PRCA and PRWeek relaunch Fast Track mentoring programme across UK, MENA, and Southeast Asia

The PRCA and PRWeek are pleased to announce that they are launching the 2018/19 Fast Track mentoring programme, now available across the UK, MENA, and Southeast Asia. Fast Track is aimed at inspiring the next generation of PR and communications leaders to build their expertise and develop as professionals. Fast Track is available to junior and senior practitioners alike. It is available to agency, in-house, and freelance practitioners, and is completely free of charge. The PRCA is running the programme in the UK; in the Middle East and Northern Africa, through PRCA…

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Co-Chairmen announced for the Public Affairs Awards Europe

The PRCA is delighted to announce that Jean-Leopold Schuybroek and Michael Burrell will be the Co-Chairmen of the Judges for the Public Affairs Awards Europe. Jean-Leopold is the Co-Founder of Interel Group, Chairman of Interel Belgium, and former President of ICCO. Michael Burrell FPRCA is the Director of the European Centre for Public Affairs. As Co-Chairmen, Jean-Leopold and Michael will lead the judging panel in identifying the best public affairs work in Europe in the past year. Francis Ingham MPRCA, Director General, PRCA said: “The PRCA is delighted that two…

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EU Copyright Directive: “There is still a chance to save the internet as we know it”

Responding to the European Parliament’s vote in favour of the Copyright Directive – with amended versions of Article 11 (the “link tax”) and Article 13 (“upload filters”) – the PRCA has criticised the move and called on MEPs to reject these Articles at the final vote in spring. Francis Ingham MPRCA, Director General, PRCA, said: “As the PR and communications industry knows, the link tax and upload filters threaten the core principle of access to information. “The supposedly-good intentions simply do not add up: this represents an odd and misguided…

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PRCA challenges industry: prove you’re ethical and professional

The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) has unveiled a new campaign challenging practitioners to prove their ethical professionalism by joining the industry’s professional body. Launched at the midpoint of the industry’s global Ethics Month, and running from 12th September to 12th October, 2018, the campaign highlights reasons to join the PRCA as an Individual Member, and challenges practitioners to ‘do the right thing’. The campaign sets out 26 reasons to join the PRCA as an individual member, equating to £3.85 per reason for an annual membership. It also offer…

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PRCA partners with the PR Cavalry to simplify hiring the perfect freelancer

Tech start-up The PR Cavalry has signed a partnership agreement with the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) to expand its freelancer portal which enables clients to find the perfect freelancer for their brief. The PR Cavalry launched in April and already has a growing talent pool of hundreds of mid and senior PR freelancers whose skillsets are matched algorithmically to client briefs. The company likens its service to companies like Trivago where the user sets their criteria for the ideal freelancer and is presented with a list whose experience, skills and contacts…

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