Posts tagged Nokia
Posts tagged Nokia
As you can see in the video above, there’s a curious reflection in the window of the trailer in the background. It’s not a young man riding his bicycle alongside the cheerful model, but instead a big white van with a lighting rig and a cameraman standing in the doorway — with what appears to be a large camera rig. Whatever he’s holding, we can reasonably agree it’s not a Lumia 920. (Update: Nokia has confirmed this video was not shot with a 920
And you thought this was a straight up deal…!
Look at the companies who lobbied for this Trade agreement
Trade agreements don’t come cheap ($39.9 million) however,
This writer wants to know what is the going price for America and the America worker?
Trade agreements stem from long-winded talks, some heavy handed diplomacy and, as it turns out, a substantial amount of lobbying. The newest trade deal between South Korea and the U.S. was a massive operation which cost the Koreans $39.9 million in lobbying and PR fees in 2010 alone.
The Department of Justice shows nineteen international contracts currently operating with South Korean entities. Four of those contracts are primarily for lobbying. Four deal with public relations. Three promote trade. Another three offer policy consultation. Other firms provide tourism promotions and distribute broadcast material. In 2009, the Korea lobby spent slightly more, 41.9 million. See more details on lobbying contacts for 2009 here.
Lobbying hot shots at Akin Gump, Daniel J. Edelman, Fierce Isakowitz & Blaloc, Patton Boggs and Thomas Capitol Partners have specifically been working on this task. In July, the lobbying arsenal got even bigger with the addition of Podesta Group.
But it was not just foreign interests that lobbied on the Korean trade agreement. Senate electronic records show reform of Korean trade as an issue starting in 2000.
Large multinationals weighed in to influence legislators about the Korean Free Trade Agreement. From companies as big as Nokia, to the humble Nebraska Farm Bureau, a range of players made their voices heard. Some of the most notable companies that lobbied on this issue were Chevron,HP, Ford, US Rice Producers Association, Google, Kraft Foods, Pfizer, American Meat Institute, and Dunkin Brands. For most of these companies and conglomerates Korean trade was one of many issues on their lobbying agenda.