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Qatar Spends $1.5M to Promote World Cup

Tue, Jun. 19, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

qatar 2022Qatar gives New York-based Lexington Strategies $1.5M to build support in the US and Qatar for its hosting of the 2022 World Cup.

 

Bahrain Inks $1.6M Pact with BGR

Mon, Jun. 18, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Ed RogersBahrain has signed BGR Government Affairs to a two-year strategic communications contract worth $1.6M. (5 reader comments)

Ex-Senator Coleman Scores Victory for ZTE

Thu, Jun. 7, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Norm ColemanFormer Minnesota Republican Senator Norm Coleman represents ZTE Corp, which scored a major victory today as the US Commerce Dept. announced a deal to lift sanctions imposed on it.

Qatar Inks $1.2M Pact With Giuliani-Tied Firm

Wed, Jun. 6, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Rudy GiulianiQatar, which has faced an economic blockade for the past year, signs $1.2M pact with Blueprint Advisors, a firm that has close ties with president Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani. (4 reader comments)

H+K Strategies Bolsters Faith in Saudi Markets

Fri, Jun. 1, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

CMAHill+Knowlton Strategies has signed up for a two-month project with Saudi Arabia's Capital Market Authority, the Kingdom's market regulator. (1 reader comment)

Mercury Sides With Chinaís ZTE In Sanctions Fight

Thu, May 31, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

ZTEMercury Public Affairs has a $75K monthly retainer account to represent ZTE Corp, the Chinese smartphone company sanctioned by the Trump Administration for selling gear to Iran. Senators call ZTE a threat to national security. (4 reader comments)

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)