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KRL Guides Ghana’s EconDev Push

Mon, Jul. 10, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

GhanaGhana’s Ministry of Finance has hired KRL International, which is helmed by international PR pro Riva Levinson, for an economic development push.

Bell Pottinger Apologizes for Controversial South African Push

Fri, Jul. 7, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Bell PottingerBell Pottinger, which has been charged with stirring up racial tensions in South Africa,  has issued "a full, unequivocal and absolute apology" for its work on behalf of former client Oakbay Capital, which is owned by the controversial Gupta family.

Qatar Hands $1M-Plus Pact to IMS

Thu, Jul. 6, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Al Jazeera news on QatarQatar, which is locked into a diplomatic tussle with its Arab neighbors, has hired Information Management Services to a $1.3M three-month engagement.

China Gives PR Ticket to Ride to BLJ

Wed, Jul. 5, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

The People's Republic of ChinaThe People’s Republic of China filed a $24K per-month contract with BLJ Worldwide effective June 28 for ongoing PR services.

Maloni Speaks for Manafort

Wed, Jun. 28, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Jason MaloniPaul Manafort, Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, is using Jason Maloni as spokesperson to deal with the fallout following his June 27 federal filing showing that his firm received more than $17M for lobbying work on behalf of the political party of Ukraine’s ex-president. (1 reader comment)

Qatar's $2.5M Fee Locks In Ashcroft

Tue, Jun. 13, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

QatarQatar, which is locked into a messy political squabble with its Persian Gulf State neighbors including Saudi Arabia, tapped former Attorney General John Ashcroft's firm for compliance and US government/media work.

Saudis Sail $960K Pact Into Harbour

Fri, Jun. 9, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

The Harbour GroupThe Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia has signed an $80K monthly contract with Harbour Group for strategic communications work and support on general policy matters and ties with the US.

Global PR Networks Face Political, Economic Changes

Fri, Jun. 9, 2017

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's June 2017 International & Multicultural PR MagazineAs ongoing political and economic developments continue to complicate our international business climate, the world’s largest global PR networks attest that the practice of delivering effective brand messaging to audiences in widely varied locations presents its own evolving set of challenges.

Saudi Arabia Checks in at Trump International Hotel

Tue, Jun. 6, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Trump Washington, D.C. HotelSaudi Arabia spent $270K in payments at Donald Trump's Washington hotel as part of its lobbying campaign against terrorism legislation handled by Qorvis/MSLGroup. (2 reader comments)

Why is International Brand Coverage a Must-Have?

Tue, Jun. 6, 2017

By Lindsey Carnett

Lindsey Carnett Brands need exposure to be successful, and with the popularity of gaining global distribution high on many corporate wish lists, globally positioned communications strategies are in demand.

Saudis Sign H+K

Mon, Jun. 5, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

RiyadhSaudi Arabia's Ministry of Economy & Planning reached out to Hill+Knowlton Strategies for a PR assignment.

5W Talks Turkey for Amsterdam

Fri, Jun. 2, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

5W PR5W Public Relations is handling PR for the Republic of Turkey on behalf of international law firm (London and Washington offices) Amsterdam & Partners.

APO Launches CEO Search

Mon, Dec. 19, 2016

By Jon Gingerich

Africa Press OrganizationAfrican press release distribution and monitoring supplier The African Press Organization has launched a search for a new chief executive officer.

Feintuch Named PRWA CFO

Tue, Nov. 29, 2016

By Jon Gingerich

Henry FeintuchPR World Alliance has appointed Feintuch Communication president Henry Feintuch to the role of chief financial officer. (1 reader comment)

Cyclone Picks PROI

Mon, Oct. 31, 2016

By Jon Gingerich

PROIDouala, Cameroon-based communication consultancy Cyclone has joined PROI Worldwide.

Bellwether Pitches for Panama

Thu, Oct. 13, 2016

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.

Italy’s Mailander Joins PROI

Tue, Oct. 11, 2016

By Jon Gingerich

PROIAdvisory and PR agency Mailander has joined global communications partnership PROI Worldwide.