Arun Sudhaman

Working the angles around media, comms and marketing.

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Bahrain hires new US PR support

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Posted to the Holmes Report here

The Kingdom of Bahrain has called in fledging public affairs firm Potomac Square Group to handle US public relations as unrest continues to rock the Middle Eastern nation.

Potomac Square Group – a new firm headed by ex-Wall Street Journal journalist Chris Cooper – was appointed in February to provide strategic PR counsel to the Embassy of Bahrain in the US.

Earlier this week, the Holmes Report revealed that Edelman’s US assignment on behalf of Bahrain’s Economic Development Board (EDB) had been suspended. Read the rest of this entry »


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March 25, 2011 at 12:07 pm

International earnings spur Chime growth, but PR is flat

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Despite a flat year for its Bell Pottinger Group PR unit, Chime Communications has reported a 21 percent increase in its earnings for 2010, spurred by growth in international revenue.

International earnings grew to over 50 percent of the group’s income, compared to 30 percent in 2009. Chime added four new international offices during the year, most notably expanding financial firm Pelham Bell Pottinger and sports marketing agency Fast Track into Asia-Pacific. Read the rest of this entry »

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March 9, 2011 at 11:59 am

Middle East crisis puts PR firms in the spotlight

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Posted to the Holmes Report here

Escalating unrest in several Middle Eastern countries is sparking growing interest in the role PR agencies are playing on behalf of the region’s beleaguered governments.

Facing particular scrutiny is the Government of Bahrain, which has retained Bell Pottinger for the past two years. The agency appears to have expanded its role since first being appointed to promote investment in the country; over the past week, it emerged that Bell Pottinger has helped set up a media centre to help journalists cover protests within the country. Read the rest of this entry »

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February 25, 2011 at 10:38 am

Qatar hires agency to build global financial appeal

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This story is also posted to the Holmes Report here

Qatar is to embark on a major global comms drive as competition for financial business heats up between rival cities in the Middle East.

The country has called in Citigate Dewe Rogerson to handle a lucrative global mandate, following a pitch that included several financial PR firms. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 21, 2010 at 5:15 pm