PRCA and CIPR aim to inspire ‘Heard Mentality’ with new mental health campaign

The PRCA and CIPR have launched their first joint campaign to inspire public relations and communications professionals to take positive action on mental health across the industry. Launched ahead of Global Listening Day, the pan-industry ‘Heard Mentality’ campaign urges leaders to hear the concerns of colleagues and encourages team leaders to hold constructive talks with their team members or peers on mental health.  The professional bodies are challenging the entire PR workforce – including in-house, agency, and independent practitioners – to host conversations in the week commencing 13th September. The PRCA and…

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CIPR and PRCA join forces to address industry’s mental health challenges

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA), and the International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) have announced a cross-industry collaboration to address the industry’s mental health challenges. The professional bodies have launched a new survey – in partnership with Opinium – to gather insight on the mental wellbeing of PR professionals. Opinium, pro-bono, and in support of the PR Industry, will make use of their proprietary Workplace Mental Wellbeing Framework. The organisations have agreed to use the results to inform a joint programme of activity over…

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‘How to Avoid PR Disasters on Wikipedia’ – CIPR publishes new Skills Guide

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has published its updated skills guide on how public relations practitioners should engage with the Wikipedia community.   The guide – ‘How to Avoid PR Disasters on Wikipedia – is co-authored by Wikipedia editors, CIPR CEO Alastair McCapra and Dr Paul Wilkinson FCIPR. It is designed to support members to assess whether creating or editing articles on Wikipedia on behalf of your clients or organisations is likely to help build their reputation, or potentially damage it.  The practical guidance takes readers through a number of scenarios and considerations including whether to create an article for a client if one doesn’t…

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CIPR’s #AIinPR Panel and Page Society partner to launch Global AI Literacy in Public Relations survey

The Chartered Institute for Public Relations’ (CIPR) #AIinPR Panel is undertaking large-scale global research to assess the level of knowledge and competency in data and artificial intelligence within the public relations profession. Delivered in an exclusive partnership with the Arthur W Page Society – the world’s leading professional association for senior public relations and corporate communications executives and educators – the research will report on where the profession stands with data and AI knowledge, understanding, and upskilling. Public relations practitioners from across the world, at all levels, can take part…

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CIPR announces first climate change and communications conference

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has announced its first climate change conference dedicated to the subject of communications. The half-day conference – ‘Climate Change and the Role of PR; Why Communication is Key’ – is headline sponsored by CommsHero by Resource and includes presentations and panel discussions from climate change experts and those within the world of business, public relations, and marketing who have adapted their practices to become more sustainable. It will discuss the role of communications in tackling climate change and support organisations in how to do…

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