Dubai Buys Image With $3 Million
PRWeek reports $1 million will go to politically well-connected (and occasionally tarnished) PR powerhouse Hill & Knowlton, and another $2 mil will be spent by H&K on services of undisclosed third parties.
The three-fold goal of the PR blitz, according to PR Week, which got a copy of Dubai's Request for Proposals, is to promote the country as a welcoming, tax-free place to do business, a reliable global training partner, and (oh, yeah) a tourist destination.
Here's a PR tip free to H&K: Win some goodwill by having Dubai prosecute and jail citizens who have financially supported terrorist organizations. That would do more than any slick campaign.
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