Entries by Rob Morbin

BHM Announced as First African Platinum Sponsor at ICCO Global Summit

ICCO has today announced BHM as its first-ever African platinum sponsor of the ICCO Global Summit. The Summit has been ICCO’s flagship annual conference for more than twenty-five years. The international public relations and communications company has committed to partner the London event on November 17th and 18th as well as bringing insights to the […]

Inaugural PR World Cup Finalists Announced!

Eleven countries will compete for gold in the first ever ICCO Next Generation PR World Cup Final later this month. To qualify for the global final, contestants had to win a national or regional competition, overseen by their local ICCO PR association. In each national competition, participants fulfilled a brief set by a local charity […]

ICCO and The Trust Project Announce Partnership to Promote Freedom of Media and Trusted News Ecosystem

The International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) has announced a partnership with the media and journalism organisation, The Trust Project (TTP), to address misinformation, support free news media, and strengthen the public’s access to reliable news and information around the globe. Appropriately this announcement comes as we are immersed in ICCO’s PR Ethics Month, which emphasises […]

Ethical challenge facing PR practitioners in 2021

Isil Aridag, CEO, Unite Edelman Turkey Reality Versus Truth In this unprecedented era of pandemics; rising social tensions; unstable politics; financial uncertainty; mass unemployment; misuse of technology; and escalating natural disasters; trust matters more than ever. According to the 2021 Edelman Trust Barometer Global Report; among NGOs, governments, and media – only companies and brands […]

High standards and professional ethics are the industry’s crucial raison d’être and an everyday call to action

By Kresten Schultz Jørgensen, CEO, Oxymoron Communication & Board Member, Kreativitet & Kommunikation (The Association of Advisory Creative Business in Denmark) & Boline Skovly, Communication Officer, Kreativitet & Kommunikation If recent history has taught us anything, the most important lesson for communication practitioners and the global industry is that communication has for all practical purposes […]

New Next Generation PR World Cup Competition Announced

A new global competition for PR professionals under 35 will take place in October 2021. ICCO is committing to nurturing, encouraging, and promoting the next generation of talent in PR. Sourcing and retaining top talent is something that ICCO members battle with every day, no matter what region of the world they are based. The […]

Heather Kernahan announced as new ICCO Americas President and Board Member

Heather Kernahan, Global CEO, Hotwire, has been announced as ICCO’s new US Board Member and Americas President. The role will see Heather represent Unites States based agencies on ICCO’s Board of Management, as well as offering strategic insight and direction ICCO’s Executive Committee. Heather replaces Barbara Bates, who stepped down last month following a move […]

UK Team Win Gold at Cannes Young PR Lions

Gigi Rice and Elle Bellwood, creatives at Hope and Glory, have today become the first ever UK winners of the Cannes Young PR Lions competition. The team from Ireland, Orna Clarke and Lughan Deane won Silver, and from Taiwan, Ya Ting Chien and Tze Yu Yeh claimed Bronze. Elle and Gigi won the UK heat […]

Nitin Mantri extends ICCO Presidency to 2022

ICCO’s Board of Management have together agreed to extend the ICCO presidency of Nitin Mantri, Group CEO, Avian WE, by one year. Many of the traditional Presidential activities have been halted over the course of the past 15 months and the Board have decided to enact this one-off extension. The two-year ICCO presidency was due […]

Global PR Confidence Up To 87%

  Public relations professionals around the world are feeling increasingly confident about the future of their organisations, according to PRCA’s latest Global Confidence Tracker. 275 members took part in a single-question study conducted by Question and Retain. 87% of ICCO members – drawn from a global pool of practitioners – said they were either confident […]