ICCO has a number of carefully chosen partners: the leading providers of services to the PR industry, as well as foremost industry experts with whom we collaborate on research and events.

Media Monitoring and Analysis Partner: CARMA

For over three decades, CARMA have helped organisations leverage media intelligence to navigate and understand today’s disrupted media landscape, act strategically, operate effectively, and demonstrate success. CARMA help clients capture, monitor, analyse and interpret relevant content and data, empowering them to make better business decisions and prove ROI.

Contact: Richard Bagnall, CEO Europe and the Americas,  richard.bagnall@carma.com

Digital Newsstand Partner: PressReader

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. The PressReader platform reaches an audience of hundreds of millions of readers each year thanks to its trusted content partners and superior reading experience, which includes translation to up to 18 languages. The company has been a huge proponent of quality paid journalism.

PressReader’s digital edition technology Branded Editions powers many of the world’s most iconic publishers for their privately labeled digital editions, bespoke apps, and web kiosks – brands like The New York Times, The Washington Post, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, El País, The Globe and Mail, The Guardian, The Times (of London), Haymarket, ABC, and Clarín.


Contact: Johannes Burk, Director Content Solutions, jburk@pressreader.com

Mergers and Acquisitions Partner: M&A Advisory

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 excellent market knowledge, sound business experience and the highest possible deal completion rates. The team are all experienced professionals and business practitioners who deliver a high quality, cost-effective advisory and execution service.  There is a focus on maximising value by ensuring a strong cultural fit and an outstanding business proposition.

M&A Advisory can advise on the right timing, find the optimum partner, consider all cultural and business issues, and recommend the best path to value.  Whether there is a need to establish how much a business is worth, how much value can be added before a sale, what buyers are looking for, or deal with unsolicited approaches, M&A Advisory can help.

Cultural Insight Partner : Creative Culture

Make culture work for you. Apply cross-cultural insights to your business strategy and creativity for real competitive advantage.

Culture is made by people for people. It’s about ideas, customs and behaviours. Culture is constantly evolving, and it does so in real time, everywhere. We draw upon the expertise of over 2,500 in-market specialists in over 120 countries to unearth cultural differences and insights, and turn them into opportunity. Discover how we understand and apply cultural differences, drive relevance, optimise delivery and enhance local engagement with your customers and within your organisation. We believe in human intelligence, diversity and inclusion. By people for people.

Leading media partner: PRovoke Media

PRovoke is the authoritative voice of the global public relations industry, dedicated to proving and improving the value of public relations by providing insight, knowledge and recognition to public relations professionals.

PRovoke was founded in 2000 by Paul Holmes, founder and chair, who has more than two decades of experience writing about and evaluating the public relations business and consulting with both public relations firms and their clients.

PRovoke delivers against its mission by providing the most sophisticated reporting and analysis on public relations trends and issues, along with an extensive global footprint of events and awards.


ICCO is an expert advisor to the Council of Europe

The Council of Europe is an international organisation whose stated aim is to uphold human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Europe. Founded in 1949, it has 47 member states, with a population of approximately 820 million, and operates with an annual budget of approximately 500 million euros.

The organisation is distinct from the 27-nation European Union (EU), although it is sometimes confused with it, partly because the EU has adopted the original European Flag which was created by the Council of Europe in 1955, as well as the European Anthem. No country has ever joined the EU without first belonging to the Council of Europe. The Council of Europe is an official United Nations Observer.

AMEC, the International Association for Measurement and Evaluation of Communication has grown to become a global trade body for agencies and practitioners who provide media evaluation and communication research. AMEC’s purpose is to define and develop the industry on an international scale with better professional standards for both companies and individuals. AMEC has a membership base in over 40 countries.

AMEC is ICCO’s Strategic Partner on educational initiatives in the field of PRmeasurement and evaluation. Together, we have launched the PR Professionals Guide to Measurement in June 2013.

The European Public Relations Education and Research Association (EUPRERA) is an autonomous organisation with nearly 500 members from 40 countries interested in advancing academic research and knowledge in strategic communication.

Several cross-national and comparative research and education projects are organised by affiliated universities. In order to spread new methodologies and research results, EUPRERA organises a highly regarded annual congress each autumn in collaboration with a selected university or college in Europe.

The Museum of Public Relations is the world’s only museum dedicated to the global PR profession. Based at Baruch College, NYC, it is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit educational institution. It collects, preserves and exhibits artifacts, correspondence, and film–plus 700 books– documenting the development of the field worldwide. Each year, it hosts hundreds of visitors, and also offers free events—such as Latino PR History (Sept. 27). Its Facebook page is followed by 8200 professionals from 65 countries

Question & Retain is a data driven engagement consultancy and we:

– Offer companies the ability to gather real time data using our bespoke on-line tool Pulse Check™.

– Measure client satisfaction, employee and/or stakeholder engagement and offer insight on what the data is saying.

– Facilitate action plans that drive behaviour change and improve satisfaction levels.

Gumtree is the UK’s #1 classifieds website, used by 1 in 3 adults every month. With over 2 million ads on the site, it’s the perfect place to buy or sell second-hand goods and cars. You can also find ads for a wide range of jobs, properties to rent and buy, professional services, community events and more. Approximately 16 million people in the UK visit Gumtree each month (source: comScore UK), with 4.1m visiting Motors, 1.6m visiting Jobs, 2.1m visiting Property and 1m visiting Services. Current figures show the Gumtree smartphone app has been downloaded over 13 million times.

PRWeek is the world’s leading PR and comms publication. In May 2014, it launched the first global PR destination combining the highly regarded US and UK sites and launching a brand new site in Asia. Together, these sites bring a unique regional perspective to global issues with editorial staff based on London, New York and Hong Kong providing news, insight and opinion on the latest, most critical issues.

