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SS&A Pitches Philippines-US Free Trade Agreement

Thu, May 17, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

PhillipinesLobbying firm Sorini, Samet & Associates has been hired by a Manila-based trade association to advocate on behalf of a potential bilateral free trade agreement between the US and the Philippines.

Brunswick Positions Abu Dhabi on World's Stage

Tue, May 15, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

AbuDhabiBrunswick Group is working with Abu Dhabi, which is the richest part and capital of the United Arab Emirates, to better position it on the world's stage. (3 reader comments)

Mercury Talks for Turks Under $900K Pact

Fri, May 11, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

TurkeyMercury Public Affairs is providing strategic media relations, influencer engagement, issues/crisis management, digital services to the Embassy of Turkey under an eight-month contract worth nearly $900K. (1 reader comment)

APCO Adds Former State Dept. Hand

Thu, May 10, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Prsahanth RajanAPCO Worldwide has named Prashanth Rajan, a State Dept. veteran who served in India and Pakistan, as director in its public affairs practice.

Oman Appoints Akin Gump Over Steel Tariffs

Wed, May 9, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

OmanAkin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld will represent Oman as the Arabian Peninsula country seeks an exemption from President Trump’s contentious steel tariffs.

BGR Signs Somalia

Wed, May 9, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Haley BarbourBGR Government Affairs has inked a $35K monthly pact to represent war-torn Somalia before the Trump Administration, Congress, media and policy community.

Qatar Taps Trump-Connected Ballard for $2.1M Push

Mon, Apr. 9, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Brian BallardQatar has hired Donald Trump-connected Ballard Partners for a $2.1M one-year outreach program in Washington and Florida, the site of the president’s winter White House.

Taiwan Taps Potomac Intíl for Trade, China Pushback

Wed, Mar. 28, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Mark CowanTaiwan hires Potomac International Partners to push for a free trade agreement with the U.S. and for a more muscular strategic to counter 'water/air/lab grabs' by China.

BerlinRosen Reps Exiled Cambodian Group

Fri, Mar. 23, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Berlin RosenBerlinRosen has picked up a $250K contract to provide media relations and strategic communications services to the exiled Cambodian National Rescue Movement.

APCO Eyes $333K Fee From Egyptians

Thu, Mar. 22, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Egypt flagAPCO Worldwide updates its engagement with Egypt to show fixed fee of $333K for social, website, digital outreach.

APCO Scoops Up $1.6M in Saudi Work

Fri, Mar. 16, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Saudi Arabia's National Center for Performance MeasurementAPCO Worldwide has scooped up Saudi Arabia's National Center for Performance Measurement, which evaluates the efficiencies of public agencies. (1 reader comment)

Bahrain Banks on Sonoran Policy Group

Tue, Mar. 6, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

SonoranThe Kingdom of Bahrain has retained Sonoran Policy Group,  a DC-based firm with close ties to the Trump White House,  to facilitate meetings and interactions with US policymakers. (1 reader comment)

Portland PR Backs Qatar Educational Foundation

Fri, Mar. 2, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Sheikha Moza bint NasserPortland PR represents Education Above All Foundation, which is backed by Qatar royals, to provide US-focused media/stakeholder outreach, digital engagement and international conference support.

Mercury Targets Turkish Investment

Mon, Feb. 26, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

USA TurkeyMercury Public Affairs has inked a two-month deal through May 15 to represent the Turkey-US Business Council in its effort to increase trade and investment volume between the countries.

Maldives Relies on Trump-Tied Firm for PR

Fri, Feb. 23, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Brian BallardThe Indian Ocean island nation of Maldives has hired Ballard Partners for a one-year $600K program to build support from US policymakers. (2 reader comments)

APCO Pushes Polish Investment

Thu, Feb. 22, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Evan KrausAPCO Worldwide has lined up work from the Polish Development Fund to promote US investment and economic development assistance for Poland.

International Pro Chandra Joins FTI

Tue, Feb. 20, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Tara ChandraTara Chandra, who has managed foreign policy and PR programs across the Middle East and Africa, has joined FTI Consulting's strategic communications unit in Washington. (1 reader comment)

Qatar Signs SGR for PR Push

Fri, Feb. 16, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Qatar sealSGR LLC has landed a $40K-per-month pact to provide government relations/consulting services to Qatar, which has been under an economic blockade by its Arab neighbors led by Saudi Arabia. (1 reader comment)