Voluntary Sector: The Week in Charities

Amnesty International UK has appointed John Doe to handle the consumer and cultural PR on a new project to develop seeding and placement around a forthcoming Amnesty TV campaign. The agency won the brief after a competitive pitch.

Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude has said communication is key to measuring the success of the Big Society. Speaking at recruitment agency CF Appointments' annual lecture in the City of London on Monday, he said: 'Not just charities but community groups, mutuals - everyone involved needs to make sure they communicate their experiences and successes.'

Child Victims of Crime has brought in Mercieca to promote children's safety, health and welfare through fundraising events and the CVOV National Tag Rugby Festival in July. It will also encourage social inclusion and community involvement.

Epilepsy Action called in markettiers4dc to create an online radio station for 12 hours solid, dedicated to the charity's cause. The radio station went live as part of National Epilepsy Week, which concludes tomorrow, to raise awareness of the condition. The station ran from 8am to 8pm on Wednesday and featured live discussions, interviews and phone-ins.

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