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Message from the IPRA President:
On 15 and 16 November in Moscow, the premiere of the Eventiada IPRA Golden World Awards took place. Although the Eventiada Awards are in their 7th year, this occasion marked the start of a co-operation between the foremost Russian PR awards and IPRA. A new international category was introduced, requiring entries to conform largely to IPRA GWA standards, to be submitted in English and accompanied by a presentation to judges for final assessment.
Tuesday 24 October 2017, is UN Day which marks the entry into force in 1945 of the United Nations Charter. For IPRA, as a registered NGO within the UN family, this is the occasion for us to draw attention to the work of the UN.
Date: 16 October 2017, Sofia, Bulgaria
First a reminder. We are barely 2 weeks away from IPRA’s annual Golden World Awards Gala, in Sofia, Bulgaria. IPRA’s GWA Gala is one of great collegiality among PR professionals from across the globe and features a conference exploring AI and VR trends in PR. Tickets for both events are available here: www.ipra.org
15 September 2017, London, United Kingdom
We are just about 6 weeks away from IPRA’s annual Golden World Awards Gala. This year it takes place in Sofia, Bulgaria. As is custom, I will not only invite you as an IPRA member to join us there – I also urge you to do so! My own experience of IPRA’s GWA Gala is one of great collegiality among PR professionals from across the globe.
Photo Caption: IPRA Board Member Jim McQueeney and Jeff Brez head of global communications for the UN's Department of Public Information
Around €85 million was the budget scrapped by giant Procter & Gamble from its online advertising budget. In an article in the Wall Street Journal, two of P&G’s directors say they lost confidence in the effectiveness of digital advertising. In spite of spending significantly less, sales for P&G in the affected product categories didn’t decline.
“Intergenerational Dialogues on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” will take place at the United Nations headquarters New York in a day-long event on Tuesday 1 August 2017.
Above: The GWA 2017 jury relax after a
July is the month that the judges of IPRA’s Golden World Awards for Excellence (GWA) convene in a central location to determine that year’s winners. So, too, this year, when we came together in Belgrade, Serbia and reviewed, discussed and, eventually, judged the finalists in each category. Discretion stops me from enthusing about specific winners. On 13 October, all winners will be announced and celebrated at the annual IPRA GWA Gala. This will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria. A compelling city to visit, I can say from personal experience, and even more so now that you can join us there for a great and inspiring evening. All information about booking your Gala tickets will be posted shortly at www.ipra.org