LSCs across Gloucestershire, Bristol, Somerset, Wiltshire, Swindon, Bournemouth, Poole, Devon and Cornwall want to draft in PR support on an ongoing open contract.
It is not yet known whether a single agency will manage PR for every LSC in the South West or whether different agencies will work with the separate LSCs.
Marketing consultant Nikki Starkie has been drafted in to assist with the appointments. She said: ‘The contract will cover the whole of the marketing and comms remit.’
The regional LSCs are looking for services including corporate, youth, consumer and B2B PR, as well as adult marketing, media buying, market research and advertising. Prices are expected to be in place in four months.
The move follows the strategy of Central London and Sussex LSCs, which recently sought external PR.