About Our Durango, Colorado Embroidery & Promotional Products Company

Advertising Innovations was founded by Paula Kopp and has grown to be an essential and integral part of the Four Corners Business Community since 2004.

Our commitment to providing you with highest quality and most functional promotional products is second to none. Our professional, dedicated staff offers creativity, skill, and the sort of first rate customer service your business deserves. We have what it takes to satisfy any and all of your branded apparel and promotional product needs!

If needed, we can work with you to design an attractive, legible logo which suits your personal taste and effectively represents your business or organization.

We utilize our on-site, state of the art, commercial custom embroidery equipment to generate a high quality embroidered logo for you. We also provide Direct to Garment Printing services and Screen Print services, so we can decorate apparel and accessories of any shape or material with a clean, high quality representation of your logo.


Paula Kopp came to the Four Corners area originally in 1974 and fell in love with the people, the mountains, and the desert. After leaving a successful career in Public Relations she made the jump to Durango in early 1987.

She started her career at 18 years old as the owner of a small landscaping business before embarking on a career in corporate purchasing. Her experience runs the entire gamut of public, private, retail, and manufacturing sectors, with the last five in service to the Southern Ute Indian Tribe.

As a small business owner, Paula’s vision for Advertising Innovations is to partner with your business for success by utilizing the longevity of physical advertising, including logoed apparel, and promotional products. Paula brings a wealth of corporate experience with an amazing entrepreneurial spirit. Paula works closely with our community; schools, government, and various charities. She is one of the quiet champions in support of local causes. When she is not at Advertising Innovations Paula loves to spend her time with her family – riding scooters, playing board games, camping, hiking, and skiing.


Denise Mellor was born in Northern California, grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, and earned her degree in Accounting from Salt Lake Community College. In 2008 she visited Durango and, like many of us, decided to stay. She is currently the Production Manager for Advertising Innovations. In that capacity Denise handles the programming, operation, and maintenance of six commercial embroidery machines.

Denise has three grown sons, two of whom live here in Durango and work at a local radio station. She enjoys hiking and camping with her dog Missy, as well as river rafting and motorcycle riding.


Julia Davis has lived in the Durango area for more than 30 years. Prior to joining the team at Advertising Innovations, she was self-employed in the publication and news distribution industries. As our Office Manager, Julia contributes her experience in account management, graphic design, promotion & marketing, and customer service to our already focused environment of quality products, high standards, and customer satisfaction.

Julia has five outrageously beautiful, intelligent, and independently quirky daughters. As a family, they love to camp, hike, skate, play team sports (they make up a whole team by themselves!), dance, and eat good food.