Publicity Club of New York (PCNY) is the oldest ongoing organization
for the public relations professional in the country. PCNY
started as an informal luncheon club of New York PR practitioners
who met weekly to discuss issues affecting the industry. On
April 12, 1940 these meetings were declared part of a formal
organization and the Publicity Club of New York was born.
Carl Helm served as PCNY's first President.
Since its start, the Club has been on the cutting edge of
change affecting PR practitioners. From its earliest days,
PCNY has been dedicated to bringing leading journalists together
with PR professionals, and in so doing, enlightening the professional
and elevating the profession. Our monthly "Meet the Media"
lunches attract a "who's who" of editorial decision-makers
at the leading print, broadcast and online news organizations.
They have become "must attend" events for practitioners throughout