Friday, October 22, 2010

Colorado's first MMJ PR shop opens its doors

Let's all take a few seconds to get the weed jokes out of the way, then marvel for a bit as we find ourselves in one of those "the future is now" moments. If you ever imagined that you'd drive down a Denver street and see medical marijuana dispensaries everywhere, then surely you imagined the corollary: a day when all those stores would need their own communications firm. Enter Grow Room Communications, who announced their Colorado opening this week.

A release on PRWeb (there was no direct contact info on the release) positions Grow Room Communications as the "...first and only business development and public relations firm exclusively focused on the medical marijuana industry..." Washington, D.C. and 14 states have MMJ dispensaries, and they're stating a willingness to work with any and all.

Has MMJ really grown up so fast? It seems like just yesterday that these stores started opening, but it looks like market maturity is on overdrive. We're looking forward to seeing how it all turns out in this strange new world. In the meantime, where did we put those rocket slippers we bought yesterday?

Monday, October 4, 2010

Mayor Hick's "cold shower" ad makes Gawker Media political ad roundup

Regardless of which camp you fall into, political ads can provide a degree of entertainment — especially if someone at Gawker Media is willing to wade through them all and compile the best ones. Among the honorees was John Hickenlooper's "cold shower" spot:

Pretty tame by today's declining standards. Our creative director gives points to the Hickenlooper camp for their use of color and typography in their overall campaign identity. He found it a refreshing change from the usual block type and red-white-and blue color palette. Do you believe any other local political work belongs on the list?