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Sorrell Knocks Bain Capital Over Japan Ad Deal

Tue, Oct. 3, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Martin SorrellWPP's Martin Sorrell is expected to challenge Bain Capital's $1.4B bid for Japan's No. 3 ad agency Asatsu-DK, a successful takeover would mark the first buyout of a major Japanese ad company.

Spain’s ‘Breakaway’ Catalonia Region Relies on SGR

Mon, Oct. 2, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

SGR Government Relations LobbyingSGR Government Relations and Lobbying represents Catalonia, which yesterday voted overwhelmingly to declare independence from Spain despite fierce opporsition from Madrid and a brutal crackdown by Spanish police that injured more than 750 people.

Qatar Relies on BlueFront for UN Work

Mon, Sep. 25, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Flag of QatarQatar is using BlueFront Strategies for its public awareness campaign to educate members of the United Nations about the need to lift the economic blockade imposed by a group of its Arab neighbors led by Saudi Arabia.

Andreae Backs Iraqi Politicos

Mon, Sep. 18, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Andreae Associates, Inc.Andreae & Associates is providing DC support for a delegation from For Iraq United political party to educate US audiences on its work on behalf of the country’s minority Sunni population.

Saudi Arabia Plans Global PR to Counter Bad Image

Wed, Sep. 13, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Riyadh, Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia is planning a worldwide communications campaign to counter its negative press coverage and is in the market for PR firms eager to handle the effort. (5 reader comments)

Qatar Reaches Out to Jewish Community

Tue, Sep. 5, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Nick MuzinQatar has hired Stonington Strategies to a $50K a month contract to strengthen its relationship with the US and build bridges to the Jewish community. (6 reader comments)

PRCA Expels BellPott for Racist S.A. Work

Mon, Sep. 4, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

PRCABritain's PR ethics watchdog today booted Bell Pottinger from membership for at least five years for the firm's racist campaign in South Africa that it says dealt a major blow to the reputation of PR business.

HLG Launches Media Salvo for López

Tue, Aug. 29, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Leopoldo LópezLeopoldo López, the Venezuelan opposition leader currently under house arrest, has retained High Lantern Group to help the former politico tell his story to the international community.

Bell Pottinger Sanctioned for S.A. Work

Fri, Aug. 25, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Britain's Public Relations and Communications AssociationBritain's ethics watchdog is expected to sanction Bell Pottinger for its campaign that stirred up racial tensions in South Africa.

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.