Steve’s breakdown: The RFP documents can be seen at this link: RFP Responses are due April 24th. Good luck!
RUSSELLVILLE, AR: Arkansas Tech University is seeking sealed proposals from qualified firms to provide marketing and advertising services focused on brand awareness, student recruitment, legislative efforts and capital funding initiatives. Arkansas Tech University seeks to engage an agency who will collaborate with the Office of University Marketing and Communication to assist in raising the stature and
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: RFP response are due April 25, 2017. The RFP document can be seen at this link. I don’t see a budget number in the document so save that question for GMU.
FAIRFAX, VA: George Mason University is seeking proposals from qualified sources to provide direct mail, printing, and personalization services for the Office of Admissions and other Mason departments as may be applicable, to assist with advertising and recruitment. George Mason University
Steve’s breakdown: RFP response are due March 31th, the lead contact is email@example.com and the RFP can be seen at this link.
LOUISVILLE, KY: The University of Louisville is seeking one or more marketing agencies to perform various advertising, creative, promotional and strategic marketing services for the University of Louisville and its schools and departments. The purpose of this Request for Proposal is to develop a direct relationship with these agencies that will assist the
Steve’s breakdown: Responses to the RFP are due March 17th. Click here for the documents
TALLAHASSEE, FL: The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS or Department), Division of Food, Nutrition and Wellness (FNW), seeks to enter into a contractual services agreement with a highly-qualified contractor that specializes in outreach campaigns and the development of the creative materials associated with those campaigns.
Programs and Goals: The child nutrition programs and goals for this ITN
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: We’re going to bet this move will be taking Lowe’s into more inexpensive marketing tactics. Think digital and pitch digital.
MOORESVILLE, NC: Lowe’s Cos. on Monday morning named Jocelyn Wong as its new chief marketing officer, effective immediately. Wong succeeds Marci Grebstein, who Lowe’s said has left the company.
Wong most recent served as the home improvement retailer’s general merchandising manager for the seasonal business, Lowe’s said in a statement. Prior to
Steve’s breakdown: Back on December 20th we reported on their advertising review but now they’re bringing in a new CMO. Who does that? Will they reboot the entire review? Check it out!!
NASHVILLE, TN: Captain D’s LLC, the leading fast casual seafood restaurant, announced today that Bob Kraut has joined its executive team as chief marketing officer. Bob will be responsible for leading, developing and executing the company’s marketing strategies to further increase
Steve’s breakdown: This review is well on its way but because it’s about vetting multiple agencies, there might be time to get in there. Check out the RFP at this link: UVA
CHARLOTTESCILLE, VA: The University of Virginia has cast an RFP to create a set of vetted PR agencies and media firms to use as needs arise.
UVA previously worked with PR firms on an ad-hoc basis but now seeks to create its own roster of
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
RICHMOND, VA: The Contractor should provide all marketing and analytical services necessary for the effective operation of the Virginia Wine Board Marketing Office including, but not limited to, the development and execution of a fully integrated marketing and branding program for the Virginia wine industry.
A. Contractor requirements include:
Steve’s breakdown: Fred’s is going to become a real player in the drug store market. Are they ready as far as advertising is concerned. NO!
NASHVILLE, TN: In a bid to bolster its chances to buy Rite Aid, Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) and Rite Aid (RAD) said Tuesday that they plan to sell hundreds of Rite Aid locations to Fred’s Inc. (FRED) for $950 million.
If the sale of the 865 stores gets the green light from
Steve’s breakdown: Captain D’s seems to be doing the review in-house. If I were you, I’d start at the top. Mr. Philip Greifeld is the CEO and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
NASHVILLE, TN: The client once dropped by our friends at Zimmerman has launched a new agency review after 5 years with TM Advertising.
Back in 2011, current Zimmerman CEO Michael Goldberg explained why his agency was resigning the account, writing, “the ‘kiss my new ring’
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: Wynwood Brewing Company just got a truckload of cash to expand. Might as well take a look at advertising. Luis G. Brignoni is a co-founder of Wynwood – Andy Thomas is the CEO of Craft Brew Alliance.
MIAMI, FL: Craft Brew Alliance today announced it has signed a letter of intent to purchase a 24.5 percent stake in Miami upstart Wynwood Brewing Company.
The deal, which is valued at less than $30 million, is expected to
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: Sealed proposals will be received until 2:00 pm EST, on February 8, 2017, for furnishing the services described at this link. It looks like the budget is around $1.1 million.
RICHMOND, VA: About: Created by the Virginia General Assembly in 1984 as part of Virginia’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the Virginia Wine Board promotes the interests of vineyards and wineries in the Commonwealth through research, education and marketing. The Board fulfills the
Steve’s breakdown: They are going to have to do some monster advertising to make this launch happen. Who’s on the case? We don’t know. How about you?
Steve’s breakdown: Tim Horton’s marketing exec turned Sbarro CMO is now marketing chief at Royal Cup. Getting into the coffee business is a good move now-a-days and this development could be your on-ramp.
BIRMINGHAM, AL: Royal Cup Coffee & Tea (Royal Cup), a leading importer, roaster and distributor of premium and specialty coffees and tea, today announced that Anne Pritz, former chief marketing officer (CMO) of Sbarro, has joined the company as its
Steve’s breakdown: After 2 years of falling stocks, you can bet there will be big changes at Hertz. That could include a new agency relationship.
ESTERO, FL: Hertz Global Holdings Inc., the struggling rental-car company backed by investor Carl Icahn, replaced its chief executive officer in a bid to stop a run of disappointing earnings.
John Tague will retire Jan. 2 as part of a realignment that includes the departure of Hertz’s three longest-serving
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