I was both honoured and humbled to be elected President of the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communications Management at the AGM in São Paulo, Brazil in April.
Having started my term on 1st July, I wanted to take this early opportunity to connect with and update our most important stakeholders – you, the 65 professional member organisations. The lifeblood of Global Alliance, you are our bridge to the almost 300,000 practitioners and academics we represent in more than 120 countries
In recent months, while serving my responsibilities as Chair of the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management, I had the opportunity to talk with colleagues from five continents and I have participated in PR conferences in Portugal, Norway, Spain, Argentina, Philippines, Indonesia and China. The first conclusion I drew from these experiences is that communicators speak a common language. Although there are different degrees of development, the profession is globalized.
If there’s ever a word to kill a conversation, it’s ethics. Despite our job being all about reputations, we’ve not given ethics the importance and time that it deserves. This is changing, thanks in part to the efforts of a number of associations, including the Global Alliance, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ), the International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO), and the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), there’s a renewed focus on putting ethics at the heart of what we do and why we do it.
Corporate Communications and public relations have a new major challenge.And this challenge has a precise date: 25 May, 2018, the day when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force.The regulation focuses on the clear and unequivocal protection of people and the dispersion and use of their personal data.
NEW YORK, August 15, 2019 – PRSA, the nation’s leading professional organization serving the communications community, announced today that public relations leaders from around the world will participate in a featured session on Sunday, Oct. 20 at the 2019 PRSA International Conference. The Conference will take place from Oct. 20-22 in San Diego.
The Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management is in its final planning for a key role at The Public Relations Society of America's 2019 International Conference to be held in San Diego, California, October 20th-23rd. International attendees can register at a current discount rate of $895.00 saving nearly 50%.
While Global Alliance has received excellent interest to host the WPRF 2022 we have extended the deadline for expressions of interest until 31st August 2019 following requests from our member organisations. A formal in-person presentation will be required to be made by all interested parties in late October 2019. The Global Alliance board of directors invites all GA Members to make a bid for the site of World Public Relations Forum 2022 – 12th Edition.