Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Absolutely PR Wraps Up Ten-Year Consulting Relationship with the Colorado BioScience Association

Absolutely Public Relations completed ten years of consulting the Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) last month, retiring from the contractual commitment. The announcement is made by Absolutely PR Principal/Founder Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR, who says, “I proactively ended this long, productive and valuable client relationship after a decade in order to redefine how I deliver PR consulting services to clients going forward. Absolutely PR, founded in April 1999, remains open, and I will be taking on projects of a lesser scope than in the past to allow more personal time for travel and relaxation with my family.” Absolutely PR also remains a CBSA member company. 

Since April 2005 when CBSA began its proactive media relations program with Absolutely PR's assistance, there have been 1,588 recorded print editorial media placements featuring Colorado Bioscience Association, which is the equivalent of $1,037,078.72 if the same of space was purchased as advertising. This exposure totals 61,588,714 in circulation and is in addition to those same articles also appearing in online versions of the various publications. Online exposure (reported starting in 2009, totals 1,128,221,316). Geographic readership focus of the placement outlets (international, national/trade and regional/local) to date breaks out accordingly: 2% have been international; 47% national/trade; and 51% regional/local since we began monitoring.

Here is a sampling of placement highlights from the past decade of CBSA’s PR program lead by Absolutely PR:

2014

Sep 11, 2014 - Denver Post – BioWest 2014: 'Colorado biotech firms…innovate efficiently' - http://www.denverpost.com/Business/ci_26510215/Colorado-biotech-firms-trying-to-innovate-efficiently 

Sep 11, 2014 – Denver Business Journal – BioWest 2014: ‘'FDA could be source of innovation, Hamburg says' - http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/blog/boosters_bits/2014/09/fda-could-be-source-of-innovation-hamburg-says.html?page=all  and speech posting at the FDA website: http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Speeches/ucm415798.htm 

Sep 11, 2014 – InnovatioNews - ‘BioWest 2014 offers insight on creating healthier workforce, getting products to market’ - http://innovationews.com/science/bioscience/biowest-2014-offers-insight-on-creating-healthier-workforce-getting-products-to-market/  

Jul 4, 2014 – Denver Business Journal - "Med devices drive Colorado bioscience industry" - http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/print-edition/2014/07/04/med-devices-drive-colorado-bioscience-industry.html 

Jun 25, 2014 – InnovatioNews ; “Logan Collins of Boulder placed second in BioGeneius International Competition in San Diego” - http://innovationews.com/science/bioscience/logan-collins-of-boulder-places-second-in-biogeneius-international-competition-in-san-diego/
  
Jun 20, 2014 – Denver Business Journal Op-Ed – Colorado: 'Welcome to the United States Patent and Trademark Office' - http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/print-edition/2014/06/20/letter-to-the-editor-welcome-to-the-united-states.html?page=all 

Mar 6, 2014 – FierceBiotech - 'The top 15 cities for biotech venture funding' - Metro Denver Ranks 12th - http://www.fiercebiotech.com/story/top-15-cities-biotech-venture-funding/2014-03-06#denver
 
2013

Nov 8, 2013 – Denver Business Journal – Colorado “Biotech industry honors founders, companies” - http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/blog/boosters_bits/2013/11/biotech-industry-honors-founders.html

Oct 16, 2013 - Xconomy: 'Colorado Biotech Searches for a Few More Investors, Anchor Tenants' - http://www.xconomy.com/boulder-denver/2013/10/16/colorado-biotech-searches-investors-anchor-tenants/?single_page=true 

Sep 20, 2013 – InnovatioNews – Colorado’s “CBSA investor and partnering conference shines spotlight on region’s most promising bioscience firms” http://innovationews.com/science/bioscience/investor-and-partnering-conference-shines-spotlight-on-regions-most-promising-bioscience-firms/

Sep 19, 2013 – Rocky Mountain Life Science Investor & Partnering Conference: Denver Post – “Execs: Colorado needs stronger core to be biopharmaceutical center” - http://www.denverpost.com/News/ci_24132559/Execs:-Colorado-needs-stronger-core-to 

Sep 9, 2013 – Medical Device Daily – “A decade of growth in metro Denver’s medical device sector” – PDF: https://www.dropbox.com/s/akkav1x3xrf037y/MedicalDeviceDaily%209Sept2013.pdf?dl=0 

