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What’s New at Edelman DABO, Mercury Public Affairs, Ketchum, Coyne, and APCO

2017-02-09 by Aaron Sarno
Edelman DABO in Dubai Lays off 20 Staff Members

Edelman DABO in Dubai Lays off 20 Staff Members At the beginning of the first full week in February came the bad news to 20 of Edelman DABO’s (EDBO) employees – no more job. The Dubai-based PR firm became part of the Edelman network in 2015, adding 150 employees to Edelman’s roster and two offices (Dubai and Abu Dhabi. In 2016 the firm picked up Asia’s LinkedIn account but is believed to have also lost several other accounts according. Mercury Public Affairs Hires Former Senator as Lobbyist Former Senator David Vitter (Louisiana) is joining the DC office of Mercury Public... Read More >

News from 5WPR, Havas PR, MWWPR, Sunshine Sachs, Koch Brothers, and Ketchum Change/Daggerwing Group

2016-12-14 by Jason Tannahill
LaForce Cancels Holiday Party – Showing Their Pouty Face Over Trump

5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian Talks About U.S. Independent PR Agencies Torossian’s recent article in Odwyer projects that the 80 or so independently owned PR firms in the U.S. with 20 or more employees are in the best position to guide clients toward the marketing initiatives that will work best for them. The multi-national PR firms are not always able to do that because they are tasked not just with meeting client needs, but business objectives of the parent company and how to boost ROI for investors. Independent firms have much more control over factors like raises and bonuses for their employees.... Read More >

Digital Media RFP Issued For Philippines United Nations Offices

2016-12-13 by Jason Tannahill
Digital Media RFP Issued For Philippines United Nations Offices

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) was established by the U.N. General Assembly in 1950 to provide protection and assistance to refugees and Internally Displaced People (IDPs).  Their office in the Philippines is looking to hire a digital media firm. Purpose of the RFP The website of UNHCR Philippines (www.unhcr.ph) is its main digital engagement platform, and has been the organization’s window to the public since it went live on 19 June 2013. Together with a media- placement contractor, UNHCR Philippines reaches its target audiences via drive-to-site platforms to achieve its objective to engage financial... Read More >

PR News from Bell Pottinger, Text100, U.K. PR CEOs, Ketchum, and North 6th Agency

2016-12-12 by Richard D. Pace
Bell Pottinger PR

Conflict of Interest Puts Bell Pottinger In Hotseat Swiss luxury brand Richemont and its CEO, South African billionaire Johann Rupert, hired Bell Pottinger primarily to keep Rupert’s name out of the news. At some point after that, Bell Pottinger picked up another client, the Gupta family, who Rupert believes hired Bell Pottinger to tell and exaggerate stories about Rupert, Richemont, and related people and entities, getting them into the news. If that’s what is happening, it’s a direct conflict of interest and unethical behavior to boot. Bell Pottinger representatives say that’s not the case and they have done nothing wrong.... 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 >

Happenings at Burson-Marsteller, WPP PR, Ketchum, and PR in Moscow

2016-11-07 by Richard D. Pace
Burson-Marsteller

New U.S. Healthcare Division Chair at Burson-Marsteller Henry Engleka joins the DC office of Burson-Marsteller as the new chair of the healthcare division. Engleka brings 20+ years of experience in healthcare communication and extensive work in the healthcare field. He worked most recently as a member of the Marketing Steering Committee and senior consultant at John Theurer Cancer Center. Before that, he was EVP of Health and Wellness practice at Porter Novelli in New York. He was also founder and CEO of P4 Strategy Group in NYC, co-founder of Zibbel Inc., and principal and managing director of the NYC office... Read More >

PR News from APCO Worldwide, Portland, Carmichael Lynch, and Ketchum

2016-11-07 by Richard D. Pace
APCO Worldwide NY PR

Allen Shapard Named Sr. Director at APCO Worldwide Allen Shapard brings expertise in entertainment, fashion, and sports marketing, which he gained working at WME/IMG as Sr. VP of global partnerships. His new job with APCO is Sr. Director and chair of public engagement strategies where he will work to increase social impact and corporate responsibility services. Portland Expanding to Asia-Pacific with Plans to Open Singapore Office Portland is headquartered in the U.K. with additional offices in New York, DC, Doha, and Nairobi. Now they will add Singapore to their list of offices. The Singapore office will be headed by Jonathan McClory, who... Read More >

Montgomery College Issues Media Relations RFP

2016-10-31 by Jason Tannahill
Montgomery College Issues Media Relations RFP

Montgomery College (MC) a public, open access community college located in Montgomery County, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C. is seeking a media relations firm. The college has three campuses, the largest of which is in Rockville. Its other campuses are in Takoma Park/Silver Spring and Germantown. Its off-campus sites include the Business Training Center in Gaithersburg and Westfield South in Wheaton, which are operated by the college's Workforce Development and Continuing Education division. Required Work Responsibilities Coordinate internal communications requests from administrators, faculty, and staff, including writing, editing and distribution of college wide memorandums, and including content management of College’s... Read More >

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