WHAT WE DO


SLATE IS a full service marketing and public relations firm specializing in local government communications.

 

Slate helps public organizations connect with their communities.

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We have an unparalleled understanding of local government.

Slate Creates award-winning graphic design for municipalities

Whether creating a community brand, marketing a service, or simply keeping your residents informed, Slate can help.


THE TEAM

 
19 years experience in communications and marketing for communities, proven success blending traditional communication tools with progressive engagement techniques. Prior to starting Slate, worked for the communities of Vail, Durango, and Fort Collins, CO.

19 years experience in communications and marketing for communities, proven success blending traditional communication tools with progressive engagement techniques. Prior to starting Slate, worked for the communities of Vail, Durango, and Fort Collins, CO.

Kim Newcomer
CEO | Founder

Ryan has more than 20 years experience in creative marketing, brand development, publication and interactive graphic design, photography, and video. He has produced award-winning projects for Billboard Communications, Ziff Davis Media and numerous not-for-profit organizations.

Ryan has more than 20 years experience in creative marketing, brand development, publication and interactive graphic design, photography, and video. He has produced award-winning projects for Billboard Communications, Ziff Davis Media and numerous not-for-profit organizations.

Ryan Burke
Creative Director | Founder

With a background in marketing and project management for over two years, Liz brings four years experience managing deadlines, copy editing, traffic management, and vendor relations.

With a background in marketing and project management for over two years, Liz brings four years experience managing deadlines, copy editing, traffic management, and vendor relations.

Liz Cassi
Communications Specialist

Mike has more than 18 years experience specializing in advertising and publication design. He broadened his creative base while working as a Graphic Designer at Nautilus for over eight years and has been a full-time staff member of Slate for three years.

Mike has more than 18 years experience specializing in advertising and publication design. He broadened his creative base while working as a Graphic Designer at Nautilus for over eight years and has been a full-time staff member of Slate for three years.

Mike Greenwald
Senior Graphic Designer

Kristen brings over 12 years of local government experience to the Slate team. With a background in media relations, strategic communications, social media management, marketing, newsletter production, and special event planning, Kristen thrives on enhancing the communication efforts of the communities she supports.

Kristen brings over 12 years of local government experience to the Slate team. With a background in media relations, strategic communications, social media management, marketing, newsletter production, and special event planning, Kristen thrives on enhancing the communication efforts of the communities she supports.

Kristen Knoll
Communications Manager

 
 
Jess brings years of project management and content creation experience to our team. From her non-profit background, she contributes high level strategies to our public clients. 

Jess brings years of project management and content creation experience to our team. From her non-profit background, she contributes high level strategies to our public clients. 

Jess McHugh
Communications Specialist

Bringing five years of creative graphic design experience to the Slate team, Allie shines in designing for brand development, typography, poster design, interactive and promotional materials.

Bringing five years of creative graphic design experience to the Slate team, Allie shines in designing for brand development, typography, poster design, interactive and promotional materials.

Allie McRae
Graphic Designer

Your relationship with Slate starts with Rory and is built on customizing your objectives through a fun, professional relationship. Rory brings connectivity and solutions to your communication needs through her expertise in client services.

Your relationship with Slate starts with Rory and is built on customizing your objectives through a fun, professional relationship. Rory brings connectivity and solutions to your communication needs through her expertise in client services.

Rory Schaar
Business Development Coordinator

Highly organized and detailed, Alex brings a unique combination of administrative, collaborative, and communication-related skills. His ability to develop and maintain relationships among diverse groups and stakeholders makes him an ideal project manager for multifaceted projects. 

Highly organized and detailed, Alex brings a unique combination of administrative, collaborative, and communication-related skills. His ability to develop and maintain relationships among diverse groups and stakeholders makes him an ideal project manager for multifaceted projects. 

Alex Smith
Communications Specialist

 

We believe engaged residents make for better communities and communities deserve quality communication.


Awards & Recognition

AVA Digital Awards:
Platinum Award for Poudre Fire Authority Annual Report
Gold Award for Government Website
Honorable Mention for Government Video
Honorable Mention for North Colorado Loop Tour Website

3CMA: four-time SAVVY recipient

American Advertising Federation (ADDY): Gold Award

Best of the Web & Digital Government Achievement Awards: 3rd Place & Finalist

National Association of County Information Officers: Superior Award for Brochure

Golden Ink Awards: Gold & Silver

Society of Publication Awards: Gold, Silver & Honorable

American Public Works Association: Colorado Chapter

Presenter at numerous national conventions
and state-wide conferences throughout the Rocky Mountains