Qorvis wins more government work

WASHINGTON: The US Chamber of Commerce has tapped Qorvis

Communications to increase its exposure and more widely broadcast its


Never known for its use of outside PR help, the Chamber is the world's

largest nonprofit business alliance, and boasts a massive internal staff

of lobbyists and communications professionals who protect the interests

of American businesses. Qorvis will be working to secure media

placements for Chamber spokespeople, particularly president Thomas


"We'll work with (Donohue) to place him on major TV and radio programs

by means of expanding the Chamber's message," said Qorvis partner

Michael Petruzzello. "Tom is one of the most dynamic leaders -

absolutely an unbelievable spokesperson."

Judy Smith, a partner at Qorvis, will lead the account.

The barely year-old agency also reeled in a major international account

in October: the government of Saudi Arabia. A crucial and often tenuous

US ally in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia hired Qorvis to help build

relationships in DC and assure legislators that they support US actions

in Afghanistan.

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