As a local business that specializes in working with nonprofit organizations, Colorado Media Network has worked firsthand with those who are directly impacted by the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Colorado Media Network is pleased to announce an expansion to our digital offerings.
In addition to the web design, social media and SEO we have always specialized in, Colorado Media Network now offers web hosting, simple and easy-to-use drag-and-drop design tools and mobile web design.
"It really makes us a full-service digital firm now," said Colorado Media Network founder Erica Boniface. "Setting up and maintaining a robust, mobile-friendly website really couldn't be easier for small businesses."
The expansion couldn't come at a better time either, as Google recently announced a change to its search algorithm, which gives preference to mobile-friendly sites when users make their search from a mobile device.
"Basically, it means every small business not only needs a website, but a mobile site too," Boniface said. "It takes the digital game to the next level."
Colorado Media Network's web hosting rates are affordable and competitive, and the powerful drag-and-drop web design tools make updating a website easy for those who may not be the most technically savvy.
To schedule a free consultation or to request a price quote, call 303-717-8246 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are so excited to welcome Jenna Wright to the Colorado Media Network, LLC team!
Jenna comes to us from a pretty (and rather small) town in Minnesota called Red Wing. She’s currently a student at St. Cloud State University and she’s entering her final year this fall. She’ll be graduating with an emphasis in Public Relations and a minor in Communications Studies.
She is a devoted member of the Public Relations Student Society of America and currently the Vice President of her chapter.
She is excited at interning and growing her skills this summer as she interns for Colorado Media Network, LLC. She is young and has a huge passion to learn as much as she can.
Do you have any PR/Marketing questions? E-mail Jenna@ColoradoMediaNetwork.com.
New Owners to Oversee Agriculture, Livestock Operation on the Gorgeous 6,700 Acres of Land
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CONTACT: ERICA BONIFACE, Publicist
LARAMIE, WY (September 30, 2014)—The University of Wyoming’s Riverbend Ranch has been sold thanks in large part to local ranch broker James Rinehart of Western United Realty, LLC. The listing sold on September 26, with proceeds going to the University of Wyoming Foundation.
Rinehart’s extensive knowledge of the ranch and the area helped the buyers feel confident in their transaction. “After three years on the market, the entire ranch closed with great clients of mine, Reb and Molly Clark, who are looking forward to being the agricultural stewards of this fine Big Laramie River property as a working ranch and being actively involved in Wyoming’s agricultural community,” says Rinehart.
The Riverbend Ranch is 15 miles west of Laramie and consists of 6,700 acres with 6.5 miles of the river. It’s an excellent hay ranch and winter headquarters for livestock. It is permanently protected by a conservation easement held by Wyoming Game and Fish, which added some extra complexities to the sale.
Luckily, Rinehart has in-depth experience with conservation easements and was up to the challenge to benefit the buyers' long-term investment and plans to utilize the ranch for agriculture and recreation for generations to come. That’s music to the ears of all hunters, fisherman and anyone interested in the preservation of our Wyoming agricultural landscape.
Needless to say, when there is a significant ranch that needs to be sold—sellers call specialists in ranch brokerage to get it done. Western United Realty, LLC has been brokering these beautiful properties in Wyoming and Colorado for more than 30 years. Mike Jorgenson of Fay Ranches in Montana was the listing broker, and played an important role in facilitating this purchase throughout the process.
FOR THE MEDIA: Interview opportunities and other resources are available upon request. Contact Erica Boniface at 303-717-8246 or e-mail Erica@ColoradoMediaNetwork.com.
ABOUT WESTERN UNITED REALTY, LLC:
With more than 30 years of focus on ranches, Western United Realty, LLC, have come to know what to look for with properties and how to help make the right transaction for the buyer and seller. They offer exceptional service in ranches for sale in Wyoming, Colorado and other smaller properties in the two gorgeous states. For additional information, visit www.ranchbrokers.com or call 307-745-6024.
All September long, 9NEWS meteorologist, Belen De Leon, is helping the Colorado celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month—and we thought it’s the perfect time to feature her!
Belen is someone who we personally admire—and one 9NEWS personality that has grown to be loved by many viewers across Colorado in a few short years.
Who is Belen? She’s a wife. A mother of three boys. A gorgeous singer. A fantastic on-air meteorologist. But what else is there to this amazing local TV personality?
She’s our featured “Get to Know” Colorado celebrity this time around—Belen has given us 15 facts about herself that not too many people know:
1. I played Rizzo in a school musical of "Grease."
2. I am a wannabe Gardner.
3. My favorite movies are Shawshank Redemption, and any 80s movie with Molly Ringwald.
4. I have a weakness for chocolate cake.
5. I have a 79 T-top Corvette.
6. My happy place is remembering my boys as babies asleep in my arms.
Okay, okay. She’s being a little modest with those facts—since she failed to mention one little tidbit about her past that we absolutely love. Belen and her band (that she joined right out of high school) received a gold album for record number of sales and TWO Latin Billboard Awards. So, yeah. She’s literally a rockstar.
