PRCA announces launch of International Communicators Group

The PRCA is pleased to announce that it is launching its International Communicators Group, providing a forum for practitioners from outside the UK. The International Communicators Group is a forum for members who have relocated to the UK to further their careers or studies. A regular series of events hosted across the UK will see attendees and panelists tackle topics from building personal networks to sharing best practice from markets across the globe. The Group is chaired by WE’s UK General Manager, Marcus Sorour CMPRCA, who began his career in…

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PRCA look to launch new gender pay gap guidance soon

Francis Ingham MPRCA, Director General, PRCA, has commented on the industry and the gender pay gap issue: “The gender pay gap reporting deadline has passed and – while the legislation touches very few organisations in our industry – we now need to take the initiative and go above and beyond this minimum requirement. “Our joint work with PRWeek and Women in PR to gauge the industry’s views on voluntary disclosure overwhelmingly showed two things. One, that practitioners support positive action on the issue. Two, that 80% believe the threshold should…

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PRCA launches partnership with Bright Network

The PRCA has partnered with Bright Network. Bright Network is a free-to-join careers network of diverse candidates, and works to connect them with the best career opportunities through a range of intelligent digital targeting and networking events. Bright Network is partnered with 250+ leading employers, including Accenture, Bloomberg, KPMG, Mars, M&S, and Vodafone.  The partnership will see the PRCA work closely with Bright Network to connect PR firms with the brightest future leaders, with the aim of increasing diversity and inclusion. Bright Network has offered discounts for PRCA members, along with careers and CV advice…

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Industry responds to the launch of the Lobbying Register in Scotland

Responding to the launch of the Lobbying Register in Scotland, the PRCA has welcomed its broad scope, while warning that the “burdensome and unnecessary amount of information” required from registrants and statutory code of conduct risk deterring engagement with the Scottish Parliament. Organisations and individuals (including those working in-house and within consultancies) carrying out activities which meet the Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016’s definition of “regulated lobbying” are required to record those details on the Lobbying Register in Scotland. The Act’s definition of lobbying is specifically limited to oral face-to-face communications…

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CIPR and PRCA announce joint initiative with diversity charity Taylor Bennett Foundation

The Taylor Bennett Foundation has strengthened its relationship with the CIPR and PRCA. The membership bodies have offered reduced price membership to the Foundation’s alumni in order to improve access to their services, and build on their commitment to joining forces to tackle the industry’s diversity issues. The Taylor Bennett Foundation provides traineeships, mentoring, and internships to BAME graduates. Over 200 graduates have been through their traineeship programmes and alumni now work in a variety of in-house comms teams and PR consultancies. Taylor Bennett Foundation’s Chief Executive, Sarah Stimson, commented:…

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