|The International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO)|
As members of PRISA’s PRCC you automatically benefit from the ICCO.
The ICCO is the voice of public relations consultancies around the world. The ICCO membership comprises national trade associations in twenty-eight countries across the globe: from Europe, Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia. Collectively, these associations represent close to1,500 public relations firms.
What they do
ICCO provides a forum for senior management of the world's best public relations consultancies to meet and address issues of mutual interest and concern.
Members work together to raise standards of quality, address ethical issues, harmonise professional public relations consultancy practice, and share knowledge. Through the online directory, ICCO also acts as a matchmaker between consultancies in different countries. Members have an opportunity to meet in person twice a year at meetings of the Board, at the bi-annual ICCO Global Summit and at any number of ICCO partner events.
Member countries all conform to the highest standards through the organisation's own professional code, the Stockholm Charter, and since 2005 have adopted the International Public Relations Association’s Charter on Media Transparency .
Consultancy Management Standard
To date, public relations consultancies in fifteen countries around the world have adopted the Consultancy Management Standard (CMS). First introduced by the UK’s Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA), CMS provides clients with a unique quality guarantee.