The Republic of Kazakhstan’s Washington Embassy has retained Britain’s Portland PR for media outreach efforts as well as to provide a spate of communication services to promote Kazakh culture in the U.S.


According to Foreign Agents Registration Act documents filed in June, Portland’s New York outpost will provide ongoing communications support to the oil-rich former Soviet Union state’s Embassy, through media counsel and support, social media strategies and digital campaigns, media training, event management and materials development, including providing media and research materials, press releases, op-eds and speeches.

The contract, which went into effect at the end of May and expires in December, nets Portland $140,000.

Kazakhstan recently engaged Portland to handle Kazakhstan president Nursultan Nazarbayev’s January visit to the White House.

Portland was founded in 2001 by Tim Allan, a deputy press secretary to former UK prime minister Tony Blair.