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Message from the IPRA President: Time to work, learn and harvest  June 2020

It has been a very busy June. The judging of this year's GWA entries has begun and it will be a fierce competition. We have many great campaigns, including a good number of activities dealing with aspects of COVID-19 communications. Another COVID-19 related initiative, the global taskforce giving free consultations to help communications leaders in the crisis, kept some of our members busy. Personally, I had a discussion with a colleague which I found both insightful as well as mutually beneficial. For a free consultation click here.

Introducing online learning for PR professionals

IPRA has entered into an agreement with the PR Training Academy to provide online communications training to its global membership. The PR Training Academy is a membership platform for PR practitioners, providing online courses in communications disciplines like writing feature articles, negotiating sponsorship, shooting smartphone video or training for radio.

PR campaigns on covid-19 feature in the 2020 IPRA Golden World Awards

IPRA and Sweden form new ethical ties

IPRA, the International Public Relations Association, has signed a partnership agreement with the Svenska PR-företagen. Under the agreement, inter alia, the organisations will exchange information, share publications and help promote the ethical development of the PR profession.

IPRA and EUPRERA seal a new partnership

IPRA, the International Public Relations Association, has signed a partnership agreement with the European Public Relations Education and Research Association (EUPRERA). Under the agreement, inter alia, the organisations will inform each other about study outcomes, publications and events to help with the development of the PR profession.

Yet another word from IPRA in difficult times

Dear IPRA members, allow me to provide a third update on how IPRA is adapting during the covid-19 pandemic, along with some helpful research and links.

Message from the IPRA President: Leading through change   May 2020

These last few months have been a wake-up call for rapid change. And we changed.

Another word from IPRA in difficult times

Dear IPRA members, allow me to provide a second update on how IPRA is adapting during the covid-19 pandemic, along with some help for communicators.

Message from the IPRA President: Getting ready for the Day After   April 2020

With a great sense of relief we see covid-19 slowing down its deadly global dance as countries are getting ready to return to normal. However, in the after-covid-19 world, normal will mean a new normal which we are yet to create together. A new normal for us, for our clients, for our industry and our communities. What  does a new normal look like? The pandemic has outlined three key lessons that, I believe, will help us build this new normal.

IPRA joins global taskforce for covid-19 communications

IPRA has joined a coalition of global PR groups launching a free consultation service to help communications leaders manage their organisations and agencies through the covid-19 crisis. The new service connects experienced advisors from around the world with those seeking support.

We are making GWA entries simpler for those working from home

I thought it timely to let you know how IPRA is coping and helping during the coronavirus pandemic. And there is some special help on Golden World Award entries.

A word from IPRA in difficult times

Dear IPRA members, I thought it timely to let you know how IPRA is coping and helping during the covid-19 pandemic.

Message from the IPRA President: Getting comfortable with the uncomfortable   March 2020

I hope my message finds you and your loved ones in good health! Covid-19 has shocked our lives in all possible ways. We think twice before shaking hands with a stranger and our homes have become simultaneously an office, a boardroom, a school, a gym, a park, and a stage.  Because the world is now globally connected the virus has spread globally in just a few months. And along with that spread is another. That is an infection around the world of fake news, fake cures, fear and panic. In addition many IPRA colleagues across the world report that the virus threat has triggered laws and measures that would otherwise take years of discussions before becoming a norm. Some of these measures are vital to protect our health now, others will have the potential to impact our lives far beyond the current crisis.

PRO PR – rejuvenating public relations

IPRA members are invited to Slovenia. PRO PR, the leading public relations conference in south eastern Europe, will take place from 9 -12 September at Terme Olimia Podčetrtek in Slovenia.  The event has again been endorsed by IPRA.

Message from the IPRA President: And the Oscar goes to..... February 2020

In the month of the Oscars everyone celebrates. We follow and admire our favorite actors and directors of dramas and comedies. We adore all these teams of people who: