ICCO News /September 15, 2016

Public relations and corporate & digital communications specialist recruiter, Capstone Hill Search has today signed an agreement to continue its partnership with the PRCA and ICCO.

The partnership puts emphasis on the importance of investing in talent within the public relations and communication industry, a key theme at the upcoming Global ICCO PR Summit in Oxford.

Alex Robinson MPRCA, Managing Director, UK at Capstone Hill Search said: “We are delighted to extend our ongoing partnership with the PRCA and ICCO to further extend our relationship with leading industry associations around the world. The PRCA stands for much the same qualities as Capstone Hill Search; knowledge, insights, trust, best practice and industry expertise. Each organisation strives to deliver the highest degree of service, professionalism and insight to PR consultancies, in-house communicators, freelancers and individual professionals, making our partnership the ideal fit.”

Alex will be joining a panel discussion at the Oxford summit which will look at global gender pay gap issues, recruitment and retention challenges within the public relations and communication industry.

As part of the partnership Capstone Hill Search is sponsoring the Global ICCO PR Summit in Oxford (29th & 30th September, 2016), PRCA National Awards (8th November, 2016), the ICCO Global Awards (1st December, 2016) and the PRCA monthly Member Drinks.

Francis Ingham MPRCA, Chief Executive of ICCO and Director General of PRCA said: “Investment in talent is and always has been very important not only to the PRCA and ICCO, but to the future of our industry. In continuing our partnership with Capstone Hill Search, we can together ensure that this theme remains a focal point for discussion, leading to the continued development of new and existing talent.”

About PRCA
Who we are: Founded in 1969, the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) is a UK-based PR and communications membership body, operating in 48 countries around the world. We represent in excess of 20,000 people across the whole range of the PR and communications industry. The PRCA promotes all aspects of public relations and 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 currently has more than 400 agency members; 270 in-house PR and communications teams from multinationals, charities and leading public sector organisations; and thousands of individual members.

About ICCO
ICCO is the global voice of public relations consultancies, with membership comprising national trade associations, networks, and agencies in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, the Americas and Australasia. Collectively these associations represent over 2,500 PR firms. ICCO organised an annual global PR summit, has an international awards programme, and provides PR training and qualifications.

The article was published on the 15th of September, 2016