9NEWS made the right move bringing Corey Rose in to help co-anchor their weekday morning newscasts. After all, Corey has quickly grown to be one of the most well-known personalities in local television.
As far as being in the PR business, we love pitching stories to Corey because she’s easy to work with and she genuinely cares about helping others. Her beauty is obvious on the outside, but for those who haven’t had the pleasure to meet her in person, take it from us, she’s a wonderful person.
Sorry, guys. Corey is engaged to be married at the end of the summer to her MMA fighter fiancé, Josh Cavan.
But there’s more to the TV beauty than what first meets the eye—so we had Corey give us 15 unique facts about herself that no too many people know.
1. I'm named after a professional body builder from the 1980's- Corey Everson. I used to hate my name because it was a "boy" name… but after realizing who I was named after… I think it rocks.
2. I am an avid skier and have skied since I was three years old. I've taught many of my friends how to ski. My brother is a professional freestyle skier.
3. My first job at 15 years old was as a cheerleader/dancer for a minor league baseball team in Southern California. I loved it and ended up doing it for three seasons. Now, just the start of the Chicken Dance makes me cringe.
4. I'm engaged to a pro MMA fighter and I go to every fight and sit CAGESIDE. Scary.
5. Growing up I wanted to be an astronaut. That was until I found out how much math is involved.
6. My mom was the general manager of several southern California Radio stations. She told me not to get into the radio business. So what did I do? Got into the TV business.
7. I love CrossFit and can backsquat 135 pounds.
8. I was a cheerleader for nine years and started dancing when I was only five years old.
9. I can juggle almost anything (minus knives and things that can hurt me.) I learned in my P.E. class in middle school. The trick? Learn by using tissues or scarves. They fall slowly so you can get the rhythm and then upgrade.
10. I wear a size 5 shoe and I am 5'3". My feet stopped growing when I was in 7th grade.
11. My senior year at UNLV, I took 21 units and worked 40 hours a week. I ended up graduating Cum Laude with a GPA of 3.8.
12. My very first live shot wasn't at my first job in Casper, WY…it was at 9NEWS.
13. I love what I do each and every day. My favorite part of my job? Helping others. Charity work and serving the community are big for me and I am blessed to have a name and role to be able to do it.
14. I was in two music videos and a fitness commercial during a short stint in the modeling/acting industry in Southern California (and no, I am not saying which ones haha).
15. My very first concert was the Beach Boys for my 11th birthday. My Dad took me and I still remember it so vividly. Still to this day, I am a classic rock freak and have been to the Eagles, Def Leppard and Journey concerts just to name a few. Even more weird? I also love country music. So you could say I have an interesting taste in music.
Corey's tips to pitching stories to TV media? Sell it! Don't bury the lead. Tell us the most interesting part of the story first and make the pitch short. Think about how many people will truly be affected by what you are trying to pitch. If it's not a lot, try to tie it into a current event in the news or something that is of concern specifically to the people of Colorado.
About Us: Colorado Media Network is a full-service Marketing, Public Relations, Creative and Digital Firm. To be blunt, we’re creative idea junkies and media members love that about us. The question is: Are you ready for the press? Because it will happen with us on your side. Schedule a consultation and let's have some fun while growing your business.
It's hard to keep up with every, single story, blog post, article that comes out each week about social media. From current changes to helpful tips on managing your social media accounts, it can get, erhhhh, overwhelming to say the least.
Staffers at Colorado Media Network pay close attention to the social media news, so you don't have to worry.
Below is a quick roundup of stories, updates and changes posted about social media this week.
1. 7 Proven Ways to Creating Viral Pinterest Posts
Pinterest is your favorite pastime--but when it comes to your business, do you know how to create viral-worthy pins? PR Daily helps break down what to do, how to post and what people look for on the popular social media site.
2. BIG changes to AdWords
Google recently made some big changes to AdWords. Learn how AdWords can help connect your business to customers. And remember: SEO and online content creating can get oh-so-overwhelming. Hire Colorado Media Network and we'll do your digital heavy-lifting for you.
3. Social Media Playing with People's Emotions--and why it matters to your business
This article was by far our favorite from the week in the industry. Social Media World wrote an article about how the online platforms play with people's emotions and how you can use them to your advantage. This sentence alone speaks volumes about this powerful article:
"When you tell somebody something they will sometimes believe you, but if you lead them to conclude something on their own they will ALWAYS believe you."
Read the full article "Playing with People's Emotions" and comment below and let us know what you think about it!
