The International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) is the voice of public relations consultancies around the world. The ICCO membership comprises associations representing 66 countries across the globe: from Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, the Americas, and Australasia. Collectively, these associations represent over 3,000 PR firms.

For complete information on our organisation and the benefits of membership click here. You can also view a list of current officers and representatives.

What We Do

ICCO provides a forum for senior management of the world’s best PR consultancies to meet and address issues of mutual interest and concern.

Members work together to raise standards of quality, address ethical issues, harmonise professional PR consultancy practice, and share knowledge. Through the online directory, ICCO also acts as a matchmaker between consultancies in different countries. Members have an opportunity to meet in person twice a year at meetings of the Board, at the bi-annual ICCO Global Summit and at any number of ICCO partner events.

Professional Standards

Highest ethical and management standards in the industry.

ICCO stands for the highest ethical and management standards in the industry.

Member trade associations and their firms adhere to our professional code, the Stockholm Charter, and have the option of accreditation in the Consultancy Management Standard, a quality certification standard specific to public relations consultancy. ICCO has also formally adopted the IPRA Charter on Media Transparency, which dictates ethical behaviour in the relationship between consultancies and editorial providers.

FIFTEEN COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD HAVE ADOPTED THE CMS – CONSULTANCY MANAGEMENT STANDARD

To date, PR consultancies in fifteen countries around the world have adopted the Consultancy Management Standard (CMS). First introduced by the UK’s Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA), CMS provides clients with a unique quality guarantee.