Iranian public relations association joins ICCO as 38th member

Iranian Public Relations House has joined the International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) as its 38th national association member.
In November 2016, the two parties signed an agreement for closer cooperation, and the Iranian Public Relations House has since applied for full membership of ICCO. Collectively ICCO represents over 2,500 agencies globally operating across 49 countries, as well as 11 direct consultancy and network members with an international agenda.
Amir Rastegar, Director of International Affairs at Iranian Public Relations House said: “Public relations in Iran has formally existed for more than 60 years and tangible improvement can be seen in public relations during the last decade in terms of internal communication. Joining ICCO is a great opportunity for Iranian Public Relations House to broaden it relations across the boarder.”
Maxim Behar, ICCO President said: “We are very glad to have our Iranian colleagues as part of ICCO. Our strategy has always been to enlarge the geographical coverage of the organisation as a way of having a more active exchange and mix of different cultures, achievements and approaches in the field of public relations. We expect Iranian PR House representatives actively to participate in the forthcoming ICCO Board meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa and also in the ICCO Global Summit being held in Helsinki in early October. On our side, we will do our best to be visibly represented at the annual Iranian PR Symposium and to present the modern global PR trends.”
Dr. Davood Zareian, General Manager of Public Relations at Iran Telecommunication Company will represent the association on the ICCO Board of management.
“Considering public relations in Iran has experienced significant progress inside the country during last decades, the necessity of cooperating with international public relations societies seems to be indispensable. Joining IPRH to ICCO can be viewed as important step to realize the goal,” said Dr. Davood Zareian.
About ICCO:
The International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) is the voice of public relations consultancies around the world. The ICCO membership comprises national trade associations operating in 49 countries across the globe in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, the Americas and Australasia, as well as agencies and networks with an international agenda. Collectively, these associations represent over 2,500 PR firms.
About Iranian Public Relations House:
Public Relations House is an independent, non-political and non-governmental organisation which aims to promote public relations throughout country and bring Iranian public relations associations under an umbrella. It works in accordance with the Constitutions of the Islamic Republic of Iran and is under the supervision of the Ministry of Interior, I.R.Iran. It is a newly established body and started its work since 2013 and 10 PR and communication associations throughout the country  have become the member of the House. Dr. Javad Ghasemi is the Head, and Mr. Hooshmand Sefidi is the Secretary of the House.