Aug 23, 2013 – Denver Business Journal Op-Ed – 'Building more investors is vital to Colorado’s economy' - http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/print-edition/2013/08/23/building-more-investors-is-vital-to.html?page=all 

Mar 1, 2013 – ColoradoBiz Magazine – “Colorado innovators weigh impact of contested tax” –http://www.cobizmag.com/articles/colorado-innovators-weigh-impact-of-contested-tax   
 
2012

Dec 14, 2012 – Denver Business Journal – “Colorado BioScience Association hands out nine awards” -  http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/print-edition/2012/12/14/colorado-bioscience-association-hands.html?page=all

Nov 8, 2012 - Denver Post: 'April Giles named CEO of Colorado BioScience Association' - http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_21956260/april-giles-named-ceo-colorado-bioscience-association 

Oct 22, 2012 – BIOTechNow – “Biotech is Growing in Colorado” http://www.biotech-now.org/public-policy/2012/10/biotech-is-growing-in-colorado# 

Sep 13, 2012 – 9News – 'Fort Collins, Colorado, making strides in doggie cancer'' - http://www.9news.com/story/local/2012/09/12/1815932/ 

Sep 10, 2012 – Colorado Public Radio – Colorado Matters  - ‘'Colorado Biotech's Big Day' Interview with April Giles about the BioWest 2012 Venture Showcase competing companies http://media.cpr.org/audio/ColoradoMatters/2012/09/10/Biotech_Industry.32.mp3  MP3: https://www.dropbox.com/s/njmliocy3bvvzwa/ColoradoPublicRadio%20BioWest2012%2010Sept2012.mp3?dl=0 

2011

Dec 9, 2011 – Denver Business Journal – “Colorado BioScience Association bestows 2011 awards” - http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/morning_call/2011/12/colorado-bioscience-association.html 

Sep 23, 2011 – Rocky Mountain Life Science Investor & Partnering Conference: Denver Post – “Colorado biotechs court financing by showing off inventions” - http://www.denverpost.com/Business/ci_18958018/Colorado-biotechs-court-financing-by-showing

Sep 15, 2011 – Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News – “GEN on Fort Collins, Colorado-based VetDC: 'Firm Finds New Uses for Drugs, Diagnostics, and Devices in Companion Animals' - http://www.genengnews.com/gen-articles/repurposing-biotechnology-products-for-pet-care/3803/?kwrd=VetDC 

Sep 12, 2011 - 9News - Interview: Colorado’s BioWest "Conference brings together local innovative life-science companies" - http://archive.9news.com/news/local/article/218766/346/Conference-brings-together-local-innovative-life-science-companies  and http://coloradobio.blogspot.com/2011/09/9news-interview-conference-brings.html
  
Jul 2, 2011 - Denver Post Guest Commentary/Op-Ed: "Colorado's Innovation Economy" - http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_18394426
 
Jul 2011 - Site Selection: 'Colorado Bio has solid infrastructure' - http://www.siteselection.com/LifeSciences/2011/jul/commentary.cfm 

May 2011 – Bioscience Magazine – “Working the Network: Landing a job through networking is more than talking science over cocktails” – pdf: https://www.dropbox.com/s/1l2978xv2csob9n/BioscienceMagazine%20May2011.pdf?dl=0 
 
Feb 2, 2011 – Denver Post – 'Colorado bioscience program creates 598 jobs' - http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_17270132

2010


Sept 7, 2010 – Denver Business Journal – “CSU prof Temple Grandin, subject of HBO movie, to keynote Denver’s BioWest”  -  http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/stories/2010/09/06/daily8.html

Sep 2010 – Bylined Article: iStudent Advisor: “The Science of Biotechnology: Why Colorado is a perfect place to study” – PDF: https://www.dropbox.com/s/c44bj863vnuz7xy/iStudentAdvisor%20Sept2010.pdf?dl=0  

June 30, 2010 – Denver Post – “Six Colorado biomed researchers land big grants” - http://www.denverpost.com/News/ci_15411071/Six-Colorado-biomed-researchers-land-big  

June 22, 2010 – Denver Business Journal – “Baumunk, Metro Denver EDC exec, named CEO of Colorado BioScience Association” http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/stories/2010/06/21/daily21.html?page=all

Spring 2010 – European Life Science Journal – “Colorado’s bioscience industry boasts a strong infrastructure” – PDF: https://www.dropbox.com/s/isqv1rhmlmvv5lw/EURLifeSciJournal%20Spring2010.pdf?dl=0 

