Ogilvy PR Global Chairman Chris Graves Elected to 2nd year as Chair New York – (October 9, 2015) – The PR Council, the industry’s trade association, announced today the election of its new officers and directors. The Chair, elected to his second term, is Christopher Graves, Global Chairman of Ogilvy Public Relations. He is a [MORE]

PR Council Comments on the Department of Labor’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Revise FLSA Regulations

NEW YORK – September 3, 2015 – On June 30, the US Department of Labor issued new proposed regulations for white-collar exemption standards under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Affecting executive, administrative, and professional exemption tests, the new rules signal a dramatic change to existing guidelines. Read the PR Council’s full comment here.

Kathy Cripps Retiring from PR Council

NEW YORK – May 28, 2015 – Kathy Cripps, the long-time president of the PR Council, will step down from her position by the end of the year.  A search committee has been created, led by former PR Council chair, Dave Senay, CEO, FleishmanHillard, to identify a new president. “This job has provided me with a [MORE]

PR Council Announces Partnership with Emma L. Bowen Foundation

NEW YORK – May 4, 2015 – The PR Council has announced a new partnership with the Emma L. Bowen Foundation that will focus on placing college students of color at leading public relations firms around the country. Participating firms in year one, all members of the PR Council, include: Edelman, FleishmanHillard, Greentarget, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, [MORE]

PR Council Partners with Capstone Hill Search

New York, April 6th – The PR Council today announced Capstone Hill Search as its first  global recruitment premier partner firm. Capstone Hill Search offers Council members recruitment best practices and industry expertise in public relations, public affairs, and digital communications. Andy Mizerek, Director of Media & Partnership Relations for the PR Council, comments “We are [MORE]

USA TODAY and Gannett Kick-Off the 2015 US Young Lions Competitions

MCLEAN, Va.-(January 20, 2015)–USA TODAY and Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), official US representative to the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, today announced the kickoff of the 2015 US Young Lions competitions. The Young Lions competitions offer young creative minds from around the world an opportunity to compete against each other and showcase their [MORE]

PR Council Staff Expansion

New York, NY – PR Council ( announced that Andy Mizerek has joined the organization as the Director of Media and Partnership Relations, effective December 1st, 2014.  In this role, he will be responsible for developing new marketing initiatives to better connect members and clients through events, media, and education. With a background in marketing [MORE]

PR Council Opens 3rd Annual Video Contest

New York – January 12, 2015 – The PR Council has announced its 3rd Annual Take Flight with PR Contest, offering students across the United States the opportunity to showcase their creativity and passion for PR. Who & What: students will be asked to develop a video no longer than 3 minutes that generates a call [MORE]