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Ex-Solicitor General Olson Toils for Saudis

Wed, Sep. 19, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Ted OlsonFormer US Solicitor General Ted Olson spearheads the Saudi Arabia embassy’s effort to protect the Kingdom from US oil price-fixing lawsuits. (3 reader comments)

Gladstone Promotes $500B Saudi Mega-City

Fri, Sep. 14, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

NeomSteve Lipin's Gladstone Place Partners is working for the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, which is backing the construction of the $500B mega-city that is meant to help the Kingdom diversify its economic base and reduce its dependence on energy revenues. (1 reader comment)

Blue Star, Rasky Plunge into Bangladeshi Politics

Mon, Sep. 10, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Blue StarBlue Star Strategies, which was founded by a pair of president Bill Clinton aides, represents the Bangladesh National Party in the US ahead of the elections slated by the end of the year.

APCO Signs $2.2M Pact to Deepen Germany/US Ties

Thu, Aug. 30, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

GoetheAPCO Worldwide has agreed to represent the Goethe-Institut’s Washington office and its participation in Deutschlandjahr (Year of Germany) 2018-2019, which kicks off in October.

Mercury Inks $840K Deal With Chinese Spy Gear Firm

Mon, Aug. 27, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

HikvisionMercury Public Affairs has signed an $840K one-year agreement to represent high-flying Hikvision USA, the China government-connected leader in the making of video surveillance systems.

Edelman Hires B-M Asia Vice Chair Alum McCabe

Tue, Aug. 21, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Ian McCabeEdelman has recruited Ian McCabe, who was Asia Pacific vice chairman for PA & government communications at Burson-Marsteller, as vice chair of its APAC PA group.

B-M Focuses on China's Top Maker of Spy Gear

Fri, Aug. 10, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

HikvisionBurson-Marsteller Washington handles public policy and PA issues for high-flying Hikvision, the China-government affiliated dominant maker of video surveillance systems.

BerlinRosen Reps Exiled Cambodian Opposition Group

Mon, Jul. 30, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

CambodiaNew York’s BerlinRosen is providing strategic communications and media relations support through August for the Cambodia National Rescue Movement, which was formed in January by exiled opponents of prime minister Hun Sen.

Sitrick Joins Qatar's PR Team

Wed, Jul. 18, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

QatarSitrick And Company has agreed to serve as public communications advisor and consultant to the Embassy of Qatar. (2 reader comments)


Tainted Turkish Bank Turns to Ballard Partners

Tue, Jul. 17, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Brian BallardBallard Partners, which has close ties to the Trump administration, has signed on as DC representative for Turkiye Halk Bankasi AS, the Turkish state-owned bank, on financial services matters. (1 reader comment)

Ex-Congressman McKeon Sings for Saudis

Mon, Jul. 9, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Buck McKeonFormer California Republican Congressman Buck McKeon has signed up as representative of Saudi Arabia for a year to work the Trump Administration and former House colleagues on behalf of the kingdom. (4 reader comments)

Communicating Innovation in Global Health Markets

Thu, Jun. 28, 2018

By Jonathan Wilson

 Jonathan WilsonThe guidelines constituting ethical communications aren’t necessarily the same worldwide, requiring a local understanding of various cultures and markets in which agencies reside while continuing to innovate in regards to how we share stories and information.

Ogilvy Makes Rounds for Blockaded Qatar

Fri, Jun. 22, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

QatarOgilvy Government Relations is providing outreach and engagement with key Washington policymakers for Qatar, which has been under an economic and political boycott by neighboring Arab states for more than a year. (1 reader comment)

Qatar Spends $1.5M to Promote World Cup

Tue, Jun. 19, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

qatar 2022Qatar gives New York-based Lexington Strategies $1.5M to build support in the US and Qatar for its hosting of the 2022 World Cup.


Bahrain Inks $1.6M Pact with BGR

Mon, Jun. 18, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Ed RogersBahrain has signed BGR Government Affairs to a two-year strategic communications contract worth $1.6M. (5 reader comments)

Ex-Senator Coleman Scores Victory for ZTE

Thu, Jun. 7, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Norm ColemanFormer Minnesota Republican Senator Norm Coleman represents ZTE Corp, which scored a major victory today as the US Commerce Dept. announced a deal to lift sanctions imposed on it.

Qatar Inks $1.2M Pact With Giuliani-Tied Firm

Wed, Jun. 6, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Rudy GiulianiQatar, which has faced an economic blockade for the past year, signs $1.2M pact with Blueprint Advisors, a firm that has close ties with president Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani. (4 reader comments)

H+K Strategies Bolsters Faith in Saudi Markets

Fri, Jun. 1, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

CMAHill+Knowlton Strategies has signed up for a two-month project with Saudi Arabia's Capital Market Authority, the Kingdom's market regulator. (1 reader comment)

Mercury Sides With China’s ZTE In Sanctions Fight

Thu, May 31, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

ZTEMercury Public Affairs has a $75K monthly retainer account to represent ZTE Corp, the Chinese smartphone company sanctioned by the Trump Administration for selling gear to Iran. Senators call ZTE a threat to national security. (4 reader comments)

SS&A Pitches Philippines-US Free Trade Agreement

Thu, May 17, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

PhillipinesLobbying firm Sorini, Samet & Associates has been hired by a Manila-based trade association to advocate on behalf of a potential bilateral free trade agreement between the US and the Philippines.

Brunswick Positions Abu Dhabi on World's Stage

Tue, May 15, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

AbuDhabiBrunswick Group is working with Abu Dhabi, which is the richest part and capital of the United Arab Emirates, to better position it on the world's stage. (3 reader comments)