Feb 21, 2010 – Denver Business Journal - “With $4.75M in hand, institute helps biotech startups ” in Colorado - http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/stories/2010/02/22/story10.html?page=all

January 2010 – Denver Magazine – “The New Health Technology” – PDF: https://www.dropbox.com/s/w4g7p91zagw49ot/Denver%20Magazine%20Jan2010%20TheNewHealthTechnology.pdf?dl=0 

2009

Nov 2009 – Inc Magazine – “Innovation: A New Way to Fight Germs - Sharklet Technologies' Tony Brennan invented a sharkskin-like pattern that resists microbes” - http://www.inc.com/magazine/20091101/innovation-a-new-way-to-fight-germs.html 
 
Oct 11, 2009 – Denver Business Journal – Colorado’s ”CBSA pushes education initiatives to help attract future workers” - http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/stories/2009/10/12/story7.html?page=all

Sep 18, 2009 – Rocky Mountain Life Science Investor Conference: Denver Post – “Biotech companies court venture capitalists: Medical Money” - http://www.denverpost.com/Business/ci_13362212/Biotech-companies-court-venture-capitalists 
 
July 1, 2009 – Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News – “Building a Successful Biotech Incubator” – PDF: https://www.dropbox.com/s/eedxjwight7cigt/GEN%20-%201July2009%20-%20Building%20a%20Successful%20Biotech%20Incubator.pdf?dl=0 

May 29, 2009 – BioSpace.com – “Colorado Again Confirmed as Top Bioscience State by National Rankings & Venture Capital Funding Activity” http://www.biospace.com/News/colorado-bioscience-association-colorado-again/142785

Spring 2009 – European Life Science Journal – Colorado’s “Expanding world-class technologies” – PDF: https://www.dropbox.com/s/baujbx7eeh8ho3s/EURLifeSciJournal%20Spring2009.pdf?dl=0 

Jan 2009 – ColoradoBiz Magazine  – “Biotech a Bright Spot In Colorado Economy: Jumping The Curve” – PDF: https://www.dropbox.com/s/90on2tnazg1yulv/ColoradoBizMag%20JumpingTheCurve%20Jan2009.pdf?dl=0
 
2008



Sep 2008 – Nature Biotechnology – Colorado: “Growing the bioscience career pipeline – a new program connects local science teachers with the bioscience industry” – PDF: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ydd5bgezt985qxh/NatureBiotechnology%20Externship%20September2008.pdf?dl=0 

Aug 29, 2008 – Denver Business Journal – Colorado – “Med device industry stays healthy” – PDF: https://www.dropbox.com/s/l556qpo9em2x6tu/DBJ%20MedDeviceOverview%2029Aug2008.pdf?dl=0 

Aug 24, 2008 – Denver Business Journal – “$26.5M incentive could propel [Colorado’s] bioscience industry” –http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/stories/2008/08/25/focus11.html?page=all  and PDF: https://www.dropbox.com/s/aome0rfjl2xv6iv/DBJ%2026.5MillionCouldPropelIndustry%2022Aug2008.pdf?dl=0

Aug 17, 2008 – Denver Business Journal - “Snakes alive: Hiberna seeks help from nature to cure many diseases” -  http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/stories/2008/08/18/story11.html?page=all

Aug 8, 2008 – Denver Business Journal Good Works – Colorado “Bear Creek biology teacher gets chance at industry work” – PDF: https://www.dropbox.com/s/b1j7cte97gw67gw/DBJ%20ExternProgram%208August2008.pdf?dl=0 

Aug 7, 2008 – Denver Post YourHub – Colorado “Bear Creek teacher externs at biotech firm” – PDF: https://www.dropbox.com/s/sa8o7mzp16av3p1/PostYourHub%20ExternProgram%207August2008.pdf?dl=0  

Jul 2, 2008 – CBSA Release - “Colorado Confirmed as Top Bioscience State by National Rankings” - http://www.pr.com/press-release/93112 and http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/7/prweb1066174.htm 

June 17, 2008 – Denver Business Journal – Colorado Governor “Ritter to promote bioscience in San Diego” - http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/stories/2008/06/16/daily27.html

April 17, 2008 – Denver Business Journal – “Brown leaving Colorado BioScience Association” -  http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/stories/2008/04/21/story8.html?page=all
 
