The PRCA welcomes Ketchum’s partner and chief engagement officer, Stephen Waddington, as its latest fellow.
PRCA Fellowships are awarded to individuals who have made a major contribution to the PR and communications industry. Fellows are entitled to use the designatory letters FPRCA, and are invited to help shape thinking on the future of the industry.
Waddington joined Ketchum in 2015 and remains visiting professor in practice at Newcastle University and is chairman of its Future Proof policy unit.
Having originally trained as a journalist, Waddington chose to pursue a career in public relations, during which time he has co-founded and run two award-winning public relations agencies; Rainier PR in 1998, and Speed in 2009. Also, he was president of the CIPR in 2014, during which time he helped return the organisation to its roots of professionalism as set out in its Royal Charter.
David Gallagher FPRCA, international president for growth and development at Omnicom Public Relations Group and Chairman of the PRCA Fellows, said: “Stephen is a tireless contributor, convener and provocateur on all matters social and digital, spurring efforts to innovate and evolve across the UK communications community. It’s a pleasure to see him added to the roster of PRCA fellows.”
The news follows Waddington being awarded the Outstanding Contribution Award at the PRCA’s Digital Awards earlier this month.