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Fri., May 30, 2014
Successful PR Engagement in India
By Ruth Streder

ruth strederConsidering doing business in India, or planning an upcoming PR campaign in that country? Here are some communications insights that may help you navigate this multifaceted nation and its vibrant consumer landscape.

Category: International
Wed., May 28, 2014
Global Communicators Picks Pena
By Kevin McCauley
guillermo pena pantingGlobal Communicators has hired Guillermo Pena Panting, who has strong contacts in Honduras and across Central America, to spearhead the DC-based firm's push into that region.
Category: International
Wed., May 21, 2014
Edelman Engineers Emmar's PR
By Kevin McCauley
kaecEdelman engineered Emaar of Dubai's promotion of King Abdullah Economic City in Saudi Arabia in conjunction to a visit to the Kingdom from of a US delegation led by President Obama.
Category: International
Mon., May 12, 2014
Hotel Group Books Crisis PR Amid Protests
By Greg Hazley
beverly hills hotelThe Sultan of Brunei's group of luxury hotels beset by protests over Brunei's Islamic laws has booked crisis manager Mark Fabiani.
Category: International
Mon., Apr. 28, 2014
Qorvis Alum Reps Putin's Alleged Investment Firm
By Kevin McCauley

gunvorA former top Qorvis executive handles corporate affairs duties for Switzerland's Gunvor Group commodities trading outfit that allegedly has financial ties with Russian strongman Vladamir Putin.

Category: International
Mon., Apr. 21, 2014
Grayling Defends British Airways
By Kevin McCauley
british airwaysGrayling has staved off a challenge to its hold on British Airways business, which covers the UK’s flagship carrier’s operations in nearly 40 European and Asian markets.
Category: International
Fri., Apr. 18, 2014
Labour Unleashes Obama's Attack Dog
By Kevin McCauley
david axelrodThe UK's Labour Party has given political operative David Axelrod a six-figure contract to help its leader Ed Milliband become prime minister in 2015. 
Category: International
Wed., Apr. 16, 2014
APCO Advocates for Azerbaijan
By Kevin McCauley
azerbaijanAPCO Worldwide has inked a two-month $50K agreement to bolster the image of Azerbaijan, the pro-western former Soviet republic 90 percent Muslim state borders Russia and Iran.
Category: International
Wed., Apr. 9, 2014
Iraq Renews Podesta's $1M PR Job
By Kevin McCauley
iraqThe Government of Iraq has renewed its one-year $960K PR contract with Podesta Group to "promote a better understanding with the US of its priorities and concerns," according to the contract between the two parties.
Category: International
Tue., Apr. 8, 2014
Scotland Moves to Break Ties with UK
By Kevin McCauley

scotlandAn independent Scotland would be the one of the world’s most prosperous countries, one blessed with substantial energy resources and a young well-educated population, Alex Salmond, Scotland’s First Minister, told a Wall Street Journal panel this morning.

Category: International
Fri., Apr. 4, 2014
Ketchum Sings Praises of Ecuador
By Kevin McCauley
ecuadorKetchum has inked a $35K-a-month contract with Ecuador's Washington embassy, covering economic development, trade and tourism of the South American state of 14.5M people.
Category: International
Fri., Mar. 28, 2014
Burson Unit Pitches Ukraine
By Kevin McCauley
ukrainePrime Policy Group, a Burson-Marsteller unit, is making the Washington rounds on behalf of Ukraine.
Category: International
Thu., Mar. 27, 2014
Libya Listens to Edelman
By Kevin McCauley

libyaEdelman is representing the Libyan Investment Authority, the $65B sovereign fund of the northern African state, providing strategic communications services in the US to support its global PR programming.

Category: International
Wed., Mar. 26, 2014
Patton Boggs Signs $1.8M Kosovo Pact
By Kevin McCauley

kosovoPatton Boggs has inked Kosovo to a $1.8M fees/expenses three-year pact designed to bolster U.S. ties, expand connections with international institutions, boost economic development initiatives and promote trade/investment.

Category: International
Tue., Mar. 18, 2014
Ketchum Dodges Gazprom Bullet - For Now
By Kevin McCauley

crimeaGazprom, Russia’s national oil company and one of Ketchum’s major clients, escaped President Obama’s “unserious sanctions” (in the world of the Wall Street Journal) that he put into place yesterday as part of his “consequences” threat triggered by Vladimir Putin’s land grab of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula.

Category: International
Tue., Mar. 18, 2014
Ogilvy Promotes Colombia Trade
By Greg Hazley
colombiaOgilvy PR has registered Proexport Colombia, the government’s foreign investment, tourism and export promotion arm, as a client.
Category: International
Wed., Mar. 12, 2014
Brunswick Works $40B Egypt Deal
By Greg Hazley
arabtecArabtec Holding, the Dubai construction giant, relied on Cairo's 4PR and Brunswick Group for PR counsel as it unveiled a $40B deal with the Egyptian Army to build one million lower-income housing units in the country.
Category: International
Tue., Mar. 11, 2014
US Foreign Aid Push Seeks PR Firm for Bosnia
By Greg Hazley

usaidThe U.S. government's $35M civilian foreign aid operation in Bosnia and Herzegovina has reached out to PR firms to support its work in the country.

Category: International
Tue., Mar. 11, 2014
Ex-Ketchum Unit Exec: Ukraine Crisis 'Way Above' Firm's 'Inflated Pay Grade'
By Greg Hazley
strongmanAngus Roxburgh, a former BBC reporter who worked the Russia account at Ketchum unit Gplus, told the Daily Beast that his former firm is "utterly powerless" to affect the Kremlin's PR amid the Ukraine crisis.
Category: International
Fri., Mar. 7, 2014
Is Putin Worth the Image Headache for Ketchum?
By Kevin McCauley
ketchumKetchum has every right to represent any despot or authoritarian leader that it wants. There are however risks involved in advocating on behalf of a client who appears bent on re-conquest and limiting the free speech rights of his people and press.
Category: International
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