Winter 2008 – European Life Science Journal – “Good conditions fuel Colorado’s bioscience industry” – PDF: https://www.dropbox.com/s/1i8hvo33kpczd87/EURLifeSciJournal%20Winter2008.pdf?dl=0 

2007

Dec 12, 2007 – Medical Device Daily - BioWest 2007- Ubl: healthcare ‘homogeneous’ for Dems, not ‘at top’ for GOP” PDF: https://www.dropbox.com/s/20ef3o5tvfxc0ug/MedicalDeviceDaily%2012Dec07%20UblCollinsRecap.pdf?dl=0 

Dec 11, 2007 – Medical Device Daily – ‘BioWest 2007: ‘Showcase,’ and MDD, select ingenious valve firm as tops’ – PDF: https://www.dropbox.com/s/0hsfz3qs2z5loqe/MedicalDeviceDaily%2011Dec07%20VentureShowcaseResultsAndRecap.pdf?dl=0 
 
Dec 10, 2007 – Medical Device Daily - “BioWest 2007: Making med-tech & providing the services to do it well” - PDF: https://www.dropbox.com/s/m5vy4m84mjrif0a/MedicalDeviceDaily%2010Dec07%20RitterBeamOneQuestPD.pdf?dl=0 

Nov 29, 2007 – Denver Business Journal – “Colorado BioScience Association picks award winners” - http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/stories/2007/11/26/daily36.html?page=all

Nov 20, 2007 – Denver Post – “Pharmion sale shows Colorado's bioscience vigor” - http://www.denverpost.com/Business/ci_7510367/Pharmion-sale-shows-Colorado39;s-bioscience-vigor 

Oct 14, 2007 – Denver Post – “Gambro BCT in the blood business” - http://www.denverpost.com/Business/ci_7166284/Gambro-BCT-in-the-blood-business 

Sep 12, 2007 – Denver Post – “CU prof donates $20M for biotech center: Marvin Caruthers shares wealth” - http://www.denverpost.com/News/Local/ci_6866315/CU-prof-donates-20M-for-biotech

2006

Oct 2006 – Medical Design – “BioWest 2006 closes with record attendance” – PDF: https://www.dropbox.com/s/jnds7f96ub19rqj/MedicalDesign%20BioWest2006%20Oct2006.pdf?dl=0  

Sep 25, 2006 – Denver Business Journal – Colorado “State offering $2M in bioscience grants” -  http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/stories/2006/09/25/daily12.html

Sep 5, 2006 – Medical Device Daily – “BioWest 2006: TheraTogs is a ‘wearable hugs’ maker right at home in Telluride” – PDF: https://www.dropbox.com/s/a5uxv0se0owtfpv/MedicalDeviceDaily%205Sept2006%20TheraTogs.pdf?dl=0  

Aug 31, 2006 – Medical Device Daily – “BioWest 2006: New STAR center drives Baxa’s starring role in pharmacy sector” PDF: https://www.dropbox.com/s/migss7h08l08bt3/MedicalDeviceDaily%2031Aug2006%20Baxa%20Corp.pdf?dl=0
 
Aug 29, 2006 – Medical Device Daily – “BioWest 2006: Encision short-circuits injuries from stray electrosurgery burns” – PDF: https://www.dropbox.com/s/i817981z3duq62l/MedicalDeviceDaily%2029Aug2006%20Encision.pdf?dl=0 

Aug 28, 2006 – Medical Device Daily – “BioWest 2006: Gambro BCT: big safety in blood, but short on headlines” PDF: https://www.dropbox.com/s/6pa2umu4xe46hhv/MedicalDeviceDaily%2028Aug2006%20Gambro.pdf?dl=0

Aug 25, 2006 – Medical Device Daily – “BioWest 2006: Ives offers new ‘flat’ scenario for ‘unflat’ world of med-tech” – PDF: https://www.dropbox.com/s/wfoe1tey5ngjjic/MedicalDeviceDaily%2025Aug2006%20IvesAdvaMed.pdf?dl=0 

Aug 21, 2006 – Denver Post – Colorado: “Top biotech firms will be honored” - http://www.denverpost.com/News/Local/Colorado/ci_4211520/Top-biotech-firms-will-be-honored 

Aug 20, 2006 – Denver Business Journal – “Colorado BioScience group to present annual awards” - http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/stories/2006/08/21/story9.html?page=all

