub

10) Cherry Cricket

Link to Westword for its review of each burger (including awesome food photography) 
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Sunday, May 10, 2015

May 10, 2015 - PR TACTICS: "Move Over Millennials, Here Comes Generation Z"
For those keeping up on our demographic subgroups, here's an excellent overview about the "under 20-year-olds," called Generation Z (the new realists) by Stephen Dupont, APR.

Quoting from the introduction:

"Roughly defined as those born since 1996, Gen Z is the group of under-20-year-olds, the first generation born into a digital world. The next generation of trendsetters — representing more than 25 percent of the U.S. population (larger than the boomers or millennials, according to the U.S. Census Bureau) — is already beginning to put its stamp on the world."
Link to the Full PR Tactics article.
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Monday, May 4, 2015

May 4, 2015 - Great Read: Entrepreneur Repost Details Five Steps For Achieving a Winning Social Strategy
Quoting from the May 1 posting by Steve Lazuka that originally appeared in PRNewswire's Small Business PR Toolkit:

"Every action you take on social media should add something to your marketing strategy as a whole. For this reason, you need an in-depth social media strategy to guide you through making the most of each channel."

Link to review Steve Lazuka's five point plan to a better social media strategy.
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Apr 15, 2015 - The Ultimate Denver Guide: Westword's 'Best of Denver 2015' is Out

For the 32nd year, Westword has compiled its list of the city's best of everything.

Check out these sections:

Link to Westword's Best of Denver 2015 Overview



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Friday, April 10, 2015

Apr 10, 2015 - In Case You Missed It: "Adam Scott to make Denver-set pot sitcom Buds for NBC"
ICYMI: Quoting from the Feb 20 "the Cannabist" posting:

"NBC might soon have a sitcom on its schedule set inside a Denver pot shop, according to multiple reports. And with the announcement of “Buds” — from creative team Adam Scott (from the network’s near-death “Parks and Recreation”) and Joe Mande (a comic, writer and Twitter phenom) — cannabis has broached a different aspect of mainstream media...

 ...'Buds' is a part of NBC’s 2015-16 development cycle, according to various outlets. Its executive producers are Adam and (his producer wife) Naomi Scott and Mande, and it’s the first sale since the Scotts’ production company Gettin’ Rad Productions signed a first-look deal with Universal TV in 2014."

Link to TheCannibist.co

Also check out a related posting on Fusion.net
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