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Fri., Aug. 29, 2014
US 'Boots to Business' Push for Vets Seeks Agency
By Greg Hazley
bootsThe US Small Business Administration is in the midst of an agency search to guide marketing and outreach for the Boots to Business Program, a new initiative to help military veterans become entrepreneurs.
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Fri., Aug. 29, 2014
Texas Reviews Chinese Tourism PR
By Greg Hazley
texasThe Lone Star State is on the hunt for PR agency help to lure Chinese tourists.
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Thu., Aug. 28, 2014
CU Business School Reviews PR
By Greg Hazley
univ of coloradoThe University of Colorado's Leeds School of Business is seeking communications counsel as follows a blueprint to "emerge back on the national agenda as a highly rates and well-recognized business school."
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Wed., Aug. 27, 2014
New Orleans Seeks Social Media AOR
By Greg Hazley
new orleansNew Orleans' tourism marketing organization wants to hear from firms to promote the city via social media on a six-figure contract.
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Tue., Aug. 26, 2014
Hawaii Tech Incubator Reviews PR
By Greg Hazley
manoaThe technology incubator set up by Hawaii to grow that sector of the state's economy is calling for PR proposals to develop and execute a strategic communications plan.
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Fri., Aug. 22, 2014
Senior Group Looks for PR
By Kevin McCauley
cscsThe Council of Senior Centers and Services, which supports community groups in New York, is looking for a PR firm.
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Fri., Aug. 22, 2014
Multinational Enviro Push Seeks Pitches for DC Event
By Greg Hazley
CECA multinational, intergovernmental commission focused on coastal ecosystems and enforcing environmental law is looking for a PR consultant.
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Thu., Aug. 21, 2014
Chicago Pension Fund Wants PR Education
By Greg Hazley
ctpfThe $10.8B dollar pension fund is calling on PR firms to develop a media relations strategy for local, regional and national outreach.
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Thu., Aug. 21, 2014
Nevada Reviews Tourism PR
By Greg Hazley
nevadaNevada is in the final days of accepting proposals for its tourism marketing account, handled by Burson-Marsteller until July.
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Wed., Aug. 20, 2014
Texas, Utah Seek Overseas PR Firms for Tourism
By Greg Hazley
utah, texasTexas and Utah have released multiple RFPs to handle tourism PR in overseas markets from Europe to Asia.
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Tue., Aug. 19, 2014
Army Chaplains Pray for PR Support
By Greg Hazley
chaplainThe Department of Army Chaplains has cast a net for PR support of a new communications plan across the military and major stakeholders.
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Mon., Aug. 18, 2014
East Africa Economic Push Seeks North America, Europe PR
By Greg Hazley
east africaEconomic development engine for East Africa funded by the several countries including the US is looking for PR agency support to reach North American and European media.
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Fri., Aug. 15, 2014
Industrial Services Provider Seeks PR Pitches
By Greg Hazley
industrialA North American provider of industrial services like facilities cleaning and management is calling for PR proposals to position the company in its four operational areas.
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Thu., Aug. 14, 2014
Maine Eyes Diagnosis for Public Health Comms
By Greg Hazley

maineMaine has called for proposals for its public health communications account, encompassing social marketing, social media and partnerships that tackle issues like tobacco, obesity and substance abuse. 

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Wed., Aug. 13, 2014
Memphis Int'l to Review PR
By Greg Hazley
memphisThe governing body for Memphis International Airport is preparing to review its PR and marketing with an RFQ process through September.
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Tue., Aug. 12, 2014
UNESCO Puts Comms on Menu for World's Fair
By Greg Hazley
expoUNESCO is seeking English-language communications support for its presence at EXPO 2015, the 184-day world's fair focused on food and nutrition that is slated to kick off in Milan in May 2015.
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Mon., Aug. 11, 2014
Washington Seaport Trolls for Pre-Development PR Audit
By Greg Hazley

seaportWashington State's Grays Harbor Historical Seaport, home of the tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain and site of a major economic redevelopment effort, is trolling for a firm to conduct a communications and brand audit.

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Tue., Jul. 29, 2014
Miami Opens Review of Tourism PR
By Greg Hazley
miamiMiami has kicked off a review of its North American tourism PR account with an open pitch process through August. Details...
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Fri., Jul. 25, 2014
Ontario Docs Seek PR Diagnosis Amid Contract Talks
By Greg Hazley

doctorsThe Ontario Medical Association has released an RFP for a public awareness and communications firm to reach the public, stakeholders and provincial government as its 25,000 public sector doctors are in contract talks, following their pact's expiration in March. 

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Thu., Jul. 24, 2014
Skin Surgeon Group Wants PR Work
By Kevin McCauley
asdsThe American Society for Dermatologic Surgery is looking for publicity and media relations work for the 5,800-member group.
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