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In The Thursday Three with Pushkin PR we share three news stories that captivated our attention during the week ranging from public relations and social media trend updates to relevant news in the industries we serve including healthcare, nonprofits, government, law firms, and festival clients. Crisis Communications: Preparing a Crisis Communications Plan PR Daily: The 3 biggest mistakes in most crisis comms plans As PR pros specializing in crisis communications, we cannot stress enough how important it is to always have an up-to-date crisis communications plan ready to go in case disaster strikes. Whether the triggering event that necessitates the use of the plan is internal or external, every organization should be prepared to quickly activate their crisis communications plan when an issue arises to... read more

Even for veteran PR pros, explaining what we do and don’t do can be challenging. For many people,  “public relations professional” conjures up fictionalized images like Samantha from Sex & the City, who works with celebrities and spends afternoons at magazine photo shoots. Or maybe the first fictional PR character that comes to mind is Nick Naylor from Thank You for Smoking, a guy who defends products that cause people harm.  If that’s your image of PR pros, you probably think we are all ‘spin doctors’ crafting messages to deceive the public. As with most artistic portrayals, the truth about PR is much different than those fictional portrayals.  Public relations is a vital component of the communications toolbox for companies both large and small. If... read more

In The Thursday Three with Pushkin PR we share three news stories that captivated our attention during the week ranging from public relations and social media trend updates to relevant news in the industries we serve including healthcare, nonprofits, government, law firms, and festival clients. Public Relations: Incorporating video into your PR strategy Agility PR: 3 ways video can transform your company’s PR strategy You’ve probably heard a lot of buzz about how video is an integral component of a successful social media strategy. Less talked about are the ways that video can be harnessed to take your PR campaigns to the next level.

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This article discusses several ways PR pros can utilize video to make a splash with their next campaign, including creating... read more

Cheyenne Frontier Days is the world’s largest outdoor rodeo and Western celebration. For nearly 125 years the festival has been thrilling fans from around the country and the world with 10 days of action-packed rodeo events and concerts featuring some of the biggest names in country music. Pushkin PR has been working with this iconic Western brand since 2010, and Cheyenne Frontier Days is one of the highlights of our summer.

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The Challenge: Each year more than 2,500 animals come through Frontier Park as part of the rodeo action. While most fans enjoy seeing cowboys and cowgirls being tossed around by bulls and bucking broncos, what they don’t see is the care and concern that goes into protecting each and every animal’s wellbeing off... read more

In The Thursday Three with Pushkin PR we share three news stories that captivated our attention during the week ranging from public relations and social media trend updates to relevant news in the industries we serve including healthcare, nonprofits, government, law firms, and festival clients. If you’re interested in implementing any of the PR tactics we discuss below or if you’re searching out the best Denver PR firms to hire, contact us at 303.733.3441.

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Public Relations: What is PR? Muck Rack: How do you define public relations? One of the most common questions our Denver-based team of public relations experts receives is what is PR? Over the years, the industry has seen massive changes as the media landscape has evolved, which can leave many people wondering... read more

When Discover Goodwill of Southern & Western Colorado began exploring the possibility of merging with Goodwill Industries of Denver, the organization’s leadership interviewed several  Denver PR firms who could help manage the communications surrounding the merger. Given our expertise in crisis communications and nonprofit PR, Goodwill selected Pushkin PR as their Colorado public relations partner.

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The Challenge: For many of the nonprofit and professional services organizations we work with, mergers can be difficult to navigate, as potential changes to operating structures can create a climate of confusion, apprehension and even fear among employees, stakeholders and clients. Our job was to help Goodwill manage expectations throughout the nearly year-long merger process and ensure key audiences received timely and relevant information to help them navigate the... read more

In The Thursday Three with Pushkin PR we share three news stories that captivated our attention during the week ranging from public relations and social media trend updates to relevant news in the industries we serve including healthcare, nonprofits, government, law firms, and festival clients. Blogging: How to Find Ideas for Your Blog

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Agility PR: 7 ways to find new ideas for your business blog Even though our Denver-based team of PR experts specializes in creating content, we too can suffer from writer’s block from time-to-time. When we find ourselves struggling to come up with a new blog topic, we often turn to Answer The Public. This great online tool (run by  media coverage tracking software– Coverage Book) allows you to enter a topic related to... read more

From Wendy’s airing their beef with McDonalds to Hidden Valley Ranch suggesting a collaboration with Pop Tarts, brands are going big or going home on Twitter. Brand voices on this highly popular social media platform are becoming increasingly snarky and bold. However, if you work in a more buttoned-up industry like the legal field, insurance, or banking, you might find yourself wondering how your organization can join in on the platform in an entertaining manner while maintaining your professional ethics and reputation. Our Denver-based PR firm specializes in working with clients in the healthcare, professional services, legal and nonprofit industries, and our clients often ask us this same question when we create social media strategies for them.

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Our answer? Even brands in more traditional, conservative industries where... read more

In The Thursday Three with Pushkin PR we share three news stories that captivated our attention during the week ranging from public relations and social media trend updates to relevant news in the industries we serve including healthcare, nonprofits, government, law firms, and festival clients. Crisis Communications: Brands are Not Prepared to Manage PR Crises

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Agility PR: Crisis-plan crisis—nearly one in four companies don’t have an up-to-date plan Here’s a worrisome statistic: more than 26 percent of companies have not reviewed their crisis communications plans in over a year. With staffing changes, technology updates and changes in the way information spreads, it is vital that marketing and communications teams review and update their crisis communications plans regularly. We recommend that teams review their plans... read more

The Challenge When it comes to our client Denver PrideFest, there’s no shortage of exciting news to share and stories to tell. We’ve been thrilled to work with the team at The Center on Colfax (the nonprofit that produces Denver PrideFest) over the past three years to share the stories of what’s new at PrideFest  and profile the leaders representing Colorado’s LGBTQ community. The challenge is finding new angles each year that will resonate with the media, while monitoring for potential threats and preparing to manage communications during any crisis that could threaten the success of the festival. The Solution

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In 2019 we wanted to capture the media’s attention more than ever to tell these stories. The first step was working with the Denver... read more

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