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Cao to Command Golin/China

Wed, Sep. 11, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Jason CaoJason Cao, most recently China general manager for The Hoffman Agency, has joined Interpublic’s Golin to oversee its operations in China.

FTI Finally Files Ukrainian Work

Mon, Jul. 15, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Paul ManafortFTI Consulting received $740K for strategic communications on behalf of Ukraine's prosecutor general for work linked to client of Paul Manafort, Donald Trump's former campaign manager. (1 reader comment)

Myriad Promotes Japan Travel

Fri, May 24, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

MyriadMyriad International Marketing was enlisted to promote U.S travel to the Shizuoka prefecture in Central Japan.

Glover Park Advises Strife-Torn Cameroon

Tue, Oct. 9, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

CameroonGlover Park Group has a $600K-plus contract to represent strife-torn Cameroon, advising its government on ties with the US and relevant institutions.

Greece Pays Piper for DC Work

Thu, Oct. 4, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Ignacio SanchezGreece has hired DLA Piper to a $75K monthly retainer contract to advance its mutual interests with the US in the areas of economics, trade, foreign policy and national security.

Nigerian Work Gives Ballard $1.1M Boost

Tue, Oct. 2, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Ballard NigeriaBallard Partners has signed an open-ended contract with Nigeria’s People's Democratic Party, which is the main political opposition group, pegged at $1.1M per-year.

Philippines Banks on BCW

Mon, Oct. 1, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Bangkok SentralBCW (Burson Cohn & Wolfe) is working with Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas under a one-year $300K strategic communications contract to promote its economic initiatives and economic messages internationally.

Chartwell Charts Kosovo's Outreach

Fri, Sep. 28, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Hashim ThaçiChartwell Strategy Group is providing government relations and PR communications services to Kosovo's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Ex-Sen. Lott Lobbies for Former Trump Biz Partner

Thu, Sep. 27, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Trent LottFormer Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott is lobbying on behalf of the Silk Road Group, private investor firm in the former Soviet republic of Georgia, that was once a business partner of the Trump Organization. (1 reader comment)

Afghanistan Picks Piper As Tempo Builds for US Exit

Wed, Sep. 26, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Ashraf GhaniAfghanistan has brought on DLA Piper to handle its communications with US government officials as president Trump has famously expressed his desire to “Get the Hell out of Afghanistan.”

 

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. (8 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.