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Timeline

Page history last edited by Richard Bailey 10 years, 2 months ago

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Timeline: the UK public relations business

 

2010

January: The Economist reports on PR's growth through the recession (US focus)

 

2009

 

2008

January: Brunswick CEO Stephen Carter appointed as Gordon Brown's chief strategist (reported in The Times)

CIPR publishes draft Best Practice Guidelines for Environmental Sustainability Communications

 

2007

May: Technology sector pioneer Text100 is 25 years old

February: CIPR publishes social media guidelines

January: Huntsworth merges its Trimedia and Harrison Cowley businesses to form Trimedia Harrison Cowley

 

2006

December: Stephen Carter appointed as chief executive of Brunswick

October: Huntsworth plc acquires MMD

September: BusinessWire marks 100th anniversary of PR industry (US source)

The Guardian newspaper reports a Boom time for PR on the back of increased profits at Chime Communications

Financial Dynamics sold to FTI Consulting

August: Political row in UK over growth in numbers of government press officers (The Guardian 31 August)

PR Business closed as a weekly publication

March: PR Business launched as a rival to PR Week

 

2005

April: Huntsworth merges with Incepta Group

 

February: Institute of Public Relations gains chartered status, becoming CIPR

Huntsworth acquires Sinclair Mason

 

2004

 

2003

 

2002

 

2001

Huntsworth acquires Harrison Cowley

 

2000

 

1999

 

1998

IPR Diploma introduced

 

1997

 

1996

Peter Gummer made a life peer (becoming Lord Chadlington)

 

1995

 

1994

 

1993

 

1992

 

1991

 

1990

 

1989

Chime Communications founded

Undergraduate PR degrees established at Leeds, Bournemouth and Plymouth (College of St Mark and St John)

 

1988

PR Week bought by Haymarket

First postgraduate PR degree course established at University of Stirling

 

1987

 

1986

 

1985

 

1984

PR Week founded

Shandwick floated on London Stock Exchange

 

1983

 

1982

 

1981

 

1980

 

1979

 

1978

 

1977

 

1976

 

1975

 

1974

Shandwick founded by Peter Gummer

 

1973

 

1972

 

1971

 

1970

The Communications, Advertising and Marketing Education Foundation (CAM) established

 

1969

 

1968

 

1969

Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA) founded as a breakaway from the IPR

 

1967

 

1966

 

1965

 

1964

 

1963

 

1962

 

1961

 

1960

 

1959

 

1958

 

1957

 

1956

 

1955

International Public Relations Assocation (IPRA) formally established in London

 

1954

 

1953

 

1952

 

1951

 

1950

 

1949

First British book on public relations published (Brebner, J**: Public relations and publicity.)

 

1948

Institute of Public Relations (IPR) founded

 

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