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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.
MSLGroup is poised to acquire India's Perfect Relations in a deal expected to be announced in December, following months of speculation.
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.
Patrick Harrison, longtime spokesman for Prince Charles, is moving to Weber Shandwick in London in January as director of reputation management and strategic media relations.
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."
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