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Thu., Apr. 16, 2015
VA Beach Reviews Tourism PR
By Greg Hazley
vabeachEast Coast summer hotspot Virginia Beach is reviewing its eight-figure tourism PR and advertising account.
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Fri., Apr. 3, 2015
Large Public Universities Recruit PR Firm for National Push
By Greg Hazley
university of texasFour large public universities are calling for PR proposals to develop a national campaign to burnish so-called public flagship universities in the US.
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Thu., Apr. 2, 2015
NV College Savings Plan Wants PR Education
By Greg Hazley
kickstartNevada's college savings program is looking to enroll a PR firm to create a unified brand for its four offerings.
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Tue., Mar. 31, 2015
National Peanut Board Cracks Open MarComm RFP
By Kevin McCauley
Natl Peanut BoardThe National Peanut Board is gearing up for a review of its advertising, marketing and PR campaigns this summer in Atlanta.
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Fri., Mar. 27, 2015
Military, Overseas Voting Program Casts PR RFP
By Greg Hazley
fvapThe federal program that ensures the right to vote for military service members, families and overseas citizens has cast an RFP for a communications firm.
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Wed., Mar. 25, 2015
NCAA, Houston Seek PR Pitches for 2016 Final Four
By Greg Hazley
final fourThe NCAA and the organizing committee for the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four in Houston are looking for PR and marketing proposals to next year's "March Madness."
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Wed., Mar. 25, 2015
North Dakota Reviews Travel PR
By Greg Hazley
north dakotaNorth Dakota is reviewing its tourism marketing and PR account to tab an agency of record to promote the Prairie Garden State as a year-round travel destination.
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Mon., Mar. 23, 2015
Mississippi Eyes PR to Climb Golf Leaderboard
By Greg Hazley
golfMississippi wants to climb the golf destination leaderboard and seeks a PR firm to drive that push.
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Fri., Mar. 20, 2015
Fed Substance Abuse, Mental Health Bureau Opens PR Search
By Greg Hazley

samhsaThe $3.6B federal government bureau focused on substance abuse and mental illness has launched an agency search to support PR and outreach communications for up to five years.

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Thu., Mar. 19, 2015
Montana Slates Prescription Drug Abuse Campaign
By Greg Hazley
montanaMontana's attorney general is searching for an agency to develop a public awareness campaign to curb an endemic problem of prescription drug abuse in the state.
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Fri., Mar. 13, 2015
Iowa Reviews Tourism, EconDev PR
By Greg Hazley
iowaIowa has kicked off a review of its seven-figure tourism and economic development marketing account.
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Fri., Mar. 6, 2015
Air India Flies Out Another PR Search
By Kevin McCauley

air indiaAir India, which is plagued by frequent delays and cancellations, plans a PR push designed to bolster customer confidence in the Subcontinent's national carrier.

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Fri., Mar. 6, 2015
NY Energy Reform Campaign Seeks PR Power
By Greg Hazley
nysNew York State's $5B clean energy push, "Reforming Energy Vision," is searching for an agency to explain and pitch the plan to citizens, stakeholders, the private sector, NGOs and others.
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Thu., Mar. 5, 2015
Cancer Diagnostic Company Seeks Agency
By Greg Hazley
diagnosticMolecular diagnostic testing company of a major upstate New York cancer center is looking for a brand marketing diagnosis.
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Tue., Mar. 3, 2015
Mesquite Seeks Travel PR Recipe
By Greg Hazley
mesquiteMesquite, the Dallas suburb that boasts "Real. Texas. Flavor." and a professional rodeo, is looking for a tourism PR recipe.
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Mon., Mar. 2, 2015
US 'Indian Country' Hunts for Tourism PR Help
By Greg Hazley
aiantaThe New Mexico-based tourism entity for Native American tribal areas in the US has kicked off an agency search to burnish so-called "Indian Country" lands for travelers.
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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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