Edelman is providing creative services and strategic counsel to Saudi Arabia’s permanent mission to the United Nations.
The purpose is to promote the Kingdom’s interests among key groups within the world body and to U.N. observers.
There is no written contract between the two parties, according to Edelman’s federal lobbying filing.
An unsigned "letter of intent" dated Jan. 25 provides a timeframe for PR services from Dec. 19, 2012 through the end of this year. There are also two "statement of work" orders.
The first (Dec. 19 to Jan. 19) calls for development and production of 300 brochures for a fee of $30K. The second (Jan. 21 to Feb. 28) is for book development/giveaways, video production, event backdrop development and strategic counsel for a $160K fee.
Rahima Abdul Rahman Abdullah, special advisor to the Saudi ambassador, is Edelman’s contact at the U.N.
Edelman has assigned 14 people to its Saudi team, including Jere Sullivan, vice chairman-PA; Michael Holloway, senior VP; Tyler Suiters, VP-international affairs, and Libby Fiedler, senior account supervisor. They are based in New York, Chicago, Washington and San Mateo.