Taylor Bennett Foundation launches new programme in Scotland

A charity set up to tackle the lack of ethnic diversity in the communications industry is to launch its first graduate training programme in Scotland. The Taylor Bennett Foundation (TBF), which works with PR agencies and in-house communications teams to provide intensive training for black and minority ethnic (BAME) graduates, will launch its first programme outside London in early June, providing training for four graduates over five weeks.  Lead sponsors of the programme are Standard Life Aberdeen and strategic communications consultancy Charlotte Street Partners. The programme is being provided in…

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PRCA launches Ethical Champions

The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) has launched the second annual Ethical Champions, its standard of excellence to recognise the PR and communications agencies that are ethical and proud of it. Ethical Champions comes as part of the PRCA’s work to raise standards and celebrate those who uphold the highest standards, providing a guiding light for the entire PR and communications industry. Francis Ingham MPRCA, Director General, PRCA, said: “A key priority for the PRCA in 2018 is to provide strong leadership around the importance of ethical professionalism. Ethical Champions plays a big part…

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PRCA announces 18 for ‘18: 18 recommendations for great communications in 2018

The PRCA has launched the following 18 recommendations for great communications in 2018, following a review of insights and blogposts from a broad range of PRCA members including its PR and Communications Council and Board of Management. This list of recommendations will be debated at the PRCA’s half day conference, 2018: The Year of…, which takes place on the morning of 25th January in London. 1. Integrated communications: With communications disciplines converging and lines being blurred between practice areas, thinking with the mindset of a traditional PR or public affairs agency won’t work anymore. first…

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Ketchum CEO joins PRCA Board of Management

Jo-ann Robertson MPRCA, Partner and CEO, London, Ketchum, has been appointed to the Board of Management of the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA). Robertson was promoted to the role of CEO earlier this month, after working as Deputy CEO since 2015. She joined Ketchum as MD of Corporate and Public Affairs in 2011, from Weber Shandwick. Robertson began her career as a political activist with the Labour Party, and has taken secondments into the party’s campaigns during the 2005 and 2010 general elections. She has also worked as a…

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PRCA and PRWeek launch PR and Communications Census 2018 with Norstat

The PRCA and PRWeek are launching the fourth PR and Communications Census in partnership with global market research agency Norstat, which will provide the definitive overview of the UK PR and communications industry. The online survey goes live today, and is open to everyone who works in PR and communications in the UK, covering the size, shape, and scope of the industry. The PRCA is offering the prize of a free face-to-face training session to one randomly-chosen respondent who completes the survey and leaves their email address at the end.…

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