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Los Angeles, California Issues Event Planning RFP

The County of Los Angeles, Department of Public Health is issuing this Invitation for Bids (IFB) to solicit bids for a Contract with an organization who can provide Event Planning, Production, and Promotion services for 2019 Annual Al-Impics Games. Background: The federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) identifies health and community as […]

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DuPage Airport Authority Issues Public Affairs and Marketing RFP

The DuPage Airport Authority (“Authority”), an Illinois Special District of government intends to award a three (3) year Retainer Agreement, subject to two (2) one (1) year extensions at the sole discretion of the Authority to a qualified public affairs and marketing consulting firm. The public affairs and marketing consultant will be responsible for providing […]

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Rapper’s Persona Shifts from “Character” to Criminal Charges

Up and coming rappers feigning a “hardcore” background or criminal reputation is nothing new, and the genre itself has a long history of stars who were actual gang members, drug dealers, or other societal rebels reputed for criminal behavior. The mystique is so ingrained in the mythos of the culture that some modern rappers have […]

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State of Nevada Issues Marketing & PR RFP

Purpose: The Request for Proposal (RFP) seeks an interested firm to represent the State of Nevada as a contractor to promote the State as a travel destination to residents of India. TravelNevada seeks a representative firm with expertise in integrated marketing disciplines including sales, marketing, promotions and public relations. The awarded vendor must possess a […]

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Wisconsin Chancellor Receives Public Rebuke Over Porn Star Invite

The University of Wisconsin is facing scrutiny after the chancellor of the La Crosse campus was “reprimanded” for inviting porn star Nina Hartley to speak on campus. The Wisconsin University System’s president “questioned the judgment” of UW-LaCrosse chancellor Joe Gow after he invited Hartley to come and deliver a lecture during “Free Speech Week.” The […]

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Community Transit Issues RFP For Market Research Strategy

Community Transit is seeking qualified Market Research Consultants with the technical skills, knowledge, experience and capacity to develop and deliver a holistic research strategy to support agency decision making to accomplish its goals. Historically, Community Transit has conducted several standalone surveys instead we are seeking for a strategic partner to assist us moving forward for […]

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Renault and Nissan at a Turning Point

After Renault CEO and Chairman Carlos Ghosn was arrested on “suspicion of financial misconduct,” all eyes were on the company in the midst of a highly-publicized “alliance” developing between Renault, Nissan, and Mitsubishi. Ghosn was one of the primary drivers behind that “alliance,” and his status threatened to shake it to its core. What could […]

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Dolce & Gabbana’s Marketing Mishap

It’s been a shaky couple of weeks for Dolce and Gabbana, after they released an ad campaign that has been described as “disrespectful and racist”. The backlash has been immediate and hard, ranging from boycotts by celebrities and having its products withdrawn from Chinese e-commerce sites. The Italian luxury fashion house’s controversial advertising campaign includes […]

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University of Wisconsin – Madison Issues Marketing RFP

The University of Wisconsin-Madison requests bids for the purchase of Marketing and Recruitment Services and Technologies. Background: The UW-Madison is a large university, both in terms of traditional student enrollment (42,000+), and physical size (936 acres on the main campus). The University has approximately 16,000 employees and 2,000 faculty members. The web site http://www.wisc.edu contains […]

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Why are there More Women than Men in PR?

 It’s not news that women dominate in terms of sheer numbers when it comes to PR. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women hold around 59 percent of PR management roles and 63 percent of PR specialist positions. Despite this, females are underrepresented in leadership roles in PR. This begs a question—why is it […]

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