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 #373 Topic-based strategic communication and corporate newsrooms: greater agility in corporate communication
Some companies have established corporate newsrooms that mimic how editorial offices work to deliver communication faster and more effectively. By Sabine Einwiller.
By: Dr. Sabine Einwiller 01/06/2020
ITL #372 Pandemic communications: from the government side
In the neighboring U.S. states of New York and New Jersey, both hard hit by coronavirus, the candor of government leaders is receiving a good response. By James McQueeny.
By: James McQueeny 25/05/2020
ITL #371 The global coronavirus crisis: a business perspective from Armenia
Organizations have reacted to the changes brought by the pandemic in varying ways. Some wisely, others less so. By Tatevik Simonyan.
By: Tatevik Simonyan 18/05/2020
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