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News: Winners of PRCA MENA digital awards 2021 announced

THE PRCA MENA Digital Awards took place this week to celebrate the best in digital PR and communications across The Middle East and North Africa. The annual ceremony (in its third year) was held at the Cheeky Camel, Bonnington Hotel,…

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News: Two-thirds of UK businesses planning to recruit or hire PR

TWO-THIRDS of UK business leaders are planning to recruit public relations staff or hire agencies for public relations support in the next three months, according to new research from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR). The ‘CIPR Business Leaders…

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News: Grayling global CEO Sarah Scholefield elected PRCA vice-chair

THE Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) has elected Grayling global CEO Sarah Scholefield (pictured) as vice-chair. She will succeed Rachel Friend as PRCA chair when her term concludes in the Autumn of 2022.  Having worked both in the UK…

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News: Francis Ingham wins AMEC’s Don Barthomelew Award

THE Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) director general Francis Ingham (pictured) was recently named winner of the International Association for Measurement and Evaluation of Communication’s (AMEC) Don Bartholomew Award for 2021. Ingham said, "I am deeply honoured and thoroughly…

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News: Tourism Ireland CEO most influential Irish leader on social media for second year

FOR the second year, Tourism Ireland CEO, Niall Gibbons (pictured) has emerged as the most influential Irish leader on social media, according to the second Social CEO Report released by strategic reputation and communications firm The Reputations Agency. The report…

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News: ECI and PRCA examining workplace ethics globally

IN September, the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) and US-based Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI) announced a joint research project to capture the global state of ethics and compliance in the public relations industry. They recently launched a collaborative…

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News: Strategic consulting most critical PR skill – ICCO World PR Report

IN the recently published ICCO World Report 2021-2022, PR and communications professionals across the globe have cited ‘strategic consulting’ (45 per cent), ‘measurement, evaluation and analytics’ (35 per cent) and ‘research, planning and insight’ (32 per cent), as its top…

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News: 88 per cent of Irish company boards place greater value on digitalisation post-pandemic

GLOBAL engineering, technology and consulting service provider, Expleo recently launched its Business Transformation Index 2022, announcing the results of new research that points to an increased urgency in digital transformation programmes. According to the index, 88 per cent of business…

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News: UK PR industry has grown by over 6 per cent since 2020

AFTER the disruption caused by Covid-19, the UK PR industry has bounced back strongly, according to the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) annual UK PR and Communications Census. The industry has grown by slightly over 6 per cent since…

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News: Measurement and analytics technology to have greatest impact on PR future

GLOBAL agency heads predict meaningful measurement and analytics technology will have the greatest impact on the PR and communications industry’s future, according to the 2021-2022 ICCO World PR Report. When asked which technology will have the greatest impact on the…

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News: St Vincent’s Private Hospital earns best sustainability reputation in Ireland accolade

THE results of the Ireland RepTrak® Sustainability Index 2021 study revealed St Vincent’s Private Hospital has the best sustainability reputation in Ireland. Credit Unions (2nd), An Post (3rd), Bord Bia (4th) and Mater Private Network (5th) occupied the remaining top…

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News: PR leaders anticipate growth in 2022

95 per cent of PR leaders expect an increase in client income during the next year and expectations for profitability are particularly high in North America, Asia-Pacific and the United Kingdom. This is according to the International Communications Consultancy Organisation…

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