News

 

"Managing the RFP Process to Find the Right Firm or Consultant" - a webinar featuring a case study from one our recent clients. 

Monday, February 13 at 2:0pm(EST) Register - here 

 

RFP Associates was featured in Capitol Communicator's article, "What Will The Trump Administration Mean to Area Communicators."

Check it out - here 

 

"5 RFP Must-Do’s When Hiring Your Next PR Agency" featured in PR News' August edition

Check it out - here 

 

RFP Associates will speak at PRXNE16: The PRSA Northeast District Conference

 

on Monday, June 14, 2016 in Boston, MA. Our program will be "Best Strategies for RFPs: Choosing Winning Agencies/Winning More Business." Details here.  

 


 

RFP Associates announces its third annual sponsorship of the

Public Relations Summit DC - June 10, 2016 in Washington, DC. Details at PRSummitDC.com

 


Steve Drake Delivers U of M Commencement Address

RFP Associates Principal Steve Drake recently delivered the Winter Commencement speech for the University of Maryland's Department of Communication. His topic was Cool Hand Luke's immortal line, "What we have here is failure to communicate!"


PRSA-NCC's Fifth Annual Public Relations Issues of the Day for Nonprofits and Associations

Washington, DC, November 4 from 8-10:30am - We are speaking at the National Capital Chapter's annual roundtable program on the topic of choosing a PR agency. Register at https://t.co/iM3f0QpOEN


PRSA Counselor's Academy - May 3-5

“Mastering RFP Evaluation and Response to Win More Business”

RFP Associates are featured speakers at the 2015 Counselor's Academy Conference in Laguna Hills, Calif. "....RFPs are an important source of new business for most agencies. In this session, learn how your agency can better understand, evaluate and respond to RFPs to enhance your new business success rate. Details here.


Guest Blog - Entrepreneurs' Organization

March 6, 2015

It’s Not Just Free Publicity

 

Understanding the How’s and Why’s about Hiring a PR Agency for Your Business

Read more: http://blog.eonetwork.org/2015/03/its-not-just-free-pubicity/#ixzz3UloggwOQ


Entrepreneurs' Organization - January 15, 2015

RFP Associates has been asked to speak to the members of EO about how to determine if an organization needs a PR firm or whether marketing is more about what they're after. We will also walk them through the process of searching for the right agency for their needs.

This program is for EO members only but there are real benefits to joining.


 

 

RFP Associates will speak on the "Secrets of Winning More RFPs: Mastering RFP Evaluation and Response to Increase Agency New Business

 - during a webinar July 10, 2014. Details available at Bulldog Reporter. 

Read the Bulldog Blog



 

 

RFP Associates announces its sponsorship of the

Convergence in Communications Conference - March 28, 2014 in Arlington, VA. Details below and at 3CConference.com

 


December 13 - Hiring a PR Firm That Fits You

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority included our story on "Hiring a Public Relations Firm that Fits You" in the Fourth Quarter Edition of its Business Ventures Newsletter. 

Please clip the .pdf below to read the story or use this link to view the entire newsletter. 


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Date Program Event

March 6, 2015 -

Arlington, VA

 

RFP Associates Sponsored Event

The DC region's only event addressing the disruptive convergence of technology impacting the communications landscape - and specifically public relations and public affairs professionals. 

Convergence In Communications 

Details here.

July 10, 2014

Secrets of Winning More RFPs: Mastering RFP Evaluation and Response to Increase Agency New Business

Bulldog Reporter's PR University.

Details and Registration here.

March 28, 2014 -

Arlington, VA

 

RFP Associates Sponsored Event

The DC region's only event addressing the disruptive convergence of technology impacting the communications landscape - and specifically public relations and public affairs professionals.  

Convergence In Communications 

Details here.

November 22, 2013

Formulas for PR Agency Success: How To Achieve Competitive Dominance, Superior Profitability and New Business Growth

Bulldog Reporter's PR University.

Register here.

November 2012 "Managing the Client/PR Agency Relationship" Mid-Atlantic PRSA Conference. Robert and Steve will both present.
August 2012 Corporate Program Robert will discuss how nonprofits can work with agencies
November  2011 34th Annual Chesapeake Conference (Bethesda, MD). Click here for details. Robert & Steve will present on "Choosing An Agency: How to Conduct the RFP Process"
September 2011

ADWKDC

(part of Advertising Week in Washington)

Robert will participate in the panel, "Search Consultant True Confessions: Myths, Mistakes and Must-Dos" 

Click here.

October 2010

PRSA International Conference

Capital Hilton, Washington, DC

Robert and Helen spoke on "Best Business PRactices: Strategy, Writing and Managing the RFP Process"

Click for a copy of our session. 

     

Events

How To Manage The Client-Agency Relationship

RFP Associates was interviewed for the DS Simon Vlog on the client-agency relationship. We have found that so often well-meaning engagements start to run off-course because the proper expectations were not set and the goals were not properly established. Please see our presentation (along with a great handout on working with your agency).



IABC-DC Podcast

The DC Chapter of IABC invited us to talk live about the agency’s role and response to the RFP. The interview included insights and must have elements and tips for developing a reply and presentation.

 

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  • "How to Write a PR RFP: Insights from RFP Associates" - PR Communications blog.
  • An interview with us on IABC-DC blog, "Capitol-Cast." In it we discuss the organization's perspective of the RFP. 
  • Read our guest blog, "Looking for Agencies in All the Wrong Places"
  • Please read our two-part interview with Leslie Levine of Allbusiness.com:
    • Help for PR Agencies and the Companies that Hire Them. Click here.
    • De-Stressing the Agency Selection Process. Click here.
    • Here's another story by Leslie on choosing a PR agency. Click here.
  • Bulldog Reporter's Daily Dog announcement of the company. Click here.
  • Capitol Communicator's coverage of our announcement. Click here.
  • O'Dwyer's - "PR Vets Form RFP Consultancy" - Click here.

 

"Conversations in PR" Interview on The RFP Process


Press Releases

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RFP Associates Launches - October 18, 2010
RFP Associates Launched to Help Organizations Conduct Searches for Public Relations Agencies.
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