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Trump Goes to War

Wed, Aug. 9, 2017

By Joe Honick

Joe HonickThe White House tweeter-in-chief has threatened North Korea with “FIRE AND FURY.” Hold on to your hat! (5 reader comments)

Afghanistan Hires Trump-Tied SPG

Mon, Aug. 7, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Sonoran Policy GroupAfghanistan hired Sonoran Policy Group, which boasts of ties with President Trump, to a $120K three-month contract.

JWI Books Bulgaria

Thu, Aug. 3, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Jefferson Waterman IntlJefferson Waterman International has a five-month contract to work with Bulgaria with regards to the Global Magnitsky Act human rights law passed by Congress last year.

Egypt Transitions from Weber to APCO

Wed, Aug. 2, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Egyptian PyramidsWeber Shandwick is committed to using its “best efforts to effect a smooth transition” of its $1.2M Egypt contract to APCO Worldwide.

Qatar Hands $1.8M Pact to Trump-Linked Firm

Thu, Jul. 27, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Avenue StrategiesQatar, which is locked into a diplomatic battle with its neighbors, has hired Avenue Strategies to a $1.8M contract to handle communications with the White House and Congress.

Sorini Samet Targets US Officials for Haiti

Mon, Jul. 24, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Haiti, Why Not?Sorini Samet & Assocs, which had been promoting investment in Haiti through the Association of Industries of Haiti, is now targeting US government officials and Congress in an effort bankrolled by the Haitian government.

C+G Supports Qatar for $100K Monthly

Mon, Jul. 17, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Conover + Gould Strategic CommunicationsConover + Gould Strategic Communications provides PR support to blockaded Qatar under pact worth $100K per-month.

KRL Guides Ghana’s EconDev Push

Mon, Jul. 10, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

GhanaGhana’s Ministry of Finance has hired KRL International, which is helmed by international PR pro Riva Levinson, for an economic development push.

Bell Pottinger Apologizes for Controversial South African Push

Fri, Jul. 7, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Bell PottingerBell Pottinger, which has been charged with stirring up racial tensions in South Africa,  has issued "a full, unequivocal and absolute apology" for its work on behalf of former client Oakbay Capital, which is owned by the controversial Gupta family.

Qatar Hands $1M-Plus Pact to IMS

Thu, Jul. 6, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Al Jazeera news on QatarQatar, which is locked into a diplomatic tussle with its Arab neighbors, has hired Information Management Services to a $1.3M three-month engagement.

China Gives PR Ticket to Ride to BLJ

Wed, Jul. 5, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

The People's Republic of ChinaThe People’s Republic of China filed a $24K per-month contract with BLJ Worldwide effective June 28 for ongoing PR services.

Maloni Speaks for Manafort

Wed, Jun. 28, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Jason MaloniPaul Manafort, Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, is using Jason Maloni as spokesperson to deal with the fallout following his June 27 federal filing showing that his firm received more than $17M for lobbying work on behalf of the political party of Ukraine’s ex-president. (1 reader comment)

Qatar's $2.5M Fee Locks In Ashcroft

Tue, Jun. 13, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

QatarQatar, which is locked into a messy political squabble with its Persian Gulf State neighbors including Saudi Arabia, tapped former Attorney General John Ashcroft's firm for compliance and US government/media work.

Saudis Sail $960K Pact Into Harbour

Fri, Jun. 9, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

The Harbour GroupThe Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia has signed an $80K monthly contract with Harbour Group for strategic communications work and support on general policy matters and ties with the US.

Global PR Networks Face Political, Economic Changes

Fri, Jun. 9, 2017

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's June 2017 International & Multicultural PR MagazineAs ongoing political and economic developments continue to complicate our international business climate, the world’s largest global PR networks attest that the practice of delivering effective brand messaging to audiences in widely varied locations presents its own evolving set of challenges.

Saudi Arabia Checks in at Trump International Hotel

Tue, Jun. 6, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Trump Washington, D.C. HotelSaudi Arabia spent $270K in payments at Donald Trump's Washington hotel as part of its lobbying campaign against terrorism legislation handled by Qorvis/MSLGroup. (2 reader comments)

Why is International Brand Coverage a Must-Have?

Tue, Jun. 6, 2017

By Lindsey Carnett

Lindsey Carnett Brands need exposure to be successful, and with the popularity of gaining global distribution high on many corporate wish lists, globally positioned communications strategies are in demand.