Request for Proposal: PR and Trade Marketing Services UK & Germany

To All Prospective Bidders:

TimeZoneOne, the public relations agency of record for the Illinois Office of Tourism (IOT), is seeking destination marketing representation in the United Kingdom/Ireland as well as Germany/Switzerland/Austria to promote Illinois as a premier leisure travel destination.

TimeZoneOne oversees the production of a variety of marketing activities for IOT, including media relations, consumer events, social media, content marketing, FAM trips, cooperative programs, trainings and seminars, and other public relations and travel trade programs – all designed to promote Illinois to consumers, media and the travel trade industry.

The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to seek and retain two qualified agencies or individuals to act as the in-market specialist for marketing and sales representation in (1) UK and Ireland; and (2) Germany, Switzerland and Austria, to promote Illinois as a premier leisure travel destination. We will also consider bids for combined PR and trade and/or separate.

The annual contract period for the Scope of Work contained within this RFP is July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. TimeZoneOne may renew the contract each subsequent year, at its exclusive discretion. TimeZoneOne reserves the right to adjust both the subject budget and related services.

Linked below is an RFP for those capable of meeting minimum requirements and carrying out the scope of work. All proposals will be carefully reviewed and evaluated based on the criteria noted in the attached document.

Notice of Intent to Bid (a non-binding document), as well as any questions you may have to clarify this RFP, are due to TimeZoneOne no later than 3:00 p.m., Central Standard Time (CST), May 25, 2018.

Download the RFP Document