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 #405 Shaping the next space: moving leadership away from past styles
Public relations has a role to play in shaping the leadership models called for in these tricky ‘in-between’ times. By Catherine Arrow.
By: Catherine Arrow 18/01/2021
ITL #404 Trust and messaging about covid-19: experiences in UK, Italy and Spain
EUPRERA research looks at how populations of three European countries hit hard by the first wave of the pandemic responded to the communication management approaches of their governments. By Angeles Moreno (pictured), Ralph Tench and Stefania Romenti.
By: Angeles Moreno 11/01/2021
ITL #403 Finding inspiration in disruption moments: a new era of stakeholder engagement
Remote working and digital communications are not a block in building bridges. They are the bricks that support them. By Francesca Concina.
By: Francesca Concina 28/12/2020
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