Jul 2, 2006 – Denver Business Journal – “Cooking up new business: Bioscience companies hatching at new Fitzsimons incubator” - http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/stories/2006/07/03/story5.html?page=all 

2005

Nov 9, 2005 – Denver Business Journal – Colorado “Bioscience group bestows awards” - http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/stories/2005/11/07/daily46.html

Oct 9, 2005 – Denver Business Journal – “Dollars flowing to Colorado's biotech players: Replidyne, GlobeImmune net $96M in only one month” - http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/stories/2005/10/10/story3.html?page=all


Oct 2, 2005 – Denver Business Journal – “Authority, incubator boost Colorado Biotech” - http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/stories/2005/10/03/story4.html?page=all

2008-2014

Absolutely PR also initiated and maintained CBSA’s social media channels. These channels included: 

Additional Backgrounding

In 2006, Absolutely PR was named CBSA Partner of the Year during the annual Awards Dinner. During the presentation Emcee Rob Reuteman, business editor of the now shuttered Rocky Mountain News, shared these comments on behalf of CBSA: “Holben, founder of Absolutely Public Relations, has worked tirelessly to promote the Colorado bioscience industry message to local and national media. Holben works her public relations magic to promote coverage of Colorado events and industry news. Moreover, she chairs the CBSA Communications Committee, serves on the CBSA Board of Directors, and helps to organize incoming press delegations. She coordinates the industry’s media initiatives with CBSA partners, such as the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation. As a media consultant, Holben represents several of Colorado’s leading bioscience companies. Due to Holben’s professionalism and effort, Colorado’s bioscience industry isn’t such a secret anymore.” 




Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Great Read: 'The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users'

Last week a Guy Kawasaki e-mail arrived offering a free Kindle copy of his (and Peg Fitzpatrick's) new book, "The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users." I'd received review copies of his books in the past. He said this was a thank you for my help in the past.

I partook and thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated it. When PR people aren't PRing these days, quite often they're pondering and carrying out social media tactics. This book feeds that beast.

Link to read my Amazon review: "This is the glove box manual for social media. The perfect guide to help we socializes work smarter. Thank you, Guy and Peg, for your insight. I expect I'll be returning frequently for ideas and suggestions, like I turn to my favorite cook books. Appreciate the review copy very much. @MaggieHolben "

Link for more information at the Absolutely PR website

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Xconomy: Denver Ranks 4th in U.S. for STEM Workers — "a major indicator of economic growth and innovation"

Quoting from today's posting by Xconomy's Gregory T. Huang:

"If you’re looking at job markets in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)—a major indicator of economic growth and innovation — the U.S. is a study in contrasts.

That’s according to a survey by WalletHub, a financial information site based in Washington, DC. The analysis looked at metrics such as job openings per capita for STEM graduates, percentage of workers in STEM jobs, annual median wage and wage growth for those jobs, the projected number of jobs needed in 2018, high-school rankings, and housing affordability."

Link to the full posting and ranking list on Xconomy.com

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Denver PR Blog: 'Primavera Group Lands CBSA Account' -- Congratulations Primavera Group Principal Sarah Eder and Senior Communications Strategist Sheliah Reynolds!

Quoting from today's posting:

"The Primavera Group has taken over media relations and strategic public relations contract for the Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) from Absolutely PR’s Owner/Principal Maggie Holben, who is retiring as CBSA’s PR consultant after more than ten years of service to the organization."

Link to the posting

Link to the related CBSA news release

Quoting from that release:

“I’ve worked with Sarah over the years and I’m simply thrilled to be able to pass CBSA’s PR baton to her and her team. I’m confident Sarah’s business and PR acumen is exactly what CBSA needs to take our organization to the next level in its awareness growth curve. While I’m retiring as CBSA’s PR consultant, I’m only semi-retiring from the PR business. I’ll continue to keep my Absolutely PR consulting firm open in the future, but will be taking on projects of a lesser scope than the CBSA contract to allow for more travel and time with my family,” Holben explains.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Denver's Absolutely PR Takes a Look Back at 2014

Absolutely Public Relations celebrated its 15th year in business in 2014 and achieved key media placement results for clients in both the traditional and social media spaces. This yearend review is shared by Absolutely PR Principal/Founder Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR, who says, "Absolutely PR assisted Colorado BioScience Association, Galichia Hospital Group/Kentuckiana Medical Center, Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority, Boettcher Foundation, Colorado BioScience Institute, Colorado Institute for Drug, Device and Diagnostic Development and Cat Care Society in 2014.” Holben has been providing pro bono PR and marketing communications counsel, plus board service, to Cat Care Society since 2011.

