GLOBAL FUND CALLS FOR PR PITCHES
The Geneva-based public/private entity that is the largest global funder of projects to prevent and treat infectious diseases like tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS is on the hunt for a PR and media training firm to counsel staff.
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria was created in 2002 and has funded $21.7B in global projects.
The partnership released an RFP Oct. 21 for a contract up to three years to handle PR, crisis communications and at least four media training sessions per year.
A two-year contract with a year-long option is planned.
Proposals are due Nov. 25
H&K LOBBIES FOR ENBRIDGE
Hill & Knowlton is doing lobbying work for Enbridge Energy Co., the Houston-based arm of Canadian pipeline company that transports 13 percent of U.S. oil imports.
H&K's Gordon Pennoyer, who was director of media operations for the 2008 Republican National Convention, handles the Washington effort.
Enbridge, on Oct. 3, announced a $100M expansion to provide increased access of Canadian shale oil to refineries in the midwest.
The company took a turn in the U.S. national spotlight last September when 800K gallons of its oil gushed into the Kalamazoo River in Michigan damaging 35 miles of the waterway.
Enbridge disclosed this month that the clean-up will cost $700M, $50M over its pollution liability insurance policy coverage.
The Environmental Protection Agency said Oct. 6 that it expects the mop-up and monitoring operation will continue into 2012 as pockets of submerged oil remain beneath the river.
GOLDBERG TAKES CMO SPOT AT PN
Michael Goldberg, executive VP at Florida’s Zimmerman Advertising, is moving to Porter Novelli as senior partner and chief marketing officer in the new year.
His responsibilities include business development, marketing and serving as an advocate for the PN brand, according to the firm’s announcement.
Gary Stockman, CEO, says Goldberg is “not only a powerful talent but a collaborative and effective leader who makes those around him better.”