WHO WE ARE
The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) is the world’s largest professional PR body.
We represent more than 35,000 PR professionals in 82 countries worldwide. With offices in London, Hong Kong, Dubai, Singapore, 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 around the world 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 41 PR associations and 3,000 agencies across the world, and LGcomms – the UK’s national body for local government communicators. Additionally, we support the delivery of the Motor Industry Communicators Association (MICA).
How we do it and make a difference
All PRCA members are bound by a professional charter and codes of conduct, and benefit from exceptional training. The Association also works for the greater benefit of the industry, sharing best practice and lobbying on the industry's behalf, for example fighting the NLA's digital licence.
Who we represent
The PRCA represents many of the major consultancies in the UK, and currently has over 400 consultancy members from around the world including the majority of the top 150 UK consultancies. The PRCA also represents over 500 in-house teams, including many of Europe's leading corporations and UK public sector organisations, as well as hundreds of individual and freelance PR and communications practitioners.
As a member of the Professional Associations Research Network, our professional body is:
- Keeping up-to-date with the latest sector research and best practice guidance
- Equipped through training and events to deal with the challenges professional bodies face
- Part of an active network of professional bodies that learn from each other
You can find out more about our internatiional presence using the links below.
- PRCA Middle-East & North Africa (PRCA MENA)
- PRCA Southeast Asia (PRCA SEA)
- PRCA Latin America (PRCA LATAM)