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Message from the IPRA President: A month of renewal April 2021

The month of April is special for many reasons. Depending on the hemisphere you live in, Spring or Autumn has started for real now, and all major world religions have important festival days. It’s clear April is the month of re-birth in many ways. So it is with IPRA.

Invitation to The Global Boardroom: an FTLive event

You may recall that IPRA gave the President’s Award 2020 to FTLive – the global conferences and events division of the Financial Times Group. IPRA has now struck a partnership with FTLive for their next two events. The first event is The Global Boardroom.
 

Communication saves lives: Communication experts call for ethical and effective communication to handle the covid-19 pandemic

The International Public Relations Association (IPRA), along with 12 other globally focused associations of public relations, has launched a joint statement on the communication of the covid-19 pandemic calling for ethical and effective communication.

Invitation to an IPRA webinar on Artificial Intelligence

I am pleased to invite you to the next in the series of IPRA Thought Leadership webinars. The webinar Artificial Intelligence influence on PR: concepts, design, measurement will be presented by Svetlana Stavreva on Thursday 15 April 2021 at 13.00 GMT/UCT (14.00 British Summer Time). Svetlana is a Public Relation and Communication Professional at IBM.

IPRA and Croatia in PR co-operation agreement

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

Invitation to an IPRA webinar on social media manipulation

I am pleased to invite you to the next in the series of IPRA Thought Leadership webinars. The webinar Preparing your communications team to handle Social Media manipulation will be presented by Jonathon Morgan on Thursday 1 April 2021 at 13.45 GMT/UCT (14.45 British Summer Time). Jonathon is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Yonder.

Colin Church In Memoriam

IPRA pays its respects to Colin Church who has died at the age of 81. Colin was president of IPRA in 1996 having been a former board member. He oversaw the legacy of the move of the IPRA secretariat from Geneva before finally settling in at Hampton Court in South West London. Colin presided at the IPRA seminar in Budapest on The role of communication in changing societies as well as IPRA’s Global symposium on public relations held in Mumbai. Colin’s choice for the IPRA president’s award was US vice president Al Gore. This award for an outstanding contribution to better world understanding recognised Gore’s support for global efforts on climate change.

FT Live Receives IPRA President’s Award

FT Live, the global conferences and events division of the Financial Times Group, has received the IPRA President’s Award for 2020. The award was bestowed to FT Live for their digital events series, including FT Global Boardroom, that throughout 2020 connected more than 250,000 speakers, experts and registrants from all over the world that would otherwise not have the possibility to talk and discuss together. Professionally moderated by Financial Times’ journalists these dialogues contributed to a better world understanding, especially on topics such as covid-19, vaccinations, fake news and the changing global economy.
 

Message from the IPRA President: The Ides of March 2021

For those familiar with the expression, the Ides of March, made famous in Shakespeare ‘s Julius Caesar, is often considered a bad omen. But historically this period, generally somewhere between the 13th and the 15th of March was not at all a terrible time. In fact, the Ides of March signified the new year, which meant celebrations and rejoicing. It was just Caesar that was unlucky.

Message from the IPRA President: After 300 days in crisis, what's next? February 2021

We had our winter break and the most lucky among us were able to recuperate in the presence of family and friends. But after over three hundred days of pandemic related crisis communications, what's next for 2021 and for IPRA?

How the fall of the Berlin Wall sent ripples around the world of communication

What connects IPRA, UNESCO and the events of November 1989? In a recently updated webpage in our History section IPRA president 1988 Alain Modoux, provides an insight on the fall of the Berlin Wall and how it transformed not just Germany but the world of PR and communication.

IPRA and Australia form new bond

IPRA, the International Public Relations Association, has signed a partnership agreement with the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA). Under the agreement, inter alia, the organisations will exchange information, share publications and help promote the ethical development of the PR profession.

China marketing and PR workshop 2021: Dos and Don'ts

I am pleased to invite you to a webinar offered by a new professional IPRA member Sally Maier-Yip.  This live event, entitled China marketing and PR workshop 2021: Dos and Don'ts, takes place on Thursday 25 February 2021 from 14.00 – 15.00 GMT/UCT.

IPRA endorses UNESCO declaration on a healthier, viable, better world

IPRA has endorsed the UNESCO International Declaration of Communications Professionals and Researchers for a healthier, viable, better world. This declaration is made against the background of the covid-19 pandemic which it describes as the most serious crisis our world has experienced in recent history. The declaration in six languages can be found here on a dedicated website.
 

Jane Hammond In Memoriam

IPRA pays its respects to Jane Hammond who has passed away at the age of 86. Jane was a much loved and appreciated member of IPRA and was awarded IPRA emeritus status in 2018.