PoliMonitor announced as PRCA exclusive Public Affairs Partners

The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) has announced global political monitoring platform PoliMonitor as its Public Affairs Partner. PoliMonitor will be the headline sponsor for a series of face-to-face member-exclusive events and industry awards in 2022, including the PRCA Public Affairs Conference and prestigious UK Public Affairs Awards. As a world leader in political monitoring and analysis, PoliMonitor uses automation and AI to deliver public affairs professionals the most comprehensive, personalised, and real-time analysis of the latest political developments. PoliMonitor was co-founded in 2017 by Sam Cunningham, former Head…

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PRCA welcomes UK’s ban on service exports to Russia

The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) has welcomed a UK Government ban on service exports to Russia, which includes a focus on public relations and communications services.  The new measures, announced today by Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, mean Russia’s businesses can no longer benefit from public relations and communications services in the UK. The PRCA has previously warned all members to sever ties with organisations linked to Russia. PRCA Director General and ICCO Chief Executive Francis Ingham commented: “The PRCA strongly welcomes this news. Nobody with any conscience can…

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African PR Industry emerges from pandemic in position of strength

The majority (67%) of African PR professionals believe the reputation of PR in business and society has improved since the beginning of the pandemic, according to PRCA Africa’s inaugural research. The State of the African PR Industry Report – conducted by Reputation Matters – examined the perception of PR, attitude towards ethics, developing talent, and the challenges and opportunities facing the industry in the future. The study, which surveyed more than 550 practitioners from 27 countries across Africa, paints a picture of a vibrant, growing industry that has emerged in a position…

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The PRCA steps up its commitment to the LGBTQ+ Community with relaunched Network

The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) has relaunched its LGBTQ+ Network with a mission to help the PR and communications industry ‘show up’ for the LGBTQ+ community as colleagues and consultants.  With a long-standing commitment to inclusivity, the PRCA announced its LGBTQ+ group two and a half years ago working in partnership with YouGov. Since then, the group has hosted on and offline events, worked with YouGov to conduct cross-industry research into whether individuals’ gender or sexual identity impacts how they’re treated at work and run a series of blogs on LGBTQ+ role models…

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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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