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Everything-PR News Review: My PR Genie

2016-01-26 by Jason Tannahill

Launched in 2007 by Miranda Tan, MyPRGenie takes a fresh approach to public relations and social media marketing. The company provides a cloud-based platform, which gives businesses a basic tool to get the word out. They aren’t a PR firm but are a cheap, basic alternative that helps companies to “turn buzz into leads.” The platform does more than that. Its DIY approach to PR puts the power of public relations directly into the hands of the people who need it, but who could not afford strong PR support. The company’s platform combines the benefits of public relations with the... Read More >

New Zealand issues Digital Media RFP & Rwanda Seeks Energy PR Firm

2016-01-15 by Jason Tannahill
Te Māngai Pāho

Te Māngai Pāho  (Māori Broadcast Funding Agency), a New Zealand government entity responsible for promoting Māori language and culture by providing funding for Māori language programming on radio, television and music has issued a RFP for a digital media agency to create programming for new audiences. They seek to create vibrant programming around digital content – and are willing to invest $500,000 for programming that focuses on Māori audiences (including Māori speaking audiences), or Māori stories for general audiences.  They specifically seek a web series and believe a digital media agency can assist with this “..genre of storytelling that is... Read More >

Stay Away From Kwittken PR – Profiles on M18 PR & The Magrino Agency

2016-01-05 by Jason Tannahill

There are so many great PR firms out there, and NYC offers some of the best of them. Here are some PR firms we wanted to write on Everything-PR: Kwittken PR is headquartered in New York City, but also has offices in Toronto and London, and they consider themselves a communications agency. They state at their kwittken website, “We maintain a results-oriented, drama-free culture of highly energetic people with diverse backgrounds who are passionate about their work. Purposefully working within a wide variety of industries, our clients include American Express, P&G, Sharp Electronics, Target, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate,... Read More >

Spark PR: A Tech Public Relations Agency

2016-01-04 by Jason Tannahill
Spark PR everything-pr

Chris Hempel and Donna Sokolsky Burke founded Spark PR in 1999 – since then, in 2006, Alan Soucy was named as CEO and day-to-day leadership of the firm has been split between Soucy and Burke as managing partners. The PR firm is privately owned and offers PR services to consumer markets and tech firms. In the early years, in the middle and toward the end of the tech boom, payment sometimes came in the form of options in the start-ups they represented. And they fared well enough through that time. But, then as Soucy joined the firm, Spark grew, and... Read More >

America’s First English Settlement Seeks A PR Firm For Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation

2015-12-30 by Jason Tannahill
The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation

The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation (JYF) is seeking proposals from public relations firms with significant national experience in travel and tourism to plan, coordinate, implement and administer a national and regional public relations campaign to introduce the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown will have a grand opening in 2017.  JYF also operates Jamestown Settlement museum and anticipates companion messaging on this museum and a combination ticket in public relations efforts. $15 Million has been raised to finance the opening of the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown’s gallery exhibits, outdoor exhibits and educational resources. Jamestown Settlement is... Read More >

Child Molesting Priest Seeks To Hire A PR Agency

2015-12-22 by Jason Tannahill
Rev Joseph D. Maurizio Jr

Rev. Joseph D. Maurizio Jr. Seeks Positive Publicity Before February Sentencing Everything-PR has exclusively learned that Father Joseph D. Maurizio, a priest in Federal Prison for child sexual abuse charges has contacted a number of public relations firms seeking an agency willing to work the media to assist him in getting out of jail, or receiving a lenient sentence. The Pennsylvania-based 70 year old was found guilty of “having sex with three boys at a Honduran orphanage that he supported through his nonprofit foundation, transferring money outside the United States to fund his illicit activities and having pornographic photos of... Read More >

$88 Per Hour For Ketchum PR Interns From American Government

2015-12-10 by Jason Tannahill
Ketchum PR

In part three of our analysis of the study which revealed that the American federal government is the 2nd largest Public Relations company in the world, we review the pay for government public relations. The report – which may be read in full here, is entitled “How Federal agency PR spending advances their interests rather than the public interest fiscal years 2007 – 2014.” The study reviewed that interns are being billed by PR firms to the government at rates between $48 - $88.  Surely, PR companies aren’t paying them anywhere near that. The study reviewed contracts of those contracting... Read More >

An APCO Fire Is Burning In India

2015-12-02 by Jason Tannahill
APCO Worldwide PR Logo

“We have been contacted twice in recent weeks by private PR companies representing Indian govt. officials. Good use of govt funds? @PMOIndia” Such was a tweet from Washington Post India bureau chief Annie Gowen that set off a barrage of Tweets that followed. The height of the Twitter debate reached its peak on Saturday. Its focus? In using these private PR companies, is Prime Minister Narendra Modi frittering away valuable public funds to enhance the image of his BJP-Led government? The Tweet also led to a viral trend - #ModiMediaGate. Ms. Gowen also tweeted on Saturday, “Point being Modi govt... Read More >

BIC North America Pens Searches For A Public Relations Company

2015-11-24 by Jason Tannahill
BIC north america

We have learned that BIC North America is searching for a public relations firm of record for both their consumer and corporate business. They seek a firm who can assist in all aspects of consumer PR, including product launches, day-to-day media relations and similar needs. The company also seeks a firm able “to mitigate potential crises, as well as to navigate through a crisis (product recall, safety issue, reputational or financial) and similar needs. BIC is based in Connecticut and is a leading manufacturer of stationery, lighters, and men’s and women’s shavers. BIC, sells its products in 160 countries throughout... Read More >

Memphis Police to Launch Marketing Campaign

2015-11-23 by Jason Tannahill
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 >

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