EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MWW today released a statement in response to recent queries regarding New Jersey's Stronger than the Storm campaign:
"Given widely inaccurate reporting on Stronger than the Storm, we welcome the Inspector General's report. It will show that MWW's proposal included no mention or suggestion of using the governor in the paid advertising campaign. The decision to include the governor was arrived at after the contract was awarded, based on timing, availability and federal expenditure rules. Assertions to the contrary are simply incorrect. The IG's audit will also show that MWW's final proposal came in at $22.255 million, while the runner-up's proposal was $23.725 million. That means MWW came in at the lower overall bid by $1.47 million and offered the lowest hourly rates of all bidders. STTS was one of the most successful campaigns in the history of New Jersey and had a material impact on the economic recovery of the Jersey Shore."
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