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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)


Levick Goes to Bat for Trade with Korea

Thu, Feb. 15, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

South Korean GovernmentLevick will represent South Korea’s Ministry for Trade and Energy as it works to promote the benefits of the US Korea Free Trade Agreement, a pact Trump has called "a disaster." (3 reader comments)

Chartwell Lands $600K Georgia Pact

Mon, Feb. 12, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Georgia national sealChartwell Strategy Group, which opened for business last month, is repping the Government of Georgia for public affairs work under an oral agreement valued at $50K per-month.

Gunster Makes DC Rounds With Bhutto

Fri, Feb. 9, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Bilawal Bhutto-ZardaniGunster Strategies Worldwide handled Pakistan politician Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari's trip to Washington this week to meet with the city's movers & shakers.

LB Works to Promote Civil Society in Middle East

Wed, Feb. 7, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Asfari FoundationLB International Solutions has inked a $12,500 per-month contract with Syrian-British businessman Ayman Asfari to support education for refugees and civil society in the Middle East.

Churchill Ripley Promotes Saudi Sporting Life

Tue, Feb. 6, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Anna LewisChurchill Ripley Group represents Saudi Arabia's General Sports Authority, the government body responsible for the development of sports and physical activity programs in the Kingdom.

Brunswick Unveils Geopolitical Unit

Fri, Feb. 2, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Kate FallBrunswick Group has formed a geopolitical unit to counsel clients on how to deal with emerging political, social and economic trends that will impact their businesses.