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: #398 Delivering in the spotlight: how leaders can navigate a media storm
The company behind the UK’s Free School Meal Vouchers Scheme came under intense scrutiny in the early months of the coronavirus pandemic but has emerged with its reputation in good shape. By Andy Philpott.
By: Andy Philpott 23/11/2020
ITL #397 Tales from Germany: how fake news proliferates
The complex challenge of fake news is recognised in Germany but has yet to be sufficiently addressed. By Sabine Hückmann.
By: Dr Sabine Hückmann 16/11/2020
ITL #396 The covid-19 pandemic: virtual space and communication
Under-served communities in developing countries must not miss out on the digital infrastructure needed to harness communication opportunities in virtual spaces. By Esther Cobbah.
By: Esther Cobbah 09/11/2020
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