About the festival

Professional (and personal) development for senior PR and communication professionals 

PRFest’s mission is to help speed up the modernisation of the industry and drive up professional standards by offering opportunities to learn new skills and tools, sharing our experiences and opinions and being an open and welcoming community for anyone to join and collaborate.

PRFest also focuses on the individual, sharing best practice in wellbeing, finance and other areas which can be of benefit to balance and enhance lives. This now goes beyond purely learning emerging skills and discussing industry matters. PRFest now practices what we preach to our own clients and organisations – focus on the individuals, their cares, worries and what is relevant to them.

PRFest will help guide you in the right direction and hopefully give you a thirst to continue developing outwith the festival.

The main PRFest event on 18 June helps you gain 10 CPD points!

(Other fringe events will also carry CPD points).

PR professional development - PRFestWhat is the festival?

PRFest started as a two-day public relations festival designed by Laura Sutherland, a Chartered PR consultant who runs Aura PR. Her view is that sharing is caring – sharing knowledge and expertise is one of the best ways to help the industry develop.

The festival coincides with AMEC’s International Summit and Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity bringing different parts of the industry different opportunities to learn, share, collaborate and celebrate.

If you’d like to get involved in PRFest either by way of sponsorship, support or something else, please contact Laura. Current opportunities available here.

What else is on?

PRFest is expanding its offering and there will be more events around the main PRFest event week.

You can ‘Buy Tickets‘ for PRFest or check back soon for other fringe event information.

What organisations have attended?

Organisations which have attended PRFest include:

  • Business Wire
  • BMA Scotland
  • Caliber
  • Campaign Collective
  • Comparethemarket.com
  • Crown Estate
  • Edinburgh College
  • VisitScotland
  • Food Standards Scotland
  • Glasgow Life
  • NSPCC
  • National Autistic Society
  • Sainsbury’s Bank
  • SEPA
  • Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group
  • Scottish Government
  • Scottish Opera
  • Scottish Renewables
  • Scottish Social Services Council
  • TEFl
  • City of Edinburgh Council
  • Shelter Scotland
  • Xplore Dundee
  • First Port
  • West of Scotland Housing Association
  • Fife Housing Group
  • RNLI
  • Festivals Edinburgh
  • East Lothian Council
  • Girl Guiding Scotland
  • NHS Health Scotland
  • Breast Cancer Now
  • University of Edinburgh
  • Aberdeenshire Council
  • People’s Postcode Lottery
  • Angus Council
  • Carnegie UK Trust
  • McDonald’s Restaurants
  • Muckle Media
  • Wave PR
  • Weber Shandwick
  • Orbit Communications
  • Sidekick PR
  • Infusion Comms
  • Wilkinson PR
  • Taylor Robertson
  • 3×1 Group
  • Hough Bellis
  • Grayling
  • BeWonder*
  • Press Association
  • Spey
  • University of Greenwich
  • DC Thomson
  • NFU Scotland
  • Ore Catapult