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PR News from APCO Worldwide, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Porter Novelli, MSLGroup, Allison & Partners, B|W|R Public Relations, and FleishmanHillard

2016-12-16 by Richard D. Pace
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Kim Gagne Joins APCO as Sr. Tech Advisor A former Microsoft senior director of industry affairs, Kim Gagne will now be the senior advisor for APCO Worldwide’s tech practice. He will be based in the U.K. and working out of both the London and Brussels offices. Gagne was with Microsoft from 2004 to 2014, managing the Middle East, Africa, Central and Eastern Europe areas of their legal and corporate affairs matters. Beginning in 2014, he provided government and business relations support in Singapore as director of public sector policy. He then moved on to become senior director of industry affairs... 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 >

PR Happenings from LaForce PR, Porter Novelli, and Hill+Knowlton Strategies

2016-12-13 by Aaron Sarno
LaForce Cancels Holiday Party – Showing Their Pouty Face Over Trump

LaForce Cancels Holiday Party – Showing Their Pouty Face Over Trump Pouty-faced models have been around for some time, but when a fashion industry PR firm decides to cancel their annual festivities because of Trump’s presidential win, some might think it un-festive. The firm’s leader James LaForce and his husband Stephen Henderson informed their previously invited guests in a letter that the party was off for the year. In part, the letter said: “We envisioned an extra-cheerful celebration of Hillary Clinton’s presidency. Alas, Election Day did not go as we’d hoped. So it’s with deep regret that we are canceling... 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 >

Public Relations News: 2016 PRWeek Hall of Fame, Porter Novelli & Golin

2016-12-05 by Jason Tannahill
PRWeek Names Six PR Leaders as 2016 Hall of Fame Nominees

PRWeek Names Six PR Leaders as 2016 Hall of Fame Nominees The ceremony honoring the inductees will be held at the New York City Grand Hyatt. The six being honored have built impressive careers in the communications industry and their influence on the leaders from the next generation will be felt for years to come. Among those being honored is Lisa Caputo, EVP and chief marketing and communications officer at The Travelers Companies. Caputo tells people to “Go in with an open mind, so you don’t miss any opportunities.” Margi Booth, founder and chairman of the M Booth PR firm,... Read More >

Happenings at Marino, Porter Novelli, PR Agencies for P&G, Penn State PR, MWW PR, and Zimmerman Advertising

2016-11-30 by Richard D. Pace
Marino becomes AOR for New Rochelle

Marino becomes AOR for New Rochelle Manhattan PR agency Marino just won the bid to become the city of New Rochelle’s public relations firm. The selection process began in June. Marino was founded by Frank Marino in 1993, but before that he graduated from Iona College in New Rochelle and later served in public affairs for Ed Koch during his time as mayor of NYC between 1979-1988. Marino will help New Rochelle build a reputation for good economic development for businesses considering moving there. The city has already been redeveloping and promoting the waterfront and downtown areas. They also have... Read More >

City of Atlanta Wants to Hire a Public Relations Firm

2016-11-28 by Jason Tannahill
City Of Atlanta Wants To Hire A Public Relations Firm

  The City of Atlanta, Department of Public Works is soliciting proposals from qualified, full­ service marketing agencies, professional digital/graphics companies to provide services including: creative development of branding and marketing campaigns graphic design of collateral materials market research and planning outcome/result driven public relations assistance; and (5) design and execution of an innovative website to enhance user experience OVERVIEW The building of the modern Atlanta Streetcar (ASC) represents the first step in the dawning of a new era for transit – one that will begin to transform how people in Atlanta get around. The section that opened for use... 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 >

PR News from Podesta — APCO, Global Strategy Group, Makovsky, and Porter Novelli

2016-11-08 by Jason Tannahill
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Updates from Podesta / Clinton Emails about Former APCO Employee Beth Jones In 2009, there was email discussion between Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates regarding a possible appointment as Ambassador to Iraq. The candidate being discussed was Beth Jones, who Clinton emphatically endorsed for the position. At the time, Jones worked at both APCO Worldwide as an Executive VP and as a partner of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). APCO, then and now, gives free PR work for the CGI and they have many other connections to Hillary Clinton. APCO is also a contributor to the Clinton... Read More >

Maldives Seeks Australian Public Relations Agency

2016-11-03 by Aaron Sarno
Maldives Seeks Australian Public Relations Agency

Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation is seeking a PR firm in Australia. MMPRC is the national tourism office of Maldives responsible for carrying out promotional activities to become the most preferred island destination of the world under the slogan of Maldives . . . the sunny side of life; whilst adhering to its mission to promote quality and sustainable growth in the local tourism industry to deliver long term economic, social and cultural benefits to the country. Tourism has been described as the driving force of the Maldives economy. If both its direct and indirect impacts are combined, it... Read More >

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