PRCA launches Workplace Champions awards for 2021

The PRCA has launched its annual Workplace Champions awards for 2021.  PRCA Workplace Champions celebrates the leading places to work, live and thrive and in the PR industry. The awards spotlight the agencies and in-house teams that go the extra mile to establish positive and inclusive working environments that enable professionals to thrive. Organisations recognised as Workplace Champions will prove their commitment to ensuring employees feel heard, valued and respected across all levels of seniority. Teams will be judged on their commitment and performance on diversity and inclusion, as well…

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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 Responds to Lobbying Act Review Calling for Major Change

The PRCA has responded to the Government’s review of the 2014 Lobbying Act, calling for major changes to improve public confidence in the democratic process. In its response, the PRCA called for four revisions to the current system: – The scope of the Act should be widened, so that it covers all who lobby rather than just third party consultant lobbyists. This would include lawyers, accountants, and management consultants who carry out the business of consultant lobbying, yet who are rarely captured under the scope of the Act. It would also…

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PRCA Race and Ethnicity Equity Board appoints Emmanuel Ofosu-Appiah

Emmanuel Ofosu-Appiah, UK PR Manager, Mercer, has today been appointed to the PRCA’s Race and Ethnicity Equity Board (REEB). Emmanuel brings a wealth of experience in the Corporate Communications world where he has made significant contributions at FTI Consulting and Kekst CNC, before joining Mercer. An expert in profile building, media relations and reputation management, Emmanuel is a strong advocate for diversity and is dedicated to helping break the back of racism in the PR and communications industry. Emmanuel has also campaigned tirelessly for equal progression and greater pay for…

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PRCA REEB’s Ethnicity Pay Gap Guide freely available

The PRCA’s Race and Ethnicity Equity Board’s (REEB) Ethnicity Pay Gap Guide is now freely available to all PR and communications professionals. The comprehensive 24-page guide was previously available to PRCA members only. Closing the ethnicity pay gap in the PR and Communications industry – authored by Michelle Gyimah, a former Equalities and Human Rights Commission pay equality specialist – is packed with practical tips on how to track and act on ethnicity pay gaps. The guide features advice on how to overcome challenges in ethnic pay reporting, including how to improve ethnicity disclosure amongst…

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