With the rollout of its new brand, Brooklyn Navy Yard (BNY) is seeking to create a single new website that reflects BNY’s new identity, based on a consolidation of two
Steve’s breakdown: Louisiana Department of Economic Development timeline.
- RFP advertised in newspapers and post to LaPac: March 22, 2017
- Deadline for receipt for written inquiries: April 7, 2017
- Deadline to answer written inquiries: April 21, 2017
- Deadline for receipt of proposals: May 15, 2017
- Presentations & Discussions (if agency deems it applicable) May 26, 2017
- Notice of Intent to award announcement to Contractor, and 14-day protest period begins, on or about June 12, 2017
- Contract execution, on or about: June 30, 2017
Steve’s breakdown: Just in case you didn’t have anything to do this weekend, this will keep you busy. Of course, I’d check if you can postpone the Monday due date.
Sorry about the late report – It just came out today.
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts: St. Kitts Tourism Authority has issued an RFP for a Public Relations Agency. The St. Kitts Tourism Authority (SKTA) is the agency responsible for the strategic planning and general destination management
Steve’s breakdown: Proposals are due March 31. The RFP is available at the council’s online procurement site.
KEY WEST, FL: The tourism development council for the Florida Keys is reviewing its PR account with an open RFP through mid-March.
The Monroe County Tourism Development Council, which promotes the Keys and Key West under the “come as you are” tagline, released an RFP January 27 for a full-service PR agency.
Miami’s Newman PR is the
Steve’s breakdown: Everything you need for this pitch is at this link: Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. Good luck!
LITTLE ROCK, AR: The goal of this RFQ is to identify a partner which can work in close collaboration with ADPT (which includes the State Parks Division and the Tourism Division) to develop, implement, and continually optimize a comprehensive and integrated marketing program that aggressively promotes the State of Arkansas as a year-round travel
Steve’s breakdown: This one’s short and to the point
• Virginia Museum of Fine Arts: The RFP for media planning & buying plus additional documents are at this link: Virginia
There’s a pre-bid conference 1/24/17 and proposals are due 2/2/17
• Georgia Department of Public Health, Macon-Bibb County Health Department (MBCHD) is seeking a marketing firm for their Teen Center Health Centers. Details can be found here: Georgia
Proposals are due 1/27/17
• The City of Bayonne, NJ
Steve’s breakdown: Drive Oregon is a small local account but is just too interesting not to tell you about. Read On!
PORTLAND, OR: Drive Oregon, a nonprofit economic development initiative is seeking a Marketing and Communications firm. Drive Oregon is establishing a Northwest Electric Vehicle Showcase space in downtown Portland. The space is a permanent storefront to showcase electric vehicles and charging equipment geared to a consumer audience. This will be adjacent to the city’s
Steve’s breakdown: VisitFlorida has to do a “do over” after the deal they made with Bitbull’s Sexy Beaches stunt! Time to look into it.
TALLAHASSEE, FL: Visit Florida CEO Will Seccombe agreed to resign Friday and two other top executives with the tourism promotion group left their jobs in the wake of revelations the agency paid Miami rapper Pitbull $1 million to market tourism in the state.
Gov. Rick Scott called for Seccombe resignation and
Steve’s breakdown: Will the Trivago guy keep his job? Is he the tail wagging the dog? Dos Equis killed the “Most interesting man in the world”. Don’t think Trivago isn’t stupid enough to do the same with their Guy! ~~~
Jon Eicrhelberger is the lead contact.
NEW YORK, NY: Hotel booking website Trivago opened at $11.20 per share in its debut Friday on the Nasdaq stock exchange.
Trading under the symbol “TRVG,” the stock was up more than
Steve’s breakdown: Here’s one I have direct experience with while at Margeotes | Fertitta + Patners. These are great folks with a fantastic brand that SHOULD be doing a ton of video content. Right?
Right now they’re looking for marketing talent. Maybe you know where to find it . . .
As a key member of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s Executive Leadership Team, the Chief Marketing
Steve’s breakdown: I just got off the phone with these folks and they need to hear from you today if you’re interested. Email Mr. Kelly Fraser at firstname.lastname@example.org right now. I believe proposals are due January 17th and Kelly’s direct line is 867-668-3369
WHITEHORSE, Canada: The Wilderness Tourism Association of the Yukon (WTAY) seeks a proven, innovative, professional marketing agency to help shape, plan and execute its Yukon Wild consumer marketing presence, campaigns and programs.
Steve’s breakdown: The contact on this is Rick Rogers at 217-524-8148 & email@example.com. Proposals are due January 19, 2017. Loving’ the miniAbe campaign that’s featured.
CHICAGO, IL: The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), Office of Tourism (IOT) is seeking a public relations agency to assist the Office of Tourism in the planning and execution of public relations programs and activities that promote Illinois as a business location and leisure tourism destination. The public
Steve’s breakdown: The RFP’s are at this Link and are due by December 12, 2016 by 2:00pm.
PROVIDENCE, RI: The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation has issued two request-for-proposals for advertising and PR agencies — one for business attraction, and one for tourism.
The move comes as a departure from the former model,
Steve’s breakdown: Dig in folks and see what works for you!
Intercity Transit in Olympia, Washington has issued an RFP for Marketing, Communication and Video roduction Services. Transit is the leader, major advocate, and primary source of public transportation in Thurston County.
Steve’s breakdown: There’s a lot of time for this one. Proposals are due January 6th and I believe the number to get the RFP is 501-682-7777.
If not, drop me a note. Either way, the brief below is very thorough so check it out.
LITTLE ROCK, AK: The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism has issued a RFP for an advertising agency.
With enabling legislation dating back to the 1920s and 30s, the Arkansas Department of Parks and
Steve’s breakdown: The Observatory International is handling the pitch so make sure your crews are up to date over there.
NEW YORK, NY: The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has launched an open Request for Proposal (RFP) for a global media planning and buying agency. The incumbent media agency MEC’s contract will be ending in March 2017.
The selected media agency will be appointed for an initial period of two years, with an option to extend the
Steve’s breakdown: They are looking for advertising creative, media placement and social media services. Check out this link to get all the contact information and find the link to download the RFP. Responses are due November 3rd.
If you can’t find the RFP, I have a copy.
BALTIMORE, MD: The Maryland Office of Tourism (OTD) is the state agency responsible for marketing Maryland to a variety of audiences including: in-state and out-of-state travelers, and
Steve’s breakdown: So the City of Las Vegas now has a proper logo. It was just a city seal before. Now we think they are going to start thinking bigger in regards to marketing. They certainly use their Twitter account very aggressively.
BTW: The design firm that created the logo does not do marketing or advertising.
LAS VEGAS, NV: The city of Las Vegas unveiled its first new logo since 1979, to be used on
HONOLULU, HI: Consistent with HTA’s Five-Year Strategic Plan, HTA’s Public Relations, Communications, Outreach Programs aim to:
- Elevate HTA’s value perception as a forward thinking, knowledge-based organization and the industry’s leader for tourism.
- Increase awareness of the HTA’s lead role in facilitating access to and from the STATE through its relationship and partnership with
Steve’s breakdown: It’s not just about launching rockets into space here. They sell everything. They have event venues, museum, shops, you name it. It’s a full-on destination!
The new CEO knows a lot about the space stuff – not so much on the destination stuff. That’s your cue.
SPACEPORT AMERICA, NM: Spaceport America, the world’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport located in southern New Mexico in the USA, today announced that the New Mexico Spaceport
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