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Mon., May 12, 2014
Detroit Reviews Airport PR
By Greg Hazley
detroit metroThe 12-year-old government body overseeing the key Midwest hub of Detroit Metro Airport is on the hunt for PR pitches.
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Wed., May 7, 2014
Idaho Reviews Global Tourism Account
By Greg Hazley
idahoThe Gem State has kicked off a review of its international tourism marketing account, encompassing advertising, PR, social media and digital.
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Tue., May 6, 2014
AZ's White Mountains Region Seeks Tourism PR Help
By Greg Hazley
white mountainsA consortium to promote tourism to Arizona's White Mountains region is on the hunt for agency support of its tourism PR efforts.
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Mon., May 5, 2014
Santa Clara Seeks a Brand Beyond Silicon Valley
By Greg Hazley
santa claraThe City of Santa Clara, Calif., wants agency support as it looks to build on its Silicon Valley identity and leverage the global spotlight that will come with the new Levi's Stadium, re-locating San Francisco 49ers franchise and the 2016 Super Bowl.
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Fri., May 2, 2014
Liberty Museum Seeks National Audience
By Greg Hazley
museumThe National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia wants to hear from firms to guide marketing and communications as it looks to build a national audience.
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Fri., May 2, 2014
California Obesity Campaign Requests Ad, PR Menu
By Greg Hazley
califCalifornia has launched a review of its $11M-a-year federally backed PR campaign to educate food stamp recipients, especially parents, about consuming healthy foods and beverages.
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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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