A few interesting new accounts to report this morning.
About a month ago, Cargill began its search for a firm to work on CSR and food security issues. At the time, corporate VP Mike Fernandez told The Holmes Report that a “handful” of firms had been invited to participate in the search. He also said it would be “very hard” to find a firm with the necessary global scope.
The company has chosen Weber Shandwick for the work after a competitive search. According to Holmes, Edelman and Ketchum had also been in the running.
And Sweden’s The Local reports that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has hired a Swedish PR firm, Ullman, to handle the “media pressure” he’s under. It looks like Assange will be extradited back to Sweden in the coming weeks.