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Saudi Bankrolled Muslim Group Signs Southfive

Mon, Oct. 15, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

SouthfiveThe Saudi Arabian Public Relation Affairs Committee has signed Southfive Strategies to represent the Muslim World League, which claims to promote tolerance and counter extremism. (3 reader comments)

Harbour Group Drops Saudi Arabia

Fri, Oct. 12, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Harbour GroupThe Harbour Group has dropped its $80K a month contract to represent Saudi Arabia following the alleged murder of a Saudi dissident and Washington Post columnist. (5 reader comments)

UAE Uses Rothkopf Group for 50th Birthday Bash

Thu, Oct. 11, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

David RothkopfThe United Arab Emirates has retained TRG Advisory Services to develop/support science, technology, cultural diplomacy, education, tolerance and women’s empowerment programming in the US, leading up to the 2021 50th anniversary of the Persian Gulf state. (3 reader comments)

Somaliland Retains Glover Park Group

Thu, Sep. 13, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

SomalilandThe Somaliland government has inked a pact with Glover Park Group to advise the East African territory on communications and government relations matters.

Ogilvy NY Handles US Push for Qatar Foundation

Wed, Sep. 5, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Qatar FoundationOgilvy’s New York office is handling a US PR effort to promote the Qatar Foundation, the nonprofit dedicated to promoting the blockaded Arab state as a role model for the international community.

BGR Signs $960K Saudi Arabia Pact

Tue, Aug. 21, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Ed RogersBGR Government Affairs has inked a "public relations and media management services" contract with the Saudi Arabia Embassy in Washington.

Somalia Signs SPG

Mon, Aug. 20, 2018

By Jon Gingerich


Terror-torn Somalia has hired Sonoran Policy Group to advocate for foreign aid as well as a reversal of that country's inclusion in the Trump Administration’s current travel ban.

Cameroon Calls on Mercury for Media Relations Work

Tue, Aug. 14, 2018

By Jon Gingerich


Mercury Public Affairs has inked a $1.2 million media relations pact with the government of the Republic of Cameroon, which has repeatedly been accused of human rights violations in recent months. (1 reader comment)

Potomac Square Group Promotes Poland as Key US Ally

Thu, Jul. 26, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

PolandPotomac Square Group picks up $570K pact with the Polish Chamber of Commerce in the US to underscore Poland's alignment with US economic, geopolitical and national security interests. 

Philippines Economic Development Agency Signs SS&A

Fri, Jul. 13, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

PhilippinesThe Philippines’ Department of Trade and Industry has hired Sorini, Samet & Associates to advocate in Washington on behalf of a possible free trade agreement between the U.S. and the Southeast Asian country.

Nepal Signs SPG

Tue, Jul. 3, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

NepalSonoran Policy Group has committed to a month-long pro bono campaign to aid the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal’s Washington, D.C. Embassy with a suite of consulting and communications services.

Ballard Bolsters Mali

Mon, Jul. 2, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

MaliBallard Partners, which has close ties with President Trump, inks Mali to $300K contract. Country serves as launchpad for attacks by al Qaeda, ISIS across west Africa. (2 reader comments)

Edelman Celebrates Poland

Wed, Jun. 27, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

PolandEdelman inks pact to support Poland’s New York consulate as it slates a series of events to celebrate the country’s 100th anniversary of its rebirth as an independent nation.

Portland Pitches for Kazakhstan

Thu, Jun. 14, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

KazakhstanKazakhstan’s Washington Embassy has retained Portland PR to provide a spate of communication services in a bid to promote Kazakh culture in the U.S. (1 reader comment)

Livingston Speaks for Ukrainian Steel

Mon, Apr. 30, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Bob LivingstonThe Livingston Group, the firm of once-powerful Congressman Bob Livingston, represents the Ukrainian steel sector as it lobbies Washington on US policies that affect its members and the Government of Ukraine. (2 reader comments)

Mercury Consults Kazakhstan

Tue, Apr. 10, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Kazakhstan flagMercury Public Affairs has inked a three-month, $90,000 pact to lend consulting and management services for the Republic of Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Justice.

Fratelli Group Signs on with Singapore

Wed, Mar. 14, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Republic of SingaporeThe Fratelli Group has inked a two-year contract to provide media and PR consultancy services for the government of the Republic of Singapore. (1 reader comment)

Sanitas Signs Bulgaria Tourism Pact

Fri, Mar. 9, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

I Love BulgariaSanitas International has been hired to represent Bulgaria's Ministry of Tourism through strategic communications and stakeholder outreach efforts in the United States.

Williams & Jensen Wins Guatemala Pact

Wed, Jan. 10, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Flag of GuatemalaThe U.S. Guatemala Business Council has tapped lobbying shop Williams & Jensen for foreign relations and trade advocacy work.

Stone Gets Back into Foreign Lobbying Game

Fri, Jan. 5, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Roger StoneGOP political operative Roger Stone is back in the foreign lobbying game, registering Capstone Financial as a client advocating for “commodity rights and security” in Somalia.

UAE Extends Harbour Groupís $10M Pact

Tue, Jan. 2, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Harbour GroupThe Arab Emirates has extended its public diplomacy and communications program at The Harbour Group for another two years. (2 reader comments)

Livingston Inks Iraq Pact

Mon, Dec. 18, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

IraqThe Livingston Group has been hired by Iraq’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to provide lobbying and government affairs services in a bid to bolster bilateral relations between Iraq and the U.S. (2 reader comments)