CIPR President-Elect nominations for 2020 confirmed

CIPR members will have the opportunity to vote for 2020’s President-Elect with the confirmation that two candidates have been nominated. The candidates are: Mandy (Amanda) Pearse (Member number 32572P) Rachel Royall (Member number 30749P) For further information on the election process and the candidates’ manifestos, click here.  Voting papers will be issued by email on Monday 2 September, with voting open from 5pm that evening. Voting will close on Monday 16 September at 5pm.  The President-Elect will serve a three-year term of office on the Board of Directors, beginning on 1 January 2020…

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CIPR welcomes ICO investigation into use of facial recognition technology

The CIPR’s #AIinPR Panel has welcomed the ICO’s announcement that it plans to investigate the use of live facial recognition technology in King’s Cross, London. The statement comes a day after the CIPR’s Artificial Intelligence Panel called on businesses to be transparent about the use of emerging technology. The ICO is the UK’s independent body set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals. The ICO’s move to investigate this application of facial recognition in a public space is welcomed. Facial recognition remains…

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Global Thought Leaders Coming to Johannesburg for Inaugural Advertising Week Africa

Advertising Week Africa – the very first African edition of the world’s premier event for advertising, creative, entertainment, marketing, media and technology professionals – will be held in Johannesburg from Monday 28 to Thursday 31 October 2019 at 1FOX Precinct. Among the inaugural edition’s confirmed speakers include: Jean Marie Dru – Chairman, TBWA Worldwide Kwame Acheampong – CEO, Mall for Africa Lolu Akinwunmi – Group CEO, Prima Garnett, Africa     Faheem Chaudry – Managing Partner, MC Saatchi Abel, SA Colleen DeCourcy – Co-President and Chief Creative Officer, Weiden + Kennedy Jeff…

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Christina Forsgård Announced as Inaugural ICCO Ethics Chair

As part of a drive for continuous improvement of ethical standards in PR globally,The International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) has named Christina Forsgård, Founder of Netprofile, as its inaugural Ethics Chair. She assumes the role ahead of ICCO’s annual ‘Power of Ethics’ campaign in September and will continue to drive progress in this area beyond the one-month campaign. The move comes as part of an ICCO Strategy to work with other sectors to focus on educating the public, businesses and PR professionals in regard to identifying and combating misinformation, disinformation…

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ASA – Avoid the ASA taking a jab at you – Ads featuring prescription only weight loss injections

The ASA/CAP have released a post called: ASA – Avoid the ASA taking a jab at you – Ads featuring prescription only weight loss injections. I have enclosed the text of the link below, but please have a look at the ASA/CAP site as there are lots of things of interest to anyone with an interest in Ethical Marketing. Burning more calories than you consume is the most common self-treatment for weight-loss and for people who are ‘overweight’, a rate of weight loss greater than 2lbs a week is unlikely…

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