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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:

ZEIT ONLINE Receives IPRA President’s Award

The German online news magazine ZEIT ONLINE has received the IPRA President’s Award for 2019. The award was bestowed on the website for its establishment of the face-to-face debate platform My Country Talks.

Message from the IPRA President: A Toast to the New Decade January 2020

On the 31st of December we changed a nine to a zero and thus began a new decade. A beginning marked with tumult around the world. We have been watching the consequences of climate change as the forests of Australia burn, we are worrying about missiles flying in the Middle East, we are reading the next chapter in the long Book of Brexit, and we are feeling nervous as the Russian government steps down in the year of the next US Presidential election. If this has made you think that we are beginning a decade of turbulence, think again!

Harold Burson In Memoriam

IPRA pays its respects to one of the founding fathers of PR, Harold Burson who has passed away at the age of 98. Harold Burson was a Member Emeritus of IPRA.

Message from the IPRA President: 10, 9, 8, 7... December 2019

As we count down to Christmas I want to thank you all for your contributions to the momentum we managed to build this year. And what a surge in momentum it was.

Message from the IPRA President: From Yerevan through Tehran to Moscow November 2019

Eventiada IPRA Golden World Awards 2019 announces winners

The best campaigns from Eastern Europe to Central Asia have been unveiled at the 9th Eventiada IPRA GWA Gala, the largest communications award in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, the regional partner of the IPRA GWA Award, a global competition held since 1990 by the International Public Relations Association (IPRA), one of the oldest industry associations, that has been setting up standards for public relations since 1955.

IPRA endorses Remap - Dubai’s creative communications festival

IPRA is proud to endorse one of our partners latest events, REMAP. This is a Creative Communications Festival organised by the Middle East Public Relations Association, MEPRA.

IPRA and Armenia in PR co-operation

IPRA, the International Public Relations Association, has signed a co-operation agreement with the Armenian Public Relations Association. Under the agreement, inter alia, the organisations will exchange materials such as IPRA’s Thought Leadership essays and know-how to help with the development of the PR profession.

Message from the IPRA President: Time to reflect October 2019

The International Public Relations Association wraps its values around a new definition of public relations

After months of exhaustive debate IPRA, the International Public Relations Association, has created a new definition of PR, fit for the times we live in.

IPRA membership gives you 20% off PR books: a new book covers the basics in the challenging world of PR today

As part of our commitment to offer relevant Member Services, IPRA has established an agreement with the publisher Routledge. Under this agreement we offer our members a 20% discount on a selection of books on Public Relations written by renowned authors and covering a wide range of topics including global PR, international relations, social media, cross-cultural PR and much more.

Dentsu’s app-based urban renewal campaign takes the Grand Prix at the 2019 IPRA Golden World Awards, while Riga Airport resonates with global creativity

The Grand Prix 2019 in the IPRA Golden World Awards for Excellence (GWA), the world’s most prestigious PR awards scheme, went to Kobayashi city department of SimCity Buildit, a clever urban renewal campaign by Japan’s Dentsu PR. The provincial city of Kobayashi faces issues relating to depopulation and brain drain. Dentsu put together game developer Electronic Arts and the local government for a groundbreaking educational initiative leveraging the gaming app SimCity BuildIt to create an ideal future version of the city.

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