The Publicity Agency was the primary public relations consultant for one of the biggest events ever to come to Tampa Bay: The Republican National Convention.
The Agency worked with the Communications Department for the 2012 Tampa Bay Host Committee on public relations planning and strategy–everything from press release distribution through our sister company, the newswire PR NewsChannel, and crisis management.
(View a press release from night of the event.)
The 2012 Tampa Bay Host Committee, Inc. (“Host Committee”) is a Florida not-for-profit corporation that operates as a public charity under § 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Host Committee serves as the officially designated Presidential Nominating Convention Host Committee under federal law and is a registered host committee with the Federal Election Commission. The Host Committee is not involved in any political activity and is in no way considered a political committee under any state or federal laws.
For The Welcome Event that was held at Tropicana Field just before the RNC officially opened, the Agency handled all details for national media and arranged for the pool video and print photography feeds to make sure the Event received the most coverage possible nationwide and even worldwide.
Mother Nature through in some last minute obstacles: Tropical Storm Isaac threatened to crash the party–The Welcome Event and perhaps even the Republican National Convention. That never happened…
We were on site for the Event and had an “All Access Pass” escorting media through Tropicana Field. We made sure the national media got the access they needed and that the pictures and videos were sent available to media all over without a hitch or glitch.
The Event received tremoundous media coverage in the U.S. and abroad.
The Agency also helped the Host Committee coordinate interviews for media outlets that came in from all over the world.
The media coverage above resulted in three separate LIVE reports from KTTV, Fox 11 (Los Angeles, Calif.) eminating from The Palms of Largo about the election.