AS Biss and Co, the lobbying firm which acquired the remains of Ian
Greer Associates, has lost the contract for courier company DHL to
Shandwick Public Affairs.
Shandwick won the business this week after pitching against AS Biss, GJW
and Westminster Communications. (PR Week, 4 April).
AS Biss managing director Adele Biss adopted the account when she took
over the bulk of IGA during the ’cash for questions’ scandal last
DHL PR and sponsorship manager Liz Hauxwell said: ’We chose Shandwick
for their experience across all the main political parties and because
they have lots of research resources.’
The loss of the DHL account follows a similar move by BA, which dropped
Biss in favour of Market Access in January.
Among those who have opted to stay with Biss are: Asda, Cadbury
Schweppes, Kingfisher, the London Taxi Board and the National Dairy
Council. Biss has also been retained by the package tour industry body,
the Federation of Tour Operations, to advise on a range of issues such
as the recent increase in airport passenger duty.
The company is also working for RADAR (the Royal Association for
Disability and Rehabilitation).