PR professionals more likely to suffer from poor mental health compared to other UK workers

PR practitioners are significantly more likely to suffer from poor mental health compared to other UK workers, according to new research carried out by the PRCA and CIPR. The research – conducted by Opinium – found nine in ten (90%) PR professionals have struggled with their mental wellbeing to an extent over the past 12 months, compared to 65% of UK workers. PR professionals are also less likely to take time off from work for mental wellbeing reasons than other UK workers; one in four PR practitioners took leave for mental health,…

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PRCA Climate Misinformation Strategy Group welcomes CMA’s Green Code

The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) Climate Misinformation Strategy Group has welcomed the Competition and Markets Authority’s new Green Claims Code, designed to help organisations remain legally compliant when making environmental claims.  The Code – which is particularly relevant to communications professionals – requires all environmental claims to be truthful, unambiguous, and transparent. It also compels organisations to include all relevant information relating to a claim. The Code has been developed in response to increasing consumer demand for products and services that protect the environment. PRCA Climate Misinformation Strategy…

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PRCA launches new Global Advisory Board to turbocharge international growth

The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) has revealed details of its Global Advisory Board – a new body designed to expand the Association’s international operations, and build on its position as the world’s largest professional body for PR professionals. The PRCA’s international growth has accelerated rapidly over recent years: the Association now operates in 70 countries worldwide, with members of staff based in Argentina, Hong Kong, Singapore, Spain, the UAE, the UK and the US. The new Global Advisory Board – comprised of internationally recognised PR leaders – will work closely…

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PRCA Climate Misinformation Strategy Group welcomes CMA’s Green Code

The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) Climate Misinformation Strategy Group has welcomed the Competition and Markets Authority’s new Green Claims Code, designed to help organisations remain legally compliant when making environmental claims.  The Code – which is particularly relevant to communications professionals – requires all environmental claims to be truthful, unambiguous, and transparent. It also compels organisations to include all relevant information relating to a claim. The Code has been developed in response to increasing consumer demand for products and services that protect the environment. PRCA Climate Misinformation Strategy…

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Specsavers PR first to win industry leading accreditation

Specsavers in-house PR department, led by PR Director Jo Delbridge, has become the first retailer in the UK to be awarded a top industry accreditation by the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA). The Communications Management Standard is the hallmark of PR and communications excellence and is the only globally recognised quality certification for PR and communications agencies and inhouse departments. It combines elements of other leading accreditation schemes, notably iSO and Investors In People, with criteria specific to the industry. Organisations are assessed on eight core areas, including leadership and…

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