Kurt Holzberlein
Communications  Professional
An award-winning communications professional with more than 25 years of experience in strategic public relations, corporate communications, marketing, event planning, and journalism. Team builder with a demonstrated ability to drive results. Extensive industry experience includes high-tech, non-profit trade associations, real estate, logistics, internet acceleration technologies and broadcast journalism.
  • Strategic public relation
  • Crisis communications
  •  Media training
  • Copy writing & corporate messaging
  • Video production
  • M&A veteran
  • Web 2.0 content

Professional Experience
ProLogis – Denver, Colorado
September 2006 – April 2009
Contract Senior Editor & Executive Producer
Challenge & Scope:
Joined marketing team to initiate multimedia projects and create strategic content for global industrial and mixed-use real estate developer. Produced multimedia pieces using Flash animation. Produced various internal and external video presentations. Created content for Web 2.0 projects such as first corporate podcast and live internal webcast. Created copy for various marketing pieces including flyers, websites, brochure, email advertisements and newsletters.
Key Results:
Coordinated global team in the conception and production of award-winning Flash video holiday greeting, resulting in 43% savings over print greeting cards and viewed in more than 39 countries.  Awarded Business Marketing Association of Colorado Silver Key Award.
Analyzed various subjects for case studies, ensuring a strategic fit with goals of organization. Conducted research, organized global interviews and composed final copy for executive review.
Produced multiple Flash animations focusing on strategic corporate goals, extending visibility of ProLogis value proposition.
Managed content of monthly newsletters, establishing ProLogis as thought leader within commercial real estate broker community.
AeA Mountain States Council – Denver, Colorado
March 2003 – January 2006
Director, Programs and Communications
Challenge & Scope:
Recruited to jumpstart public relations image and member programs for high-tech trade association.  Renewed membership programs and organized  C-level volunteer committees determining program topics and speakers.  Increased visibility with aggressive communications program through press releases, interviews and speaking opportunities.
Key Results:
Created PR initiative to coincide with renewed sales efforts, resulting in 20% increase in membership.
Produced high-profile media events to capitalize on a unique opportunities including Denver visit of the Chinese Ambassador to the United States and member address from CNN’s Lou Dobbs, garnering television and print coverage.
JGS & Associates – Denver, Colorado
November 2001 – March 2003
Marketing and Communications Consultant
Challenge & Scope:
Designed and implemented a competitive indirect sales program for California based web-conferencing company. Developed direct marketing program and messaging for an executive recruitment firm. Built core messaging and communication plan matrix for online medical informed-consent company.
Key Results:
Strengthened channel partner program, including certification and additional partner benefits, supporting increased sales initiative.
Clarified messaging for online informed-consent company prior to seeking angel investment.
Circadence Corporation – Boulder, Colorado
May 2000 – August 2001
Director, Corporate Communications
Challenge & Scope:
Recruited to create public relations program for internet infrastructure startup. Managed activities of external PR agency and created internal communications programs for international locations. Cultivated relationships with business and IT press and analysts as well  as relationship with strategic partners such as HP and Global Crossing.  Managed US PR activities for international sale of gaming division to PCCW Japan. Developed executive presentations for investor and analyst audiences.
Key Results:
Increased corporate visibility through analyst and industry press coverage during investment initiative garnering $150 million.
Met challenge of coordinating  national press coverage for international sale of gaming division to PCCW  Japan.
KMGH TV – Denver, Colorado
February 1997 – May 2000
Assignment Editor
Challenge & Scope:
Directed news staff of 40 reporters and photographers. Maintained daily contact with news sources, developing story ideas and news lineup. Constantly monitored incoming news and reassessed crew assignments throughout news day.
Key Results:
Managed news crew during coverage of Columbine High School shootings resulting in award-winning coverage.
Early Career
May 1988 – November 1996
News experience including reporting, anchoring and newsroom
Professional Awards
Business Marketing Association of Colorado Silver Key Award
CableACE Award (2)
Associated Press (4)
Society of Professional Journalists (4)
Education & Training
B.A. in American Studies, University of Notre Dame
SPJ Taishoff Seminar Fellow
Poynter Institute Writing Seminars


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