4. Breaking Down Social Media Trends of 2014
OnlineSocialMedia.net published an incredibly helpful mix of facts, research, infographics and trends in the world of social media for 2014. If anything, read the article and we guarantee you'll walk away with more of a grasp and information on social media...at least for some clever watercooler conversations at work on Monday.
5. Pinterest Announces Guided Search Functionality
This is way, way cool and a great thing to know for your business. Pinterest is introducing a Guided Search tool to their site. They say it's made for exploring (to help you maneuver their 750 million boards and 30 billion pins to be exact).
Learn more about the Pinterest Guided Search now.
6. Images to Boost Social Media Engagement
It is known in the industry that if you use a good photo for your social media content, your engagement will be better than if you went sans picture.
That's why we loved this quick article from Mashable.com on 10 Best Images to Boost Social Media Engagement.
What can we say? Deuce from 95.7 The Party is one of our personal favorite radio personalities. He's clever, funny, witty and posts some hilarious content on his social media accounts. Trust us, you're going to want to "like" Deuce on Facebook.
Colorado Media Network wants you to get to know Deuce as well as we do--so he filled out 15 amazing facts about him that no one else knows (except for maybe his parents...and the girls he tried to impress during his awkward teen years).
Oh, and one more thing: You can tune into Deuce on 95.7 FM in Denver weekdays from 3 p.m.-7 p.m.
1. I got my start in radio at seven years old. I would sit in my room with my tape recorder and do full broadcasts of news, weather and play-by-play sports. I guess you could say I developed a passion for it early.
2. Paying dues early in my career led me to Wichita, Kansas for 3 ½ years. I’m not sure exactly why Dorothy was so anxious to return home.
3. I am an AVID basketball fan and I imagine you would be hard-pressed to find too many Nuggets fans bigger than me. I also play a little bit. Anybody that wants a game can find me on Twitter @DeuceOnTheAir, or on Instagram at DeuceOnTheAir.
4. Confession time: I was in the New Kids On The Block fan club when I was 10. In my defense though, I did it to impress a girl. It didn’t work. This would be recurring theme in my life.
5. I was once run over by a Volkswagen Beetle. No real cool story to go along with that but I wasn’t hurt too bad.
6. Colorado is my home. I grew up in the Park Hill neighborhood, proud graduate of George Washington High School, and also managed to breeze through the University of Denver (through some miracle).
7. Despite my “native” Coloradan status, I have never been skiing nor have I ever snowboarded. I am terrified of gravity and being mildly uncomfortable by the cold.
8. Confession time: I once watched “Days of Our lives” for months when I was 13. In my defense though, I did it to impress a girl. It didn’t work…again.
9. My start in radio began with a hate e-mail I sent to the host of a morning show in town. Through his selflessness and patience, that terribly rude gesture by me turned into a dialogue, which blossomed into an opportunity that I took full advantage of-- I’m extremely thankful to the mentors who have taken the time to show me the “proverbial ropes."
10. I have an amazingly diverse family and set of friends. You will see people from nearly all walks of life at my family functions. I am truly grateful to have had exposure to so many different cultural experiences.
11. I’m a rapper! Well, kind of. Not a serious rapper, but my first job in radio came as the result of a parody song I did about Kobe Bryant’s legal issue in Eagle 10 years ago. I have produced and performed several parody songs throughout my career. It’s a perfect marriage between my love of hip-hop & being a smart aleck.
12. Along with being on 95.7 The Party in Denver, I am lucky to be on many other stations around the country as well. I broadcast inBoston, Portland Oregon, Colorado Springs, & in several other markets around our nation.
13. People always ask me about the celebs we meet in the business. I can truly tell you that musicians, actors and other celebs are just like the rest of us. Some of them are gracious and friendly, some are pretentious and cold (many as a defense mechanism to a very leech-filled existence), and many are professional (fake) nice. I have to say meeting listeners and people in our community is almost always more interesting for me.
14. I was student class president at Fallis Elementary School when I was in fifth grade. That was the highlight of my political career.
15. Growing up I would say Michael Jordan was a hero of mine. Now, It’s probably Adam Richman, the “Man Vs. Food” host. I can eat a ghastly amount of terrible fried food in one sitting. I would love to get paid to travel and do that.
First of all, let us say this: GO AVS! That's right, our very own Colorado Avalanche won the Central Division and are currently up two games over Minnesota! So, obviously, they definitely won over Twitter as the top Colorado Tweet of the week!
But the week still has some hot contenders with reporters, media outlets and Colorado peeps rocking Twitterverse.
