Edelman’s Global Chief Operating Officer Matthew Harrington Elected as Chair New York – (October 6, 2016) – The PR Council (PRC), the industry’s trade association, announced today the election of its new officers and directors, going into effect December 1, 2016. The new Chair, elected to a one-to-two-year term, is Matthew J. Harrington, Global Chief Operating [MORE]

250 Leaders Gather in NYC to Debate the Transformation of the Communications Profession

PR Council’s Critical Issues Forum Host Hillary Clinton’s Chief Strategist and IBM Watson’s CMO New York – (September 22, 2016) – The PR Council’s Critical Issues Forum (Forum) kicks off today with 250+ industry leaders debating the transformation of the communications profession. Taking place at the esteemed IAC Building in New York, this year’s Forum called [MORE]


New York – (September 21, 2016) – The PR Council announced the winners of the sixth annual Diversity Distinction in PR Awards. The awards, sponsored by the PR Council in association with PRWeek, honor excellence in leadership and promoting diversity and inclusion within the communications sector. For the first time, there were both honorable mentions [MORE]


NEW YORK – (May 18, 2016) — The PR Council submitted public comments to the pending rule last Fall and it is pleased to see that the minimum salary requirement in the final rule is lower than initially anticipated.  The Council remains mindful of the three-year automatic increases that will take place to maintain the minimum salary level at the [MORE]

Sara Ghazaii Joins the PR Council as Vice President, Director of Communications

NEW YORK – (March 7, 2016) — The PR Council announced that Sara Ghazaii has joined as Vice President, Director of Communications. Ghazaii joins the PR Council from the New York Genome Center (NYGC) where she was the Director of Communications and Events, managing the development of all NYGC integrated marketing, branding, communications and digital/social media [MORE]

Renee Wilson Named PR Council President

NEW YORK – December 3, 2015 – The PR Council, the trade association representing the US public relations agency industry, has selected Renee Wilson as its new president. Wilson will succeed Kathy Cripps, who is stepping down after serving as the association’s president since 2002. Wilson joins the PR Council from MSLGroup, where she currently [MORE]

Kathy Cripps Inducted into ICCO Hall of Fame

PR Council president Kathy Cripps was inducted into the International Communications Consultancy Organisation’s (ICCO) International Hall of Fame last week. ICCO’s Hall of Fame represents an exclusive recognition of the exceptional progress its members have made towards the internationalisation of the public relations industry. “Kathy’s contributions to PR go well beyond the US, where the [MORE]

ICCO appoints Elise Mitchell as Vice President

The International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO), the global umbrella body for PR trade associations, has appointed Elise Mitchell, CEO Mitchell Communications Group & Dentsu Aegis PR Network, as its new Vice President. Mitchell will work with ICCO on behalf of the PR Council. Mitchell is an accomplished strategic communications professional and business leader with more [MORE]