Keep up with this Latin popstar/mom/wife/meteorologist on social media: Follow her on Twitter at @Belen_DeLeon or follow her on Facebook here.
One of the more famous bald heads in Colorado belongs to the very cool traffic reporter, Ken Clark from FOX31-KDVR.
Ken has that TV personality that makes you feel like you’ve known him for years, just by watching him weekdays on FOX31. His down-to-earth persona and sense of humor have made him quite popular amongst Colorado news viewers over the years. Not only that, he’s a rarity—a Colorado native, born and raised in our great state.
Colorado Media Network has enjoyed working with Ken over the years on various assignments. He’s a great reporter to get to know in the PR and marketing world. He’s true to form—loves helping Colorado businesses out when given the opportunity.
Ken gave us 15 fabulous facts that not too many people know about him. So let’s hop to it and “Get to Know” Ken Clark now:
1. I’m a rare breed- a Colorado native. My grandmother told me that members of my family homestead was near Bailey, Colorado. I believe it was near the hot dog stand. I wish we still have the land. I remember that I loved listening to the radio and thought about how much fun it would be to have a job like that, and the fact you can do it in sweat pants.
2. My first “real” job outside of college was in Farmington, New Mexico working weekend mornings on 95.7 The Planet. It was over an hour away and I would wake up to go to work when my roommates were coming home from the bars. One time I gave out my home number as the contest line.
3. My wife was at Ft. Lewis at the same time but we never met. This year we celebrate 10 years of marriage!
4. I have two boys ages 9 and 6.
5. Much of my family lives here- I have four brothers from a blended family. Two are engineers, one is a teacher of English and my oldest brother is a police officer in Jefferson County. And, yes, pretty sure he would still give me a ticket if he caught me speeding.
6. I’ve been riding motorcycles for most of my life. My first trip to Sturgis was in 2000 on a bright yellow Honda VFR. I now ride a Harley-Davidson. And we got a Yamaha 50cc for my oldest son for his 2nd birthday, with training wheels, of course.
7. I’ve spent many afternoons in a Cessna flying over Denver doing traffic reports. Coming close to landing on I-25 near Evans when we were in a major down draft. I was told by the pilot if we ever have to make an emergency landing to open the door before we hit, cause this plane is “like a beer can full of Kerosene and will crumple and burn with us in it if you don’t."
8. I’m left-handed.
9. I use an electric razor everyday on my face and head. It is the same razor I’ve had since I was about 15—it’s old, but works the best.
10. My whole life I’ve been a cat person, but we now have a dog. Little chocolate lab named Higgins!
11. I went to Bear Creek High School and then to Ft. Lewis College. I received my degree in Psychology. My mullet was with me through most of it.
12. I was on the very first show of Good Day Colorado and I’m the only remaining on air personality, and I’ve done every position here on the show, even the weather. I’m now in my 10th year.
13. In my garage sits a 1969 mustang. My first car. It did run in the '90s, but doesn’t now. It is my wish that someday it will. My oldest son tells me it’s “his,” but the title is still in my name.
14. I don’t Tweet enough, but you can follow me on Twitter @kenclarktv- and I’ve been known to photo bomb. Most recent “The most interesting man in the world” he was on the 'Everyday' show with Kathie J and myself.
15. I am a horrible skier. I’m much better on a snowboard and went to Winter Park this year to knock the dust off the board. First time on the hill since my oldest son was born, must admit I still have it. You know, for an old guy and all.
There you have it. Ken Clark is just a great guy. But, how do you pitch him stories for your business?
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With more than 30 million small businesses now on Facebook, chances are you noticed the recent layout changes on Facebook Pages. The new look moves your biz page to a single column feed, similar to what you're probably already using on your personal page.
Sure, the update gives the admin panel a cosmetic refresh, and stows some of the commonly used admin tools in easier-to-reach places. But the big news here is the ability to easily tailor what appears in the top navigation and the left rail on your page.
It's a change in thinking from Facebook and means you'll have to carefully consider what's most important for your customers to see when they first arrive on your Facebook page. After all, that first visit is your best opportunity to gain a new customer.
If you're a traditional brick-and-mortar, maybe you want to add a map. Are you a virtual company? Maybe you prefer getting your contact info front and center. Or jazz up your page with some photos, or related biz pages you "like."
Deadline: Two weeks.
