Stop The Boycott
|Stop The Boycott|
After the University and College Union voted at its annual conference in May 2007 to consider a boycott of Israeli academic institutions, the PR firm Champollion was commissioned jointly by the Fair Play Campaign Group and BICOM to act as strategic advisor to the effort to prevent a boycott.
Champollion launched a campaign called Stop the Boycott. Champollion states on its website:
- We immediately helped to assemble a broad coalition of respected individuals and organisations from academia and the Jewish community, including the Russell Group and the Board of Deputies, to make the case for academic freedom and for working with Israelis to achieve peace. We have since advised on communicating in the media, the internet and advertising, to reach both national opinion formers and grassroots UCU members.PR firms Champollion and Populus were hired to promote the campaign.
- Champollion - Our Clients - Stop the Boycott, accessed 2 May 2008.
- Campaign, Voluntary Sector Special - Coalition stops boycott of Israeli universities, PR Week, 23-November-2007, Accessed 17-December-2009