CARMA announced as ICCO and PRCA global and exclusive Media Monitoring & Analysis Partner

The International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) and the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) have announced CARMA as their global and exclusive Media Monitoring & Analysis Partner. The world’s longest established media intelligence provider, CARMA’s longevity can be attributed to a relentless focus on excellence and exceptional client service. This client-centric approach attracts top talent from among the media intelligence community. Across the globe, these experienced consultants and experts enable organisations to gain true media insight and demonstrate the effectiveness of their PR. Led by Co-Managing Partners – former FIBEP Chairman Mazen Nahawi, and…

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ICCO begins ‘PR professionals for reliable Covid-19 vaccine information’ initiative

ICCO is collaborating with the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to support promotion of reliable information on Covid-19 immunisation and address false or misleading messages. Covid-19 has led to a parallel pandemic of disinformation that directly impacts lives and livelihoods around the world and communications professionals have a responsibility to drive people towards reliable sources of information such as EMA’s website and official channels on Twitter and LinkedIn. There is also an obligation to educate against unreliable, unsolicited sources or falsehoods commonly spread through social media and instant messaging. ICCO encourages PR professionals to use these…

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The hunt begins for outstanding young professionals ahead of Cannes Lions contest

The PRCA and ICCO have again partnered with Cannes Lions for its Young Lions PR Competition, designed to showcase outstanding young professionals from across the world. Entries for the preliminary PRCA UK and PRCA MENA Young Lions PR Competition have opened today, with contests due to begin in PRCA SEA and PRCA LATAM shortly. Winners of these competitions will go on to represent their region at the global finals, run in partnership with ICCO for the seventh successive year, at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in June. The world’s…

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PRCA, ICCO, and Opinium launch Mental Wellbeing Audit

The PRCA, ICCO, and Opinium are partnering again to conduct a mental wellbeing audit of the PR and communications industry. This year’s audit will seek to understand how COVID-19 is impacting the mental wellbeing of practitioners and how individuals are coping with remote working. The results of the survey will enable the industry to explore how the current pandemic is affecting employees and their wellbeing. It will also provide insight on how to best support staff who are struggling with their mental health. This follows last year’s research which revealed…

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Omar Qirem announced as new PRCA MENA Chairman and ICCO Middle East President

Omar Qirem, Chief Executive Officer, Edelman Middle East, will succeed Loretta Ahmed FPRCA, CEO Middle East, Turkey, and Africa, Grayling, at the head of the Public Relations and Communications Association Middle East and North Africa (PRCA MENA), the leading PR association for the region. Upon assuming this role, Omar will also take over from Loretta as the region’s champion at the International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO), the global PR association. Omar will be one of five Regional Presidents at ICCO, led by overall President Elise Mitchell and Chief Executive Francis…

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