Falhgren Mortine defended its hold on Ohio’s tourism PR account, following an RFP process in May.
The Columbus-based firm has handled the work for more than a decade and inked a new $215K-a-year contract for two base years starting July 1.
The Buckeye State draws tourism from key markets like Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Michigan, West Virginia and Indiana.
Ohio released the RFP in May looking for a firm to take its public and media relations “to new heights for the 2013/2014 biennium.”
The state says tourism has a $38B impact.