PR Insights for the communication industry - December Edition

Wed, Dec 23 2015

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COVER - Happy Christmas from PRIA: What a year it has been. On behalf of Public Relations Institute of Australia's (PRIA) National Board, Fellows, divisional councils and committees, volunteers, and national staff, we want to wish all of our members the very best for this holiday period. Read more inside.

PRIA Christmas gifts: We've got lots of gifts for you over the holiday period. Read more inside.

A bright future for PRIA in Northern Territory: Thank you for attending our recent PRIA event with Fellows. It was great to catch up with everyone and get a real sense of enthusiasm for our industry in the Territory. Read more inside.

2016 PRIA National EGM Notice: Notice is hereby given that an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) of the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) will be held on Friday, 12 February 2016. The business of the meeting is the election of a National President and Deputy President. Read more inside.

PRIA invests for growth in 2016: PRIA is once again strong and building on our profitable financial position to deliver a terrific new year for members. The 2016 PRIA Strategic Direction was endorsed by the National Board during the recent popular National Conference in Hobart. Meetings since have concluded in a recommitment to drive engagement and growth. Read more inside.

NSW Christmas party a real Dress for Success: It was fantastic to see so many PRIA members, supporters, sponsors, and media personnel in attendance. CEO, Dress for Success, Ursula McGeown, was also in attendance on the night. Read more inside.

December jobs E-zine is out: Vacancies in Lockyer Valley Regional Council, YMCA, Kidney Health Australia, N2N Communications, Engineers Australia, Lorna Jane, and APRA AMCOS. Read more inside.

Lots of PR industry news: What happened in the industry that you need to be across:

  • Brands To Increase Spending On Summer Campaigns
  • Crossman Communications Merges Into Red Agency
  • Duo of wins and star appointments at DEC PR

New Speakers added to the Sydney & Melbourne Summer Masterclass programs: Jenna Setford, Hausmann; Melissa Blair, The Reputation Group; and Adam Vincenzini, Kamber, added to the Masterclass line up. Read more inside.


Latrobe University given Supporting Student Employability Award by Vice Chancellor: The PR course at Latrobe University, recently accredited by the PRIA, has received one of the most prestigious awards of the university. Read more inside.

Start 2016 off right by recruiting top candidates through PR Central: Post your open jobs in front of the most qualified group of professionals within our industry.Search the anonymous resume database to find qualified candidates. Manage your posted jobs and applicant activity easily on our user-friendly site. Read more inside.

PRinks is back in Sydney 20 Jan 2016: PRINKS is back for 2016 with our first offering to be jointly held with PRIA's Summer Masterclass at Taylor's Social. We'll have one free drink and some nibbles for all attendees, so no excuses. RSVP inside.

Article - HR industry has greatest work-life balanceHuman Resource practitioners are taking a leaf from their own book, with the industry’s workers happiest with their work-life balance, a recent SEEK Learning report shows. Read more inside.

Season's Greetings from the Global Alliance Members News - Message from the Chair: 2015 was a year of ebb and flow. Our joint work in the Global Alliance flowed well, like the World Conference on Public Relations in Emerging Economies, the biggest Association Leaders’ Workshop ever, and the conference at the World Expo in Milano.




Neil O'Sullivan

National Marketing and Communication Manager

Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA)

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