Look below to see who posted the Top Colorado Tweets this time around.
This one really doesn't need an introduction. Can we say, "GO AVS?!"
Mmmmmmm. Beer. Is there anything it can't do? Coloradans love their beer, there's no doubt about that.
No, your eyes aren't deceiving you. It's true and full of epic proportions. The legendary Whoopi Goldberg is a columnist for The Denver Post's marijuana site, The Cannabist. Her first post? All about her vape pen. Whooooopi.
Gotta love the Twitter account @OnlyInBoulder. From hilarious homemade bike racks to other shenanigans, they post all sorts of things only found in B-town. But this one is just darn cool and Twitterverse definitely loved it!
Do you have a great Tweet this week? E-mail us and we'll put it on the docket for next week's list.
Are you struggling with engagement on Twitter? No sweat. You've come to the right place. Hire Colorado Media Network to take over and manage your social media accounts and you'll be a top Colorado Tweeter in no time.
Public relations is all about developing relationships with members of the media. Each week, we’ll feature a new member of the Colorado media for you to know—and we’re not just talking about what you can read from their bios. Oh no. Colorado Media Network is utilizing our Rolodex and reaching out to Colorado celebrities personally and asking them to give us 15 unknown facts about themselves.
First up? 9NEWS morning meteorologist, Becky Ditchfield:
1. We all know I love baseball, but at one point, hockey was my favorite sport. My dad started taking me to Blues games when I was eight years old. After several lock outs, and some pretty big rule changes… baseball returned to No. 1 in my books.
2. My favorite sports player of all time is Brendan Shanahan. We met him when I was 13 at the airport in St. Louis. We were all boarding the plane for Chicago. He signed autographs for my brother and I, then talked to my family the ENTIRE time as we boarded the plane. Class. Act. I’ll never forget it.
3. I went to a public high school in St. Louis, and had class with one of Ozzie Smith’s kids and one of Lou Brock’s kids. Lou Brock was at my high school graduation as a parent.
4. I love being crafty. Pinterest is one of the best inventions ever. (Editor's Note: You can follow Becky on Pinterest.).
5. I have one sibling. My brother is only 17 months younger than me.
6. Growing up I always thought the TV weather people had no idea what they were talking about. It was a family friend who convinced me to intern and try it out.
7. As a child, I buttered my black lab. Yes, you read that correctly. My mom said my brother and I were being quiet, which was suspicious. Figuring the dog was with us, she called the dog. The dog was shiny and greasy when she walked in. My mom found us, asked us what happened, and I apparently responded that “We buttered her.” In the dead of winter.
8. I’ve always loved music. I played the viola through my freshman year of college, and the piano from first grade until my senior year of high school.
9. I am an introvert. I recharge my battery by having alone time.
10. Carter Oosterhause remodeled a room in my Denver home for an HGTV show. It was horrible. We re-did the whole thing. Uh oh, should I write about that?! Well, I just did!
11. Since moving to the Denver suburbs, I have become an expert on bats (the flying kind), great horned owls and coyotes. Mostly because they’ve all shown up in my backyard, or inside my home.
12. My parents are both in the plumbing industry.
13. I grew up in the midwest, and love and miss the lakes.
14. I caught my first fish off the dock of my grandparents’ lake house with an orange Snoopy rod and reel when I was five years old. I was hooked on the sport ever since. Pun intended.
15. I learned to ski in Vail, CO when I was 13.
BONUS: We also asked Becky her advice she’d give to companies/businesses who pitch stories to the news. Here’s what she has to say: Make your pitch short. We work in a deadline business and don’t have time to read through long e-mails/Facebook messages. If we want more information, we’ll reach out to you.
Keep up-to-date with Becky weekday mornings on 9NEWS-KUSA and read about her high-risk pregnancy by reading her personal blog.
Social media has been known to help millions of people in areas of their lives you’d never thought possible.
Take the recent news headlines of the “Burger King Baby” who was searching for her birth mother. After a quick post on Facebook, before she knew it her photo and story went viral—which ultimately lead her to her mom.
In Colorado, there are many uses of social media that can help you in your personal, private and professional lives. If you just moved here, you can find groups of people online from your home state. If you’re an avid runner, you can find running groups. For professionals, you can join an online networking group for business card exchanges and elbow-rubbing.
So in no particular order, Colorado Media Network rallies up five Colorado Networking Groups on Social Media.
