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Mueller Probes Podesta Group

Mon, Oct. 23, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Robert MuellerSpecial Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Podesta Group and its chief Tony Podesta as part of his probe of a potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia into meddling into the presidential election.

UAE Media Agency Makes Anti-Terror PR Push

Thu, Oct. 12, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

UAE National Media CouncilThe National Media Council of the United Arab Emirates has inked a pact with a London-based communications shop to kick off a PR program that discourages young people from taking up extremist causes.

SPG Signs Pro-Bono Pact with Iceland Embassy

Wed, Oct. 11, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

IcelandSonoran Policy Group has signed a pro-bono contract with Iceland’s Embassy in Washington to provide government affairs and commercial sector counsel.

Kenyan Political Group Kicks Off PR Push Amid Election Woes

Wed, Oct. 4, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

National Super AllianceAristotle International has signed a pact with a Kenyan opposition political coalition to engage in communications activities in the United States, a month after that nation's court determined its August presidential election was invalid.

Craft Media Crafts Saudi Blitz

Fri, Sep. 22, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Craft Media DigitalCraft Media Digital is handling the digital, social, cable/network advertising push designed to increase pressure on Qatar that is bankrolled by the Saudi American Public Relation Affairs Committee.

Lobbyists Coordinate Congressional Trips to China

Thu, Sep. 21, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

US-China Transpacific FoundationThe US-China Transpacific Foundation has retained government affairs shop Capitol Counsel for help with a cultural exchange program designed to raise public and corporate awareness of US/China relations.

Ontario Seeks to Boost Profile

Thu, Sep. 21, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Ontario, CanadaOntario, Canada’s most populous province and home to its largest city Toronto and national capital Ottawa, has hired SKDKnickerbocker to raise its profile in areas of trade and other issues that affect its ties with the US.

Akin Gump Advises Marshall Islands on WWII Cleanup Aid

Mon, Sep. 18, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Marshall Islands Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has been retained by the Government of the Marshall Islands surrounding the Second World War’s lingering economic and ecological effects on the Micronesian nation.

Bahrain Backs $1.2M Info Push

Fri, Sep. 1, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

SAPRAC logoBahrain, which has close ties with Saudi Arabia, has enlisted the Saudi American Public Relation Affairs Committee for a $1.2M information campaign in the US.

Karv Jumps Aboard China Shipping Deal

Thu, Aug. 31, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

COSCO ShippingKarv Communications is handling southern California stakeholder outreach in support of China-state owned COSCO Shipping Holdings’ $6.3B acquisition of Hong Kong Orient Overseas.

COSCO Shipping Sails into Harbour

Fri, Aug. 25, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

COSCO ShippingThe Harbour Group works DC for COSCO Shipping, a Chinese state enterprise, in its $6.3B deal to acquire Hong Kong rival.

Saudis Use Podesta to Slam Qatar

Thu, Aug. 17, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Saudi American Public Relations Affairs CommitteePodesta Group inks three-month $150K pact with the Saudi American Public Relations Affairs Committee to support boycott of Qatar for its alleged support of terrorism.

PR Firm Pitches for Honduras

Mon, Aug. 7, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Keybridge CommunicationsKeybridge Communications has been hired to provide media outreach and monitoring services on behalf of the government of the Republic of Honduras.

Georgia Signs StrateVarious for U.S Relations Salvo

Wed, Aug. 2, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Georgia StrateVarious has signed a $12,000-per-month pact with the government of Georgia in a bid to expand bilateral foreign and trade relations between that former Soviet Union state and the U.S.

Egypt Engages H+K for Economic Development PR

Fri, Jun. 30, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Flag of EgyptHill and Knowlton Strategies has been hired to counsel Egypt’s Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation on global communications strategy.

Levick Revamps Qatar Business

Thu, Jun. 22, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

LevickLevick, which has represented the Embassy of Qatar, is now working for the nation’s communications office under a revamped six-month agreement pegged in the $375K range.

Congo Enlists Mer

Tue, Jun. 20, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Mer GroupThe Democratic Republic of the Congo has recruited Mer Security and Communications Systems for counsel on US policy and political concerns regarding African security issues.

Guatemala Grabs Lobbying Support

Thu, Jun. 15, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Guatemala Barnes & Thornburg is providing government relations and lobbying support to the Coalicion del Congreso de Guatemala, an alliance of political parties that work to advance the interests of the Republic of Guatemala.

Kenya Hires SPG to Bolster US Ties

Thu, Jun. 8, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Kenya Ministry of Foreign AffairsKenya’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has hired Sonoran Policy Group to “cement and deepen relations” between Kenya and the US.