World Leaders on Facebook by BCW

Despite recent controversies around fake news and privacy issues on social media, global digital growth shows no sign of slowing down, with 45% of the world’s population are on social media today according to a research done by We Are Social. World leaders are also jumping on the social media bandwagon, using platforms like Facebook to campaign and converse with the public.

Just earlier this week, BCW released their 2019 World Leaders on Facebook study, as part of its Twiplomacy series, where it researches in to how world leaders, governments and international organizations communicate via social media. In the study, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, emerged as the most popular world leader on Facebook, with more than 43.5 million likes on his personal page.

The study also showed other key findings such as the page of the British Royal Family being the most followed world leaders in the European Union and Donald Trump being the second most popular world leader on Facebook, with more than 23 million likes on his personal Facebook page.

Read the full press release here – BCW Press Release – World Leaders on Facebook

AKA Asia’s Sasha Alwani and Chan Jia En win SEA Young Lions PR Competition 2019

PRCA SEA is pleased to announce that AKA Asia’s team of Sasha Alwani and Chan Jia En have won the SEA Young Lions PR Competition 2019, sponsored by ICCO, with their ‘Connecting the unexpected’ campaign. The team will go on to represent the Southeast Asia at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Read more

HCMC-based EloQ Communications joins The PRCA’s new Southeast Asia Network

EloQ Communications, an integrated marketing agency based in Ho Chi Minh City, has joined the Public Relations and Communications Association Southeast Asia (PRCA SEA), the Southeast Asian branch of the world’s largest PR professional body.

“PRCA Southeast Asia is new to the region, but we already have some great partner agencies that exemplify our values of integrity and professionalism” said Tara Munis, General Manager of PRCA SEA. “EloQ Communications has shown itself to be a worthy representative of what PR can and should look like in Vietnam and throughout Southeast Asia, and we are happy to have them onboard with us.” Read more

PRCA appoints Barry Leggetter as International President

The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) has appointed Barry Leggetter FPRCA as its first International President, as part of its plans to build on its position as the world’s largest PR professional body, and to move into new regions of the world.

Leggetter has spent more than 25 years in international public relations consultancy during which he was UK CEO for three global firms (Porter Novelli, FleishmanHillard, and GolinHarris), and was also International Chairman of Bite. He also held the role of CEO of AMEC, which he left after 11 years in December 2018. Leggetter was the winner of the 2018 PRCA Mark Mellor Award for Outstanding Contribution to the PR industry, and the AMEC Don Bartholomew Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Communications Measurement and Evaluation industry. He is a Fellow of the PRCA and the CIPR. Read more

PRCA SEA NextGen Group

PRCA SEA is on the lookout for a NextGen chairman and vice chairman.

The PRCA SEA NextGen group will be a regional group providing events, information, support and advice to practising PR and communications professionals from Graduate level up to Account Director. Read more

PRCA and PRWeek relaunch Fast Track mentoring programme across UK, MENA, and Southeast Asia

The PRCA and PRWeek are pleased to announce that they are launching the 2018/19 Fast Track mentoring programme, now available across the UK, MENA, and Southeast Asia.

Fast Track is aimed at inspiring the next generation of PR and communications leaders to build their expertise and develop as professionals.

Fast Track is available to junior and senior practitioners alike. It is available to agency, in-house, and freelance practitioners, and is completely free of charge. The PRCA is running the programme in the UK; in the Middle East and Northern Africa, through PRCA MENA; and in Southeast Asia, through PRCA Southeast Asia. Fast Track is only available to PRCA members. Read more

PRCA to launch new professional association in Southeast Asia

The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) has announced the launch of PRCA Southeast Asia.

PRCA Southeast Asia will be the new professional membership association representing PR and communications consultancies, in-house communications teams, and individuals throughout the region.

PRCA Southeast Asia will be chaired by Singapore-based industry leader Lee Nugent MPRCA, Regional Director APAC, Text 100; and run by Tara Munis, who is relocating permanently from London to Singapore. The new organisation will draw on the PRCA’s considerable resources, and 49 years of experience representing the industry. Read more