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Thu., Jul. 24, 2014
China's BlueFocus Buys into US
By Greg Hazley
 
bluefocusChina PR giant BlueFocus Communications has moved to acquire a majority stake in San Francisco-based design, communications and digital firm Fuseproject, its first foray into the US.
Category: International
Wed., Jul. 23, 2014
Blog: Ex-Georgia Prez Calls for Ban on PR Firms Repping Russia
By Kevin McCauley
 
mikheil saakashviliMikheil Saakashvili, former president of the former Soviet Union republic of Georgia, which was invaded by Russia, wants a ban of western firms like Ketchum from representing Russia.
Category: International
Mon., Jul. 21, 2014
What Gaza and Ukraine Share: Breakdown of Law
By Jack ODwyer
 

Paul KahnDeaths of non-combatants including children in the downing of Malaysian Flight 17 and the fighting in Gaza show international law is ineffective, says Yale Prof. Paul Kahn.

 
Category: International
Wed., Jul. 16, 2014
Russia Trims Spending at Ketchum
By Kevin McCauley
 
russiaThe Government of Russia cut spending at Ketchum 30 percent to $4M during its latest six-month period compared to year ago figures.
Category: International
Fri., Jul. 11, 2014
Brooklyn Firm Hits $6.4M PR Jackpot with Ecuador
By Kevin McCauley
 
nathalie suarezEcuador, which has been waging an epic legal struggle with Chevron over a $9B-plus pollution lawsuit, inked a $6.4M contract with Brooklyn's MCSquared to bolster its image in the US and Europe.
Category: International
Wed., Jul. 9, 2014
Vatican Forms Committee to Propose PR Reforms
By Greg Hazley
 
pattenThe Vatican has formed a high-profile committee charged with overseeing and reforming its global communications to be led by former BBC Trust chair Chris Patten.
Category: International
Wed., Jul. 9, 2014
R+W Works PR in Afghanistan Election Mess
By Kevin McCauley
 
ghaniRoberti+White inked a $100K-per-month, one-year agreement effective June 25 to provide PR support here for the Transformation and Continuity political group that supports Afghanistan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai.
Category: International
Wed., Jul. 9, 2014
APCO Adds eBay Exec in Asia
By Greg Hazley
 
stephen liewFormer eBay government relations chief Steven Liew has joined APCO Worldwide as an executive director in Singapore.
Category: International
Thu., Jul. 3, 2014
Japan Fortifies PR Arsenal
By Kevin McCauley
 
obama, abeJapan, which is in the midst of a high-profile and controversial shift of its military posture, is using Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications to promote understanding of the importance of its relationship with the US.
Category: International
Wed., Jul. 2, 2014
Burson-Marsteller Jumps into Sticky Sri Lanka Situation
By Kevin McCauley
 
sri lankaBurson-Marsteller has a $900K one-year deal to "launch an education and communications program to improve confidence in Sri Lanka among US-based investment and influencer community," according to its engagement letter.
Category: International
Mon., Jun. 30, 2014
Sri Lanka Adds Madison
By Kevin McCauley
 
sri lankaSri Lanka has signed a one-year $180K contract with Madison Group to assist its ministry of external affairs in "creating a situational awareness of current affairs" in the island state off the coast of India.
Category: International
Fri., Jun. 27, 2014
Levick Makes $1.2M PR Plea for Nigeria
By Kevin McCauley
 
goodluck jonathanLevick is attempting to build support for Nigeria's effort to "find and safely return" the more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped in April by terror group Boko Haram, according to its $1.2M contract.
Category: International
Mon., Jun. 23, 2014
Sri Lanka Looks for PR Help
By Kevin McCauley
 

sri lankaSri Lanka is using Beltway Government Strategies to "retain and manage firms to engage in government relations activities" on its behalf, according to its federal filing.

Category: International
Fri., Jun. 20, 2014
KRL Boosts Embattled South Sudan
By Kevin McCauley
 
sudanKRL International is working Washington to boost the profile of embattled South Sudan, which has suffered six months of bloodshed during battles between forces loyal to the country's president and VP.
Category: International
Thu., Jun. 19, 2014
Sanitas Reps Afghanistan's Presidential Hopeful
By Kevin McCauley
 
abdullahSanitas International is repping Abdullah Abdullah, the leading candidate to succeed Hamid Karzai as president of Afghanistan.
Category: International
Wed., Jun. 18, 2014
MP Works Silicon Valley for Ireland
By Kevin McCauley
 
irelandMcGrath/Power PR, the San Jose high-tech PR powerhouse, has scooped up the IDA Ireland business in a competitive pitch.
Category: International
Tue., Jun. 17, 2014
Winnipeg Reviews PR
By Kevin McCauley
 
winnipegWinnipeg is reviewing its PR management, budget and outreach for the Canadian city of 650K people.
Category: International
Mon., Jun. 16, 2014
Edelman, CAA Take Top PR Lion in Cannes
By Greg Hazley
 
cannesEdelman and Creative Artists Agency took home the PR Grand Prix award at the Cannes Lions award festival in France today, the first PR firm to win the top PR prize since its inception in 2009.
Category: International
Thu., Jun. 12, 2014
Bell Pottinger Establishes Labour Cred
By Kevin McCauley
 
darren murphyBell Pottinger is acquiring Centreground Political Communications, which is the firm of Darren Murphy, eight-year advisor to Tony Blair’s former government.
Category: International
Tue., Jun. 10, 2014
Turkey Tags Alpaytac for $1.4M PR Push
By Kevin McCauley
 

huma gruazTurkey's DC embassy has lined up Chicago’s Alpaytac for a one-year contract pegged at $1.4M for PR and communications services.

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