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Brighter, better, older

Monday 04, Mar 2019

They are the PRIA’s best and brightest and sometimes the older PR practitioners and academics.

They are mostly the Gen Xers and Baby Boomers who have chalked up at least 10 years in the business and led the way in communication across the public and corporate sectors.

They are the PRIA members who deserve to be recognised as Fellows of the Institute.  

The search is on to find these men and women.

PRIA members have been asked to look around their colleagues and nominate them for recognition as Fellow.

To become a Fellow, a Member must have been working in public relations (in a consultancy, a government department or agency, a not-for-profit organisation, an educational institution or local government or other organisation) for at least 10 years.

In that time they will have made:

  • A solid list of achievements and a major contribution to the profession – developing and delivering major campaigns advising and counselling corporations, boards, Ministers and CEOs on major issues; adding to the knowledge base of the PRIA and the industry
  • A continuing contribution to the PRIA – serving on councils and committees, leading professional development and education initiatives; working on PRIA events and awards and representing the PRIA in industry forums.
  • A continuing g contribution to their community – working on a pro bono or volunteer basis with charitable and not-for-profit organization raising funds or changing community attitudes to particular issues; serving on school boards and committees for charitable organisations, schools and sports bodies. 

Proposals for members to become Fellows are due at the end of March. 

If you are thinking about someone, email the Chair of the College of Fellows, Thomas Parkes and he’ll explain what needs to happen.