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Government Tenders Hit Pitch Fever

A slew of government accounts have come into play with the National Heritage Board (NHB) and the Media Development Authority (MDA) appointing agencies while the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and the Defence Science and Technology Agency call pitches.

The National Heritage Board has appointed Tate Anzur for its public relations account. The pitch was held earlier in July and the contract lasts for a year.

Meanwhile, MDA has chosen DDA Public Relations to provide public relations and publicity support on-site at MIPCOM 2012.

MIPCOM is a conference for creating, co-producing, buying, selling, financing and distributing entertainment across all platforms. The appointment is on a project-basis and MIPCOM will be held from 8 to 11 October 2012 at Cannes. In addition to that, it has also appointed PR Newswire Asia.

In addition to these pitches, quite a few other government entities are in the process of reviewing agencies.

Apart from the major STB pitch, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) is looking for a media booking agency for advertisement placement in media. The tender closes on 12 October.

The contract is for six placements for print, which usually comes up for a time period of a year. The previous agency MFA worked with was Starlight Advertising.

MFA also recently called a pitch for branding and marketing communication services. The contract is for one year with an option to extend for another.

Meanwhile, the Defence Science and Technology Agency has also requested for advertising agency services. The tender closes at the end of the month and the agency will be taking on duties for a year.

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