Vancouver’s coal exporting port authority seeks PR help

Days after young people publicly challenged their dangerous coal export plans Port Metro Vancouver posts a request for public relations help.

From Business in Vancouver:

[Port Metro Vancouver] yesterday posted a request for proposals (RFP) on its website, seeking an integrated communications and advertising agency “to develop and implement a communications program that will increase awareness and understanding of the port and its role in facilitating Canada’s trade, primarily amongst residents of its bordering communities in the Lower Mainland.”

The port said it may also require “services to develop and implement an advertising program that promotes the port’s facilities and services to customers, the international shipping community and industry stakeholders.”

PMV described its ideal proponent as an agency with “deep experience in integrated marketing and public relations involving complex issues and diverse stakeholders.”

Also, following on my earlier post: Both Port Metro Vancouver and climate activists tweeted about meeting last week.