PRCA welcomes vote against EU Copyright Directive: “We have the chance to save the internet”

The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) has welcomed the vote against opening negotiations on the EU Copyright Directive in the Digital Single Market – effectively allowing reform and a full debate on the proposed link tax and censorship machines in September – as a victory for the everyday internet user. Francis Ingham MPRCA, Director General, PRCA, said: “Thanks to the 318 MEPs who voted to send these damaging proposals back to the drawing board, we have a real opportunity in September to preserve the internet as we know it…

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PR Internships Awards 2018 winners announced

The PRCA and PRWeek have announced the winners of the annual PR Internships Awards, an awards programme aimed at celebrating the best in internships and interns. The annual PR Internships Awards took place on Wednesday, 18th July, and saw winners in two categories. The winner of the Best Internship Programme category was Freshwater. There was also a Highly Commended trophy in this category, which was handed to the Government Communication Service. The Best Intern category was won by Selina Khan, who interned at the Government Communication Service. There was also…

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PRCA donates £50,000 to Taylor Bennett Foundation

The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) has pledged £50,000 towards PRCA membership and training fees to alumni of the Taylor Bennett Foundation’s new summer internship scheme. The Summer Stars scheme sees 35 black, Asian, and minority ethnic students and graduates complete a week of lectures at the London College of Communication, followed by a minimum of four weeks on a paid PR work placement. A number of high profile corporate firms and PR agencies have signed up to take part in the programme, including Facebook, Barclays, British Airways Porter…

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PRCA warns: “No time for complacency on evaluation”

Speaking at the AMEC Summit in Barcelona, Francis Ingham MPRCA, Director General, PRCA, challenged the PR and communication industry not to become complacent about evaluation. He warned that while progress over the past decade has been phenomenal, with the creation of a fully-fledged evaluation profession, we are beginning to see a two speed market within PR and communications.  Quoting numbers from the PRCA PR and Communications Census 2018 and the ICCO World Report 2017, he cautioned that for many within the industry, evaluation is still unsophisticated.  Ingham said: “The work…

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PRCA welcomes parental leave and maternity pay disclosure Private Members’ Bill

The PRCA has welcomed today’s Private Members’ Bill – introduced by Jo Swinson MP, Deputy Leader, Liberal Democrats – which would require large companies to publish information on their parental leave and maternity pay policies. Francis Ingham MPRCA, Director General, PRCA, said: “Equality and fairness in the workplace can be – and should be – driven by transparency. As another meaningful step that enables talented practitioners to make a proper decision about the company they work for, we welcome today’s Private Members’ Bill. “This Bill develops on one of the…

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