1. Denver Divas:
Throw on your heels and get ready to mix and mingle with professional women in the Denver area. Denver Divas meets the first Tuesday of every month at a different venue. Follow them on Facebook to find out where the gals will be heading next month: Denver Divas on Facebook
2. Denver Young Professionals:It’s all in the name with this powerhouse networking group—Denver Young Professionals brings together the finest group of 20/30-something savvy business folks who also enjoy having a good time. DYP is also part of Colorado’s young professionals network which has groups in Colorado Spring, Pueblo, Boulder, Ft. Collins and Summit County.
Like Denver Young Professionals on Facebook and you can also find them on LinkedIn and Twitter.
3. Colorado parent groups on Meetup.com
We gotta say: We love Meetup.com. No matter what your interests/hobbies are, there is more than likely a group on Meetup.com that meets your needs. For parents, there are a plethora of groups in your area on Meetup.com to check out. Here's a full list of Colorado parent groups on Meetup.com.
4. Social Buzz Network
With over 1,000 members, Social Buzz Network is the home of The Denver Entrepreneur’s Meetup and a friendly place for small business owners in Metro Denver to network. Social Buzz Network is a stellar opportunity to join a group of business owners that meet to network and inspire each other to be great.
Find Social Buzz Network on Facebook and Twitter @SocialBuzzNtwk.
5. Small Business Colorado
Small Business Colorado is an open Facebook group for anyone who owns a small business…or loves to shop at them! They’re completely open with posting on the wall and sharing your products and services. What more can we say? It’s a network of over 1,000 business savvy Coloradans who support each other’s companies and really brings out a great sense of community.
Join Small Business Colorado on Facebook today. Also, visit their sister page on Facebook for Denver Entrepreneurs for upcoming events, get-togethers.
Uh oh! Did we miss your favorite Colorado networking group? Sorry about that! E-mail us and we'll add it to a future blog post.
Anyway, we just wanted to show you more ways of how social media is a powerful tool and why it's so valuable for your company to be ahead of the curve and.active on the various platforms. Don't worry--we're here to help! Read more about Colorado Media Network's Social Media Services and contact us so we can begin growing your online network.
Colorado Twitter accounts were busy across the state this week Tweeting top stories, breaking news and interesting articles. So how'd the stories do based on your standards?
Colorado Media Network searched high and low to compile the below list of the top Tweets this week.
Ranking in as the Top Tweet with 122 Re-Tweets and 211 Favorites: The Denver Broncos Cheerleaders!
Did we miss your Top Tweet? E-mail us and we'll include it to the list.
That’s right: Colorado Media Network has officially launched.
After much anticipation and years of lead-up to this moment, it is with great pride and enthusiasm that I announce the launch of Colorado’s newest full-service marketing, public relations, creative and digital firm—Colorado Media Network, LLC!
Colorado Media Network offers 11 different services --Public Relations, Social Media, Digital, Brand Messaging, Event Marketing, SEO (Search Engine Optimization), Crisis Management, On-Air Coaching, Strategic Planning, Photography and Video Production. In a nutshell: If people don’t know your business yet or you’re itching to grow your client-base, you have come to the right place.
After 10 years working in the media, journalism and publishing world (and surviving those worlds no less!), I always had the dream of helping other Colorado businesses grow and thrive by utilizing my skills and expertise in public relations, marketing and digital savvy.
Okay, no sales pitches here (well….no annoying sales pitches). I just want to use this blog post as an opportunity to say how excited I am about this—not only because I am launching Colorado Media Network, but also for the opportunity to help others grow their businesses and fulfill their dreams.
I have met a lot of new business owners and friends who have drained their life savings to take a risk and start their own business. Some of them succeeded. Others, well, let’s just say they didn’t know the first part of getting their name out there to the masses. They didn’t have any online presence. Their websites didn’t meet the needs of their customers. They lacked SEO know-how. They didn’t utilize any public or media relations strategies. Heck, some of them didn’t even start a Facebook page for their business. After a while, they were forced to cut back their budget and in the end, sadly, closing their doors.
Let me say this: I truly care about your success. I won’t stop until you’re happy. I won’t stop until your customers are happy. I want to make your business into a household name. Not only that, Colorado Media Network’s service rates are reasonable. I care enough about helping you that I don’t want to bill you for the rest of your 401K. That just wouldn’t sit well with me.
What are we waiting for?! Let’s get started! I can’t wait to meet new clients and get the ball rolling in the right direction for you. Call me to set up a consultation or send me a quick e-mail to: Erica@ColoradoMediaNetwork.com
All the best,
Colorado Media Network, LLC.
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