Weber Shandwick has picked up a six-figure assignment from the United Nations to mount a campaign for the second State of the World’s Volunteerism Report, a global follow-up to the world body's landmark 2011 report.
Ketchum's nine-year PR campaign for Russia is emblematic of a Washington PR and lobbying scene that no longer feels the stigma of "unsavory" foreign accounts, according to a 5,600-word feature on the relationship in Politico Magazine this month.
The Edge Worldwide, a Florida-based communications shop that operates in the Caribbean and Latin America, has picked up a $325K pact with the United Nations to guide a campaign surrounding the “16/6” program to resettle Haitians affected by the 2010 earthquake.
A 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?"
Bloomberg 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."