2014 Campaign Coverage and Placement Overview:

JANUARY – Business Xpansion Journal: 'Bioscience’s Bright Spots' - Colorado BioScience Association - http://absolutelypr.blogspot.com/2014/01/business-xpansion-journal-biosciences.html and http://bxjmag.com/biosciences-bright-spots/ 

FEBRUARY – Xconomy: 'Colorado Legislators Aim to Reward Angel Investors with Tax Credit' – Colorado BioScience Association -http://absolutelypr.blogspot.com/2014/02/xconomy-colorado-legislators-aim-to.html and http://www.xconomy.com/boulder-denver/2014/02/04/colorado-legislators-aim-to-reward-angel-investors-with-tax-credit  

MARCH – Wichita Business Journal: 'Galichia-managed Indiana medical center earns patient safety award'/Kentuckiana Medical Center ranked #1 Hospital in Louisville Area for Patient Safety by Consumer Reports – Galichia Hospital Group - http://www.bizjournals.com/wichita/blog/2014/03/galichia-managed-indiana-medical-center-earns.html andhttp://absolutelypr.blogspot.com/2014/03/kentuckiana-medical-center-ranked-1_31.html

APRIL – Healthcare Financial News: 'When finances fall apart: Bankruptcy may lead to salvation' – Galichia Hospital Group/Kentuckiana Medical Center -http://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/news/when-finances-fall-apart and http://absolutelypr.blogspot.com/2014/04/hfn-when-finances-fall-apart-bankruptcy.html 

MAY – Denver Business Journal: 'Developer Shaw to advise Fitzsimons authority on real estate' – Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority -http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2014/05/28/developer-shaw-to-advise-fitzsimons-authority-on.html and http://absolutelypr.blogspot.com/2014/05/well-known-denver-real-estate-developer.html 

JUNE – Denver Business Journal Op-Ed: 'Welcome to the United States Patent and Trademark Office' – Colorado BioScience Association -http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/print-edition/2014/06/20/letter-to-the-editor-welcome-to-the-united-states.html and http://coloradobio.blogspot.com/2014/06/dbj-op-ed-welcome-to-united-states.html + Boettcher Foundation Announces 2014 Boettcher Investigators; Celebrating Fifth Class of Colorado's Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Program – Boettcher Foundation and Colorado BioScience Association - http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20140603005054/en/Colorado-BioScience-Association-Praises-Boettcher-Foundation-Embarks#.VKMVHSvF98H 


AUGUST - Denver Post: "Tails of the Painted Cats comes together purr-fectly for Cat Care Society" – Cat Care Society - http://blogs.denverpost.com/style/2014/08/06/tails-painted-cats-comes-together-purr-fectly-cat-care-society/32692/ and http://absolutelypr.blogspot.com/2014/08/denver-post-tails-of-painted-cats-comes.html 

SEPTEMBER – Denver Post Business: 'Colorado biotech firms trying to innovate efficiently' – Colorado BioScience Association -http://www.denverpost.com/Business/ci_26510215/Colorado-biotech-firms-trying-to-innovate-efficiently + Denver Business Journal : 'FDA could be source of innovation, Hamburg says' – Colorado BioScience Association - http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/blog/boosters_bits/2014/09/fda-could-be-source-of-innovation-hamburg-says.html?page=all 

OCTOBER – Denver Post: 'Denver-based Sapphire Technology gets funding for gemstone-tipped dental instruments' – Colorado Institute for Drug, Device and Diagnostic Development - http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_26681598/denver-based-sapphire-technology-gets-funding-gemstone-tipped + DrBiscupid.com general dentistry website news feed - http://www.drbicuspid.com/index.aspx?sec=ser&sub=def&pag=dis&ItemID=316548 

NOVEMBER – Denver Business Journal TechFlash: 'Colorado bioscience organization searches for new leadership' – Colorado Institute for Drug, Device and Diagnostic Development - http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/blog/boosters_bits/2014/11/colorado-bioscience-organization-searches-for-new.html andhttp://absolutelypr.blogspot.com/2014/11/well-known-life-science-executive-kevin.html 

