Eclat to support Microsoft’s work in the community

Eclat Marketing has been appointed by computer software giant Microsoft to support its community affairs activities in the UK.

Eclat Marketing has been appointed by computer software giant

Microsoft to support its community affairs activities in the UK.



The agency will carry out events organisation on behalf of Microsoft, in

particular on its Workability project - set up to tackle unemployment

among people with disabilities. The project is run in conjunction with

the Leonard Cheshire Foundation, and the Department for Education and

Employment’s New Deal initiative.



The account will include running roadshows that target human resources

personnel and professionals to enlighten them with their employment

obligations under the forthcoming Disability Discrimination Act, as well

as publicise Workability as a training facility for people with

disabilities.



Eclat will also source case study material on people that have benefited

from the Workability programme.



August.one, Communications long-term partner to Microsoft UK, will

handle media relations for the project.



Eclat director Peter Shackleton refused to reveal the value of the

contract, but it is understood that Microsoft’s community affairs

interests run into several million pounds per annum.



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