The Asia-Pacific Association of Communication Directors is again partnering with Ruder Finn Asia on a landmark survey that benchmarks and examines key data impacting the careers, spending plans and strategic priorities of in-house communications directors in the Asia-Pacific region. 

The 2022 Communications Index uncovers critical 'real world' insights on such areas as salaries, investment and staffing, to help in-house communicators better navigate the fast-changing demands of the critical role. 12 months after finding that one in three comms heads are seeking new jobs, this year’s edition will also explore the value of the corporate communications function during the Covid era, and how senior comms pros expect this to change over the next year.

"After a year in which the communications function demonstrated its value like never before, the Communications Index helps our members better understand and navigate the issues and trends that are shaping their fast-changing roles,' said APACD president Azmar Sukandar. "At APACD, our mission is to advance the Asia-Pacific in-house communications profession, and the insights from this study will deliver the kind of intellectual leadership that benefits and progresses our membership."

Accordingly, the survey will focus on such areas as priorities and planning, investment plans, compensation, agency support and career challenges. The 10-minute survey can be accessed here, but is only open to in-house communications executives in the Asia-Pacific region. 

Survey results will be published via APACD and PRovoke Media, and also shared with members via an interactive panel discussion at PRovoke's in-person Asia-Pacific Summit later this year. The deadline to take the survey is 1 July 2022. 

Last year's CommsIndex uncovered a wealth of data about budgets, staffing, agency effectiveness and career plans.