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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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Fri., Dec. 12, 2014
Blog: Ohio Tourism Pitch Shines in Dreary RFP World
By Kevin McCauley
 
ohioOhio's tourism pitch is masterpiece of creativity in dreary world on mind-numbing, bureaucratic mumbo-jumbo RFPs. Hello, Cleveland!
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Fri., Dec. 12, 2014
'Dinosaurland' Hunts for PR Help
By Greg Hazley
 
dinoUtah's outdoor recreation mecca that is the home of Dinosaur National Monument is on the hunt for a PR firm to boost travel and tourism to the region.
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Thu., Dec. 11, 2014
Global Children's Charity Wants Global PR Support
By Greg Hazley
 
starlightThirty-two-year-old global charity that supports children and families through pediatric healthcare is calling for PR agency proposals to serve the organization in the US and abroad.
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Tue., Dec. 9, 2014
Nebraska Lottery Reviews $5M Ad, PR Account
By Greg Hazley
 
nebraska lotteryThe Nebraska Lottery has rolled the dice on a review of its $5.6M advertising and PR account.
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Mon., Dec. 8, 2014
Detroit Econ Dev Corp Seeks Comms Help
By Greg Hazley
 
degcThe economic development corporation for the financially strapped City of Detroit is on the hunt for agency help to support a $4.25M program aimed to attract businesses and real estate investment along its commercial corridors.
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Thu., Dec. 4, 2014
Forest Service Releases RFP After 'Brand' Victory
By Greg Hazley
 
forest serviceThe US Forest Service, which fended off a federal government bid to put all Department of Agriculture agencies under "One Brand" last year, has released an RFP for a firm to advise it on outreach, brand identity and engagement across the $5B administrator of 193M acres.
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Wed., Dec. 3, 2014
Nevada Reviews Int'l PR Pacts
By Greg Hazley
 
nevadaNevada has kicked off a review of its international PR pacts covering Germany and South Korea.
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Mon., Dec. 1, 2014
Malaysian Banking Entity Eyes PR Help
By Greg Hazley
 
faaThe quality assurance and accreditation body set up to boost Malaysia's financial sector is looking for a PR agency to position the sector globally and burnish its image. 
Category: RFPs
Fri., Nov. 28, 2014
Cayman Islands Tourism Rolls PR, Ad Review
By Greg Hazley
 
caymanThe tourism entity for the Cayman Islands is planning a review of its tourism PR and creative advertising accounts.
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Fri., Nov. 14, 2014
Child Health Push Seeks Comms Plan Update
By Greg Hazley
 
first 5County arm of California's ambitious 16-year-old program to direct tobacco tax revenues to support childhood development is searching for an outside firm to update its communications plan.
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