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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.

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.

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.

Former US AG Mukasey Reps Iranian Dissident Group

Tue, Oct. 1, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Michael MukaseyFormer US attorney general Michael Mukasey is serving as an unpaid advisor to the National Council of Resistance of Iran, an offshoot of an organization that was once designated a terrorist group by the US. (1 reader comment)

Sanctioned Russian Bank Taps Trump-Tied Sweeney

Fri, Sep. 20, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

John SweeneyFormer upstate New York Republican Congressman John Sweeney, who has close ties to President Trump, has signed a $750K one-year contract to represent Russia's Vnesheconombank, the state-controlled investment bank. (1 reader comment)

Ex-Aide to Sen. Graham Speaks for Qatar

Wed, Sep. 18, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Lindsey GrahamQatar’s Washington embassy has hired Neale Creek, a firm co-founded by a longtime aide to Sen. Lindsey Graham, to improve bilateral relations with the US and develop investment and business opportunities.


Trump-Connected Caputo Speaks for Somalia

Mon, Aug. 26, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Michael CaputoNew York State Republican operative Michael Caputo, who heads Caputo PR, has signed on as public affairs/lobbying representative for terror-torn and famine-stricken Somalia.

Sanitas Works to Help South Sudan Rebound from Conflict

Fri, Aug. 16, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Christopher HarvinSanitas International has a $750K one-year contract to promote foreign direct investment in South Sudan, a nation that is trying to rebound from a five-year civil war that killed 400K people and displaced millions.