PRN Co-Founders Appointed to run PRCA Group for PR consultants

Monday, 22 June 2015, 9:27 | Category : General
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Nicky and I are delighted to announce that we’ve been appointed by the PRCA to act as Co-Chairs of its sector group for senior Independent Consultants (ICG). We’ve been corporate members of the PRCA since 2014 and are active supporters of its mission to advance the PR industry.

The ICG will be open to all PRCA members who consult or freelance on an independent basis. Members will be invited to attend quarterly events that will address a range of current trends and issues relevant to the growing independent consultant market. There will also be a range of useful information on the ICG page that will help guide and support PRCA joiners and those new to consulting.

To help us provide best support to the group we have appointed a Steering Committee of eight senior independent consultants selected from within The PR Network. Bringing a fantastic cross-section of sector and disciplinary experience, these consultants will help steer the group and ensure its activities and agenda represent the broad needs of the IC sector.

 

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“With an ever-increasing number of senior communications professionals in the UK opting to consult, it is even more important that the PR sector gives credence to this important segment of the market, and both the PRCA and The PR Network are keen to support consultants through the ICG platform,” commented Francis Ingham, Chief Executive of the PRCA.

This year The PR Network will be 10 years old. During the last decade, we’ve interviewed and worked with hundreds of experienced consultants based all around the world. We’ve listened to what this group want in terms of external support and advocacy for their unique needs. By chairing this group we intend to share knowledge, establish a guide for best practice, and work to improve the standing of consultants in the UK and beyond.

We have been working closely with the PRCA for some time and are pleased to offer members of The PR Network a special discount on the joining rate, as part of a packaged offer. For more information please email directors@theprnetwork.co.uk

We’ve also already planned our first ICG event:

On July 8th from 5.30pm – 7.30pm the group will be hosting an event for PRCA individual members: “10 key trends in 10 minutes”. Delivered by PRN associate and steering committee member Ben Matthews (@benrmatthews), this will look at how new digital and social media trends impact PR. After the talk there will be an opportunity to network with the PRN team and fellow ICG members at a drinks reception.

More details of how to pre-register will be published soon. We look forward to meeting you there! For more information about the ICG please visit: http://www.prca.org.uk/Independent-Consultants / and follow #PRCA_ICG / @PRCA_UK

– George

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