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Tourism Australia appoints new PR agencies globally

August 27, 2015 Headline News, Tourist Boards No Comments Email Email

egtmedia59Tourism Australia has announced the appointment of a new global agency panel to provide specialist PR support to its existing in-house teams in 12 of its key overseas markets.

The panel will provide support in Brazil, Canada, China and Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, Britain and US, as well to the Business Events team based in Tourism Australia’s Sydney head office.

The agencies who have been appointed to the global panel are:

  • Brazil              Edelman, Interamericanhttp://www.tourismlegal.com.au/
  • Canada            Citizen, Ketchum
  • China              EBA Communications, Ogilvy Public Relations, Weber Shandwick
  • Hong Kong     Sinclair
  • India                 Avian Media, Weber Shandwick
  • Japan              Full house, Milepost
  • Malaysia          Bell Pottinger, Ogilvy Public Relations
  • Singapore       ALSOKNOWNAS Pt Ltd, Weber Shandwick
  • South Korea  Edelman, Weber Shandwick
  • UK                    3 Monkeys, Good Relations, The Red Consultancy
  • USA                Ace, Citizen, Finn, Ketchum, Weber Shandwick
  • Business Events    Ogilvy Public Relations, Red Agency

The decision to move towards a panel model follows a global review aimed at ensuring that Tourism Australia’s international markets have access to the best available public relations services across a broad range of requirements.

The agency panel will provide support across strategy, media and stakeholder relations, influencer programs, content generation and publishing, social media, brand and reputation (including crisis) management, and ad hoc projects including event/campaign management.

All agencies were selected through a competitive tendering process and will provide Tourism Australia access to their services over the next three to five years, if required, on a project-by-project and market-by-market basis.

Only those markets where the existing PR agency contract arrangements were coming to an end in 2015 were included in the tender process. Germany, France, Italy and Indonesia were excluded as existing agency arrangements are in place within those markets until 2016 and/or 2017.

Edited by William Sykes

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