26 August, 2011, 07:31
Aside from involving itself in the politics of the country during the current revolution, American PR companies have begun a bidding war to offer their services to a nation with a new government and new faces.
Corporations, companies and politicians in America aligned themselves to Colonel Gaddafi only up until late. As the revolt escalated, however, ties were cut and contracts broken. Now with the Transitional National Council being considered the governing body of Libya by parts of the world, the US included, American entities want to invest in an all-new Libya.
Washington-based lobbyists Patton Boggs have already inked a deal with Libya in the days since the coup heated up, and are charging the new government upwards of $50,000 a month for consulting fees. In a new report by the National Journal, it’s revealed that strategists at The Harbour Group have also lined up to hop on the Libyan bandwagon, and while they are offering their services for free right now, they could be setting the groundwork for a long-lasting, big-money contract…Read more.