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News: Penta announces key new hires

PENTA, the world's first comprehensive stakeholder solutions firm, has announced that Armand Gadoury (pictured) has joined the firm as chief revenue officer. Gadoury will oversee the strategy and execution of sales, marketing, revenue operations, and account management as Penta brings…

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News: Launch of public affairs mentoring initiative to support 80 young people

A mentoring initiative by the not-for-profit, I have a voice, officially launches this week. The public affairs profession has come together to support 80 young people pursue careers in the sector.  The nine-month programme offers one-to-one support for young people…

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News: Redefining Communications expands team with employee experience strategist

COMMUNICATIONS consultancy, Redefining Communications, has continued to expand its team with the appointment of Lucy Kemp (pictured left) as employee experience strategist. Kemp has been working as part of the collective team on various client projects, including work for the…

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News: Almost half of FTSE 100 management teams lack communications expert

ANALYSIS of the boards and management teams of the FTSE 100, published last week by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) – the world’s only Royally Chartered body for PR professionals – found almost half have no director of…

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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 recognizes 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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