Franklin County, Florida

Franklin County, Florida, a county that runs along the Gulf of Mexico in the Sunshine State’s panhandle, has issued a Request for Qualifications for marketing firms.

The community, part of Florida’s so-called “Forgotten Coast,” is comprised of largely undeveloped and uninhabited sections of coastline, and has recently become a popular tourism and retirement destination. The county seat is the port town of Apalachicola.

The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners is seeking proposals from firms that can perform internet marketing for the Franklin County Tourist Development Council.

Scope of the work includes creating a social media marketing plan, managing paid advertising campaigns across social media platforms, updating and editing content on the TDC website, applying site software and security updates, providing search engine optimization services, collecting data on how users interact with the website, maintaining a server to host website and providing monthly marketing reports.

Proposals are due by 4:00 p.m. (ET) on September 30 and should be mailed or delivered to:

Franklin County Office of the Clerk of Court
Attn: Michael Morón
33 Market Street, Suite 203
Apalachicola, Florida 32320

Bidding agencies should submit one original and seven copies of their proposals in an envelope with the words “Internet Marketing RFQ” written at least one inch high.

Questions should be directed to Michael Morón, 850/653-9783, ext. 155 or [email protected].

Download the RFQ (PDF).

Franklin County has additionally issued a second RFQ for firms that can perform print and general marketing for the Franklin County Tourist Development Council.

Deadline for proposals for that RFQ is also 4:00 p.m. (ET) on September 30

Download the print / general marketing RFQ (PDF).