Consultancy Membership

10 great reasons why your consultancy should join the PRCA:

Email Henry or call on 020 7233 6026 to speak with us about membership.

  1. Communications Management Standard (CMS) is the PR industry gold standard and by attaining it your agency will stand out from the crowd and will become a more efficient, better run business.
  2. Increase your new business opportunities.
  3. Through our extensive training and qualifications programme, you can make the most of the talent you recruit.
  4. Networking your way to success.
  5. Receive the latest market intelligence and industry insight via our quarterly trends barometer and our annual Benchmarking Survey.
  6. The PRCA sectoral groups are a key source of information and access to sector expertise and peers.
  7. Access to discounted industry services and a free business helpline, as well as to lifestyle brands at preferential rates.
  8. You can receive PR management consultancy advice from industry experts at a discounted rate.
  9. By playing a part in our representative body, you will be recognised as an industry leader.
  10. Discounts on advertising vacancies on the PRCA jobs board.

The Benefits of PRCA Consultancy Membership brochure can be downloaded here

"The PRCA offers members a huge amount, providing them with tools to make them more profitable, creating networking opportunities and representing their interests with clients, government and the press."

Sally Costerton, former PRCA Chairman.

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Fee Income
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  • This field should only be completed by the individual with responsibility for your company's PRCA membership.
  • NB - Once you check the box to the left of this field and click update this figure is fixed for the entire year.
  • Fee income is defined as fees or income arising from time spent on carrying out public relations consultancy work plus any mark up and any handling charges or profits made on disbursement or expenses.
  • This figure
    1. will be used to calculate your membership subscription fee for 2009
    2. will be published on the PRCA website and in the yearbook.
  • This figure must include the fees from any subsidiary companies but not associated companies (see below).
  • If you are bound by Sarbanes-Oxley please select that accordingly, we will contact you individually about your fee income.
Holders of public office
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  • Please list any employees who hold any public office including members of House of Parliament, members of local authorities or of any statutory organisations or bodies who are full- or part part-time directors, partners, staff, special advisers or consultants retained by the consultancy
Subsidiary companies
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  • These companies are entitled to the same benefits as other PRCA members, they must abide by the PRCA Professional Charter and Codes of Conduct and their fee income must be included in the fee income field above.
Associated companies
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  • These companies are not included in your membership and as such do not benefit from PRCA member benefits. These companies are not covered by the PRCA professional charter.
Current clients
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The clients listed in this section are those which retain a consultancy on a continuing basis to deal with their public relations either in a specialised area or as a whole. One asterisk (*) against a client's name indicates that the consultancy has been retained by that client for three years; two asterisks (**) indicate that it has been retained for at least five years. Clients served on an ad-hoc basis are listed separately.

Adhoc clients
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Clients for whom you have undertaken work in the last twelve months on a project rather than a retained basis

Conflict of interest clients
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NB This will not appear as a separate list in the yearbook.