Bospar is awarding a $20K grant to an educator as part of the agency’s campaign advocating against Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” law. Applicants for the Bospar Human Rights Grant for Educators should be public or independent teachers or administrators in Florida who are on the front lines of the law’s impact. The grant can be used for continuing education or to fund a project related to helping the recipient’s local community. Its launch accompanies research commissioned by Bospar polling more than 3,000 adults, nationwide from 18 to over 65 years of age, about the bill and the political calculus of its advocates. A majority of respondents (65 percent) said the “Don’t Say Gay” bill is not necessary and 55 percent said they didn’t think the state’s primary schools should prohibit classroom discussion about sexual orientation or gender identity.

Free State

Sinclair Broadcast Group launches Free State Strategic Services, which offers targeted digital marketing and advertising services to the federal government, along with state and local agencies. The unit will prioritize opportunities within the defense, healthcare and education sectors. It will be led by director for business development Brandon Nickerson, firector for federal business development. “The creation of Free State Strategic Services spearheads our efforts to expand Sinclair’s digital marketing and advertising offerings at the state and local level, and develop Free State as a leader in the federal marketplace,” said corporate vice president, agency solutions Antonia DeFeo.


ERA Communications Cambodia, based in Phnom Penh, is elected to partnership in PROI Worldwide. ERA, which operates in several Southeast Asian countries, leverages digital transformation and strategic/creative communications to boost clients’ reputation, experiences and brand. “Through their Myanmar base, ERA Communications has been a valuable part of the PROI community for many years,” said PROI Worldwide global chair Ciro Dias Reis. “Adding their Cambodian team to the network further strengthens our reach and ability for our Partners to support client programs in Southeast Asia.”