Spin the Agencies of Record

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has chosen Porter Novelli for an educational campaign that was part of the Affordable Care Act. It’s a $20 million contract, and Weber Shandwick and Fleishman-Hillard also competed for the business. [via]

Front Row Tampa Bay, which will broadcast Web TV programming about economic opportunities in that region during the Republican National Convention, has chosen Hill+Knowlton Strategies. H+K services will include media outreach, marketing, and other comms support. The broadcast and the Convention will happen between August 27 and 30.

The Epilepsy Foundation has chosen Environics Communications as its national PR firm after a competitive review. The firm will raise awareness of the organization’s expertise, positioning it as the resource for epilepsy information.

Environics was also chosen by drug development and manufacturing company Bend Research for national traditional and digital public relations work tied to new product launches and other company developments.

San Francisco-based Landis Communications Inc. added seven clients to its roster during the first quarter including AAA Club Partners, the holding company for the 10 AAAs around the country; California Bank & Trust; and Vino Volo, which runs 18 airport wine lounges.

Dynamite Data has hired The Pollack PR Marketing Groupto target retail and e-commerce news outlets and consumers.