JohnstonWells Wins Gold Pick and Silver Pick at PRSA Colorado’s 2011 Gold Pick Award Ceremony
Monday, 16 May 2011 20:00

JohnstonWells Public Relations won a Gold Pick and a Silver Pick Award at the annual ceremony hosted by the Colorado Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America on May 5, 2011.

The firm was recognized for its work with BERNINA of America and Heska Corporation.  BERNINA is a family-owned manufacturer of fine, Swiss-made sewing and embroidery machines. Heska Corporation is a manufacturer and provider of veterinary diagnostic and other specialty products.

JohnstonWells CEO, Gwin Johnston, attends Asian IPREX Roundtable in Hong Kong
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 22:44

Gwin Johnston in Hong Kong, April 2011

All the Asian partners attended an Asian IPREX Roundtable in Hong Kong in April.  They were joined by Kathy Tunheim, global president for IPREX, and Gwin Johnston, who is former president of IPREX North America.

Partners from China, Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia, India, Australia, Japan and New Zealand attended the meeting.

JohnstonWells CEO judges Silver Anvils for 30th year in a row
Monday, 28 March 2011 21:23

For the 30th year in a row, Gwin Johnston was asked to be a Silver Anvil Judge by the Public Relations Society of America. The Silver Anvils are considered the top award in public relations.

Johnston was once again a senior judge--a distinction she has held since her second year of judging. Judges on Johnston's team included Clarke Caywood, director of graduate studies at Northwestern; Mike Goss, vice president of Jack Horner Communications in Pennsylvania and Sara Whitman, senior director at Peppercom in New York City. 

Judging was held in New York City on March 25.

JohnstonWells CEO attends international public relations meeting in Belfast
Tuesday, 15 March 2011 19:42

Gwin in Ireland with IPREX

Gwinavere Johnston, CEO of JohnstonWells, attended the European meeting of IPREX in Belfast, Ireland March 7-9.  IPREX, an international partnership of independent public relations firms meets annually in Europe.  Twenty five IPREX partners from all over Europe and three from the U.S. attended the meeting.

Johnston said, “These meetings are invaluable in understanding what it happening in public relations in other parts of the world.”

JohnstonWells currently has three international clients.

JohnstonWells sponsors the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Award for second year in a row
Thursday, 03 February 2011 16:57

Entrepreneur of the yearFor the second year in a row, we are proud to be the local public relations sponsor of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Awards in the Mountain Desert region.

Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year®, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs who have demonstrated excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

The award makes a difference through the unique way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 135 cities in 50 countries.

For more information about the awards, visit

JohnstonWells' continued commitment to the community
Tuesday, 11 January 2011 00:00

JohnstonWells has long assisted clients in developing community relations and philanthropy programs. But our commitment to philanthropy is not just about encouraging our clients to support their communities. At JohnstonWells, one thing that defines our employees is their personal involvement in the community.

State Rep. Max Tyler, Ann Dickerson and John Hickenlooper at the Ballot Chase Party in Golden on Oct. 18, 2010.

State Rep. Max Tyler, Ann Dickerson and John Hickenlooper at the Ballot Chase Party in Golden on Oct. 18, 2010. Ann Dickerson worked on the campaign in Jefferson County to support John Hickenlooper.

JohnstonWells hires Dan Peterson
Monday, 13 December 2010 17:31

Dan PetersonJohnstonWells just added Dan Peterson as a senior associate to its team.

Dan brings expertise in media and community relations, crisis communications, social media, business to business, and business development. 

Prior to joining JohnstonWells in 2010, Dan served as the Director of Communications for The Alexander Company, a Madison, Wisconsin-based real estate developer.  During his tenure at the firm he successfully garnered profile stories in the New York Times, Associated Press, National Public Radio, Washington Post, and Modern Luxury magazine (amongst many others).  He also authored stories for real estate trade publications including Land Development, Environmental Design & Construction, Builder/Architect, and Multifamily Trends.

We've Moved!!!
Tuesday, 16 November 2010 21:26

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

What changed?

  • Our location
  • Our identity

What stayed the same?

  • In a seed company building in LoDo
  • Our experienced staff
  • Phone number
  • Email
  • Website
  • Making sure our clients shine

1600 Wynkoop Street | Suite 300 | Denver, CO 80202

Art in the workplace fuels creativity
Tuesday, 20 July 2010 15:56

At JohnstonWells Public Relations, we don’t just decorate our walls with colorful, fun art, we actually live within the art. It is our heart and soul.

Our art collection spurs creativity and fresh thinking. It defines who we are and what we care about. It doesn’t lead us to think outside the box – we don’t have a box to start with.

Clients love to come to our offices, and are often inspired to use more color in designing their own offices. Being surrounded by art inspires lively brainstorm sessions and thoughtful, strategic planning meetings. It enhances our ability to deliver the best possible value to our clients.

Now through August 18, 2010, six pieces of art from our collection will be featured at the 14th Annual Corporate Collections Exhibit at Republic Plaza, 370 17th Street, Suite 3800. Find out more here.

In 2009, we received both the Mayor’s Design Award and a Historic Denver Preservation award for our offices in the venerable Rocky Mountain Seed Company Building on 15th Street between Larimer and Market streets.

Come by and take a look!

JohnstonWells Public Relations Begins Work with Two Green Technology Companies
Thursday, 01 July 2010 16:11



JohnstonWells Public Relations has been hired by Red Desert Water to conduct community and media relations outreach in Wyoming.

Red Desert Water is the oil and natural gas industry’s solution to a growing need to responsibly dispose of and/or reuse the water they are currently using. Red Desert’s unique Clean Runner water cleansing equipment is the newest and the very best technology available today. Find out more at

JohnstonWells will also work to implement the Clean Runner technology within the oil and natural gas industry outside of Wyoming. Clean Runner and Red Desert are both Cate Street Capital companies – Cate Street Capital, located in the Northeast, invests in sustainable technologies and green companies nationwide.

Modern healthcare challenges
Thursday, 17 June 2010 18:54

JohnstonWells’ Diane Amdur and Breanna Deidel participated in a great discussion this morning at Map Your Success 2010 – navigating your practice on the road of modern healthcare challenges.

Sponsored by The Pinnacle Group, Legacy Human Resources, BBVA Compass and Office Team – lively discussion topics included the impact of social media in healthcare, methods and benefits of establishing an online presence and how it can enhance overall business goals and objectives.


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