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Burson Marsteller

Burson-Marsteller is a global communications and public relations agency and part of Young and Rubicam, which in turn is owned by WPP Group PLC, one of the largest conglomerates in the world. They are headquartered in New York City and have 67 wholly-owned offices with an additional 71 affiliate offices on six continents in 98 countries. Some of their largest clients include Bank of America, Behr Paints, AG&P, Avon, Big Daddy, and Pedigree. But those are the corporate clients.

The company was founded in 1953 by William Marsteller and Harold Burson. It has become one of the premiere companies for global crisis management. One of the first companies it represented in such a situation was Tylenol when the scare was out about bottles being laced with poison back in the late 1970s.

Companies owned by BM include Penn Schoen Berland, a company that does political polling, market research, and strategic consulting; Proof Integrated Communications, a full-service marketing and communications agency; Prime Policy Group, DC’s premiere public affairs and government policy firm; DirectImpact, a grassroots mobilization firm; and Palisades Media Ventures, a media development company focused on thought leadership and public affairs.

Better Than Cash Alliance Seeks PR Firm

Better Than Cash Alliance Seeks PR Firm

The Better than Cash Alliance has issued an RFP For a firm able to provide communications services, content creation, media relations and event coordination. The Better Than Cash Alliance (www.betterthancash.org) is a global partnership of over 50 members – governments, companies and international organizations- that accelerates the transition from cash to digital payments to help […]

Nairobi, Kenya Government Office Seeking PR Agency

Nairobi, Kenya Government Office Seeking PR Agency

The National Transport and safety Authority in Nairobi, Kenya was established through an Act of Parliament; the objective of forming the Authority was to harmonize the operations of the key road transport departments and help in effectively managing the road transport sub-sector and minimizing loss of lives through road accidents. They are seeking a communications […]

United Nations Capital Development Fund Issues Digital Media RFP

Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy Seeks Digital Marketing

The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) is the UN’s capital investment agency for the world’s 48 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) – their Bangkok office is seeking a digital media agency.  UNCDF uses its capital mandate to help LDCs pursue inclusive growth. UNCDF uses ‘smart’ Official Development Assistance (ODA) to unlock and leverage public and […]

Canadian City Issues Marketing RFP

Canadian City Issues Marketing RFP

The City of Campbell River, a coastal city of over 32,000 people and the third-largest on Vancouver Island has issued a marketing RFP. It is located on the east coast along the important Inside Passage shipping route. Campbell River is the forestry and mining industries’ service centre for the north island. Commercial and recreational fishing […]

Region in India Issues Publicity RFP

Region in India Issues Publicity RFP

The Urban Development and Housing Department of the Government of Jharkhand, a region in India has issued an RFP for a PR firm to handle responsibilities including the publication of a monthly e-Newsletter, campaigning and Publicity of development activities of UD&HD.

California Sherriffs Looking To Hire Marketing Agency

California Sherriffs Looking To Hire Marketing Agency

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) in California has historically been known as an agency where deputies could gain experience in a variety of areas (e.g., patrol, helicopter, marine), and where sworn and civilian staff alike could earn a salary and benefits package that was regionally competitive. Over the past 5-8 years, however, the tightening […]