PRFest founder named in PR pioneers book

#FuturePRoof has launched the community’s fourth book featuring PR pioneers

Once upon a time in PR is a book by #FuturePRoof founder, Sarah Hall, and is a departure from the norm. It tells the story of 21 larger-than-life characters who are doing things differently and helping the PR industry to grow and thrive today.

Those featured include the industry’s ‘Severus Snape’, PRCA chief Francis Ingham, ‘agency alchemist’ Stephen Waddington and ‘Alice in Wonderland’, PRFest founder, Laura Sutherland.

Each of the industry protagonists is represented through an ink portrait and short story.

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When Sarah originally emailed me about the book I was really surprised I had been included, not because I don’t think the work I do is worthwhile, but because it’s sometimes a thankless task, a labour of love, and I’ve never been called a PR pioneer before! I don’t do it for recognition though, I do it because I believe giving back, helping others and leading by example are important. It’s part of the Aura brand.

On the back of being named in the CIPR’s #70at70 campaign, being included in this very special book has made me realise it doesn’t all go unnoticed and that the work I do through PRFest really must be valuable. To be featured alongside some of the biggest names in our industry is heartwarming and I don’t mind admitting I shed a tear of delight when I found out. *blushes*

In a release issued today, Hall said: “I wanted to celebrate some key players within our industry and have a bit of fun.

“It was a very easy list to come up with. Everyone had to have some differentiating factor and something to teach others. The core purpose is the same as ever, to showcase best practice and the talent in public relations today.”

If you want to read what Sarah says about these 21 ‘characters’, the specially illustrated coffee table book is available here priced £10.

#FuturePRoof is a community and series of crowdsourced books created by Sarah Hall, President of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and owner of Sarah Hall Consulting, to reassert public relations as a strategic management function.

If you’re in London, illustrations from the book will be displayed at the PRCA’s new member workspace on Bankside, London. The gallery will be launched on 30 November and you’re welcome to stop by and have a look.