Morocco’s OCP Group has awarded a $180K six-month contract for public affairs services to Cogent Strategies.
The phosphate fertilizer giant, which is 94 percent owned by the Government of Morocco, has been waging a battle with the Commerce Dept. over countervailing duties.
Cogent’s contract with OCP North America calls for drafting messaging, handling media outreach, writing op-ed pieces and supporting paid media efforts and conducting targeted outreach on Capitol Hill.
OCP has a history with US firms.
In 2020, it signed $300K one-year contracts with FleishmanHillard and Cornerstone Public Affairs.
It also inked a pact with CCO Communications for outreach pegged at a $300 hourly rate.
CCO Communications is the firm set up by Tom Forsythe, who was CCO and VP-global communications at General Mills.