Entries by Rob Morbin

Burson-Marsteller founder Harold Burson dies aged 98

The ICCO community is saddened to learn of the death of public relations pioneer Harold Burson. Burson is widely recognised as one of the founding fathers of the PR industry, having begun his career in the 1940s and launched Burson-Marsteller in 1952. He was the first ever inductee into the ICCO Hall of Fame in […]

‘PR’s global growth set to surge beyond 2020’ – ICCO World PR Report 2020

DOWNLOAD REPORT  HERE   Global agency heads are overwhelmingly optimistic about the growth of public relations, according to figures revealed in today’s International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) World PR Report. The report – published in partnership with Opinium – delivers a compelling snapshot of the global PR landscape, revealing the issues, trends and opportunities for […]

ICCO reveals 2019 Global Awards shortlist

The International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) has unveiled a shortlist of world-leading agencies, in-house teams, and professionals for its 2019 Global Awards. The Global Awards celebrate outstanding of PR practice from across the world. This year, entries for the 27 awards came from more than 30 countries and were judged by an international panel of […]

Postcard from Lisbon: Emma Hopkinson, Cision

Emma Hopkinson, Vice President – Insights, Cision gives her thoughts on her productive week at the ICCO Global Summit in a mostly sunny Lisbon The ICCO Global Summit was a valuable forum to exchange views and ideas with industry leaders, particularly regarding how we evolve as an industry as the media landscape continues to change. […]

New Handbook for Travelling PR Pros

The new PR International Business Handbook was developed through a collaboration between Creative Culture’s network of over 2,000 cultural experts in 110 countries and ICCO’s network of over 3,000 agencies across 66 countries. DOWNLOAD Melanie Chevalier, CEO, Creative Culture writes: In the globalised world of PR, it can sometimes be difficult to navigate different business […]

World PR Report 2019-2020 Survey Launched

Share your views on challenges, growth and skills and receive a free copy of the report in advance – complete here The World PR Report is the definitive study of the global public relations industry, conducted annually by ICCO and The Holmes Report. Published together with The Holmes Report’s Global Top 250 Agency Rankings, the […]

ICCO Elects Grzegorz Szczepanski as Vice-President

Grzegorz Szczepanski has been elected as Vice-President of ICCO (International Communications Consultancy Organisation). The long-time industry leader fought off competition from four rivals to win the position which he will assume in October 2019. He will serve as Vice-President for two years before becoming ICCO President in October 2021. Szczepanski is currently CEO, Hill + […]

How the PR industry rediscovered its Cannes mojo

Francis Ingham, Chief Executive, ICCO The year 2019 may well be remembered as the one when PR rediscovered its Cannes mojo. Let’s be candid. The last few years have been years of disappointment for the PR industry at Cannes. The number of wins has been low. The ratio of PR firms entering compared with advertising […]

ICCO Europe – Combating Misinformation

On Thursday 6th June, ICCO European members gathered in Rome, with the theme of combating misinformation running throughout the day culminating in an open debate. PR association leaders from fifteen countries were represented and have all agreed to work collaboratively on tackling this issue through affiliations with international institutions, journalism bodies and lawmakers. More detail […]