Communications industry urged to take positive social action

The communications and marketing world has been urged to have a positive social impact during the COVID-19 pandemic. While it’s generally business for usual for Campaign Collective, which already operates on a remote working model, Simon Francis, Founder Member of Campaign Collective and Chair of the Public Relations & Communications Association Council, said: As the …

Communicating Causes book launched

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan’s prediction that the 21st Century would be the “era of the NGO” is an appropriate starting point for Communicating Causes – an all encompassing new book on the state of campaigning in the charity sector. Dr. Nicky Garsten and Prof. Ian Bruce’s compilation of essays on how public relations …

Masters degree apprenticeship under development

A consultation designed to develop a new masters-degree level communications apprenticeship closes soon. The new apprenticeship standard will sit alongside the already approved “level 4” apprenticeship in public relations and communications, approved by the Department for Education earlier in the year. With the Apprenticeship Levy now in force for larger employers, the new apprenticeship is responding …

Lords’ Charity Report a “Turning Point”

The Report of the House of Lords Select Committee inquiry on charities has been hailed as a potential “turning point” for the sector. The Report makes 100 recommendations to government and within these, the Committee has accepted all but one of the recommendations the Public Relations & Communications Association (PRCA) gave to the Committee in its …