Hotwire Global Communication CEO announced as ICCO President-Elect

Heather Kernahan, Global CEO, Hotwire Global Communications, has been announced as the next ICCO Vice-President, a term that will run from October 2022 to 2024. Heather will also succeed incoming ICCO President, Grzegorz Szczepanski, CEO, Hill + Knowlton Poland, when his term ends in 2024. Heather Kernahan said: “I am excited to take on the role of Vice President and work alongside Grzegorz and the rest of the ICCO Board and Executive Committee to make sure ICCO continues delivering value for its members in all regions of the world. I…

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More than a third of PR leaders ‘Open to 4-day week’

3 out of 10 (29%) of UK communications leaders are interested in trialling a four-day working week with no reduction in pay and a further 8% have already adopted the model, according to new research published by the PRCA and ICCO. The study – conducted by Question & Retain – follows a recent PRCA MENA study revealing UAE professionals believe they work more efficiently under the new four and a half day working week adopted in UAE. 128 CEOs, Directors, and Department Heads took part in the latest PRCA and ICCO quarterly…

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ICCO welcomes the United PR Association of Ukraine as a member

The International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) has announced the United PR Association of Ukraine (UPRA) as its 41st national association member. UPRA – which is comprised of 180 members – was established in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Its mission is to bring Ukrainian PR and communications professionals together to inform the world of the truth as it relates to the atrocities committed in Ukraine by the Russian military. The news follows ICCO’s suspension of the Russian PR association – the Association of Consulting Companies in the Field of…

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PRCA and ICCO ban award entries from Russia

The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) and the International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) have announced a blanket ban on award entries from Russian organisations and individuals. The ban, which applies immediately to all PRCA and ICCO awards programmes, is a direct response to Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine. The PRCA and ICCO stand firmly beside Ukraine and are united in their condemnation of the atrocities committed by the Russian Government. The organisations also wish to reiterate their support for colleagues in Russia who oppose the actions of their government. The…

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ICCO suspends Russian PR Association indefinitely

The International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) has suspended the membership of the Association of Consulting Companies in the Field of Public Relations (AKOS) indefinitely, with immediate effect. The decision – taken by ICCO’s Executive Committee – follows Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine and flagrant violation of international law. The Executive Committee acted following concerns that AKOS had failed to distance itself from the actions of the Russian Government. ICCO was founded and operates on the principles of truth, trust and integrity. Today’s decision is driven by the belief that international…

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