DECEMBER – InnovatioNews: '2014 was a successful year for major bioscience financings, acquisitions and expansions' – Colorado BioScience Association -http://innovationews.com/science/bioscience/cbsa-2014-was-successful-year-for-major-bioscience-financings-acquistions-and-expansions  andhttp://absolutelypr.blogspot.com/2014/12/2014-colorados-major-bioscience.html + BioSpace: Colorado BioScience Association Names Primavera Group To Succeed Absolutely PR As Media Relations & Strategic PR Consulting Firm - http://www.biospace.com/News/colorado-bioscience-association-names-primavera/359355 and http://absolutelypr.blogspot.com/2014/12/colorado-bioscience-association-names.html 

Concluding the year, Absolutely PR assisted Colorado BioScience Association in announcing that Colorado-based Primavera Group will assume the media relations and strategic public relations contract for the Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) beginning January 5, 2015. 

CBSA President and CEO April Giles said: "We’re thrilled to welcome Sarah Eder and her associates at the Primavera Group to our CBSA team. They will be taking over from Absolutely PR’s Owner/Principal Maggie Holben who is retiring as CBSA's PR Consultant after more than ten years of service to the organization as a board member, contract PR resource and volunteer.”  

Holben served two three-year terms on the CBSA Board of Directors and retires as an ex officio member of the board. In 2006, Absolutely PR was named CBSA Partner of the Year during the annual Awards Dinner (http://www.prweb.com/releases/2006/09/prweb431691.htm). Absolutely PR will continue as a member company of the CBSA in 2015, and Holben will continue to serve on the CBSA Communications Committee, providing for a smooth transition to the Primavera Group.

“I’ve worked with Sarah over the years and I’m simply thrilled to be able to pass CBSA’s PR baton to her and her team. I’m confident Sarah’s business and PR acumen is exactly what CBSA needs to take our organization to the next level in its awareness growth curve. While I’m retiring as CBSA’s PR consultant, I’m only semi-retiring from the PR business. I’ll continue to keep my Absolutely PR consulting firm open in the future, but will be taking on projects of a lesser scope than the CBSA contract to allow for more travel and time with my family,” Holben concluded.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Denver PR News and Information: Top Blog Posts of 2014 Achieve 3,988 Page Views for Absolutely PR Client News

Absolutely PR's Denver PR News and Information reports the following top local client blog posts in 2014:

# 1 - TechFlash: 'Colorado bioscience organization searches for new leadership' for The Colorado Institute for Drug Device and Diagnostic Development (CID4) – 11/24/14 – 365 Page Views

# 2 - Media Coverage: 'Kevin M. Smith to Retire as President & CEO of CID4; Search Committee Formed to Hire Smith’s Successor' for The Colorado Institute for Drug Device and Diagnostic Development (CID4) – 11/25/14 – 325 Page Views

# 3 - InnovatioNews: 'Kevin Smith to retire from leadership of Colorado Institute for Drug, Device and Diagnostic Development on Dec. 31' for The Colorado Institute for Drug Device and Diagnostic Development (CID4) – 11/24/14 – 249 Page Views

# 4 - DeviceSpace: 'Kevin M. Smith To Retire As President & CEO Of The Colorado Institute For Drug, Device And Diagnostic Development; Search Committee Formed To Hire Smith’s Successor' for The Colorado Institute for Drug Device and Diagnostic Development (CID4) – 11/24/14 – 235 Page Views

# 5 - Well-known Life Science Executive Kevin M. Smith to Retire as President/CEO of Colorado Institute for Drug, Device and Diagnostic Development; Search Committee Formed to Hire Smith’s Successor for The Colorado Institute for Drug Device and Diagnostic Development (CID4) – 11/24/14 – 234 Page Views

# 6 - Video Highlights: 2014 CBSA Awards Dinner for Colorado BioScience Association – 11/14/14 – 230  Page Views

# 7 - In The News: 'Dan Ritchie joins Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority board' for Colorado BioScience Association and Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority – 12/14/14 – 221 Page Views

# 8 - Headed to the Cherry Creek Arts Fest? Stop in PISMO and Say Hi to Red Hot Ruby for 2014 Tails of the Painted Cats and Cat Care Society – 7/3/14 – 193 Page Views

# 9 - Xconomy: Colorado Bioscience "Companies Take a Bow" for Colorado BioScience Association – 11/13/14 – 185 Page Views

