Republic of Singapore

Public affairs shop the Fratelli Group has inked a two-year contract to provide media and PR consultancy services for the government of the Republic of Singapore.

Fratelli Group’s activities for Singapore will focus on media monitoring and counsel, as well as “raising awareness and a deepening understanding of Singapore as a longstanding and strategic partner of the United States among key stakeholder groups, including the U.S. government and its agencies, Congress, media and thought leaders,” according to Foreign Agents Registration Acts documents filed in March.

Scope of the work will include media monitoring, strategic counsel, message and materials development, public outreach support and contact with members of various media relating to recent congressional activities, as well as recent actions by the executive branch.

The two-year campaign, which Fratelli will be performing on behalf of Singapore’s Embassy in Washington, began on March 1. It brings the agency a total of $432,000 payable on a monthly basis, with an option available for the Embassy to extend the contract for an additional year at a cost of $216,000, or $18,000 a month.

The Fratelli Group was founded by Francis O’Brien, who was press secretary to former Congresswoman and VP candidate Geraldine Ferraro.