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Edelman Joins Saudi Arabia’s Team Neom

Tue, Nov. 24, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

NEOMEdelman inks $75K monthly pact to represent Neom, the $500B planned city that is the linchpin of Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s plan to diversity the Kingdom's economy. Neom hosted a Nov. 22 secret meeting between Salman and Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu, according to Israeli press. (1 reader comment)

Egypt Signs Browstein Hyatt

Mon, Nov. 23, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

SissiBrownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck has inked a $65K per-month contract to provide government relations and strategic counsel to Egypt, which is headed by president Trump’s “favorite dictator,” Abdel Fatah al Sissi. (1 reader comment)

Alberta Faces Crossroads

Fri, Nov. 20, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

AlbertaAlberta, which is the Saudi Arabia of Canada, has signed Crossroads Strategies to a $350K one-year pact for strategic government relations and PA services. 

Saudi Arabia Adds Off Hill to Lineup

Tue, Nov. 17, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

OffHillSaudi Arabia has signed conservative shop Off Hill Strategies to a $25K per-month pact for Congressional outreach and to bolster ties between the Kingdom and the US. (1 reader comment)

Edelman Bolsters Profile of Panama

Tue, Nov. 10, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

PanamaEdelman has inked a $1.3M contract to bolster the profile of Panama in the US, UK and European Union via press relations and content development for earned and social media. (1 reader comment)

Proof Strategies Expands Work for Qatar

Mon, Nov. 9, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

ProofProof Strategies has received a monthly pay raise from Qatar as it provides additional PR duties to its DC embassy. (1 reader comment)

Finn Partners Works to Revive Hong Kong Tourism

Tue, Nov. 3, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Hong KongFinn Partners works to revive Hong Kong's tourism business, which was battered following China's July move to impose a new security law on the former UK colony. (1 reader comment)

Ex-Congressman Mack Reps Former Colombia President

Mon, Nov. 2, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Connie MackFormer Florida Congressman Connie Mack has signed on to represent former Colombia president Alvaro Uribe, who was freed from house arrest last month and awaits trial for fraud and witness tampering. (5 reader comments)

Rational Picks Up El Salvador

Wed, Oct. 28, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

El SalvadorRational PR has signed a contract worth $65K per month to provide PR and communications support to El Salvador. (1 reader comment)


Racepoint Hauls in $2.6M From Huawei USA

Fri, Oct. 23, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

HuaweiRacepoint Global hauled in $2.6M from Huawei Technologies USA for the 12-month period ended Sept. 30. The Trump administration has sanctioned Huawei's Chinese parent as a security threat. (5 reader comments)

Morocco’s OCP Adds CCO Communications to PR Lineup

Mon, Oct. 19, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Tom ForsytheCCO Communications, which is headed by General Mills' former VP-global communications Tom Forsythe, goes to bat for Morocco's OCP Group in trade fight. (1 reader comment)

India Inks Williams Group

Thu, Oct. 15, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Michael WilliamsIndia has hired the Williams Group for strategic counsel and government relations work in DC. 

Morocco’s OCP Enlists FleishmanHillard in Trade Fight

Wed, Oct. 14, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

MoroccoFleishmanHillard lands six-month $350K pact to represent OCP Group, the phosphate fertilizer giant that is owned by Morocco, as it seeks to fend off countervailing duties on its US exports. (9 reader comments)

Cornerstone Goes to Bat for Morocco Fertilizer Giant

Mon, Oct. 12, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

OCPCornerstone Government Affairs has inked a $300K one-year contract to fend off countervailing duties on OCP SA, the phosphate fertilizer company that is 94 percent owned by the Government of Morocco. (2 reader comments)

Stratton Slides into UK Press Secretary Post

Fri, Oct. 9, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Allegra StrattonAllegra Stratton becomes press secretary for the UK government as prime minister Boris Johnson takes heat for handling of COVID-19 pandemic.

Bob Dole Helps Armenia Boost US Ties

Fri, Sep. 18, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Bob DoleFormer Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, 97, is working with Armenia to improve its diplomatic relations with the US ahead of strategic talks between the two nations slated for October. (1 reader comment)

Teneo Reps Investment Firm of Russian Oligarch

Tue, Sep. 8, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Mikhail FridmanTeneo Strategy is slated to receive a $150K monthly retainer from Letterone Investment Holdings, the Luxembourg-based firm co-founded by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman.

DCI Group Works for Ex-Colombia President Uribe

Wed, Aug. 26, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Alvaro UribeDCI Group, which has strong ties with the Republican party, is providing communications and public support for former Colombia president Alvaro Uribe, who is under house arrest in a probe of witness tampering. (1 reader comment)

Praia Lands $1.2M Qatar Pact

Mon, Aug. 24, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Vladimir PetrovicQatar has hired newly formed Praia Consultants to a $1.2M contract for strategic counsel and guidance on developments in the political climate of the US.

FleishmanHillard Pitches Korean for WTO Job

Wed, Aug. 19, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Yoo Myung-heeFleishmanHillard is pitching the bid of Yoo Myung-hee, South Korea's first female trade minister, to become the next director-general of the World Trade Organization.

Rokk Solutions Makes Pitch for Guatemala

Tue, Aug. 11, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Manuel EspinaRokk Solutions has inked an agreement to pitch op-ed pieces from Guatemala’s former US ambassador Manuel Espina to the national news media.

Seven Letter Promotes Japan Tourism

Thu, Aug. 6, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

JapanJapan hires Seven Letter for media outreach and a digital advertising campaign to promote tourism and to raise public awareness of the country's health initiatives to counter the COVID-19 pandemic.

AF Int'l Reps Syrian Democracy Group

Wed, Jul. 29, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Ilham AhmadAF International has a six-month agreement to provide government affairs and media relations services to the US mission of the Syrian Democratic Council, the political wing of the Syrian Defense Forces.