Roll Call: Silver Chalice, Pure Communications and Purple Strategies

Silver Chalice announced that Dana Golden has been named executive vice president, Audience Development. Golden, who had been EVP, Distribution, will oversee audience development, strategic partnerships, marketing and public relations for Campus Insiders (, the ACC Digital Network ( and all other Silver Chalice digital networks and platforms Silver Chalice. Prior to joining Silver Chalice, Golden was vice president, Strategic Partnerships for Comcast Interactive Media, where she was responsible for negotiating multiplatform digital media rights for Comcast’s websites, mobile applications, IPTV set top boxes and “TV Everywhere” services with major networks, film studios, and Internet properties. Golden was also formerly the vice president of Affiliate Sales for ESPN, leading the distribution of ESPN’s networks, pay per view, video on demand and other services with top cable operators. (Release)

Pure Communications, Inc. announced the appointment of Mike Huckman, award-winning journalist and former CNBC pharmaceuticals and medtech reporter, to chief strategist. As chief strategist, Huckman will lead presentation, media and roadshow skills development sessions for clients, as well as provide counsel on story development, investor relations and media strategy, issues management and crisis communications. Huckman brings 27 years of television journalism experience to Pure and joins the firm from MSLGROUP, where he served as senior vice president, director of media strategy and developed a robust life sciences client roster. (Release)

Purple Strategies announced that it is expanding its national footprint with the launch of Purple Strategies New England. The office will be led by prominent consultants Patrick Griffin and James Demers. Griffin is a political and corporate media consultant who has specialized in politics, healthcare, consumer products and education. He is the founder and chairman emeritus of GY&K Marketing, one of the largest advertising, marketing innovation and digital communications firms in New England. Over the past 30 years, Griffin’s clients have included Coca-Cola, Cigna HealthCare, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and Dunkin Donuts. Demers is a widely recognized New England Democratic consultant, a former member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives and former congressional candidate. He has more than 35 years of experience in the legislative, regulatory and political fields. After being appointed by President Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, he currently serves on the board of directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. He has been a political commentator for WMUR-TV, New Hampshire’s ABC affiliate, New England Cable News and other media outlets. (Release)