The 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 the city.