FIJI CALLS FOR GLOBAL PR PITCH
Fiji’s tourism entity said it is on the hunt for PR agencies for key global markets, including the U.S. and China.
Photo: Tourism Fiji
Tourism Fiji acting CEO Michael Meade said TF wants PR firms to bring “the story of Fiji to their international markets in a fresh and memorable way.” He is looking for expressions of interest from firms by April 27 ahead of a competitive review process.
Firms are asked to include a backgrounder, desription of expertise, ownership, staff counts and client lists, as well as from two to five case studies in the tourism and travel PR sector.
Markets covered include Australia, New Zealand,
U.S. (based on West Coast), and Greater China, including Taiwan and Hong Kong.
The country’s government, which came to power in a 2006 military coup, is not recognized by the U.S. and has been criticized by Australia and New Zealand for alleged labor and human rights violations.
Submissions for the PR review go to Meade at mmeade [at] tourismfiji.com.fj, according to Susan Bejeckian, a Los Angeles-based PR consultant who works with Tourism Fiji.
Qorvis Communications in December picked up a $40K-a-month pact to promote business and investment in the Pacific state.
VANITY FAIR’S WARD TO MWW
Vicky Ward, contributing editor at Vanity Fair, has joined MWW Group as senior VP-corporate communications at its New York office.
At VF, Ward has profiled movers and shakers such as former Morgan Stanley CEO Phil Purcell, ousted Hewlett-Packard chief Carly Fiorina, and the late Lazard CEO Bruce Wasserstein.
Before VF, she was executive editor of Tina Brown's short-lived Talk and news features editor at the New York Post.
Ward is author of “The Devil’s Casino: Friendship, Betrayal and the High Stakes Game Inside Lehman Brothers” and is currently working on a history of the General Motors Building.
She plans to continue as contributor to Fox News and Fox Business.