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Thu., Jul. 25, 2013
Levick Sues Pakistani Fertilizer Giant for $400K
By Greg Hazley
fatimaLevick Strategic Communications has sued a large Pakistani fertilizer producer, seeking $400K in damages for breach of contract after the firm said it gave months of PR counsel without payment as Fatima sought state backing for a factory in Indiana amid concerns that its fertilizer is a key ingredient for improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan.
Category: International
Thu., Jul. 25, 2013
Edelman Hires Ex-Blair Aide Hunter
By Kevin McCauley
Anji HunterEdelman has hired Angela (Anji) Hunter, who was former U.K. prime minister Tony Blair's director of government relations, as   senior counsel in its London office.
Category: International
Mon., Jul. 22, 2013
Weber Shandwick Opens in Turkey, Kuwait
By Greg Hazley
Weber Shandwick has planted flags in Turkey and Kuwait after relying on affiliates and regional outposts in those countries for years.
Category: International
Fri., Jul. 19, 2013
Porter Novelli Collects for UNICEF
By Kevin McCauley
unicefThe U.S. Fund for UNICEF has selected Porter Novelli for development of a PR plan to bolster audience engagement and spark fundraising activity.
Category: International
Tue., Jul. 16, 2013
Ecuador Launches PR Offensive in Wake of Snowden Offer
By Kevin McCauley
ecuadorEcuador, which was posed to lose trade breaks with the U.S. after it offered a temporary travel document to fugitive Edward Snowden, has hired lobbying counsel to patch things up in D.C.
Category: International
Thu., Jul. 11, 2013
FH Sews PR for Retailer-Backed Bangladesh Safety Group
By Kevin McCauley
allianceFleishmanHillard is repping the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, an entity comprised of 17 retailers such as Walmart, Gap, Carter’s, Macy’s, Sears, Target and Nordstrom that source clothing made in Bangladeshi factories.
Category: International
Tue., Jul. 9, 2013
Ogilvy Closes Books on Hong Kong
By Kevin McCauley
hong kongOgilvy PR collected a fee of $162,500 from the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region/Economic & Trade Office during the six-month period ended May, according to its end-of-June federal filing.
Category: International
Mon., Jun. 24, 2013
Bangladesh Taps Foley Hoag for Worker Rights
By Kevin McCauley
Bangladesh, site of the horrific garment factory collapse in April, has retained Foley Hoag to promote the government's interest in workers’ rights.
Category: International
Fri., Jun. 21, 2013
Carter Exits Helm of B-M UK
By Kevin McCauley
matt carterFormer general secretary of the U.K.'s Labour party exits as head of Burson-Marsteller's British operation.
Category: International
Thu., Jun. 13, 2013
Glover Park Targets Russia
By Kevin McCauley
Glover Park Group has formed an alliance with Global Advertising Strategies to develop Russian clients and multinationals that want to do business in that country.
Category: International
Fri., Jun. 7, 2013
Ketchum Acquires German PR Firm
By Greg Hazley
Ketchum has acquired German lifestyle and tech PR firm Brandzeichen to bolster its foothold in Europe's largest economy.
Category: International
Fri., Jun. 7, 2013
Chinese Pursuit of AIG Unit Has US PR Rep
By Greg Hazley
ilfcThe Chinese group pursuing a deal worth up to $4.8B to acquire AIG's aircraft leasing unit is leaning on U.S. PR counsel as the acquisition faces scrutiny by U.S. regulators.
Category: International
Fri., Jun. 7, 2013
H+K: Americans Wary of Chinese Investment
By Greg Hazley

Despite U.S. efforts to woo Chinese financing, Americans are wary of direct investment by Chinese firms into American companies, according to a survey by Hill+Knowlton Strategies.

Category: International
Thu., May 30, 2013
How Will Al Jazeera Affect PR & TV Viewers?
By Ronn Torossian

ronn torossianWill a growing Al Jazeera America win the hearts, minds and pitches of U.S. PR firms amid the rubble of collapsing mainstream media?



Category: International
Wed., May 29, 2013
Edelman Finds Fields for UAE
By Kevin McCauley
Jane FieldsEdelman has recruited Jane Fields, an 18-year corporate, tech and new media veteran, to helm its United Arab Emirates operation.
Category: International
Tue., May 21, 2013
Muslim World Woefully Underserved By PR Sector
By Yusuf Hatia
Yusuf HatiaThe Muslim World, which is a consumer market larger than India and China, is woefully underserved by the PR sector.
Category: International
Tue., May 21, 2013
Brunswick Builds Up Asia Operations
By Greg Hazley
Brunswick Group is planning to open a Singapore office in August, the firm's fourth outpost in te Asia, and is ramping up staff in the region.
Category: International
Mon., May 20, 2013
Blair Hits Albanian Jackpot
By Kevin McCauley
Former British PR Tony Blair is advising Albania’s Socialist Party, a deal that "could be worth millions of pounds."
Category: International
Wed., May 15, 2013
C&W Pitches Stake in Middle East
By Kevin McCauley
Cohn & Wolfe purchases stake in Dubai PR firm serving blue chips like Rolls Royce, Visa, Dubai Events and Promotions Establishment and Omega.
Category: International
Wed., May 15, 2013
Olympics Pro to Lead Chime's Revamped Global PR Division
By Greg Hazley
Jackie Brock-DoyleJackie Brock-Doyle, who led communications and public affairs for London's successful 2012 Olympics, is slated to take the reins next month of Good Relations Group, the revamped global PR unit of Chime Communications following its sale of Bell Pottinger last year.
Category: International
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