Empire State Development Issues Public Relations RFP

Empire State Development Issues Public Relations RFP
Empire State Development Issues Public Relations RFP


New York State is seeking a firm to handle its annual marketing program related to economic development which includes business attraction, retention and expansion, and tourism promotion. The current contract with Lowe & Partners Worldwide Inc expires on November 30, 2019.

In this request we are seeking firms who can either by themselves, or with third party subcontractors, assist ESD in developing the best marketing strategies and creating the most effective plans for both business attraction and tourism marketing campaigns. Basic services required either directly from the selected firm or their subcontractors may include: marketing strategy, market research, creative and production, digital marketing/media including strategy, production and analytics, social media marketing including strategy and execution, media planning and buying, public relations, experiential marketing, CRM, website design, and accounting and finance management including budget maintenance, issuance of job cost estimates, reconciliations to final job costs, and payment processing.

Background:

The mission of Empire State Development (“ESD”) is to promote a vigorous and growing state economy, encourage business investment and job creation, and support diverse, prosperous local economies across New York State through the efficient use of loans, grants, tax credits, real estate development, marketing and other forms of assistance. In addition, ESD is the New York State entity charged with enhancing New York State’s reputation as a great place to conduct business and a great place to visit.

One of the ways we have worked towards this goal has been through a $25-$50 million annual marketing program geared towards enhancing New York State’s image. These efforts have included TV, digital, social media, radio, print, out of home advertising along with public relations and experiential marketing.

The marketing campaigns fall into two specific categories:

                1. General economic development which highlights why New York State is a great place to build, expand, or relocate a business

                2. Tourism which seeks to build awareness and consideration for New York State as a vacation destination; generally this is known as the I LOVE NY campaign

Scope of Work:

Basic services required, either directly from the selected firm or subcontractors to the firm, may include but not be limited to:

                A. Marketing strategy

                B. Market research

                C. Creative and production

                D. Digital marketing/media including strategy, production and analytics

                E. Social media marketing including strategy and execution

                F. Media planning and buying

                G. Public relations

                H. Experiential marketing

                I. CRM

                J. Website design

                K. Accounting and finance management including budget maintenance, issuance o job cost  estimates, reconciliations to final job costs, and payment processing

Due Date:

April 5th, 2019.

Address:

Empire State Development

633 Third Avenue – 35th Floor

New York, NY 10017

Attn: John Discolo, Director of Procurement

RE: Marketing RFQ 2019

There are many good relevant NY Pr agencies.

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