Whatever the case, you've got two weeks to play with your overall design behind the scenes before all new page layouts are automatically pushed live. So, it's time to get your act together and be an early adopter. Early adoption lets your customers know you've got your $#*! together, and they'll be more apt to "like" a page that appears updated and active, than one that's stagnant and dated.
Don't have time to assess your new Facebook needs? Maybe you just need a little guidance? Schedule a consultation with one of our social media specialists today.
If you’re going to be on “Who Wants To Be a Millionaire” and you get stumped on a subject involving some sort of musical pop culture question, you’d better have local radio personality, Dan Mitchell on your phone-a-friend list. Seriously, the guy is a walking encyclopedia when it comes to music and band knowledge.
Dan Mitchell is on Denver’s classic rock station 99.5 The Mountain weekdays from 3 p.m.-8 p.m. and Sundays from 9 a.m.-10 a.m. He’s been rocking the airwaves for over 30 years with no signs of stopping anytime soon.
If you’re near a radio at 3 p.m. on weekdays, flip on over to 99.5 FM to listen to Dan’s popular segment called “The List” where he picks a different topic each day to highlight. Some past lists/shows include playing songs with legendary guitar licks to best title tracks to name a few.
It’s hard to find a nicer guy in the radio biz than Dan Mitchell. From the moment you meet him, you’ll feel like you’ve been friends for years.
So without further ado, read 15 amazing facts about Dan Mitchell that he personally gave Colorado Media Network LLC exclusively:
1. This week marks the beginning of my 35th year on the air in my home town.
2. I was hit by a car when I was four years old and suffered brain damage. I had to undergo medication and speech therapy into my teens to fully recover.
3. In 1999, VH1 invited me to be their guest in New York City for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction of Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel among others. While standing at the urinal in the men’s room at the Waldorf Astoria, Bono, standing next to me, urged me to “hurry up and pee mate” because the Boss was standing behind me. I looked over my shoulder and Springsteen just smiled and waved! Talk about surreal…
4. I once got Mark Jackson of Broncos/Three Amigos fame to catch passes from me. After I hit him with a laser off the break at 40 yards, he actually asked me why I didn’t pursue football as a career. Ego Blast Complete!
5. In the ‘80s, when the World Wrestling Federation would come to Denver, I was the Ring Announcer. Andre the Giant and Hulk Hogan each gave me the “evil” eye at one time!
6. I’ve been married for almost 34 years. I met my wife Kathy when she was 15 and I was 19.
7. I have two granddaughters—Jada and Jazmine are my best little buddies…they call me “Grampy Dan!” Once in a while they will call me “Daniel” when I’ve apparently done something wrong.
8. I have a deep-seeded fear of Starlings. Back in the day, the little winged varmints would attack me while I worked grounds maintenance in college. I think the word is out in the species and they stalk me to this day.
9. I am 6 feet 3 inches tall
10. My best stress release is playing basketball.
11. In all my years in radio, my favorite interview is Roger Daltrey of The Who. I called him at his flat in London and we got to talking about the late Keith Moon. Roger got very emotional during our 10-minute chat and really opened up to me. If we were in the same room I’m convinced we would have hugged-it-out!
12. If a magic genie granted me just one selfish wish, I would want to be the world’s greatest Pianist. The first song I would play would be the simple, but beautiful “Tiny Dancer” by Elton John. My altruistic wish would be that all children would be loved, nurtured and cherished.
13. I decided I wanted to be in radio when I was in 7th grade. My reason was not to talk, but to share my love of music.
14. I cry at movies. I guess I am easily emotionally manipulated. I’m okay with it. My favorite movie is “Love Actually.”
15. I really enjoy the personal relationship with my listeners. I have fans who remember when my kids (Bobby and Sarah) were born in the ‘80s. It all played out on the radio. They’ll call from time to time and ask me about them.
Yeah, so Dan Mitchell leads a pretty spectacular life, doesn't he? Come on, when you're rushed at a urinal because Bruce frickin' Springsteen is waiting in line, then we'd call that a win.
How do local Colorado businesses pitch stories and events to Dan Mitchell and the 99.5 The Mountain team? Well, if you're smart, you'll hire Colorado Media Network LLC to take over and manage your day-to-day public relations, marketing, social media and digital efforts. We haven't peed next to Bono or anything, but we're pretty awesome and we know what we're doing. Just fill out the quick form below and one of our team members will contact you. Also, visit our Contact Us page for additional information.
We are so thankful to be able to feature the talented Steffan Tubbs from 850 KOA today for our “Get to Know” Colorado celebrity feature. You can listen to Steffan Tubbs on 850 KOA weekday mornings as he delivers the news from 5 a.m.-10 a.m. He also hosts the community affairs program “Studio 12” on Colorado Public Television, which is part of PBS Denver.
