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Amsterdam & Partners Eyes $4M Fee from Venezuela

Fri, Mar. 27, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

AmsterdamAmsterdam & Partners will receive a $4M flat fee to push for the removal of US sanctions on Venezuela. The US does not recognize the government of Venezuela and has charged its president Nicolas Maduro with narco-terrorism.

Florida Senator Scott Rips Venezuela Rep

Mon, Feb. 24, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Rick ScottFlorida Senator Rick Scott has blasted Amsterdam & Partners law firm for representing Reinaldo Munoz Pedroza, the inspector general of Venezuela. Foley & Lardner dropped Pedroza after it was attacked by the Republican politico.

Saudi Arabia Secures Lobbying Support

Tue, Feb. 11, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

Saudi ArabiaThe Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has hired The Williams Group for advice on how to build relationships on Capitol Hill. (1 reader comment)

Ex-Trump Aide to Squire Ukraine Group in US

Tue, Jan. 28, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Ukraine HoaxZeppelin Communications managing director Michael Caputo, who led Trump's primary campaign in New York State, signs on help organize a working visit to DC for a delegation from Ukraine's Institute for Democracy and Development.

BGR Makes Case for Honduras

Thu, Jan. 23, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Juan Orlando HernandezBGR Government Affairs is working on a $60K per-month effort to provide strategic communications services to Honduras, which has been rocked by corruption. (1 reader comment)

Teneo Signs Up to Manage PR Unit of Saudi Mega-City

Wed, Jan. 22, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

NeomTeneo has inked a six-month $840K contract to manage the communications department of Neom, which is the $500B mega-city that is supposed to be the centerpiece of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s plan to diversify the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s economic base. (1 reader comment)

Q Cyber Hires Mercury for Hacking Lawsuit

Mon, Jan. 13, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Q CyberMercury scores $1.2M contract from Israel's Q Cyber Technologies, which has been sued for its alleged hacking of Facebook's WhatsApp messaging service.

CLS Parachutes into Bolivia's Political Mess

Mon, Dec. 16, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Evo MoralesCLS Strategies has picked up a 90-day assignment to provide strategic counsel to the government of Bolivia, which has been rocked by political upheaval.

Mercury PA Targets NGOs for Qatar

Thu, Dec. 12, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

QatarOmnicom’s Mercury Public Affairs unit has landed a $360K one-year contract with Qatar for research, intelligence-gathering on NGOs, academic groups active in the Middle East. (1 reader comment)

Cornerstone Government Affairs Lands India

Fri, Dec. 6, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

IndiaCornerstone Government Affairs is providing strategic counsel to the Republic of India regarding boosting its ties with the US government and institutions.

GOP Pro Hathaway Joins Saudi Arabia PR Push

Thu, Dec. 5, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Anne HathawayHathaway Strategies has signed on to provide PR and media management services to Saudi Arabia’s Washington embassy. (1 reader comment)

Qatar Taps Former US Ambassador Untermeyer

Thu, Nov. 21, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Chase UntermeyerQatar has hired its former US ambassador Chase Untermeyer to a one-year $180K contract to foster trade with the US and bolster cultural and academic ties with the Lone Star State.

LS2 Group Strikes $1.5M Saudi PR Gusher

Thu, Nov. 14, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

LS2Saudi Arabia’s Washington embassy has doled out a $1.5M one-year contract to Larson Shannahan Slifka Group, of Des Moines, for PR, government affairs and media outreach duties.

Bullpen Works for Trade Relief in Ukraine

Mon, Nov. 4, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

BullpenBullpen Strategies is working to promote a US free trade agreement with Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova to promote economic development and counter Russian influence in the region. (1 reader comment)

Russia's State Bank Taps Geopolitical Solutions for Sanctions Work

Tue, Oct. 15, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Dmitry MedvedevVnesheconombank, Russia’s state-owned development unit, has hired Geopolitical Solutions to a $750K one-year pact to fend off additional US sanctions. Grace Fenstermaker, who is leaving Qorvis Communications handles the work. Publicis Groupe, Qorvis parent, turned down the Russian business.  (Updated) (1 reader comment)

Huawei Makes $1M Pivot to BWC Arm

Wed, Oct. 9, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

HuaweiHuawei Technologies USA has retained BCW’s Pivot Integrated Communications arm for a one-year strategic communications program in the US worth about $1M.

Ashcroft Lends His Prestige to Congo

Tue, Oct. 8, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

John AshcroftThe law firm of former US attorney general John Ashcroft has picked up a one-year $900K contract from the Republic of the Congo, a nation that scores low marks from global corruption watchdog, Transparency International. (1 reader comment)

Cohen Files as Rep for Ukraine President Zelensky

Mon, Oct. 7, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Voldymyr ZelenskyAttorney Marcus Cohen has registered his PR work on behalf of Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky following a request by the Justice Dept. Sean Spicer, ex-White House press secretary and former Senator Norm Coleman are contacts made in the PR push. (1 reader comment)

Trump Ex-Aide Nunberg Works Kosovo Vote

Fri, Oct. 4, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

San NunbergSam Nunberg, who was a political advisor to Donald Trump, is working for the Democratic Party of Kosovo in connection with the Oct 6 election. (1 reader comment)

Libya Hires Trump-Tied Gotham for $1.5M Push

Wed, Oct. 2, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Khalifa HaftarGotham Government Relations & Communication, which has worked for Donald Trump, has picked up a $1.5M one-year contract to represent the Government of National Accord in Libya's civil war.