PRWeek epitomises the modern business publishing brand, spanning online, print, events, and social media, incorporating a paid-for content strategy and gated website. Breaking news, analysis, and opinion fuels PRWeek.com and is distributed through the its website, bulletins, apps, magazines and via social media – Twitter and Facebook..

PRWeek hosts must-attend live events for public relations professionals. This includes a full Conference programme, an annual networking forum and the Oscars of the PR world, the PRWeek Global Awards.

PR Week

SpeakerHub.com is Europe’s fastest-growing community of professional, independent, or amateur public speakers and trainers who’d like to be found by companies, event organisers and schools.

We welcome anyone with expertise in any field who is open to speaking as a paid pro bono presenter.

The International Declaration of Communications Professionals (INTERDECOM) and Research for a Healthier, Viable, Better World, brings together communications groups from around the world who want to play a positive and unified role in response to the most pressing global threats of current times. In this shared commitment, communication specialists and academics publicly pledge to use their communication expertise and bonds of solidarity to help regenerate hope and guide the vision of a healthier future that values and protects nature and our humanity.

GlobalCom PR Network

Company Name: GlobalCom PR Network
Contact Name: Ralf Hartman
Address:GlobalCom PR Network Ltd.
BGM-Gruber Str. 7
85399 Hallbergmoos
Phone: +49 89 3603633
Fax: +49 89 360363 55
Website: www.gcpr.net

About GlobalCom PR Network

GlobalCom PR Network is a worldwide group of full service PR and Marketing Communications agencies. 70 offices cover all member states of the European Union and 60 countries worldwide including Africa, Asia Pacific, Middle East, North and South America.

GlobalCom PR Network represents the 21st century breed of global PR development. It is an association of independent agency teams with a proven track record in their domestic countries united in a global operating network.

With more than 1,400 experienced PR consultants, GlobalCom PR Network serves national and international clients who benefit from our local expertise and international presence.

The overall goal is to provide clients with the best, most cost-effective approach to multi-market PR.

Twitter: @GlobalComPR


Company Name: IPREX                                                     
Website: www.iprex.com


IPREX was founded in 1983 to help independent PR firms deliver high-quality client work in major markets worldwide, and it has evolved into a tightly knit peer group of more than 70 of the world’s most successful communication agencies.

We offer our partners’ clients seamless world-class advice and implementation – and we provide partners with the infrastructure and support they need to win and manage such assignments.

Clients choose IPREX partners for their influence in their own markets and because our management systems make the diversity, innovation and dynamism of owner-managed agencies work to their advantage.

Partners join IPREX for the assurance of high-calibre work for their clients in remote markets, and to develop their agencies in a collegial environment through best practices, new business opportunities and a common program management language.

Partners communicate frequently, review each other’s work rigorously and meet often. When they join forces they’re working with agency owners they know as partners – not strangers united by a brand name and divided by internal competition.

PROI Worldwide

Company Name: PROI Worldwide
Contact Name: Jeff Altheide, Global Managing Director
Address: 125 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 2600
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone Number: +1 847-712-9150
Website: www.proi.com

About PROI Worldwide

PROI Worldwide harnesses the collective power of the world’s most ambitious entrepreneurial communications firms. By sharing global insights and best practices, PROI agencies remain best in market trendsetters, supporting the drive to deliver the most impactful communications campaigns for their clients. In 2020, PROI encompassed 80 partners with 6,900 employees in more than 165 cities and 55 countries. With combined revenue of more than US$913 million, PROI ranked 5th among consolidated communications groups, and was the only one that is based on a unique partnership of independent business people.


Company Name: thenetworkone
Address: 3rd Floor, 48 Beak Street
Soho, London W1F 9RL
Website:  www.thenetworkone.com

thenetworkone provides customized networks of independent agencies for a growing number of leading international companies. Clients have included Alliance Boots, Audi, Bacardi, Dyson, Exxon Mobil, Honda, Johnson & Johnson, Lego, Lufthansa, Nokia, Prudential Asia, Rosetta Stone and Technogym.

thenetworkone also helps independent agency networks and individual firms to develop their own business, through providing international partners, resources and professional development programs.

thenetworkone now works with more than 800 individually accredited marketing and communications agencies in 106 countries, including more than 200 PR firms; as well as a growing number of independent agency networks.

In 2012, thenetworkone was the Founding Sponsor of the Independent PR Firms Forum at the Holmes Global PR Summit in Miami and in 2015 became a Founding Member of the ICCO Direct membership program.


Organization name: International Public Relations Network –IPRN        
Address: Avenida de Europa, 9 – 28224 Pozuelo, Madrid, Spain
Phone: +34629507253
Website: www.iprn.com

About IPRN:

IPRN is now one of the leading global independent agencies networks with more than 50 owner lead award winning agencies in more than 40 countries and 80 cities of the five continents. With 25 years the network has a total of more than 7.000 talent professionals with a large experience and knowledge of their respective countries, cultures and markets that perform locally and internationally.

IPRN operates as a virtual collaborative organization with a lightweight and efficient structure, member’ proactive participation and engagement in the activities, committees and events organized during the year in different cities of the world.

Every year, one member hosts the network’s Annual General Meeting and Conference attended by all members that is critical for the development of the organization as it enables members to interact personally for a better understanding of different cultures, knowledge transfer, best practices, business development and competences


Company Name: Institute of PR
Contact Name: Tina McCorkindale
Address: Institute for Public Relations
University of Florida
PO Box 118400
Gainesville, FL 32611-8400 USA
Phone: +1 352 392 0280 (p)
Website: https://instituteforpr.org/