ICCO has announced at its annual Global PR Summit that it will be launching a new Innovation in Communications panel.
The panel will aim to engage and educate the international public relations and communications industry on innovative topics relating to its development. It will also prepare research into new practices and encourage the adoption of ground-breaking ideas and products. Finally, it will benchmark and develop best practice standards in communications and engagement.
The panel will be co-chaired by Russell Goldsmith, Founder, Audere Communications, and Elayne Phillips, Head of Civil Service Communications & Internal Communications, Prime Minister’s Office & Cabinet Office Communications.
The panel will be made up of the following members:
- Richard Bagnall
- Hanna Basha
- Stuart Bruce
- Dom Burch
- Simon Collister
- Russell Goldsmith (Co-Chairman)
- Michelle Goodall
- Joanna Halton
- Gabrielle Laine-Peters
- Rachel Miller
- Adam Parker
- Elayne Phillips (Co-Chairman)
- Julio Roma
- Andrew Smith
- Paul Wilkinson
If you would like to find out more information about the panel, please contact Russell Goldsmith.
Francis Ingham, Chief Executive, ICCO, said: “Innovation is key to good communications and is an essential part of a thriving PR industry. The panel will share best practice and innovative practices with the wider global PR and communications community. The industry is already at the forefront of innovation and the panel will serve to encourage a healthy debate on innovation.”
Russell Goldsmith, Founder, Audere Communications said: “It’s a genuine thrill to have another opportunity to work with the same forward thinking individuals who made up a large part of the CIPR’s Social Media Panel. After our work in that team finished in December 2015, a number of us felt there was more value we could add and having spoken with colleagues and peers in the industry, across business and in the public sector, we felt it appropriate to re-launch the panel with a focus on innovation in products and practice across international communications. We were therefore delighted that ICCO agreed to support us and give us a platform to achieve our objectives.”
Elayne Phillips, Head of Civil Service Communications & Internal Communications, Prime Minister’s Office & Cabinet Office Communications said: “Professional communicators from in-house teams, agencies and consultants, are facing similar global challenges – some of which can be solved with innovative communications. As a group, we have always been proud to be progressive in our approach, challenge the status quo and offer new thinking, and we want to continue to push the boundaries. So, get involved, follow us, contribute to discussions and join us at the heart of innovation in communications.”
The International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) is the voice of public relations consultancies around the world. The ICCO membership comprises national trade associations in 48 countries across the globe in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, the Americas and Australia. Collectively, these associations represent some 2,500 PR firms.