PR pros benefit from free COVID-19 Taskforce advice

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“I left the session feeling wiser and more grounded” – PR pros benefit from free COVID-19 Taskforce advice


Growing numbers of PR professionals around the world have taken advantage of a new support service designed to help communications leaders through the COVID-19 crisis.

The support service – freely available to all PR professionals around the world – has provided consultations to more than twenty PR professionals since launching on 9th April. 

Established by the PRCA COVID-19 Taskforce and backed by international associations including IABC, ICCO, EACD and IPRA, the service connects highly experienced advisors with communications leaders seeking support.

“During this isolating time, a frank conversation with a fellow public relations professional is an invaluable spirits-booster. It's amazing how much two people, who live more than 1,000 miles apart, have in common, and can share with each other. I left the session feeling wiser and more grounded. Thank you so very much, PRCA, for facilitating this.”
- Rachel Brand, owner, Brand Communications, Denver, CO


“I found the service insightful and the practical guidance helped clarify some concerns around financial support in the crisis. Seeking advice from peers and colleagues with relevant experience is immensely valuable.”
- Sheila Manzano, Founder and MD, Three Little Birds PR


“It was a massive help and certainly gave me a lot to think about and act on.”
- Matthew Alexander, Publicist / Director, Repp Media


To find out how to access the support service and for further information, please visit the PRCA website.

About the PRCA’s Global COVID-19 Communications Taskforce
The PRCA’s Global COVID-19 Communications Taskforce was launched in March 2020 to provide practical support to public relations professionals during the COVID-19 outbreak. Its purpose is provide senior practitioner support to peers, in organisations and consultancies across the world, through targeted personal advice during the crisis. 

Chaired by Lansons Chief Executive and Co-founder Tony Langham, the Taskforce is comprised of around 100 highly experienced communications leaders from across the world. Tony is supported by Deputy Chairs, Rod Cartwright and Rachel Friend.

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We represent more than 35,000 PR professionals in 66 countries worldwide. With offices in London, Singapore, Dubai, and Buenos Aires, we are a global advocate for excellence in public relations.

Our mission is to create a more professional, ethical, and prosperous PR industry. We champion - and enforce - professional standards in the UK and overseas through our Professional Charter and Code of Conduct. The Code compels members to adhere to the highest standards of ethical practice.

We deliver exceptional training, authoritative industry data, and global networking and development opportunities. We also manage the International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO), the umbrella body for 40 PR associations across the world, and LG Comms – the UK’s national body for authorities raising standards of local government communication. 

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