Colorado Creative Industry News Roundup: October, 2010

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>> GyroHSR has announced the promotion of Daphne Fink Taber to general manager of the Denver office. Fink Taber will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the firm, as well as continuing to contribute to its clients’ businesses. Fink Taber’s promotion will allow the office’s president, Bryan Thomas, to focus on the agency’s visibility and positioning within the mountain-central region including driving new business efforts.

>> Boulder Digital Works is taking the show on the road, offering their next Making Digital Work workshop in New York on December 2-3. Instructors Matt Howell, President of Modernista! and Gareth Kay, Director of Brand Strategy at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners will be heading up the session. BDW has also announced the addition of new staff. Holly Counter-Beaver will teach IXD and oversee the school’s IxDA partnership, Darden Longenecker will instruct Project Management, Eric Miller will teach Advanced Web, Robert Reich will lead the school’s Startup class, and Anna Thielke will instruct Creative Lab 1.

>> Support local production company Citizen Pictures and their production of Race Across the Sky 2010. Tickets are on sale now for theaters throughout Colorado here. And if you want to attend the live premier at the Paramount Theater, get tix here.

>> Ex-ad man, Alex Bogusky, has launched a new website for his latest movement FearLess – Insurgents in the new consumer revolution.

>> Marketing research firm Market Perceptions made a promo video about the future of marketing research.

>> Location3 Media has increased their staff by 13 people in the past four months due to increased client budgets, a consistently growing client base and the addition of new service offerings.

>> Digital agency The1stMovement has added seven new staff members: Hugh Graham, Director of User Experience; Chris Ingwalson, Account Director; Misty Markley, Account Manager; Aaron Congleton, Interface Developer; Randy Winch, Interface Developer; Mike Cory, Flash Developer; and Samantha Eubank, Operations Coordinator.

>> Turner PR, with offices in Denver and NY, Turner Public Relations, has added Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail, Capella Telluride and Moonlight Basin Ski Resort to its client portfolio.

>> Cactus, a Denver-based full-service advertising agency, has promoted Tara Childers to senior account executive, Allie Edwards to art director, Elliot Nordstrom to writer and Jorge Lamora to senior designer.

>> TDA Advertising & Design, Boulder has recruited Wesley Schauble as interactive designer, working on the agency’s Webroot, FirstBank and Boyer’s Coffee accounts.Previously Schauble was interactive art director at Threespot., Washington, D.C. where he worked on digital advertising for U2/National Geographic, Planned Parenthood, and WNYC. Ryan Dean Waite was also hired as senior copywriter on all accounts, with a particular focus on FirstBank and and Webroot. Previously, Waite held the same title at Arnold, Boston, working on Jack Daniels, truth, and McDonald’s.

>> Sprocket Communications, which opened almost four years ago, recently relocated its headquarters to the Santa Fe Arts District and added a significant addition to its team, Jeff Cornelius. Jeff is handling media buying, advertising and promotions, while providing general counsel for clients.

>> Twelve web and internet marketing companies were of the fifty companies honored as Denver’s fastest growing private companies recently. seOverflow, an industry thought leader in search engine optimization and national provider of search engine optimization services, was one of the fifty companies receiving this honor from the Denver Business Journal.

>> Signature Advertising, a Denver based full service integrated agency, is pleased to announce that they have been selected to work with Take Root Denver in providing advertising marketing services and website development.

>> Englewood-based Sports Authority has announced the choice of Team Detroit out of Dearborn, Michigan as its agency of record to support all brand experience and consumer communications.

>> Local clothing brand DVLP Clothing is teaming up with BC Surf & Sport to help Denver Homeless "Find A Better Tomorrow." Participants can donate clothing at any of BC Surf & Sport's locations, along with DVLP's downtown Denver headquarters to make a difference this season. In exchange for donations, customers will receive a limited-edition DVLP t-shirt, along with 15% off their purchase of shoes or clothing at BC Surf & Sport.

>> Local copywriter Taylor Williams is also a musician in a Denver Stoner Rock/Metal band called Black Sleep Of Kali. Their new album is out, called Our Slow Decay, and it's been getting great press. Grab the download as a freebie here.

>> Denver’s Impossible Pictures, a leading design and effects studio, has added production experience with the addition of two new team members. Krisi Olivero has joined as Assistant Editor and Rachel Losowski at the new position of Office Concierge.

>> Sister agencies, LeeReedy / Xylem Digital, have both re-launched their websites.

>> Delux, a hip-hop artist out of Denver/Boulder, is offering his album "Pyramids" as a free download on Facebook. It was released October 1, 2010, and contains 13 tracks with all original beats, including the single "Mo' Drinks."

>> Designer Samuel Schimek launched a new line of goods called Designed Souvenirs – a new option for tourists to bring back home and for local residents to show their Denver pride. They're available online and in the YesPleaseMore POP-Up Store in Denver Pavilions.

Got more Colorado agency news? Toss it in the comments below.


Good job, Colorado!

Congratulations to the Cactus crew on their promotions. The shop is one of the best in town and has some really talented and friendly people there.

The Black Sleep of Kali is rockin'. Check out Low Gravity and Speedwolf for more local Black Sabbath-worship.

what the hell is that god-awful, rip-off, cut-rate piece of crap video? just a complete blatant rip-off with horrible sound.

Great news. Thanks and congrats to everyone.

If you download the Black Sleep Of Kali record and like it, we would appreciate your support. We have some fine wares and such here:

Also, we are playing for free at illegal pete's this thursday.

lots of movin and shakin goin on!

I know this isn't huge news, but Paul Suggett stepped down as Amelie's CD and left the company. And after some great work, too. Shame that, they were starting to go places and he was really turning the company around. Have to wonder why. Anyone know any more?

According to Paul's LinkedIn profile, he's back at his old job of Copy Director at Starz.

Jesus Christ, Jesus! What did I tell you about spreading rumors!

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