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

Building the Colorado Bioscience Brand: 2005 through 2014

Lakewood, CO, January 29, 2015 --(PR.com)-- Metro Denver-based 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.” Absolutely PR remains a CBSA member company.

Since April 2005, there have been 1,588 recorded print editorial media placements featuring the Colorado Bioscience brand, 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).

Here is a sampling of placement highlights from the past decade:

Sep 11, 2014 – InnovatioNews - ‘BioWest 2014 offers insight on creating healthier workforce, getting products to market’
Jun 25, 2014 – InnovatioNews; “Logan Collins of Boulder placed second in BioGeneius International Competition in San Diego”
Mar 6, 2014 – FierceBiotech - 'The top 15 cities for biotech venture funding' - Metro Denver Ranks 12th

Oct 16, 2013 - Xconomy: 'Colorado Biotech Searches for a Few More Investors, Anchor Tenants'
Sep 20, 2013 – InnovatioNews – Colorado’s “CBSA investor and partnering conference shines spotlight on region’s most promising bioscience firms”
Sep 9, 2013 – Medical Device Daily – “A decade of growth in metro Denver’s medical device sector”

Oct 22, 2012 – BIOTechNow – “Biotech is Growing in Colorado”
Sep 13, 2012 – 9News – 'Fort Collins, Colorado, making strides in doggie cancer''
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

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'
Jul 2011 - Site Selection: 'Colorado Bio has solid infrastructure'
May 2011 – Bioscience Magazine – “Working the Network: Landing a job through networking is more than talking science over cocktails”

Sept 7, 2010 – Denver Business Journal – “CSU prof Temple Grandin, subject of HBO movie, to keynote Denver’s BioWest”
Sep 2010 – iStudent Advisor: “The Science of Biotechnology: Why Colorado is a perfect place to study”
Spring 2010 – European Life Science Journal – “Colorado’s bioscience industry boasts a strong infrastructure”

Nov 2009 – Inc Magazine – “Innovation: A New Way to Fight Germs - Sharklet Technologies' Tony Brennan invented a sharkskin-like pattern that resists microbes”
July 1, 2009 – Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News – “Building a Successful Biotech Incubator”
Spring 2009 – European Life Science Journal – Colorado’s “Expanding world-class technologies”

Dec 1, 2008 – Drug Discovery & Development – “Rocky Mountain High Bioscience”
Sep 2008 – Nature Biotechnology – Colorado: “Growing the bioscience career pipeline – a new program connects local science teachers with the bioscience industry”
Winter 2008 – European Life Science Journal – “Good conditions fuel Colorado’s bioscience industry”

Dec 12, 2007 – Medical Device Daily - BioWest 2007- Ubl: healthcare ‘homogeneous’ for Dems, not ‘at top’ for GOP”
Dec 11, 2007 – Medical Device Daily – ‘BioWest 2007: ‘Showcase,’ and MDD, select ingenious valve firm as tops’
Dec 10, 2007 – Medical Device Daily - “BioWest 2007: Making med-tech & providing the services to do it well”


Oct 2006 – Medical Design – “BioWest 2006 closes with record attendance”
Aug 31, 2006 – Medical Device Daily – “BioWest 2006: New STAR center drives Baxa’s starring role in pharmacy sector”
Aug 28, 2006 – Medical Device Daily – “BioWest 2006: Gambro BCT: big safety in blood, but short on headlines”


Nov 9, 2005 – Denver Business Journal – Colorado “Bioscience group bestows awards”
Oct 9, 2005 – Denver Business Journal – “Dollars flowing to Colorado's biotech players: Replidyne, GlobeImmune net $96M in only one month”
Oct 2, 2005 – Denver Business Journal – “Authority, incubator boost Colorado Biotech”

Additional Backgrounding

Absolutely PR also initiated and maintained CBSA’s social media channels, including Twitter, LinkedIn Groups, Facebook, Blogger, YouTube, Pinterest, Google+, Tumblr and Instagram. In 2006, Absolutely PR was named CBSA Partner of the Year during the annual Awards Dinner.

Colorado-based Primavera Group assumed the media relations and strategic public relations contract for CBSA beginning January 5, 2015. Visit http://www.theprimaveragroup.com.

About Colorado BioScience Association

The CBSA is a not-for-profit organization providing services and support for Colorado's growing biosciences industry. Visit http://www.cobioscience.com.

About Absolutely Public Relations

Absolutely PR specializes in media relations, the strategies and tactics necessary to achieve impactful editorial placements in the international, national, trade press, local and social/digital media space. Visit http://www.AbsolutelyPR.com.


Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR - Absolutely Public Relations - 303-669-3558 - maggie@absolutelypr.com
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Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR, CIARP