# 10 - BioWest 2014 on Wed Sept 10: Expo Returns + Conference Welcomes FDA Commissioner Hamburg as Lead Keynote for BioWest 2014 and Colorado BioScience Association – 9/2/14 – 175 Page Views

# 11 - InnovatioNews: 'Three finalists selected for 2014 CBSA BioWest Venture Showcase pitch competition Sept. 10' for Colorado BioScience Association – 8/21/14 – 172 Page Views

# 12 - DrBicuspid: 'Sapphire Technology gets funding for filling instruments' for Sapphire Technology, The Colorado Institute for Drug Device and Diagnostic Development (CID4) – 10/10/14 - 166 Page Views

# 13 - Beau Jo's Hosts Last Feasting for Felines of 2014 - Nov. 19 - five locations! For Cat Care Society – 11/11/14 – 165 Page Views

# 14 - Artists Call for Entry: Tails of the Painted Cats 2015 for 2015 Tails of the Painted Cats and Cat Care Society – 9/5/14 – 159 Page Views

# 15 - Pharmiweb: 'Colorado Institute for Drug Device and Diagnostic Development Awards Funding & Management Assistance to Sapphire Technology' for Sapphire Technology and The Colorado Institute for Drug Device and Diagnostic Development (CID4) – 10/15/14 – 154 Page Views

# 16 - Denver Post: "Tails of the Painted Cats comes together purr-fectly for Cat Care Society" for 2014 Tails of the Painted Cats and Cat Care Society – 8/6/14 – 153 Page Views

# 17 - Tails of Painted Cats Tower of Wine Is Back in the Silent Auction This Weekend for 2014 Tails of the Painted Cats and Cat Care Society – 7/21/14 – 153 Page Views

# 18 - Coverage overview: CBSA's 2014 Colorado Bioscience Industry Awards for Colorado BioScience Association – 11/14/14 – 146 Page Views

# 19 - CBSA Partners with PrIME Health Collaborative to Offer a BioWest 2014 Pre-Event for Colorado BioScience Association – 8/20/14 – 146 Page Views

# 20 - Sept 10: BioWest Includes State's Top BioScience CEOs + FDA Commissioner Hamburg as Lead Keynote for BioWest 2014 and Colorado BioScience Association - 8/28/14 – 142 Page Views

Year End Review: @COBioScience Top Ten Tweets of 2014 (based on Hootsuite click through data)

#1 22-Apr-14     
235 Clicks            
Denver Post: 'Boettcher Foundation awards $825,000 to CSU, CU Boulder and others' http://ow.ly/w3iQ8 @BoettcherFdn

#2 15-Jul-14       
63 Clicks              
DBJ: Med devices drive Colorado bioscience industry http://ow.ly/zc6Rz @GregAveryDenBiz #Colorado #MedDevice
#3 26-Jun-14     
43 Clicks
CBSA Applauds Colorado Companies to Watch for Honoring Five Local Bioscience Companies http://ow.ly/yuo4z #CCTW

#4 24-Jul-14       
37 Clicks              
DBJ: '5 #Colorado cities among Forbes' 30 best places for business' #Denver #BusinessFriendly http://ow.ly/zy4yA @MHardenDenBiz

#5 29-May-14   
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#Colorado Gov Hickenlooper signs HB 14-1012, Advanced Industry Investor Tax Credit Program http://ow.ly/xpm8u @HickenlooperNow

#6 7-Jul-14         
28 Clicks              
New #Colorado Bioscience Company #Directory http://ow.ly/yS5K4 #AKeeper #File #NewMagazine

#7 1-Jul-14         
24 Clicks              
#Colorado: Advanced Industry Accelerator Program Announces Close to $2 Million in Grants  http://ow.ly/yESjC @ColoradoEcoDevo

#8 17-Sep-14     
24 Clicks              
Three #Colorado Companies Present at Inaugural White Hat Life Sci Investor Conference in Phoenix http://ow.ly/BCaKE

#9 27-Jan-14      
23 Clicks              
Denver Post: 'Beer science: Avery Brewing pairs with CU biotech lab to improve quality control' http://ow.ly/t0IF7  @BioFrontiers

#10 6-Aug-14    
22 Clicks              

Curious about #Colorado’s Sharklet? CompanyWeek Profiles This Week: http://ow.ly/A2eFI  #MedDevice #InfectionControl