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Better Than Cash Alliance Seeks PR Firm

2017-01-08 by Richard D. Pace
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 people lift themselves out of poverty and drive inclusive growth. Based at the United Nations, the Alliance works closely with other global organizations, and is an implementing partner for the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion. The Alliance was established in 2012 in New York,... Read More >

Nairobi, Kenya Government Office Seeking PR Agency

2016-12-27 by Jason Tannahill
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 and media relations agency. CORE FUNCTIONS: • To advise and make recommendations on matters relating to road transport and safety. • To implement policies relating to road transport and safety • To plan, manage and regulate the road transport sector in accordance with the provisions... Read More >

PR News from Ketchum, Peppercomm, Burson-Marsteller, MMGY Global, North 6th Agency, NATIONAL PR, & Ruder Finn

2016-12-26 by Richard D. Pace
PR News Updates

Former CEO of Ketchum Makes it into PRWeek Hall of Fame David Drobis became part of the Ketchum journey back in 1967, starting as an account executive. PRWeek started their Hall of Fame in 2013, and they brought Drobis and four others into the 4th class of inductees earlier this month. The criteria include those demonstrating dedication and expertise in the communications industry through their entire careers and who even after their careers have ended the industry views as leaders. Drobis said on his acceptance: “We did it with friendship and a collaborative approach that made it more interesting and... Read More >

United Nations Capital Development Fund Issues Digital Media RFP

2016-12-20 by Aaron Sarno
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 private domestic resources; it promotes financial inclusion, including through digital finance, as a key enabler of poverty reduction and inclusive growth; and it demonstrates how localizing finance outside the capital cities can accelerate growth in local economies, promote sustainable and climate resilient infrastructure development, and... Read More >

Observer’s PR Power 50 Firms for 2016 and Insights for the Future

2016-12-20 by Aaron Sarno
Observer’s PR Power 50 Firms for 2016 and Insights for the Future

At the bottom of this article is a chart created from the list of 2016’s Top U.S. PR firms according to The Observer. The chart lists the basic statistics of each of the agencies. But there are also some of the thoughts and observations that were listed in the article for you to ponder. In 2015 there was an obvious overlap happening between PR, social media, advertising, and the like. That increased in 2016 and will probably fully merge over the next couple of years allowing traditional PR and advertising firms to offer both to their client base and do... Read More >

Canadian City Issues Marketing RFP

2016-12-15 by Jason Tannahill
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 also form important components of the local economy, as increasingly do tourism and office commercial/tech sector activity. The City of Campbell River is inviting submissions from qualified proponents for the provision of managing and operating the City’s visitor servicing to offer visitors excellent tourism and... Read More >

News from Freud PR, Bell Pottinger, and Burson-Marsteller’s Sunil John

2016-11-30 by Richard D. Pace
freud pr

Branson and Virgin Products Face Backlash with Help from Freud’s Sir Richard Branson and his Virgin Group is pushing to keep Britain in the EU – fighting against Brexit by offering to pay for a campaign to accomplish that goal. But the many of the public in the U.K. are not happy about his plans. An email was leaked that showed Branson has already offered at least £25,000, though people working with Branson say no money has been paid so far. Former Cabinet ministers from Tony Blair’s administration seem to also back the “secret” Brexit block, and as the news... Read More >

Region in India Issues Publicity RFP

2016-11-17 by Richard D. Pace
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. rban Development and Housing Department provides basic services to urban areas in the state, and The Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, allocates resources to the State Governments through various Centrally Sponsored schemes, provides finances through national financial institutions and supports various external assistance programmes for housing and urban development as a whole. In order to effectively implement... Read More >

Santa Cruz Children’s Services Issues Social Media RFP

2016-11-14 by Jason Tannahill
Santa Cruz Children's Services Issues Social Media RFP

The County of Santa Cruz, Human Services Department (HSD) Family and Children’s Services Division (FCS) is seeking a social media agency  to develop, implement and evaluate an evidence-based or informed, replicable resource family recruitment campaign. Background FCS provides services to children who have been abused or neglected, or who are at risk of abuse or neglect. The services focus on child safety, child and family well-being, and permanent homes for children. The first priority of FCS is to keep children safely in their homes with their parents. If that is not possible, children are placed in foster or relative caregiver... Read More >

California Sherriffs Looking To Hire Marketing Agency

2016-11-10 by Jason Tannahill
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 of the economy and a stagnation in county wages, combined with the cost of living in Sonoma County, have made recruitment of qualified individuals especially difficult. The recruitment challenge affects both sworn and civilian positions at the Sheriff’s Office. Some positions, such as deputy sheriff,... Read More >

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