dedicated to putting an end to domestic violence.
The list of luminaries expected to attend includeBob Gibson, Tim McCarver, Billy Crystal, Lesley Visser, Lou Lamoriello, Stanley Tucci, Yogi Berra and Don Mattingly.
The price of a table goes for $25K, while a limited supply of individual ducats are available for $2,500. Information is available at www.joetorre.org.
JC INKS ‘VOICE’ OF THE MUSLIM WORLD
Just Consulting, which specializes in human rights,governance, social justice and corporate social responsibility matters, has signed the Jeddah, Saudi Arabia-basedOrganization of Islamic Cooperation as a client.
OIC bills itself as the “collective voice” of 55 countries and the Palestinian Authority, “espousing all causes close to the hearts of over 1.5 billion Muslims of the world,” according to its website.
The organization says it’s the second-largest intergovernmental organization after the United Nations and dedicated to resolving conflicts among its members and advocating the “elimination of discrimination against theMuslims in all forms and manifestations.”
JC CEO Joe Grieboski leads the three-person lobbying team for OIC. He is founder and chairman of theInstitute on Religion and Public Policy.
His firm also represents the Kingdom of Morocco under a one-year contract worth $120K.
According to that pact, JC provides Morocco with“strategic and tactical human rights consulting, capacity-building, communications advice and grassroots HR development.”
Grieboski told O’Dwyer’s that the OIC and Morocco work are separate projects.
TEXAS CITY REVIEWS TRAVEL PR
The travel and tourism entity for Plano, Texas, is reviewing its six-figure PR account with an RFP process open through Nov. 5.
Dallas-based Tucker & Associates is the incumbent, winning the last competitive review in 2008. Budget is about $250K.
Plano, which sits just outside the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area and is the corporate home of J.C. Penney,wants agency pitches to represent its tourism present to U.S. media, including press release writing, news bureau, media relations, media tours and interviews, crisis comms. and other PR activities.
The 23-year-old Plano Convention and VisitorsBureau is funded by hotel taxes levied on the city’s 34hotels with 1.9M room nights each year. Annual budget is about $1.7M.
LONDON TAXI CO. HAILS FTI v
FTI Consulting is counseling Manganese Bronze Holdings, maker of London’s iconic taxi, as it declares insolvency and says it “is no longer a going concern.”
PricewaterhouseCoopers is expected to be appointed administrator of the company that employs 400 staffers.
MBH’s London Taxi Co. has produced more than 100,000 vehicles at its Coventry production line since 1948.