IPRA, the International Public Relations Association, was established in 1955, and is the leading global network for PR professionals in their personal capacity. IPRA aims to advance trusted communication and the ethical practice of public relations. We do this through networking, our code of conduct and intellectual leadership of the profession.
IPRA is the organiser of public relations' annual global competition, the Golden World Awards for Excellence (GWA). IPRA's services enable PR professionals to collaborate and be recognised. Members create content via our Thought Leadership essays, social media and our consultative status with the United Nations. GWA winners demonstrate PR excellence. IPRA welcomes all those who share our aims and who wish to be part of the IPRA worldwide fellowship.
IPRA — leading trust and ethics in global communication
The IPRA Golden World Awards:
The annual IPRA Golden World Awards (GWA) initiative, established in 1990, recognizes excellence in public relations practice worldwide in a variety of categories. Recipients of the award take particular pride in the recognition granted to their entry as meeting international standards of excellence in public relations. The Global Contribution Award recognises a campaign with an objective of meeting one of the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The overall IPRA Grand Prix for Excellence is presented to the entry judged as representing the highest standards that year. While there are many national and regional PR awards, there is only one truly global scheme: the GWA.
Latest IPRA Thought Leadership Essays:
ITL #411 The Middle East has a new story to tell: another opportunity for the global PR industry to shine
The PR industry in the Middle East PR is set for strong growth over the coming decade, powered by state-owned investment funds and national champions. By Sunil John
By: Sunil John 01/03/2021
ITL #410 Public relations: the profession that refuses to learn
The public relations discipline has emerged stronger from covid-19 but it needs to build on its legacy from the crisis with innovation in education, learning and development. By Stephen Waddington.
By: Stephen Waddington 22/02/2021
ITL #409 Decisive moment: CSR drives resilience for covid-19 recovery
The year of the pandemic may have been a watershed for CSR. But a gap remains between what people want companies to prioritize, and what companies do. By Daniel Silberhorn.
By: Daniel Silberhorn 15/02/2021
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