Filmmaker Seeks PR to Protect Africa’s Elephants (free to see)

Steve’s breakdown: There’s probably no money but a great case study for the agency is in this project. Phyllis Stuart is her name and she can be reached at 310 873-8756. LOS ANGELES, CA: Filmmaker Phyllis Stuart, whose Wild Daze documentary about the environmental threats posed to Africa and its wildlife population, is looking for a PR […]

Ad reviews across the globe give clues to USA

Steve’s breakdown: Sometime when advertising reviews happen away from home, it a preview of things to come. Check out these stories, particularly Hyundai  • Ikea has held meetings with agencies as part of a review of its UK and Ireland CRM account, with an eye to expanding the remit to include digital work.  • Fiat […]

South African Airways seeks search engine optimization agency

Steve’s breakdown: The deadline on this one is next week, December 13th, so get those calls in ASAP. 954-769-5000 PLANTATION, FL & JOHANNESBURG, South Africa: South African Airways (SAA) has issued an RFP for a search engine optimization agency. SAA a proud history of excellence, competing with many Local, Regional and International carriers, and is considered by […]

Five small local account reviews in one post

Steve’s breakdown: Dig in folks and see what works for you! FYI: Become a member of Ratti Report and receive up to 40 new business leads delivered to your inbox every week at this link. Intercity Transit in Olympia, Washington Issues Marketing RFP Intercity Transit in Olympia, Washington has issued an RFP for Marketing, Communication and Video […]

Egypt Tourism Authority has a problem

Steve’s breakdown: I know this is early but . . . As if the Egypt Tourism Authority had enough problems, todays EgyptAir plane crash on route to Cairo didn’t help. They could use your expertise right about now. They’re at 45 Rockefeller Plaza #2305, New York, NY 10011 (212) 332-2570. NEW YORK, NY & CAIRO, Egypt: Obviously we […]

World-renowned Ava DuVernay buys US film rights to ‘Ayanda’

Steve’s breakdown: If you don’t know who Ava DuVernay is, don’t bother reading on. But if that sparks interest and you love Hollywood, check out “Ayanda and The Mechanic” and make the connection. HOLLYWOOD, CA: DuVernay, is noted as the director of this year’s critically acclaimed Oscar-nominated film “Selma”, about the life of Dr Martin […]

African country to split with PR firm

Steve’s breakdown: Here’s a hot potato for ya. Libya! Seems their contract with PR firm Qorvis is over May 20th. They will most likely hire another DC based firm to handle the $1 million account. WASHINGTON, DC & TRIPOLI, Libya: The Government of Libya dropped its $1M one-year pact with Qorvis following an evaluation of the […]

South African Tourism on the hunt for Global Ad Agency

Steve’s breakdown: This global account review includes advertising, digital and media planning and buying activity. The only thing off about this is they put some of this work in review back in May. We reported on it with the headline: Digital/Social Media in Review at South African Tourism JOHANNESBURG, South Africa: The South African Tourism body said it […]

Disney puts 9 figure media account in review

Steve’s breakdown: When an American client does a review that will include American ad agencies, even if the account is halfway around the globe, new biz folks should take notice. Here’s a perfect example. BURBANK, CA: The Walt Disney Company has called a review of its Europe, the Middle East and Africa media planning and buying account, […]

Digital/Social Media in Review at South African Tourism

Steve’s breakdown: Some of you have asked why we spend time reporting on international account reviews. Two reasons: 1) Because we mainly cover international reviews in English speaking counties, we’ve kind of pre-qualified the leads if you want to expand beyond the USA. 2) It gives you a global view of the new business marketing place. […]

What a surprise: Libyan Government seeks PR

Steve’s breakdown: Lots of companies want in the Libyan economy but they have to communicate how it works. The client is the Libya’s Ministry of Communication & Informatics and they have issued an RFP. It will help if you speak Libyan Arabic. TRIPOLI, Libya: The Libyan Government is seeking public relations support for its attempts to […]

$6 million in PR on the loose in South Africa

Steve’s breakdown: This review is split between domestic and international communications. They have big goals so we suspect they will be bringing in agencies with big ideas. JOHANNESBURG, South Africa: South Africa has commenced a multimillion dollar search to find PR firms that can help elevate its global reputation. Brand South Africa, the organisation charged […]

Kenya Tourism Board issues RFP

Steve’s breakdown: This account includes promoting Kenya in 17 of the richest  countries with every communications service any shop could offer. The RFP is here and is 57 pages. It’s due January 25th. NAIROBI, Kenya: Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) is a body corporate established as a State Corporation under the State Corporations Act (Cap 466 of […]

Indian Zee TV puts creative & media in review in Africa

Steve’s breakdown: Zee TV is based in Mumbai and has been in the African market since 1996. The pitch will most likely be happening in Johannesburg. Both of these cities speak english so you could be doing business there if you chose to . . . JOHANNESBURG, South Africa: Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited, the pioneer of […]

PR Account Prediction: Sasol to put $16 to $20 billion in Louisiana

Steve’s breakdown: This is a monstrous project and we think they are going to need a PR firm to make it happen smoothly. Congrats to Louisiana! WEST LAKE, LA: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announced Monday that international energy and chemicals company Sasol Ltd. will invest between $16 billion and $21 billion in a major project in […]

In review: Egyptian Tourism post Arab Spring

Steve’s breakdown: They couldn’t have started this review soon enough. A brief has been sent but if you’re a major network and not invited, it’s time to make a few calls. CAIRO, Egypt: The Egyptian Tourist Authority is looking for global integrated marketing support as it aims to rebuild its severely crippled tourism industry almost […]

Virgin Mobile & FRiENDi hook-up in Africa & Middle East

Steve’s breakdown: Say what you want about Sir Richard Branson, the guy is truely global so if you get in good graces with his company, an opportunity will come. Here’s another one. JOHANNESBURG, South Africa & DUBAI, UAE: Virgin DGroup and FRiENDi GROUP have announced the signing of a strategic partnership agreement for the Middle East […]

McDonald’s review PR account in the Gulf

Steve’s breakdown: This is kind of a big deal. They haven’t reviewed this market in over ten years and I suspect some big changes are coming; maybe even in northern Africa. DUBAI, UAE: McDonald’s has called a review of its public relations account in the Gulf. The incumbent on the business is MS&L, which has […]

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