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Kevin Frisbie - Account Executive

"Do not underestimate the value of face-to-face communication."

Kevin Frisbie | Account Executive 

Beer, burgers and PR

Stop me if you’ve heard this before. A kid walks into a bar and begins a career in public relations.

Such is the tale of Kevin Frisbie.

Kevin’s first job was a busboy at Denver’s historic My Brother’s Bar. For 15 years he bussed tables, flipped burgers and poured beers. He didn’t realize it at the time, but by catering to the whims of demanding customers, bossy waitresses and doing it all in a timely fashion, Kevin developed skills that would benefit him in a career in public relations: 

  • Client relations: “Oh there’s 10 of you and you want the check split 10 ways, including your four appetizers? Sure no problem.”
  • Crisis communication: “I’m sorry the waitress forgot your order. I’ll rush it right out.”
  • Internal communications: “Please write your orders legibly and in the correct order. It will make everyone happier.”

He also learned important basic skills such as multitasking, working in a fast-paced environment, branding, and empathy - as well as learning from the ground up.

So what else could he do? Kevin earned his undergraduate degree in Public Relations at Colorado State University. After graduating, he continued to work at the bar and soon landed a job as publicist at Allied Integrated Marketing.

During his time at Allied  he managed regional publicity and promotions for several high profile clients, including Sony Pictures, Universal Studios, The Weinstein Co., and Miramax Films. It was here that Kevin expanded on the skills he learned at the bar as well as adding media relations and event planning to his repertoire.

After six years at Allied, Kevin joined MGA in March 2012, but you can still find Kevin helping at the bar occasionally. Besides being the place where his career began during his own 15 years at the bar, Kevin has history there. His parents and sister had both worked there before him and it’s also where he met his wife.

Be sure to say hi if you see him and ask him your burning public relations questions. 

  • Areas of Expertise: Media Relations, Event Planning, Community Engagement
  • Industry/Vertical Areas of Expertise: Government, Natural Resources, Entertainment
  • Recent Client Work: Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration
  • Year Entered Communications Industry: 2005
  • Year Stated at MGA: 2012
  • Education: B.A. in Technical Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations

Interesting fact

Kevin has been a judge in a belly flop contest.

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