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Public Relations for South Walton

Discussion in 'Local Government and Groups' started by Jenksy, Jun 24, 2015.

  1. Jenksy

    Jenksy Beach Fanatic

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    PUBLIC RELATIONS FOR WALTON CO. TDC
    The Board of County Commissioners through the Walton County Tourist Development Council (the“County”) is seeking qualified public relations firms to develop and execute a national public relations strategy that would support the marketing of South Walton in northwest Florida to the consumer and travel trade in key markets throughout the United States.

    RFP DEADLINE: July 6, 2015 no later than 3:00PM local time and will open immediately thereafter.

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    My proposal:

    Hire a local company to focus inward on our natural resources. Spend the money at home - developing trails, beach cleanups, roadside cleanups, promoting alternative activities, improving the beach experience, protecting our natural resources, improving dining and shopping experiences, implement recycling and efficient garbage removal, work with local businesses to become better, promote health, cheerfulness and the beach lifestyle.

    Do these things at home and nearly every single person who lives here and visits here becomes our public relations specialists.

    DO NOT pay some faraway firm to send press releases to the NY Times. DO NOT pay some faraway firm to do expensive surveys and pointless research to once again discover that folks like SoWal because of the family atmosphere and beautiful beaches.

    How would you spend a million bed tax dollars?

     
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  2. Teresa

    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    I like it.
     
  3. Jenksy

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    Whatcha wanna bet they decided to spend a ton of money to a company hundreds of miles away to conduct a bunch of surveys that tell us that folks in the south like the family atmosphere and unspoiled beaches of South Walton? So then we can spend a bunch more money advertising how "perfect" we are.
     
  4. mputnal

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    At the risk of offending you, I absolutely agree with your proposal. We do not have to spend money to sell our paradise as it sells itself when people have a good experience. In this age of social media one good experience equals unlimited twitters, texts, instagrams, facebook etc not to mention words spoken to friends, relatives and neighbors. So, the money needs to be spent to improve the experience (infrastructure and protection of the resources).
     
  5. Andy A

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    Gee, mputnal, (welcome back) we both agree with Jenksy. That's got to be a first.
     
  6. Danny Glidewell

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    We need to focus on keeping the experience wonderful and the way to do that is improve access and infrastructure. Advertising in New York is not going to do any of that.
     
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  7. Misty

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    My thoughts also Danny....why advertise when the access is problematic now?
     
  8. Jimmy T

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    Nice to see so much agreement about this. Infrastructure,
    maintenance, enforcement, and preservation are where we
    should be focusing. It would be nice if the folks representing
    us would actually start listening to us.
     
  9. sunspotbaby

    sunspotbaby SoWal Insider

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    I couldn't agree more...with all of you

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  10. Dawn

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    Walton County, FL - Home Page

    The Board of County Commissioners through the Walton County Tourist Development Council (the“County”) is seeking qualified public relations firms to develop and execute a national public relations strategy that would support the marketing of South Walton in northwest Florida to the consumer and travel trade in key markets throughout the United States.

    RFP DEADLINE: July 6, 2015 no later than 3:00PM local time and will open immediately thereafter.

    LATE SUBMITTALS RECEIVED AFTER THE FOREMENTIONED DEADLINE DATE, EITHER BY MAIL, OR OTHERWISE, WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED AND RETURNED UNOPENED. THE TIME OF RECEIPT WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE TIME RECEIVED IN THE PURCHASING AGENT’S OFFICE. IT IS THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE FIRM FOR ASSURING THAT THE RFP IS RECEIVED IN THE PURCHASING OFFICE BY THE DESIGNATED DATE AND TIME. NO FAXED, ELECTRONIC OR ORAL RFP WILL BE ACCEPTED. OUR AREA IS NOT A DESIGNATED OVERNIGHT FED EX DELIVERY. OUR OFFICE IS CLOSED ON FRIDAY

    To be considered, Firm/Team must submit an original and eight (8) copies of RFP in a sealed envelope or package, clearly marked with the Firm/Team’s name and address, and the words” Public Relations for TDC” addressed to:

    Office of Central Purchasing
    176 Montgomery Circle
    DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435

    Last day to submit questions is June 23, 2015 by 12:00Noon. Questions shall be submitted in writing.
     
  11. Dawn

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    I'm confused by the dates. Why is this still being pushed out by WalCo?
     
  12. John G

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    WalCo? Thought it was CoWal?
     
  13. Will B

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    Hey...I know...

    How about pay Susanna Hoffs a boat load of money to write a song about that Sowal that nobody heard and almost nobody remembers?

     
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