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News: Business leaders’ perception of PR and communication soars

THE Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA), the world’s largest and most influential PR professional body, has today published a new study that highlights the important role communications teams played in helping businesses navigate through the uncertainty of the last…

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News: Penta launches as world’s first comprehensive stakeholder solutions firm

BALLAST Research, Hamilton Place Strategies, Flag Media Analytics, alva, and Gotham Research Group, along with newly acquired Decode_M, has officially rebranded and launched as Penta, a stakeholder solutions firm combining intelligence and strategy capabilities. Penta is backed by a majority…

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News: Rachael Clamp named CIPR’s 2023 president-elect

CHARTERED PR practitioner and CIPR fellow Rachael Clamp (pictured) has been named president-elect of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) for 2023, having stood unopposed in the 2022 election. A current director of the CIPR, Clamp will succeed Steve…

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News: ALDI Ireland wins communication award at the Sustainable Business Impact Awards

ALDI Ireland has won the Communication – Multinational Company award at this year’s Chambers Ireland Sustainable Business Impact Awards in recognition of its corporate responsibility strategy, ‘Better Everyday’. The award recognises the fantastic work ALDI has done to communicate this…

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News: CIPR and TAF launch new network

THE Trade Association Forum in partnership with the Chartered Institute for Public Relations (CIPR) have launched a new networking group for PR and PA professionals working in trade associations.  The TAF PR and Public Affairs Best Practice Forum (TAF PUBCOM)…

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News: More gender and ethnic diversity needed in public relations, finds PRII

A nationwide study carried out for the Public Relations Institute of Ireland (PRII) by Amárach Research has found a need for more gender and ethnic diversity to fill the jobs created by growth in recent years. The survey was carried…

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News: Grayling CEO Sarah Scholefield appointed PRCA chair for 2022-2024

THE Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) has announced Grayling’s global CEO Sarah Scholefield (pictured) as its 2022-2024 chair. Scholefield – whose appointment was confirmed at the Association’s recent AGM – succeeds Rachel Friend. Scholefield has been at Grayling for…

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News: PRCA undertaking Global PR Ethics Survey

THE PRCA Global Ethics Council is undertaking a first-of-its-kind global research project, in partnership with Washington D.C.-based Ethics & Compliance Initiative, to examine the state of ethics and compliance in public relations (PR) and communications across the world.   The global…

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News: CASA – The Corporate Affairs Search Alliance – launched

THE first incorporated partnership of international corporate affairs executive search firms was launched today. The Corporate Affairs Search Alliance (CASA) brings together six market-leading boutique corporate affairs executive search firms to create the “Home of Corporate Affairs”. CASA offers client…

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News: Decrease in social media use by communications professionals post-Covid

THE majority of social media platforms are being used less frequently by communications professionals as the digital PR industry’s post-Covid boom levels off, according to the PRCA 2022 Digital PR Report. Though the use of social platforms such as Twitter…

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News: Join the Heard: CIPR and PRCA relaunch joint mental health collaboration

THE Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) have launched a joint mental health survey, in partnership with Opinium, as part of a collaboration designed to address mental health challenges in public relations.   …

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News: New PRCA REEB research aims to capture ‘unfiltered’ experiences of Black, Asian, mixed race, and non-white men

THE Public Relations and Communications Association’s (PRCA) Race and Ethnicity Equity Board (REEB) is seeking communications professionals from a diverse range of ethnic backgrounds to take part in a new research study exploring the lived experiences of Black, Asian, mixed…

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