PRCA responds to ​EU Copyright Directive vote

Responding to the European Parliament vote on the EU Copyright Directive on 26 March – which includes the “link tax” and “upload filter” Articles – the PRCA has criticised the move and called for serious efforts to mitigate the unintended consequences of the Directive. Francis Ingham MPRCA, Director General, PRCA, said: “With the copyright reforms rubber-stamped, every single institution involved must now shift their focus to mitigating the very worst unintended consequences. “As the PR and communications industry has said time and again, link taxes and upload filters threaten the…

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PR & Marketing Professionals respond to ​Online Harms White Paper

An independent body should regulate digital companies and have the ability to impose fines on those that breach their duty of care according to a joint Department for Culture Media and Sport and Home Office report. The long-awaited Online Harms White Paper echoes recent calls for tougher regulation including from the House of Lords ‘Regulating in a Digital World’ report and DCMS’s report on fake news and disinformation. The Paper calls for digital companies to outline measures they are taking to ensure a duty of care through signing up to…

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PR Industry Exasperated with Parliamentary Indecision

Commenting on the 29th March after the House of Commons again rejected the Prime Minister’s Withdrawal Agreement, Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) Director General, Francis Ingham, commented: “The PR industry is utterly exasperated with the Parliamentary inertia and indecision that casts a cloud over our plans and our future that grows heavier day-by-day.  “The UK PR practitioners whom I speak with on a literally daily basis hold passionate and divergent views on Brexit. But on one thing they are united -the need for Parliament to deliver certainty.  “The international…

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The Romans’ Olivia Butcher and Josie Dougoud win UK Young Lions PR Competition 2019

The PRCA is pleased to announce that The Romans’ team of Olivia Butcher MPRCA and Josie Dougoud MPRCA have won the UK Young Lions PR Competition 2019, sponsored by ICCO, with their ‘Mr Muscular Dystrophy’ campaign. The team will go on to represent the UK at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. This year’s UK competition saw 50 entries from teams of two under the age of 30, all responding to a brief from Muscular Dystrophy UK, which performed as the ‘client’. Each team then had 24 hours to create a creative and effective campaign. PRCA also awarded silver…

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PRCA Diversity Network launches ‘Fifty for Fifty’ initiative

To coincide with its 50th year anniversary, The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) has announced the launch of a new initiative to help recognise and celebrate practitioners actively driving diversity and inclusion within the industry. Spearheaded by the PRCA’s Diversity Network, ‘Fifty for Fifty’ will highlight the actions and achievements of 50 people working within PR and communications, championing those who are actively engaged in furthering diversity and inclusion. Practitioners can nominate anyone they feel is doing their part by contacting the PRCA today.   Pema Seely CMPRCA, Associate…

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