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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.

Greece Goes with Trippi & Assocs.

Thu, Feb. 1, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Joe TrippiThe Embassy of Greece’s press and communications office has hired Trippi & Assocs. to provide global PR counsel, specifically on matters regarding the European Union and the US.

Grassroots Political Consulting Works Yemen Crisis

Wed, Jan. 24, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Southern Transitional CouncilGrassroots Political Consulting has a $180K one-year pact to represent the Southern Transitional Council of war-torn Yemen. The contract went into effect Jan. 1.

Portland PR Squires Kazakh President to US

Fri, Jan. 19, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Nursultan NazarbayevPortland PR handled the run-up to the Jan. 16 visit of Kazakhstan president Nursultan Nazarbayev to the Oval Office to meet with Donald Trump. (2 reader comments)

Glover Park Picks Up Morocco Work

Thu, Jan. 18, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

MoroccoWPP's Glover Park Group has inked an 18-month contract worth $360K with Morocco to manage its government relations strategy with the US and launch a PR push to promote investment in the Kingdom. (1 reader comment)

Smith Bolsters APCO West Coast Operations

Tue, Jan. 16, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Tim SmithTim Smith, who was executive VP at Edelman, has joined APCO Worldwide as managing director in Seattle to spearhead the DC-based firm’s West Coast push.

Global Vision Focuses on Taiwan

Mon, Jan. 15, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Global VisionTaiwan has signed Global Vision Communications to a $560K contract to provide lobbying, PR and strategic communications services.

FTI Files Mexico’s NAFTA Pact

Mon, Jan. 8, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

NAFTAFTI Consulting has filed its two-month contract with Mexico to develop a “modern campaign that impacts positively the image of Mexico and the public opinion in the US,” showing fees of $650K.

Japan Follows Fritts to Cogent

Wed, Dec. 27, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Kimberley FrittsThe Embassy of Japan has retained Cogent Strategies, the firm formed by ex-Podesta Group CEO Kimberley Fritts, for government affairs work and any other mutually agreed services.

Israeli/Palestinian Peace Envoy Joins APCO

Tue, Dec. 19, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Frank LowensteinFrank Lowenstein, who was special envoy for the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations and senior advisor to former Secretary of State John Kerry, has joined APCO Worldwide as chief of its global solutions practice.

Sorrell Knocks Bain Capital Over Japan Ad Deal

Tue, Oct. 3, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Martin SorrellWPP's Martin Sorrell is expected to challenge Bain Capital's $1.4B bid for Japan's No. 3 ad agency Asatsu-DK, a successful takeover would mark the first buyout of a major Japanese ad company.

Spain’s ‘Breakaway’ Catalonia Region Relies on SGR

Mon, Oct. 2, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

SGR Government Relations LobbyingSGR Government Relations and Lobbying represents Catalonia, which yesterday voted overwhelmingly to declare independence from Spain despite fierce opporsition from Madrid and a brutal crackdown by Spanish police that injured more than 750 people.