PR Campaign

RF|Binder Desperately Needs PR People Says Email From Recruitor

2016-01-28 by EPR Staff
Holding Company Public Relations

Andrew Gagen of MVP Recruiters e-mailed multiple people at different public relations firms noting that RF|Binder is very understaffed.  One wonders how their clients – and the industry – feels about that.  Probably not the best practice to email that around as a staffing recruiter. Gagen explains that the agency needs at least 7 people to serve their clients, including these specific opportunities: PR Opportunity #1: Johnson & Johnson Baby Care This position will primarily focus on managing the J&J Consumer Baby Care and Wound Care & Topicals work.  Candidates should have integrated marketing communications experience working on large personal... Read More >

The Role of PR in the Quest to Save Puerto Rico from Debt

2016-01-13 by EPR Staff
puerto rico debt public relations crisis

For the past ten years, Puerto Rico has struggled to climb out of a deep depression. So now Congress wants to create a safe route out for this American territory. Many investors in Puerto Rico are fighting the bill offering protection from creditors, bringing in lobbyists, and PR firms including SKD Knickerbocker, DCI, Mercury Public Affairs and Dukas PR. Attracting Investments Billions of dollars made it to the hands of Puerto Rico’s government to keep the country afloat. Interest and zero taxes on returns appealed to many investors in the country’s bonds. Puerto Rico’s Constitution  ensured repayment and the island’s... Read More >

Brilliant Hedge Fund PR & Marketing Campaign by SpringOwl’s Yahoo Campaign

2015-12-18 by EPR Staff
yahoo shareholders

Hedge fund company SpringOwl unleashed a brilliant Public Relations take-down campaign aimed at Yahoo which has been covered in media worldwide this week. In a 99-page presentation, the investment company called for Yahoo to reduce their workforce by 80% and replace Chief Executive Marissa Mayer for her spending excessive amounts of shareholder money. While SpringOwl has an undisclosed investment in Yahoo, their proposal seeks to eliminate 9,000 of the 10,700 full-time employees. It also proposes a slash of wasteful spending on free food and parties potentially saving the company $2 billion dollars annually. Whatever else it was, it was brilliant... Read More >

Athletic Companies and Their PR Campaigns

2015-12-09 by EPR Staff
Athletic Companies

Athletics marketing is as competitive as the consumers using the products. As a result, companies need to find new ways to rebrand and reinvent themselves to consumers. Nike, Adidas, and Under Armour are three of the biggest companies in the industry, and each has come up with new campaigns appealing to consumers. What’s their marketing and PR of late look like? Nike Nike is one of the largest companies in the world and one of the most recognized brands. Their latest campaign “Find Your Fast” utilizes big celebrity names in the sports industry encouraging consumers to get faster and beat... Read More >

Cultural Non-Profit In Need Of Professional Public Relations Campaign

2015-12-05 by EPR Staff

FirstWorks’, a Rhode Island based non-profit has a simple purpose: to build the cultural, educational, and economic vitality of our community by engaging audiences with world-class performing arts and education programs. Launched in 2004, FirstWorks festivals and programs have attracted more than 285,000 participants. FirstWorks has offered Rhode Islanders unprecedented access to firsts in the arts from luminaries such as Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Wynton Marsalis, Joffrey Ballet, and international masters from the Middle East, Asia, Australia, and Europe. They now seek a PR agency to further their message – and help... Read More >

Memphis Police to Launch Marketing Campaign

2015-11-23 by EPR Staff
Memphis Police

The Memphis Police Department is searching for a firm to assist them with a marketing campaign in order to increase recruitment to the city’s finest.   The RFP seems to seek a kindler, gentler, smarter recruiter – instead of focusing on brute strength.  They seek “qualified applicants who are centered with honesty, loyalty, pride, respect, strength, and courage.” They are looking to create a multi-channel, cost-effective, media campaign that reinforces MPD’s recruiting efforts, and “strengthens the image and interest, not only for law enforcement, but for a career path with the Memphis Police Department (MPD).” The RFP notes that, “The common... Read More >

Nigerian Government to Unleash PR Campaign Against Local Extremists Linked to ISIS

2015-11-12 by EPR Staff
Feds of Nigeria

The Federal Government of Nigeria prepares to unveil a new organization dubbed the National Strategic Communications (NSSC), a group tailored to unravel the knot of ideology and insular narrative of Boko Haram terrorists and other insurgent groups nationwide. This strategy is similar to the previous administration’s Soft-Approach program and is slated to coordinate communication between ministries, departments, and agencies to restore and maintain core-values and the de-radicalization of terrorists. During a two-day “Counter Violent Extremism (CVE) - Media Round Table’ in Abuja, a Deputy Director in the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA), Ahmad Gusau, explained the NSSC policy... Read More >

The Public Relations of Pasta

2015-11-11 by EPR Staff
Pasta PR

PR campaigns can sometimes be saucy. As was the case in 2014 when CEO of activist company Starboard Value, Jeff Smith, battled against the forces of Darden Restaurants, Inc. owners of Olive Garden and other chains. As a result of the campaign, Jeff Smith took control as chairman Darden effectively replacing the 12 man committee heading the Fortune 500 Company. The Public Relations Campaign In the PR campaign, Jeff Smith headed an attack on Darden with a 300 slide powerpoint claiming the restaurants didn’t add enough salt to their pasta, and giving out too many breadsticks was a poor business... Read More >

Indian Government To Hire PR Company For India Handloom

2015-11-08 by EPR Staff

The Office of Development Commissioner for Handlooms, Government of India, Ministry of Textiles is searching for a PR agency for a 360 degree campaign for promoting hand-woven articles in international media under the “India Handloom‟ brand line.  The initial engagement will be for one year. The primary objective of said campaign is to develop a premium brand, promoting them as niche products based on high quality defect free, socially and environmentally compliant products. They seek to portray the strengths of India Handlooms and hand wovens, highlighting the intrinsic craftsmanship and extraordinary skills. The campaign is intended to raise awareness –... Read More >

Mercury Public Affairs: Political Strategy PR Firm

2015-11-07 by EPR Staff
Mercury Public Affairs

Mercury Public Affairs is a bipartisan consulting and political strategy firm working on campaigns and political communications. These projects span a wide professional milieu, often covering programs as diverse as advocacy advertisements and litigation communications to media and public relations simultaneously. The firm has offices in the U.S., Mexico City, and London. Founded in 1999 in Manhattan by Kirill Goncharenko and Kieran Mahoney. Omnicom Group purchased Mercury In 2003, Omnicom Group incorporates and manages 1,500 marketing communications agencies worldwide. However prominent their place might be in American (and thus by proxy global) politics, Mercury’s public relations firm doesn’t exceed at... Read More >

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