On this Memorial Day, you'd be hard pressed to find another reporter in Colorado who has dedicated more of his life to our troops and military as Steffan has—he’s even the author of “Life, Liberty and Resilience: A Man’s War on Three Fronts.”
In fact, in 2010 and 2012, Steffan was able to bring WWII veterans back to the island of Iwo Jima. In 2011, he traveled with WWII vets to Normandy, France to commemorate the D-Day anniversary –and many times he’s been to Hawaii with Pearl Harbor survivors.
Without a doubt, Steffan Tubbs is an incredible man, an outstanding reporter, a dedicated father, a doting husband and a great friend to many retired military veteran.
Steffan took some time to give Colorado Media Network 15 facts about himself that you can read right now!
1. I'm a San Diego native and went to San Diego High School in downtown, the alma mater of actor Gregory Peck. I graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a degree in Journalism in 1992.
2. I love to travel... a dedicated flier on United Airlines. Three flights I will never forget - Denver to Oklahoma City (for the OKC bombing) April 19, 1995; LA to Denver (for Columbine) April 20, 1999; and LA to New York City (for 9/11) September 16, 2001.
3. In 2000, I anchored ABC's "World News This Morning" from New York several times, and sat in Peter Jennings' anchor chair.
4. My sons are my life. Ryan is 13 and Nathan is 11.
5. I'm a crazed, dedicated San Diego Chargers and Padres fan... thus have been disappointed most of my life.
6. If I had one meal left, it would be a sushi and sashimi platter.
7. I've been blessed to know I wanted a career in journalism since I was about ten years old.
8. Some of my best friends are WWII veterans, most between 88-92 years old.
9. I was a cat person my entire life, until we rescued Duke last year. He's a six-year old beagle from the Denver Dumb Friends League. I may never own a cat again.
10. My favorite group is Electric Light Orchestra... AC/DC is a close second.
11. My first big interview was via telephone with Bob Hope. I was so nervous, I think I sounded like a fool, but he was extremely kind and generous with his time.
12. I love producing documentaries. My first, "Life, Liberty & Resilience" was also a book. My current film in production is titled "Droughtland" which focuses on the devastating SE Colorado drought. More on at both www.steffantubbs.com and www.droughtland.com
13. Maui is about my favorite place on earth.
14. I was embedded with U.S. troops in Iraq in 2006 and 2010.
15. I close Colorado's Morning News on 850 KOA every day with a simple message: "Remember Our Troops."
Steffan Tubbs is one busy guy. Between both of his media gigs, to being a father and traveling across the world with WWII veterans, it can be difficult to pitch stories and get his attention.
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Happy Memorial Day from all of us here at Colorado Media Network LLC!
Written by Erica Boniface
I was scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed the other day and couldn’t help but chuckle at a headline The Onion posted: “Guy with 10,000 Tweets, 15 Followers About Ready to Hang It.”
It’s one of those things about Twitter. You feel like the more you Tweet and hashtag like crazy, eventually you’ll grow more followers, right? Well, sort of. It really depends on the type of content you’re posting—for Twitter, we like to think of it as quality over quantity. But when you have a handle on quality content, then Tweet as much as you want.
Although great grandma Ethel may love to know what you’re eating and watching on TV, the general public doesn’t give a damn. Sorry to break the news to you.
What’s interesting though, we came across a recent article on the very credible site, Forbes.com with a catching headline: How to Dramatically Increase your Twitter Following.
Here’s a quick except from the article where the author discusses Tweeting. A lot:
“Studies have shown that the more you Tweet, the more followers you’re likely to have (users who have written under 1000 tweets typically have fewer than 100 followers, while those who have tweeted more than 10,000 times usually have followings of between 1000-5000 people).
That initial immersion will pay off in terms of “market research,” as well: you’ll sharpen your editorial voice, get more comfortable with the medium and its quirks (hashtags, @ replies, and more), and learn the types of content that appeal to and engage your followers."
We hate to disagree with Forbes, but regardless of what the studies say, the one rule of success you learned the first day of business school: Know what your customers want.
Well, why wouldn’t that apply to Twitter, and other social media platforms for that matter? Would your potential customers want to see a picture of your whipped cream covered waffles? Well, maybe. If your business is a restaurant. But other than that, if it has no business with your business…then don’t Tweet it.
Bottom line: It does pay to have professionals manage your social media platforms. They know how to grow a larger following. They know what content your customers want. They know the ins and outs of the digital world. And you know what? You've already found the pros to take charge and help garner a larger network online.
Fill out the quick form below and one of our social media experts will get back to you in a jiffy. And hey, we can even have a free consultation over those whipped cream covered waffles. They sound ah-mazing.
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