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Category: InternationalReturn to Latest News
Thu., Oct. 13, 2016
Bellwether Pitches for Panama
By Jon Gingerich
PanamaPanama has hired Bellwether Strategies for outreach and media relations work as that government mounts a global communications response to the “Panama Papers” scandal that made global headlines earlier this year.
Category: International
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016
Italyís Mailander Joins PROI
By Jon Gingerich
PROIAdvisory and PR agency Mailander has joined global communications partnership PROI Worldwide.
Category: International
Tue., Oct. 4, 2016
Japan Entrusts Edelman with Media Relations
By Jon Gingerich
EdelmanEdelman Japan has been hired to provide media relations support for the government's communication activities at international conferences and events. (1 reader comment)
Category: International
Fri., Sep. 23, 2016
Japanís Vector Grabs Hawaii PR Firm PacRim
By Editorial Staff
Dave ErdmanJapanese PR operation Vector Group has acquired Hawaii’s PacRim Marketing Group to create a $90M Asia-Pacific network with around 500 staffers.
Category: International
Wed., Sep. 21, 2016
Hotwire Expands Latin America Partnership
By Editorial Staff
Vianews & HotwireTech specialist Hotwire PR, in an ongoing bid to counter large global agencies, has aligned with Latin American PR operation VIANEWS of Brazil in an exclusive partnership that builds on less formal ties between the firms over the past five years.
Category: International
Wed., Sep. 21, 2016
Leslie Appointed to Advise Obama on U.S./Africa Business Relations
By Jon Gingerich
Jack Leslie Weber Shandwick chairman Jack Leslie has been appointed to serve on an advisory council that will make recommendations on President Obama’s business initiatives in Africa.
Category: International
Mon., Sep. 19, 2016
Dentsu Acquires Indiaís Perfect PR
By Greg Hazley
Perfect PRDentsu has acquired India’s Perfect Relations Group, a 500-staffer firm with outposts in 50 cities in India.
Category: International
Thu., Sep. 8, 2016
APO Moves into Middle East
By Jon Gingerich
APOThe African Press Organization has launched a new press release distribution and monitoring service dedicated to the Middle East and North Africa regions.
Category: International
Wed., Sep. 7, 2016
Publicis Returns Mideast PR Unit to MSL Name
By Greg Hazley
leocommPublicis has returned its LeoComm PR network in the Middle East under the MSLGroup banner.
Category: International
Fri., Aug. 26, 2016
Bell Resigns from Bell Pottinger
By Editorial Staff
Tim BellTim Bell, the UK PR mogul behind global PR institution Bell Pottinger, has left the firm to start a new PR consulting venture next year.
Category: International
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016
Grayling Enters Iran
By Editorial Staff
mina binaGrayling has signed an affiliate deal with Tehran-based PGT Advertising, a top PR and ad agency in the Islamic Republic.
Category: International
Tue., Jul. 26, 2016
Burson Forms Venezuela Unit Amid Turmoil
By Editorial Staff
nicolas maduroAmid economic and political crisis in Venezuela, Burson-Marsteller has formed a specialty unit to advise clients on the business climate in the country.
Category: International
Tue., Jul. 26, 2016
Huntsworth Sees Modest Gains Amid Revamp
By Editorial Staff
Huntsworth CompaniesLondon-based Hunstworth reported first half revenues rose four percent to £86.6 million as its health, consumer and financial PR operations offset ongoing US restructuring and struggles in the Middle East and Africa.
Category: International
Tue., Jul. 19, 2016
McBee Works Slovakia Strategy
By Jon Gingerich
Slovak Republic McBee Strategic Consulting has been hired to provide media and communications strategy for the Embassy of the Slovak Republic.
Category: International
Wed., Jul. 13, 2016
DLPR Partners with MHP
By Jon Gingerich
DLPRDukas Linden Public Relations has formed a partnership with London-based MHP Communications.
Category: International
Tue., Jul. 12, 2016
Honduras Calls Curley
By Jon Gingerich
Honduras The government of the Republic of Honduras has hired Curley Company to inform U.S. audiences on developments and business opportunities in that Central American nation.
Category: International
Thu., Jun. 30, 2016
Worldcom Adds Four Partners
By Jon Gingerich
WorldcomGlobal PR network Worldcom has added four new partners from four distinct corners of the globe.
Category: International
Tue., Jun. 14, 2016
PROI Adds Australia Agency
By Jon Gingerich
PROIPROI Worldwide has widened its footprint in the Australia market with the addition of Melbourne-based PR and digital communications agency
Category: International
Tue., Jun. 14, 2016
MSLGroup Acquires China Firm, Installs CEO
By Editorial Staff
faith brewittMSLGroup has acquired Chinese cause marketing shop Have Faith in Your Brand and installed its chief as CEO for Greater China.
Category: International
Fri., Jun. 10, 2016
Developing Multicultural Social Media Communities
By Mari Escamilla
mari escamillaAs the U.S. population continues to grow in both numbers and diversity, the need for brands to understand those communities and build inclusive, multicultural social spaces has become more prominent.
Category: International
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Thu., Oct. 27
Trust is What’s Ailing Healthcare
By Kriste Goad
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Thu., Oct. 27
McCarthy Must Be Smiling
By Joe Honick
Joe Honick

Thu., Oct. 27
Getting the Most Out of Your Pitching Hours
By Alessandra Nagy
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Wed., Oct. 26
Integrated Communications in the Life Sciences
By James Heins
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Tue., Oct. 25
NBC Doubling Down on Buzzfeed
By Ronn Torossian
Ronn Torossian

Tue., Oct. 25
The Problem with Cable TV Political Coverage
By Arthur Solomon
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Tue., Oct. 25
Leveraging Technology to Shape Health Messaging
By John Carnett
John Carnett

Mon., Oct. 24
Redefining Success: a Timeless Debate
By Stephanie DeViteri
Stephanie DeViteri

Mon., Oct. 24
Trump Fails Presidential Character Test, Bigly
By Bodine Williams
Bodine Williams

Fri., Oct. 21
Missed Opportunity of the 2016 Al Smith Dinner
By Patrick Hirigoyen
Patrick Hirigoyen

Fri., Oct. 21
It’s Not What You Know, But Who You Know
By Loren Antonio Duran
Loren Antonio Duran

Fri., Oct. 21
Defenders of the Healthcare Brand
By Lisa Kersey
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Thu., Oct. 20
Santa Monica Seeks Marketing Help
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Mon., Oct. 17
Redmond, WA Wants Creative Services
City of Redmond

Fri., Oct. 14
Compton Calls for Comms.
City of Compton

Tue., Oct. 11
FL Airport Seeks PR Pitches
Northwest Florida Beaches Int'l Airport

Thu., Oct. 6
Nassau Health Care Seeks Ad Agency

Wed., Oct. 5
Hawaii Calls for PR Services
Hawaii Tourism Authority

Tue., Oct. 4
Upstate NY DOT Seeks Broadcast, Media Buying Help
Warren County Tourism Department

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