Novitas CEO Joins The Aaron Harber Show as Guest Contributor

  Aaron Harber hosts the Political Ad Review show with Michelle Lyng & Steve Welchert, October 27, 2014   Owner and CEO of Novitas Communications, Michelle Lyng, returns as a guest contributor on The Aaron Harber Show to analyze the effectiveness of various 2014 political campaign...

CEO Michelle Lyng on The Aaron Harber Show

  Aaron Harber hosts the Political Ad Review show with Michelle Lyng & Steve Welchert, October 9, 2014   Owner and CEO of Novitas Communications, Michelle Lyng, comments on the effectiveness of Colorado political ads with Steve Welchert on The Aaron Harber Show. The ads span issues including Amendment 68 and Colorado senatorial ads featuring Sen. Mark Udall and Rep. Cory Gardner....
Novitas Communications Hires New Junior Associate

Novitas Communications Hires New Junior Associate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jenna Schmitt jschmitt@novitascommunications.com 720-583-1416 Novitas Communications Hires New Junior Associate DENVER (August 26, 2014) — Novitas Communications welcomes Jenna Schmitt as the newest Junior Associate in its Denver office. Schmitt joined Novitas at the beginning of August, though she is no stranger to the Denver area. Schmitt unites a strong writing background as a professional writer and editor with experience in content marketing for her role as junior associate. “The high quality of Jenna’s work product, her polished demeanor, and her commitment to superior client service make her an excellent fit for Novitas,” said Michelle Balch Lyng, president of Novitas Communications. “Jenna embodies the four core values up which our firm is built — integrity, excellence, entrepreneurial spirit, and partnership.” “Working in PR is a fast-paced challenge that I feel ready to tackle, thanks to the leadership here at Novitas. The innovation at this firm stands out to me as the ideal place to contribute my own strategic and creative skills,” said Schmitt. “Colorado is a bellwether for business, politics, and culture nationally. Supporting clients locally and beyond, I am excited to be a part of the impact Novitas Communications has on this dynamic environment.” Her prior published work spans business management books, international travel guides, and articles on topics ranging from interior design to healthcare. Because of her myriad experience, she thrives on the ever-changing roles of PR, responding to each new client with unique, personalized ideas to achieve goals. Her ability to stay flexible, meet deadlines, and brew strong coffee make her a welcome part of the Novitas Communications team. About Novitas Communications...

Novitas Communications Awarded Women-Owned Small Business Certification

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jenna Schmitt jschmitt@novitascommunications.com 720-583-1416 Novitas Communications Awarded Women-Owned Small Business Certification DENVER (August 11, 2014) — Novitas Communications has received the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) certification by the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce. The WOSB certification is intended to support women small business owners, and help them reach their goals. The award raises awareness for successful businesswomen in a variety of industries who still represent a minority in their professions. By recognizing their accomplishments, the WOSB simultaneously supports women draw more business and serves as a beacon of encouragement to women of all ages who want to start or manage businesses of their own. Becoming certified will help Novitas Communications pursue new business opportunities and reach innovative goals. “With this certification, Novitas Communications can support the WOSB mission to ultimately create and retain more jobs in the Denver area,” said Michelle Balch Lyng, CEO of Novitas Communications. “Our firm was founded around four core values that compel us to exceed our clients’ expectations — partnership, integrity, a commitment to excellence, and an entrepreneurial spirit. This designation will only allow us to expand our services to new partners.” The WOSB certification recognizes women that are small business owners who can pass the stringent eligibility requirements and the extensive application process. To qualify as a WOSB, 51 percent of the firm must be owned and predominately managed by one or more women, and the women must be U.S. citizens. The firm also must meet the SBA’s size standards recognizing that the firm is considered small in its industry. About Novitas Communications Denver-based Novitas Communications is a full-service...

Coloradans for Real Education Reform and Novitas Communications Awarded PRSA’s 2014 Silver Anvil Award of Excellence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sami Davis sdavis@novitascommunications.com 970-980-5122 Coloradans for Real Education Reform and Novitas Communications Awarded PRSA’s 2014 Silver Anvil Award of Excellence “Vote No on 66” Earns National Recognition for Innovation and Creativity DENVER (June 17, 2014) — Coloradans for Real Education Reform (CRER) and Novitas Communications received a Silver Anvil Award of Excellence from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) for their work on Vote No on 66/ Coloradans for Real Education Reform campaign in the public affairs category. The Award of Excellence, which recognizes outstanding strategic public relations planning and implementation, was presented to the team during the Silver Anvil Awards Ceremony held June 12 in New York City. Amendment 66 was a $950 million tax hike that would have increased the state income tax rate for all Coloradans.  While the “No on 66” campaign was vastly outspent by its opponents, voters in the November 2013 election rejected the proposed amendment nearly two-to-one. The Wall Street Journal noted that “the most significant election result Tuesday may have been Colorado’s overwhelming rejection of Amendment 66….” “The Award of Excellence recognizes strategic public relations programs that are among the very best our profession produces in a given year,” said James J. Roop, APR, Fellow PRSA, 2014 Chair of the PRSA Awards and Honors Committee. “To receive a Silver Anvil Award of Excellence, programs must be of Silver Anvil caliber and represent some of the best thinking, execution and results in the public relations industry.” The Silver Anvil Awards program has grown in scope and stature since its inception in 1946, and awards are now given in...

Public Relations Society of America National Silver Anvil Finalist

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:  Sami Davis sdavis@novitascommunications.com 720-583-1416 Novitas Communications and Coloradans for Real Education Reform named a 2014 Public Relations Society of America National Silver Anvil Finalist DENVER (March 25, 2014) – The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) has named Novitas Communications and Coloradoans for Real Education Reform finalists in its 2014 Silver Anvil Award for their work on the “No on 66” campaign.  The PRSA Silver Anvil Award recognizes excellence in public relations, and is regarded as the industry’s most distinguished accolade. “We are honored to be recognized alongside some of the largest and most successful global agencies in the public relations industry,” said Michelle Lyng, CEO of Novitas Communications.  “This recognition by our peers is a testament to the creativity, partnership, and the entrepreneurial spirit with which we approach our work.” Amendment 66 was a $950 million tax hike that would have increased the state income tax rate for all Coloradans.  While the “No on 66” campaign was vastly outspent by its opponents, voters in the November 2013 election rejected the proposed amendment nearly two-to-one.The Wall Street Journal noted that “the most significant election result Tuesday may have been Colorado’s overwhelming rejection of Amendment 66….” PRSA received a total of 843 entries for the 2014 competition. Out of the 843 entries, only 156 were selected as finalists by the Silver Anvil judges. PRSA will announce the 2014 Silver Anvil Award recipients at a June 12th awards ceremony in New York. About Novitas Communications   Denver-based Novitas Communications is a full-service public relations firm offering media relations, issue management, crisis communications, strategic marketing, and public education campaigns to clients across the...