New Greensill report validates PRCA call for reform

The Public Relations and Communications (PRCA), has responded to a new Greensill lobbying report, commissioned by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. PRCA Public Affairs Board Chair, Liam Herbert said: “The publication of the Greensill report commissioned by the Prime Minister validates our long-standing call for reform to the Lobbying Act. The report confirms that Mr Greensill was given ‘extraordinarily privileged access’ and rightly points to the utter lack of transparency in the lobbying which resulted in a disproportionate level of access by a privileged few.   “Lobbying is an essential and vital element in…

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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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Social Impact Directory for comms professionals launched

A directory of 16 social enterprises and charities has been created to help communicators improve the social impact of their supply chains. The directory, created by the Public Relations and Communications Association’s PR Council, enables agencies and in-house teams to appoint suppliers who deliver a positive social impact. Suppliers on the directory include social enterprises providing animation, catering, campaign support, merchandise creation, photography and research. Social enterprises are businesses that trade in goods and services, but give back to their communities.  All organisations on the directory contribute towards at least one of the United…

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Social Impact Directory for comms professionals launched

A directory of 16 social enterprises and charities has been created to help communicators improve the social impact of their supply chains. The directory, created by the Public Relations and Communications Association’s PR Council, enables agencies and in-house teams to appoint suppliers who deliver a positive social impact. Suppliers on the directory include social enterprises providing animation, catering, campaign support, merchandise creation, photography and research. Social enterprises are businesses that trade in goods and services, but give back to their communities.  All organisations on the directory contribute towards at least one of the United…

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PRCA speaks out against alleged ‘made-up persona’ as spokesperson

In response to Business Insider’s report of a niche, publicly traded U.S. aviation company allegedly creating a fake, non-existent corporate spokesperson, the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) Ethics Council has reminded corporations worldwide that such alleged practices could breach the PRCA Code of Conduct. As reported by Business Insider (and further covered by Bloomberg) about the case, a “made-up persona invented by (the company’s CEO and colleagues) “served as the institutional voice of (the company) in stories about the company’s compliance with federal regulations, medical-supply shuttles, and negotiations” with a…

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