Camelot has ended its four-year relationship with The Communication
Group’s public affairs division and appointed AS Biss as its lobbying
Biss saw off competition from TCG, APCO and GPC for the work. Its main
brief is to manage a political campaign for Camelot’s pending National
Lottery licence renewal.
The agency will report to government affairs director Richard Brown, who
heads a four-strong team. Its tasks include monitoring and strategic
advice on other issues than licence renewal, including e-commerce and
A spokeswoman for Camelot said: ’We’re pleased with what TCG have done,
but wanted a fresh approach. We need to make sure we are in the best
position to promote Camelot.’ The appointment of a new licence-holder
for the National Lottery will be made by next June.
She added that former TCG political division MD Peter Bingle’s departure
to GPC over the summer triggered the review. Bingle headed the Camelot
account. Camelot’s contracts with Brunswick, MacLaurin Communications
and Harrison Cowley for financial and corporate PR, consumer and
regional PR respectively are unaffected by the new appointment.
- Former TCG public affairs consultant Jo Nove has joined Shandwick
public affairs. She is the fourth consultant to leave TCG’s political
division in the last two-and-a-half months.