Women-led CIPR Board is a ‘powerhouse of talent’

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations has announced the line-up of the Institute’s Board of Directors for 2019. The new Board comprises senior public relations professionals from a range of award-winning consultancies and in-house teams.​ All three Honorary Officer positions are held by women for the first time in the Institute’s 70-year history. Honorary officers: President: Emma Leech Found.Chart.PR, FCIPR Vice President: Jenni Field Chart.PR, FCIPR  Vice President: Sarah Hall Chart.PR, FCIPR Elected members: Stuart Bruce Chart.PR, FCIPR Lindsey Collumbell Chart PR, FCIPR Eva Maclaine Found.Chart, FCIPR Amanda Pearse MCIPR Steve Shepperson-Smith Chart.PR, MCIPR Co-opted members:…

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Instinctif Deputy Chairman joins PRCA Board of Management

Richard Nichols MPRCA, Deputy Chairman, Instinctif Partners, has been appointed to the Board of Management of the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA). Nichols was recently handed the role of Deputy Chairman at Instinctif Partners, the international business communications consultancy, having been CEO for twelve years between 2006 and 2018. Instinctif Partners was PRWeek’s International Agency of the Year in 2017 and 2018, was ranked PRWeek’s ‘Best Place to Work’ in 2018 and the Holmes Report’s EMEA Corporate Consultancy of the Year in 2017. Prior to joining Instinctif Partners, Richard…

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International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) Launches Myeloma Action Month March 1

The International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) is harnessing the power of myeloma patients, their families, and the myeloma community at large to raise awareness of the disease during Myeloma Action Month (MAM), starting March 1, 2019. In 2009, the IMF was the first organization to declare March as Myeloma Awareness Month. The organization elevated the campaign in 2016 to Myeloma Action Month to encourage a more dynamic, proactive approach. This year’s proactive approach is highlighted by YOU—Myeloma Warriors. As Dr. Brian G.M. Durie, the IMF’s Chairman of the Board, explains in…

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IPA action on Instagram brand safety concerns

The IPA has updated its members on the action it has taken since the BBC story (23rd January) on the role that social media is thought to have played in the death of Molly Russell. IPA action on Instagram brand safety concerns Says Paul Bainsfair: Director General, IPA: “I think we would all agree it is a very distressing story and that no responsible advertiser would choose to be associated with any type of harmful content. It does, however, highlight the inherent challenge of managing user generated content and the associated…

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UN Women urges leaders and advocates to “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change” on International Women’s Day

In celebration of International Women’s Day on 8 March, UN Women is celebrating its 2019 theme of “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change”, along with hosting hundreds of festivities around the world through the organization’s global network. An official commemoration event is also being held at the UN Headquarters in New York that features UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and other senior UN officials as well as innovation leaders and gender experts. “When we approach planning with an innovative, ‘think equal’ mindset that takes the needs of women…

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