Thursday, 3 February 2011


A leading Fashion PR company was last night exposed by the BBC during their documentary on social class. Modus Publicity who work with companies internationally in the Fashion and Lifestyle Industry were accused of employing 20 staff members as unpaid interns! 

READ MORE IN THE ARTICLE BY Alec Mattinson and Nikki Wicks for PR WEEK.

However, Modus Publicity are not alone in this even though that the CIPR policy states that only students who are placed with agencies as part of their courses or those carrying out voluntary work duties for registered charities are excluded for the need to pay which is being ignored by many agencies. 

Danny Rogers criticises the issue claiming that it is unfair to employ people who over several months are adding real value to ones business without paying them properly. He continues his argument stating that only those from wealthy families will be able to work for long periods of time without pay and I could not agree more.

Watch the documentary here.  

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