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Peter Bingle Consulting joins PRCA

News   •   Jul 02, 2012 11:13 BST

London, 2nd July – The PRCA is delighted to announce that Peter Bingle Consulting has joined as an agency member.

One of the leading public affairs advisers in the UK, Peter Bingle has started his own consultancy after leaving another PRCA member, Bell Pottinger Public Affairs, as Chairman in May.

Commenting on his decision to join the PRCA, Peter Bingle said: “The PRCA has led the informed debate on the future of the public affairs industry. It has dared to be brave unlike many others. I am therefore delighted to join it in my new role."

PRCA Chief Executive, Francis Ingham, stated: “It's a pleasure to welcome Peter Bingle and his new venture into the PRCA. We strive to represent the UK's best public affairs practitioners -and Peter is certainly one of them.

“The PRCA encompasses the industry in its every permutation -the country's largest and smallest agencies; hundreds of freelancers; charities and blue chip in-house teams alike. With this strength and breadth of numbers, we will continue to speak up for our industry's best interests.”

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For more information please contact tom.hawkins@prca.org.uk on 020 7233 6026

About the PRCA

Who we are: Founded in 1969, the PRCA is the professional body that represents UK PR consultancies, in-house communications teams, PR freelancers and individuals. The PRCA promotes all aspects of public relations and internal communications work, helping teams and individuals maximise the value they deliver to clients and organisations.

What we do: The Association exists to raise standards in PR and communications, providing members with industry data, facilitating the sharing of communications best practice and creating networking opportunities.

How we do it and make a difference: All PRCA members are bound by a professional charter and codes of conduct, and benefit from exceptional training. The Association also works for the greater benefit of the industry, sharing best practice and lobbying on the industry's behalf e.g. fighting the NLA's digital licence.

Who we represent: The PRCA represents many of the major consultancies in the UK, and currently has more than 250 agency members from around the world, including the majority of the top 100 UK consultancies. We also represent over 70 in-house communications teams from multinationals, UK charities and leading UK public sector organisations.

London, 2nd July – The PRCA is delighted to announce that Peter Bingle Consulting has joined as an agency member.

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PRCA Frontline Group launches inaugural summer boat party

News   •   Jun 29, 2012 11:34 BST

London – 29th June – The PRCA’s Frontline Group is offering young PR professionals the opportunity to celebrate the Great British Summer at its unmissable boat party on Tuesday 17th July.

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PR industry strives to build stronger Wikipedia relationships

Blog posts   •   Jun 27, 2012 11:30 BST

A guest blog post by Danny Whatmough, Chairman of the PRCA Digital Group and Account Director at EML Wildfire

Today sees the launch of guidelines that aim to give PR professionals best practice advice to inform their activities on Wikipedia (click here for the release and guidelines).

The guidelines have widespread support from across the PR Industry. Organisations including the PRCA and CIPR have had meetings with members of Wikimedia - the community that helps manage Wikipedia. The PRCA's Digital Group has been involved with the CIPR-led initiative to create this draft set of guidelines and will continue to work closely with the further rounds of revisions to ensure the guidelines are workable and concise.

So why has this come about and why is it necessary?

"PR people shouldn’t touch Wikipedia." This is a common viewpoint amongst Wikipedians. And, considering the negative press that has often surrounded PRs dealing with the encyclopaedia, and the bad practices that are all far too common, it’s easy to see why.

Time and time again, PRs and PR agencies have become unstuck.

As Philip Sheldrake, Founding Partner at Meanwhile and a chief advocate of this work states; Wikipedia is essentially a community and, as with any community, you have to abide by its rules. That might mean you don’t end up with the decision you initially were after, but that is just the way it goes.

Wikipedian David Gerard points out that Wikipedia is not owned by anyone and all Wikipedians are striving for is a neutral point of view. If you don’t have a neutral point of view (e.g. PR), you shouldn’t edit. You should go to the talk pages and participate there. If that doesn’t work, then there are escalation procedures in place that can be used.

So what should PRs do? Well, the guidelines (albeit quite long at this stage, making them more concise will be a task for stage two) are a good place to start.

Get involved in the consultation

Even though the first version of the guidelines has been published, the consultation process on the Wiki will continue. I’d encourage anyone in the PR industry to get involved, share your viewpoint, and think about how this might affect your own dealings with Wikipedia.

Danny Whatmough, Account Director

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A guest blog post by Danny Whatmough, Chairman of the PRCA Digital Group and Account Director at EML Wildfire

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Ready for the Olympics?

Blog posts   •   May 11, 2012 17:59 BST

This is a guest blogpost by Annabel Kaye, Managing Director of Irenicon Ltd If you are around the Olympic zones http://www.london2012.com/business/travel/ you are going to need to make arrangements to cover travel during the Olympics.

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PRCA disappointed with omission of Lobbying Bill in Queen's Speech

Press Releases   •   May 09, 2012 17:43 BST

London, 9th May – The PRCA today expressed its disappointment that the Government did not announce any legislation on a statutory register of lobbyists in the Queen’s Speech.

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PRCA Public Affairs Group appoint new executive

News   •   May 08, 2012 10:48 BST

London, 8 May 2012 – The PRCA today announced that Emily Wallace, Operations Director at Connect Communications, and Elin Twigge, Account Director at PLMR have been elected as Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the PRCA Public Affairs Group.

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Who we are:

Founded in 1969, the PRCA is the professional body that represents UK PR consultancies, in-house communications teams, PR freelancers and individuals. The PRCA promotes all aspects of public relations and internal communications work, helping teams and individuals maximise the value they deliver to clients and organisations.

What we do:

The Association exists to raise standards in PR and communications, providing members with industry data, facilitating the sharing of communications best practice and creating networking opportunities.

How we do it and make a difference:

All PRCA members are bound by a professional charter and codes of conduct, and benefit from exceptional training. The Association also works for the greater benefit of the industry, sharing best practice and lobbying on the industry's behalf e.g. fighting the NLA's digital licence.

Who we represent:

The PRCA represents many of the major consultancies in the UK, and currently has over 250 agency members from around the world including the majority of the top 100 UK consultancies. The PRCA also represents over 70 in-house teams, including many of Europe's leading corporations and UK public sector organisations, as well as individual and freelance PR and communications practitioners.

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