Subjects: PR, Communication
ICCO mourns Angela Oakes
The International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) today mourns the passing of Angela Oakes, the co-founder and joint president of Global Women in PR (GWPR), ICCO 2021 Hall of Fame inductee and current serving ICCO Board member, who passed away this morning following a short illness linked to her battle with cancer.
Today the ICCO Board has been informed that Francis Ingham has passed away after a short illness. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.
FERLING become the first Hungarian agency to receive CMS accreditation
FERLING, a PR and communications agency in Hungary, has achieved a significant milestone by becoming the first agency in the country to be awarded the Communication Management Standard (CMS). This internationally recognised quality certification is exclusively reserved for PR and communications agencies.
A quarter of comms leaders refuse to embrace AI despite wave of interest – ICCO PRCA Confidence Tracker
One in four (25%) of PR leaders say they will never use AI tools, such as ChatGPT, according to the latest PRCA and ICCO Confidence Tracker published today.
Demonstrate unity and advise clients to exit Russia now
One year on from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, ICCO President Grzegorz Szczepanski welcomed the visit of US President Biden to Warsaw this week, calling for continued unity from the global PR community in support of everyone affected. In addition, the Ukraine Communications Support Network has urged PR businesses to advise their clients to exit from Russia completely.
Devastating earthquake in South-Eastern Turkey; A statement from IDA, the Turkish PR association
In the early morning hours of February 6th , South-Eastern Turkey was hit by an earthquake of 7.7 magnitude, the most severe earthquake recorded in the country in nearly a hundred years.
GLOBAL WOMEN IN PR ANNUAL INDEX SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS
The GWPR Annual Index is a survey-based report measuring the position of women working in the global PR industry.
By shifting from "why” to “who” PR gets comfortable being uncomfortable
Since 2020, the PR sector has learnt to live with uncertainties those firstly brought by the pandemic and then by factors such as hyperinflation, political instability, and the war in Ukraine with subsequent humanitarian and energy crisis.
It's Time To Prioritise
The World PR Report, the definitive study of the global public relations industry, conducted annually by the International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO), is a fundamental look at the state of global PR practices and the trends and initiatives affecting and influencing its progress.
DEI is not a sprint or a marathon, it is not a sport! It is a social justice issue.
Research and anecdotal evidence indicates that progress has by and large stalled, that organisations have focused on the quick wins - to be seen to be on the right side of history and public opinion.
Nitin Mantri and Nataliya Popovych Inducted into ICCO Hall of Fame
The International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) inducted two new inspirational PR figures, AvianWE CEO, Nitin Mantri and One philosophy and WeAreUkraine Founder and President, Nataliya Popovych, into the ICCO Hall of Fame.
Ketchum big winners at ICCO Global Awards
Ketchum claimed four awards at the ICCO Global Awards 2022 tonight at The Savoy in London.
STILL FIGHTING... AND WINNING
The last year has been a mixed bag of challenges and opportunities. Hope followed closely on the heels of despair as vaccines followed COVID-19 and recovery followed lockdowns.
How AI will transform the way we work with PR and communications
Press officers in today's workplace face a number of challenges, including the need to produce more content, the proliferation of channels and formats, the need for repetitive bulk work, and the need to build relationships with the media.
Leeds Beckett University win ICCO’s Inaugural University PR World Cup
Leeds Beckett University’s Olivia Withnell and Rose Halpin have won the inaugural University edition of ICCO’s PR World Cup (UPRWC). Beating off competition from ten other student teams from UAE, UK, USA, South Africa and Hungary, the pair presented a campaign pitch for a brief set by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
PR Leaders Predict Increased Profitability in Face of Global Challenges
PR agency leaders in every region of the world expect increased profitability over the next 12 months, according to the new ICCO World PR Report 2022-2023. The expected profitability score was 7.0 out of 10, up from 6.7 in 2021.
Team Denmark Win 2022 Next-Gen PR World Cup
LEAD Agency’s Sofie Rebecca Høj and Advice’s Morten Vester Haldrup of Denmark have won Gold at the 2nd annual ICCO Next Generation PR Word Cup.
More than a half of PR agencies to increase fees – PRCA ICCO Confidence Tracker
More than a half (56%) of PR agencies across the world will increase client fees in the next six months, according to the latest ICCO PRCA Confidence Tracker research published today.
2022 ICCO Global Awards Shortlist Announced
The International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) is pleased to unveil the shortlist for the 2022 ICCO Global Awards.