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Tue., Dec. 16, 2014
Cracker Barrel Wants to Hear from PR Firms
By Greg Hazley
 
cracker barrelEatery chain Cracker Barrel has put out a feeler for PR firms as it mulls a search process for an agency of record assignment.
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Tue., Dec. 16, 2014
MA Seeks Firm for Boston Bombing Victim, Witness Outreach
By Greg Hazley
 
massMassachusetts is on the hunt for a digitally savvy agency to guide an education and outreach campaign aimed at victims and witnesses of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.
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Fri., Dec. 12, 2014
Blog: Ohio Tourism Pitch Shines in Dreary RFP World
By Kevin McCauley
 
ohioOhio's tourism pitch is masterpiece of creativity in dreary world on mind-numbing, bureaucratic mumbo-jumbo RFPs. Hello, Cleveland!
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Fri., Dec. 12, 2014
'Dinosaurland' Hunts for PR Help
By Greg Hazley
 
dinoUtah's outdoor recreation mecca that is the home of Dinosaur National Monument is on the hunt for a PR firm to boost travel and tourism to the region.
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Thu., Dec. 11, 2014
Global Children's Charity Wants Global PR Support
By Greg Hazley
 
starlightThirty-two-year-old global charity that supports children and families through pediatric healthcare is calling for PR agency proposals to serve the organization in the US and abroad.
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Tue., Dec. 9, 2014
Nebraska Lottery Reviews $5M Ad, PR Account
By Greg Hazley
 
nebraska lotteryThe Nebraska Lottery has rolled the dice on a review of its $5.6M advertising and PR account.
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Mon., Dec. 8, 2014
Detroit Econ Dev Corp Seeks Comms Help
By Greg Hazley
 
degcThe economic development corporation for the financially strapped City of Detroit is on the hunt for agency help to support a $4.25M program aimed to attract businesses and real estate investment along its commercial corridors.
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Thu., Dec. 4, 2014
Forest Service Releases RFP After 'Brand' Victory
By Greg Hazley
 
forest serviceThe US Forest Service, which fended off a federal government bid to put all Department of Agriculture agencies under "One Brand" last year, has released an RFP for a firm to advise it on outreach, brand identity and engagement across the $5B administrator of 193M acres.
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Wed., Dec. 3, 2014
Nevada Reviews Int'l PR Pacts
By Greg Hazley
 
nevadaNevada has kicked off a review of its international PR pacts covering Germany and South Korea.
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Mon., Dec. 1, 2014
Malaysian Banking Entity Eyes PR Help
By Greg Hazley
 
faaThe quality assurance and accreditation body set up to boost Malaysia's financial sector is looking for a PR agency to position the sector globally and burnish its image. 
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Fri., Nov. 28, 2014
Cayman Islands Tourism Rolls PR, Ad Review
By Greg Hazley
 
caymanThe tourism entity for the Cayman Islands is planning a review of its tourism PR and creative advertising accounts.
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Fri., Nov. 14, 2014
Child Health Push Seeks Comms Plan Update
By Greg Hazley
 
first 5County arm of California's ambitious 16-year-old program to direct tobacco tax revenues to support childhood development is searching for an outside firm to update its communications plan.
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Wed., Nov. 12, 2014
AFS Fishes for PR Plan
By Greg Hazley
 
AFSThe American Fisheries Society, the Maryland-based organization of scientists and fisheries professionals, has cast a net for a PR contractor to develop a strategic communications plan with a special committee.
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Tue., Nov. 11, 2014
NY's FIT Shops for PR
By Greg Hazley
 
FITNew York's Fashion Institute of Technology is shopping for outside PR counsel.
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Mon., Nov. 10, 2014
Chicago Transit Rolls PR Search
By Greg Hazley
 
metraMetra, the commuter railroad for Chicago, is looking for outside PR counsel to bolster its communications team on the media and public relations and crisis communications front.
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Fri., Nov. 7, 2014
Univ of Minnesota Reviews Image Campaign
By Greg Hazley
 
minnesotaThe 68,000-student University of Minnesota is reviewing its "Driven to Discover" campaign with an RFP process through early December.
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Thu., Nov. 6, 2014
DC Area Drunk Driving Push Seeks Agency
By Greg Hazley
 

driveThe multistate, public-private drunk driving and underage drinking campaign known as Checkpoint Strikeforce has kicked off an agency review for PR and creative.

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Thu., Nov. 6, 2014
NYC's Union Square Partnership Looks for Event Help
By Kevin McCauley
 
union squareManhattan's Union Square Partnership is looking for a firm to plan, manage and run its "Summer in the Square" series staged a day a week for nine weeks beginning in June.
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Fri., Oct. 31, 2014
Utah Slates Business PR Pitch
By Greg Hazley
 
utahUtah has kicked off an agency search to pitch the state as a destination for business.
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Thu., Oct. 30, 2014
NJ Musters PR Search to Burnish Military Bases
By Greg Hazley
 
picatinnyNew Jersey, which lost a key military base in the Pentagon's last round of closures, has begun an agency search to foster support and "safeguard" five military installations as the Department of Defense pushes for a new round of realignments or closures.
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