Weber Shandwick wins haemophilia campaign

The Haemophilia Society (HS) has hired Weber Shandwick Public

Affairs.



The agency will co-ordinate an HS campaign to highlight the plight of

those sufferers infected with Hepatitis C through contaminated blood. It

is also charged with handling all media enquiries.



The agency was appointed following a four-way competitive pitch against

LLM Communications, Paul Richards Communications with PoliticsDirect.Com

and GCI Political Counsel with Red Door.



Weber Shandwick's three-strong team will be led by associate director

Stephen Doherty, who reports to HS chief executive Karin Pappenheim.



HS, which provides support to UK haemophiliacs, has already secured a

multi-million pound hardship fund to help those infected with HIV via

contaminated blood.



Previous PR work was carried out in-house by Pappenheim, and HS's board

of trustees. This is the first time an agency has been appointed to

handle all PA, campaigning and media enquiries.



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