The 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.
An 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.
Edelman 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.
Patton 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.
Gazprom, 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.
Arabtec 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.
Angus 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.
Ketchum 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.
Gazprom, Russia’s state-owned energy entity, yesterday yanked Ukraine’s special discount on gas supplies effective next month, a move that further squeezes the economy of the beleaguered former Soviet state.
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