FleishmanHillard, which is keeping the world updated on Brazil’s preparations for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, also helped the country deal with allegations that the U.S. National Security Agency spied on president Dilma Rousseff, her top advisors and national oil company Petrobras, according to the Omnicom’s units lobbying filing.
FH provided contact information to Fusion TV for Rousseff’s interview during the U.N. General Assembly on which she talked about the mega-sporting events, Internet neutrality, marriage equality and allegations that the Obama White House spied electronically on Brazilians.
It handled an ensuing release that was called “Brazil’s state visit to the U.S. postponed.”
FH also distributed the official Brazilian statement on the detention of David Miranda, Brazilian partner of journalist Glenn Greenwald, Snowden’s ally.
Miranda was walking through London’s Heathrow Airport when British authorities detained him for nine hours under the U.K.’s Terror Act of 2002.
Brazil paid FH $500K in fees for the six-month period ended October.