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June 20, 2018
ENews will be on vacation Wed., July 4. Next edition, July 18

In this issue:

Rick Curtsinger, APR                                               Michelle Baum, APR

Celebrate PRSA Colorado's Newest APRs and Talk Storytelling

PRSA Colorado continues to be a leading force in advancing the profession through accreditation. Congratulations to Rick Curtsinger, APR, and Michelle Baum, APR, our newest accredited members! Both were honored at today’s luncheon. Read more about Rick and Michelle, and learn about how the APR is a test and testament of professional expertise, ethics and dedication within today’s dynamic PR and communications environment.
The luncheon also put a spotlight on gentrification, specifically in the
River North Art District (RiNo), and the communication challenges when burgeoning neighborhoods meet community resistance. Read more here and follow the discussion @PRSAColo, @RinoArt and #PRSAColo For more information, visit

Young Pros Happy Hour Series Begins June 26: Alexa Tucker

Join the PRSA Young Professionals Committee for happy hour Tuesday, June 26, at Govnr's Park Tavern. Freelance journalist Alexa Tucker, who has written for publications including SELF, Men's Health and Well+Good among others, will share tips and tricks for pitching freelancers versus in-house writers. Gain some insight from the “other side” while learning more about the health and fitness market.
The Young Pros Happy Hour series is an informal monthly meet-up of communication professionals with a focus on discussing trends in our industry and issues in our careers. There is no charge to attend, but
RSVP is requested.

Young Pros Happy Hour
Tuesday, June 26, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Please register
Govnr’s Park Tavern
672 Logan St, Denver, CO 80203

Key to Extraordinary Media Relations: Defy How Journalists Want to be Pitched

According to Michael Smart, who teaches PR professionals how to increase their positive media placements, if you want your pitches to stand out from the ordinary, you may need to defy conventional advice. Read more from Mr. Smart in his blog on PRSay and download his one page Media Relations Road Map available through PRSA.

Member Guest Blog Series: Share Your Stuff with #PRSAColo

Have you written PR content, blogged about a new strategy or developed a communication practice you want to share?  Have you or a colleague created thought leadership or voiced an opinion of particular interest to communication professionals?
We’re looking for valuable insights, great stories and professional reflections we can share with members. This is your opportunity to amplify your content, gain a byline and become a PRSA Colorado influencer!

Submit on social media using
#PRSAColo or email us at

Gold Pick Awards Recap: Winners Showcase

It was quite an evening last month at the Gold Pick Awards as PR pros from across the state gathered to celebrate incredible and impactful campaigns over the past year. More than 100 entries representing businesses, agencies and nonprofit organizations in Colorado were submitted this year; each judged on key metrics including research, planning, implementation and evaluation. Get the full story here and view our Gold Pick Photo Gallery.

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