RFP-Communication Services

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Scope of Services

1. Crisis Communications. The successful firm shall assist the Partnership and its affiliates with high level reputation management during emergencies, as identified by Partnership staff. During the emergency situation, staff may request the successful firm to:

-Serve as a spokesperson for the Partnership
-Plan and provide strategic counsel for all communications
-Be available to attend outside meetings
-Field media calls and inquiries
-Draft internal and external communications
-Work with senior leadership to provide guidance and communications strategy

2. Media Relations. The successful firm shall assist the Partnership and its affiliates to manage messaging and relationships with media professionals. Staff may request the successful firm to:

– Serve as a spokesperson for the Partnership in its relationships with media professionals
– Plan and provide strategic counsel and guidance for all communications with media professionals
– Maintain relationships with media professionals to represent the interests of the Partnership and its affiliates
– Field media calls and inquiries
– Draft internal and external communications regarding media inquiries
– Work with senior leadership to provide guidance and communications strategy

3. Liaison Services with External Partners. The successful firm shall assist the Partnership and its affiliates to manage relationships with external stakeholders. Staff may request the successful firm to:

– Serve as a spokesperson for the Partnership in its relationships with external stakeholders
– Be available to attend outside meetings
– Provide strategic communications guidance to executive leadership
– Draft internal and external communications
– Collaborate with staff to prepare speeches, presentations, and PowerPoints
– Engage in collaborative communications with elected officials, economic development partners, and appropriate staff.

To be considered, proposals must be received no later than Thursday, October 10, 2019, at
3:00 PM CST.
Electronic proposals should be sent by e-mail to [email protected].
St. Louis Economic Development Partnership
Attn: Howl Bean II
7733 Forsyth Blvd., Suite 2200
St. Louis, MO 63105
(314) 615-7663