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Fri., Feb. 27, 2015
Maryland 529 Plans Review PR Investment
By Greg Hazley
marylandMaryland is reviewing its PR and community outreach account for its $4B college savings plans.
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Mon., Feb. 23, 2015
South Africa Seeks US Tourism PR Agency
By Greg Hazley
satSouth Africa has kicked off a tourism PR agency search in the US.
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Fri., Feb. 20, 2015
Maryland Eyes Medical Pot PR
By Greg Hazley
mmcMaryland's medical marijuana commission is calling for proposals from PR firms to educate the public and key players as the state prepares to open the industry by 2016.
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Thu., Feb. 19, 2015
Bay Area Govs Seeks Communications Counsel
By Greg Hazley
bayrenThe regional planning agency for the nine counties of the San Francisco Bay Area is looking for outside communications counsel for its $26M energy efficiency program.
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Tue., Feb. 17, 2015
Suffolk Co. Controller Looks for PR
By Kevin McCauley
suffolkThe controller's office of New York's Suffolk County wants PR pitches.
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Tue., Feb. 17, 2015
Library of Congress Books PR, Events Search
By Greg Hazley
locThe Library of Congress has booked a review for agencies to handle event planning and PR.
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Tue., Feb. 17, 2015
Visit California Opens PR Review
By Greg Hazley

caVisit California, the tourism promotion entity for the Golden State, is reviewing its six-figure domestic PR contract with an open RFP process.

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Wed., Feb. 11, 2015
Massachusetts EconDev Entity Seeks Agency
By Greg Hazley
massdevThe economic development agency for the state of Massachusetts has cast a net for a full-service communications agency to polish its image.
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Tue., Feb. 10, 2015
San Fran Int'l Airport to Create PR, Marketing Pool
By Greg Hazley
sfoSan Francisco International Airport, which saw 47M people pass through its gates last year, is reviewing its marketing and PR accounts currently worth more than $7M with the intent to create a pool of firms.
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Thu., Feb. 5, 2015
Cherokee Nation Seeks Health PR Help
By Greg Hazley

cherokeeThe Cherokee Nation, backed by a federal healthcare grant, is looking for a media and communications firm to improve health and reduce chronic disease among the 300K-member Oklahoma tribe.

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Thu., Jan. 22, 2015
Williamsburg Wants PR Firm Visits
By Kevin McCauley
williamsburgThe Williamsburg Area Destination Marketing Committee is looking for a PR firm to promote overnight visits and position the Virginia region as having more tourism attractions than just the Colonial Williamsburg restoration.
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Wed., Jan. 21, 2015
Hawaii Opens Review of Tourism PR
By Greg Hazley
hawaiiThe Aloha State has launched a review of its six-figure tourism PR account with an open competition through mid-February.
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Tue., Jan. 20, 2015
Australia Tourism Books Global PR Search
By Kevin McCauley

australiaTourism Australia is looking to hire PR partners in key international markets such as the US, Brazil, Malaysia, China, Korea, India, UK and Japan.

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Fri., Jan. 16, 2015
Alaska Reviews Tourism Account
By Greg Hazley
alaskaAlaska has created a new tourism marketing board and kicked off an open competition for its $15M-a-year travel account.
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Fri., Jan. 9, 2015
St Petersburg Combs for Travel PR
By Greg Hazley
st petersburgThe "Sunshine City" of St. Petersburg, Fla., is combing for an agency to guide a six-figure branding campaign to attract tourists, new residents and businesses.
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Fri., Jan. 2, 2015
UN Water Sanitation Push Seeks Global PR Agency
By Greg Hazley
washA UN-backed global organization supporting sanitation, hygiene and water supply programs in poor countries is reviewing its strategic communications with an RFP process to burnish the member-backed group.
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Tue., Dec. 30, 2014
AARP Puts PR Firm Search 'On Hold'
By Kevin McCauley
aarpAARP has put its search for a PR firm to buttress its media relations team "on hold."
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Tue., Dec. 23, 2014
Agencies Flock to Army Industry Day Ahead of Ad, PR Account Review
By Greg Hazley
armyNearly three dozen agencies attended the U.S. Army's "industry day" for marketing and advertising firms on Dec. 3 in San Antonio as the Army mulls a review of its nine-figure recruitment advertising and PR account.
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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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