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The move to digital media from more traditional methods is creating shifts in the skillsets required to succeed in the media, advertising and entertainment industries. The UK has a £16.7billion advertising, media and marketing communications industry, with PWC estimating that the total entertainment and media industry is to be worth £63billion by 2016. The UK publishing industry is the second largest in Europe, and provides jobs for 164,000 people, approximately 0.6 per cent of the UK workforce.

CPD in the Media Sector

The Institute of Direct & Digital Marketing (IDDM) explains that maintaining your Continuing Professional Development helps acquire personal qualities required throughout life and recognises ongoing professional advancement. CPD can increase personal satisfaction from work and help improve the contribution made to the success of organisations. The IDDM requires members to complete a minimum of 35 hours CPD per year to maintain sufficiently high standards of professional competence.

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) requires all members to complete CPD, which must equate to at least 60 points and be submitted by 28th February each year. Wherever possible evidence of completing CPD must be logged, and can include certificates of attendance, results certificate for examinations or courses completed, and confirmation letters from the CPD event organisers. The CIPR considers Continuing Professional Development as part of being a professional, and as helping to ‘build the skills to meet tomorrow’s challenges’.

Professional Bodies

  • Incorporated Society of British Advertisers (ISBA)
  • Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA)
  • Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)
  • British Interactive Media Association
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing
  • Direct Marketing Association
  • European Digital Media Association
  • Institute of Direct & Digital Marketing
  • Public Relations Consultants Association
  • Professional Publishers Association
  • British Video Association
  • Film Distributors Association
  • Advertising Association

Media Sub-Sectors

Media Members

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