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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
Wed., Mar. 5, 2014
Ketchum's Gazprom Client Squeezes Ukraine
By Kevin McCauley
 
gazpromGazprom, 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.
Category: International
Wed., Mar. 5, 2014
Ketchum, Ukraine Unit in Tough Spot Amid Strife
By Greg Hazley
 

pleon talanPleon Talan, the Ketchum unit based in the Ukraine, is distancing itself from Ketchum's ongoing PR work with the Russian government amid the cross-border showdown between the two countries.

Category: International
Fri., Feb. 21, 2014
Just Works for Rights in Bangladesh
By Kevin McCauley
 
nhrcbJust Consulting represents Human Rights and Development in Bangladesh and its effort to promote human rights, rule of law and economic activity with worker dignity there.
Category: International
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