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Thu., Sep. 25, 2014
British Diplomat Tries PR Hand at BellPott
By Kevin McCauley
 
mark canningMark Canning, who was Britain's ambassador to Indonesia and Malaysia, has joined Bell Pottinger as senior advisor for its Asian operations.
Category: International
Tue., Sep. 23, 2014
Evercom Cracks Nut & Dried Fruit Council Review
By Greg Hazley
 
incSpain's evercom has won global PR duties for the International Nut & Dried Fruit Council, the nut sector trade group representing members on five continents.
Category: International
Mon., Sep. 22, 2014
Media Relations Across the Pond
By David Ritchey
 
david ritcheyA few years ago in London, England, I heard a lecture by the CEO of a large public relations organization. When he finished, he took me aside and said, "Now, tell me what is this 'evaluation' that you Yanks do?"
Category: International
Thu., Sep. 18, 2014
Link: Bloomberg Editor on 'What It's Like to Be Attacked' by Ketchum
By Greg Hazley
 
paul barrettBloomberg Businessweek's Paul Barrett, author of a forthcoming book on the Ecuador-Chevron showdown, writes that his treatment by Ketchum have him a "feel for what it’s like to be the target when a sovereign nation goes into crisis-communication mode."
Category: International
Thu., Sep. 11, 2014
Ex-Grayling Chief to WaggEd
By Greg Hazley
 
michael murphyMichael Murphy, who served as CEO and stepped down as chairman of Grayling last year, has landed at Waggener Edstrom as senior global advisor.
Category: International
Wed., Sep. 10, 2014
H+K Throws Beijing Bash
By Kevin McCauley
 
HKHill+Knowlton today celebrated its 30th year in China in a reception in Beijing featuring CEO Jack Martin.
Category: International
Mon., Sep. 8, 2014
Bell Pottinger Power's Venezuela Oil Giant's PR
By Kevin McCauley
 
pdvsaBell Pottinger has been working for Venezuela's national oil giant, which is parent company of US-based Citgo Petroleum Corp.
Category: International
Fri., Sep. 5, 2014
Sri Lanka Sweetens Madison's Pot
By Kevin McCauley
 

prasad kariyawasamHuman rights-challenged Sri Lanka has upped Madison Group's $15K, one-year contract effective June 1 to $25K-a-month beginning Aug. 1. 

Category: International
Fri., Sep. 5, 2014
Edelman Doubles Down on France
By Greg Hazley
 
edelmanEdelman has acquired France's top independent PR firm, ELAN, a six-year-old agency started by Edelman alum Marion Darrieutort.
Category: International
Tue., Sep. 2, 2014
Qorvis Works to Clean Up Syria Mess
By Kevin McCauley
 
syriaQorvis MSL handles media, Congressional outreach for the Syrian Opposition Coalition in bid bankrolled by Saudi Arabia.
Category: International
Thu., Aug. 28, 2014
Global Communicators Lines Up Junkets to Japan
By Kevin McCauley
 
japanGlobal Communicators is courting U.S. and Canadian journalists for trips to Japan as part of the country's foreign press visitation program.
Category: International
Wed., Aug. 27, 2014
Rwanda Eyes Winning Strategy in DC
By Kevin McCauley
 
paul kagameRwanda Development Board has hired Winning Strategies Washington for a $180K one-year  campaign to engage DC officials
Category: International
Wed., Aug. 27, 2014
Satire Site 'Sorry' for Reporting Bell Pottinger Reps ISIS
By Greg Hazley
 
ISISA satirical Middle East website has issued a tongue-in-cheek apology to Bell Pottinger for an article that claimed the UK PR giant had taken on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria as a client.
Category: International
Mon., Aug. 25, 2014
Blog: Tony Blair Gives PR a Bad Name
By Kevin McCauley
 
tony blairFormer British Prime Minister turned hired gunslinger Tony Blair is giving PR a bad name by finessing his lucrative relationship with the reprehensible ruler of Kazakhstan. He's too touchy about his work.
Category: International
Mon., Aug. 25, 2014
Reporters, Under Fire, Need Friends; Where's PR?
By Jack ODwyer
 

ostrichThe beheading of journalist James Foley by ISIS forces and other instances of hostility to journalists in the U.S. and abroad prompted a New York Times examination of the phenomenon.

Category: International
Fri., Aug. 22, 2014
ISIS Spokesman Killed in Syria
By Greg Hazley
 
abu mosaAbu Mosa, press officer for the terrorist army ISIS, was killed by Syrian military forces this week, the State Department confirmed Aug. 21.
Category: International
Tue., Aug. 19, 2014
FitzGibbon Closes Books on Anti-Chevron Push
By Kevin McCauley
 

chrevronWashington's FitzGibbon Media has terminated its subcontract with Brooklyn's McSquared PR, which organized an anti-Chevron campaign bankrolled by Ecuador as part of its long-running legal squabble over pollution in the Amazon.

Category: International
Mon., Aug. 18, 2014
Max Clifford's Shop Shutters
By Kevin McCauley
 
max cliffordUK-based Max Clifford Associates has shut down in the aftermath of celebrity publicist's Max Clifford conviction for indecent assaults on women and girls, according to a report in the Express.
Category: International
Mon., Aug. 18, 2014
Sri Lanka Banks on Macks
By Kevin McCauley
 
sri lankaThe Central Bank of Sri Lanka has recruited Liberty International Group to help improve the reputation of its home country in the US.
Category: International
Thu., Aug. 14, 2014
Qorvis Speaks for Sanctioned Russian Energy Co.
By Kevin McCauley
 

novatekQorvis MSL represents OAO Novatek, which made the list of US-sanctioned companies for Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Category: International
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