Entries by Tom Allen

PR Is Where It Was Always Meant To Be

Maja Pawinska Sims, Editor, Holmes Report For the Original article on The Holmes Report, click here. DUBLIN — The public relations industry has never been closer to being what it was always meant to be, according to Fleishman Hillard global CEO John Saunders. Speaking at the International Communications Consultancies Organisations (ICCO) Global Summit in Dublin this […]

ICCO Summit: ‘PR Will Get Its Swagger Back’

Maja Pawinska Sims, Editor, The Holmes Report For the original article in The Holmes Report, click here. Demand for credible, verifiable branded content will rocket; pressure on holding groups will continue, says WE international president Alan VanderMolen. DUBLIN — Public relations will “get its swagger back” in 2019, according to WE Communications president, international Alan […]

It’s all about talent and purpose. Takeaways from the ICCO Global Summit 2018

Originally written by Lindsay Paterson, Leadership coach, mentor, consultant, CoachingConsultants To read the original article posted on Linday’s LinkedIn, click here. Loved this great global event this year. Here are my main takeaways in no particular order:- Ad agencies are winning Cannes PR Lions for what are effectively public affairs campaigns. We talk about convergence […]

ICCO announces newest member and reveals location for 2019 Global Summit

The International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) recently unveiled the location for its 2019 Summit at the 2018 ICCO Global Summit in Dublin. Taking place in Lisbon, Portugal, on 10th – 11th October, the 2019 ICCO Global Summit will once again bring together CEOs, Directors, business leaders, and agency owners from over 50 different countries to […]

Welcome to Innovative Ireland

Rhona Blake,  Managing Director, FleishmanHillard Ireland and Chairman, Public Relations Consultants Association (Ireland) welcomes PR leaders to the ICCO Summit in Dublin, Ireland, a country punching above its weight and playing its part in shaping the future of PR. It is my pleasure to welcome our colleagues from across the world to Dublin for the […]

Truth or dare?

We are living in an era where Turks that burn dollars and smash their iPhones are joined by Americans destroying their Nike socks and shoes. Back in the days we had witnessed those who burned their Italian shoes and cars that are perhaps bought with long-term loans and many financial difficulties. History really does repeat itself. I am sure there is a term for this kind of […]


Expert tips and analysis for those contemplating the Lions in 2019 On Wednesday, 12th September, ICCO hosted #CannesUncovered at WE Communications offices in Covent Garden, London. The event encompassed analysis and observations of Cannes Lions 2018 from a variety of perspectives, as well as bold predictions and practical advice for those looking ahead to 2019. […]

Journalism and fake-news, our role as educators

From EUPRERA news. by Wim J.L. Elving, professor Sustainable Communication, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, the Netherlands On Thursday, August 16th, 2018, 350 newspapers in the United States took a stand in support of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the importance of a free press to freedom and democracy. Eleven communications and […]

#POWERofETHICS: Embracing Ethics Month

All through this month of September, PR and communications professionals around the world will set aside a bit of time to renew their understanding of and commitment to the highest standards of ethical conduct throughout the year. It’s all part of a ‘#POWERofETHICS’ push by ICCO, the global body convening more than 40 national and other […]