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 #383 A path to the top table: defining the future board, now
Many businesses are changing how they operate, calling for a reappraisal of director skills and profiles. Will this help more comms leaders get a seat on the board? By Vivian Lines.
By: Vivian Lines 10/08/2020
ITL #382 What do lawyers truly think about communicators in a crisis?
International research among experienced crisis lawyers finds that communicators and legal professionals really do think differently. By Tony Jaques.
By: Tony Jaques 03/08/2020
ITL #381 Global crisis: allowing the Corporate Affairs Director to shine?
The misunderstood role of the Corporate Affairs Director, and why it’s not dissimilar to the Chief Operating Officer. By Matthew Jervois.
By: Matthew Jervois 27/07/2020
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