Blueprint Creative Group signs on to support NASA with the development and launch campaign for its SpaceTech Catalyst Prize Competition, part of the NASA Open Innovation $175 million IDIQ, an initiative under the America COMPETES authority. The agency will work to amplify NASA’s Early Stage Innovations and Partnerships Portfolio (ESIP) outreach efforts to attract a diverse pool of high-quality applicants from different backgrounds to participate in this competition while also creating a pipeline for future NASA funding opportunities. Blueprint has also been named agency of record for the Nashville Department of Transportation, tasked with developing a long-term strategic communications plan and media strategy for its newly launched Vision Zero traffic safety and education campaign.
Uproar PR partners with Swipesum, a consultancy that combines payments expertise with AI to help merchants reduce payment processing fees and streamline operations. Uproar will leverage its experience with business technology and payments companies to help Swipesum increase awareness of its services nationwide. A key component to Swipesum’s consulting services is its AI platform, Staitment, which can review a large amounts of merchant statements in seconds, noting which fees are non-negotiable and which are inflated. “We have successfully served as chief payments officer to large franchisors and merchants, and we are ready to bring those partnerships wider,” said Swipesum CEO Michael Seaman.
Rachel Harrison Communications has been named agency of record for Bar Clara, a new rooftop bar at the Hotel Per La in downtown Los Angeles. RHC will be handling media relations for the client. The bar, which also serves Mediterranean-inspired fare, is named after Claire Giannini, the first woman to serve on the board of the Bank of Italy, which later became Bank of America. (The Hotel Per La takes up what used to be the Bank of Italy building.) Headquartered in New York City, RHC also has offices in Los Angeles and London as well as outposts in Mexico City and Paris.
Raptor PR is named global PR agency of record for ZEBEDEE, a fintech company powering Bitcoin payments. Raptor will be helping to build ZEBEDEE’s communications architecture and multiple narratives, working on data-driven campaigns to get the message out on ZEBEDEE’s ambitions and core value proposition across such industry verticals as business, games, web3, fintech and consumer channels. Founded in 2019, ZEBEDEE has $50M of funding. “We needed an agency which understood our business needs and the plethora of industry verticals in which we are operating,” said ZEBEDEE senior VP of brand and marketing Arjun Shah. “Raptor PR is an ideal partner for our business.”