Entries by Rob Morbin

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 […]

Three ways PR firms can raise ethical standards in 2021

Author: Nitin Mantri, ICCO Presdient The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world as we know it. But one thing remains unchanged even in the face of adversity: consumer’s need for authenticity, consistency, and clarity. Even before the world was turned upside down, consumers wanted companies to care about social, environmental, and ethical issues and take meaningful […]

PressReader Announced as ICCO’s New Digital Newsstand Partner

The International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) today announced PressReader, the world’s largest newspaper and magazine platform, as their digital news stand partner. Led by Group CEO Alexander Kroogman, PressReader’s mission is to improve the way people discover stories that matter. Over the last 20+ years, PressReader has signed up more than 8,000 newspapers and magazines to its platform, and is often compared to the ‘Spotify for news.’ Whether […]

ICCO announce M&A Advisory partner for PR mergers and acquisitions

ICCO has announced a new partner M&A Advisory, to support members as they go through merger and acquisition processes.   M&A Advisory is a central London based mergers and acquisition specialist advising on company sale and acquisition in the global PR, marketing communications and Martech sectors. With a 25-year heritage, the practice is built upon […]

Cannes Lions 2021 to run as a fully digital experience

Cannes Lions Live will run from 21-25 June as a fully digital experience, including the awards. ICCO sponsors the Young PR Lions global competition, running digitally between 25th and 28th May. ICCO will run Cannes Condensed with PRovoke Media on Thursday 24th June. Not an official part of the festival programme, the free broadcast analysis […]

Maxim Behar Announced as New International Growth Chair for ICCO

Maxim Behar, CEO and Chairman, M3 Communications Group will take on the new role as part of ICCO’s Executive Committee. Maxim was previously ICCO President from 2016 – 2018 and oversaw an expansion of associations and markets in ICCO membership. This new role will be focused on continuing ICCO’s growth beyond 70 countries currently served, […]