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Mon., Oct. 28, 2013
Egypt Defends Lucrative Glover Park Pact
By Kevin McCauley
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry is defending the hiring of Glover Park Group to a monthly retainer of $250K, one of the fattest government-relations contracts on file at the Justice Dept.
Category: International
Wed., Oct. 23, 2013
Glover Park Hits PR Jackpot with Egypt
By Kevin McCauley
egyptGlover Park Group's public diplomacy, PR and government relations work for Egypt is worth $250K a-month, making it one of the most lucrative contracts ever filed with the Dept. of Justice.
Category: International
Tue., Oct. 15, 2013
Egypt Hires WPP Shop
By Kevin McCauley
egyptThe embattled government of Egypt has returned to the U.S. lobbying game, hiring public diplomacy and government relations help in Washington.
Category: International
Wed., Oct. 9, 2013
UN Gives Afghan Firm Yemen Vote PR Pact
By Greg Hazley
voterLapis, the PR unit of Afghanistan media conglomerate Moby Group, has picked up a six-figure pact with the United Nations to tout biometric voting in the critical 2014 Yemen elections.
Category: International
Wed., Oct. 2, 2013
Brunswick Launches India Push
By Greg Hazley

khozem merchantFormer Mumbai correspondent for the Financial Times heads India foray for Brunswick Group.

Category: International
Fri., Sep. 27, 2013
Bangladesh Deploys BGR for PR
By Kevin McCauley
Bangladesh, which is rocked by violent demonstrations by garment workers seeking pay hikes, has given a six-month PR assignment to Haley Barbour's BGR Government Affairs.
Category: International
Wed., Sep. 25, 2013
Kenya Counts on DC Strategic Comms Firm
By Kevin McCauley
Kenya, site of the horrific shopping mall terror attack, counts on DC firm for strategic communications in the U.S.
Category: International
Tue., Sep. 24, 2013
Podesta Group Handles Somalia
By Kevin McCauley

somaliaPodesta Group is handling Somalia under a  $120K, one-month pact to communicate its priority issues to the U.S. government decision-makers, members of the policy community and the U.S. press.

Category: International
Mon., Sep. 23, 2013
APCO Handles UAE's UN Duties
By Kevin McCauley
APCO Worldwide is providing PA support for the Arab Emirates' United Nations mission through the opening of the new session of the General Assembly this week.
Category: International
Tue., Sep. 17, 2013
APCO Gets Foot in Mexico's PR Door
By Kevin McCauley
mexicoAPCO Worldwide has scooped up a $50K project to gauge the attitude held by Americans and U.S. opinion leaders toward Mexico's new president.
Category: International
Thu., Sep. 12, 2013
Putin's Powerful Placement
By Kevin McCauley

putinRussia president Vladimir Putin, who uses Ketchum for PR, earned a powerful New York Times op-ed placement today, in which he warned that a U.S. strike against Syria would destabilize the Middle East and northern Africa.

Category: International
Mon., Sep. 9, 2013
Grayling Revamps, Re-Brands
By Kevin McCauley
graylingGrayling CEO Pete Petersen has consolidated its five-member DutkoGrayling office network in the U.S. under the Grayling banner and promised a future geared to the high-tech arena.
Category: International
Fri., Sep. 6, 2013
PR Shops Brace for Olympic Decision
By Greg Hazley
olympicsIstanbul, Madrid and Tokyo, along with their PR teams, are bracing for the International Olympic Committee's Sept. 7 decision on which city will host the 2020 Summer Games.
Category: International
Tue., Aug. 27, 2013
Turkey, Staging Area for Syria Attack, Floats Travel RFP
By Kevin McCauley
turkeyIn a case of unfortunate timing, Turkey, a likely staging area for a NATO-led attack on Syria, is floating a $50M advertising RFP to promote tourism.
Category: International
Tue., Aug. 20, 2013
Nigeria Reaches for McBee for Media
By Kevin McCauley
Nigeria, a major oil supplier to the U.S., has hired McBee Strategic Consulting to increase its media profile here.
Category: International
Wed., Aug. 14, 2013
Bahrain's PR Firms Put on Notice
By Kevin McCauley
bahrainOn the day the Egyptian military stormed the camps of supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and slaughtered 150 people (or 2,200 according to the Muslim Brotherhood), Bahrain activists put western PR firms supporting the King's government on notice, threatening cyber-attacks on their websites.
Category: International
Wed., Aug. 7, 2013
Nigeria Taps Omnicom Unit for US PR Push
By Greg Hazley
nigeriaNigeria, Africa's most populous country and major oil supplier that is being rocked by an bloody insurrection, has hired an Omnicom firm to enhance bilateral diplomatic, economic and security relations between it and the U.S.
Category: International
Wed., Jul. 31, 2013
Sanitas Keeps Eye on Zimbabwe Vote
By Kevin McCauley
zimbabweSanitas International inked an agreement with a South African non-governmental organization June 15 to promote the need for a "peaceful, free and fair election" in neighboring Zimbabwe.
Category: International
Tue., Jul. 30, 2013
Weber Shandwick Scoops up Saudi PR Work
By Kevin McCauley
sabicWeber Shandwick is handling PR for SABIC Petrochemicals, the 70 percent Saudi Arabia government-owned plastics, chemicals, fertilizer and metals producer.
Category: International
Tue., Jul. 30, 2013
Asia-Pacific Trade Group Eyes PR Plan Update
By Greg Hazley
APECThe Asia-Pacific Economic Corporation, the global free trade forum for 21 countries in that region, is on the hunt for an "internationally recognized" PR firm to draft a communications strategy for the next four years.
Category: International
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