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Wed., Apr. 30, 2014
Miami Beach Reviews Travel PR
By Greg Hazley
miami beachThe tourism authority for Miami Beach has kicked off a review of its PR account with an RFP open through mid-May.
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Tue., Apr. 29, 2014
Charter School Operator Seeks PR Proposals
By Greg Hazley
charterA Chicago-based operator of 11 charter schools enduring a Securities and Exchange Commission probe and the suspension of funding from the State of Illinois is on the hunt for PR proposals through May.
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Fri., Apr. 25, 2014
St. Louis 'All Ready' PR in Review
By Greg Hazley

all readyThe council of governments for the St. Louis region is dangling a six-figure PR contract to guide the "All Ready" campaign, an emergency awareness outreach effort funded by the federal Dept. of Homeland Security.

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Thu., Apr. 24, 2014
Vermont Dairy Sector Grazes for Firm
By Greg Hazley
vermontThe Vermont Dairy Promotion Council has cast an RFP to promote the state's key dairy industry and tout findings of a study underway on the sector's economic impact.
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Wed., Apr. 23, 2014
Alaska Seafood Industry Trolls for PR
By Greg Hazley

salmonThe state-backed agency that markets Alaskan seafood is reviewing its $1M consumer and trade PR account with an open call for pitches through May.

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Thu., Apr. 17, 2014
Louisiana Eyes Firms for Pitch to Woo Businesses
By Greg Hazley
louisianaLouisiana's economic development engine, which has landed some high-profile industrial and tech business in the past year from companies like IBM and Lockheed Martin by wielding tax breaks, has launched an agency search to handle strategic marketing and communications to pitch the Pelican State for domestic and international businesses.
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Wed., Apr. 16, 2014
US Chamber in Shanghai Casts PR Net
By Greg Hazley
American ChamberThe American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai is on the hunt for local PR help as it plans its 100th anniversary in 2015 to celebrate business ties between the U.S. and China.
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Tue., Apr. 15, 2014
Colorado Uncorks RFP for Wine Marketing
By Greg Hazley

wineThe trade group for Colorado wine producers has uncorked an RFP to promote the state's growing wine industry to consumers in Colorado and across the country.

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Fri., Apr. 11, 2014
NH Seeks PR Help for Fraught Medicaid Expansion
By Greg Hazley
hassanThe Granite State is reaching out for PR agency help as it implements the vaguely named New Hampshire Health Protection Program, the state's Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act passed with a fragile bi-partisan alliance in Concord.
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Thu., Apr. 10, 2014
Virginia Reviews Youth Tobacco, Obesity Push
By Greg Hazley
virginiaVirginia has launched a review of its $3.5M social marketing campaign to discourage youth tobacco use and prevent obesity.
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Wed., Apr. 9, 2014
Gov't Tech Contractor Calls for Pitches
By Greg Hazley
civergyCivergy, the government technology contractor that acquired New West Technologies and BION Enterprises this year, has kicked off an open RFP to tap firms for PR, marketing and advertising.
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Fri., Apr. 4, 2014
Charleston Wants PR Firm for MBA Program
By Greg Hazley
charlestonThe College of Charleston is researching PR agency help to burnish its global MBA program.
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Tue., Apr. 1, 2014
Brooklyn Navy Yard 'Green Industrial Site' Seeks PR
By Kevin McCauley
bnyThe Brooklyn Navy Yard, a 300-acre industrial park that houses more than 330 businesses, is looking for a firm for marketing, PR and community affairs duties.
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Tue., Apr. 1, 2014
Troubled Hawaii Health Exchange Eyes PR Help
By Greg Hazley

hawaiiHawaii's health insurance exchange, which, like the federal marketplace, had a rocky rollout at the end of 2013, has released RFPs for PR and marketing services as the state pursues a goal of running its own marketplace under the Affordable Care Act.

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Fri., Mar. 28, 2014
Texas Cancer Center Seeks PR Diagnosis
By Greg Hazley
md andersonWorld-renowned Texas cancer center is on the hunt for a PR agency for a national campaign.
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Wed., Mar. 26, 2014
Federal Children's Mental Health Push Seeks PR Help
By Greg Hazley
mental healthThe Department of Health and Human Services agency that funds care for children with serious mental illness has released an RFP for strategic communications and social marketing counsel for the state, regional and local programs it funds across the U.S.  
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Wed., Mar. 19, 2014
Maldives Casts Global Net for PR
By Greg Hazley
maldivesMaldives, the South Asian tourism paradise that has faced political strife in recent years, has launched searches for PR firms in the U.K., China, Germany and India.
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Tue., Mar. 18, 2014
San Diego Puts Airport PR on Radar
By Greg Hazley
san diegoThe governing body for San Diego International Airport released an RFP to PR firms Monday covering public outreach and on a mid-six-figure annual budget.
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Fri., Mar. 14, 2014
Air India PR Review Takes Off
By Greg Hazley
air indiaAir India has cleared for takeoff a tender process for PR as the government-owned national flagship carrier looks to burnish its image in India and abroad.
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Thu., Mar. 13, 2014
Apparel Closure System Developer Wants PR Pitches
By Greg Hazley
boaThe company behind closure technology used for footwear and other applications is on the hunt for a PR firm to help target sectors like golf, snowboards and athletic shoemakers.
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