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Message from the IPRA President: Reaching out in words and deeds May 2021

In this month’s update I am happy to say that we are achieving great results with our Thought Leadership Webinar series. We rarely celebrate success and I wanted to share some numbers about these monthly online events. Although you might think the number of registrations is the variable to celebrate, it is not. Of course, it is important to get as many registrations as possible, but the attendance numbers actually matter more. These PR colleagues are genuinely interested in clearing an hour of their time to attend. Our webinars are live and international, scheduled to run at midday GMT to facilitate participation from the US to the Far East. Keep in mind that 36% is the average attendance rate for webinars in our sector, according to the latest study from ON24.

Invitation to an IPRA webinar on internal communications: 17 June

I am pleased to invite you to the next in the series of IPRA Thought Leadership webinars. The webinar One platform for all: the INEOS in Cologne intranet case study will be presented by the communications team from INEOS Cologne comprising Dr Anne-Gret Iturriaga Abarzua, Maite Enfedaque and Johanna Pauly on Thursday 17 June 2021 at 12.00 GMT/UCT (13.00 British Summer Time).

AMEC Summit 2021: an invitation to IPRA members

I am pleased to extend an invitation to the AMEC Summit 2021 Communication Accountability: planning, purpose and proof which takes place 26 – 27 May 2021. AMEC is the International Association for Measurement and Evaluation of Communication. Register here.

Invitation to Future of News: 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 and their next event is The Future of News: on the road to recovery?

IPRA celebrates 30 years of press freedom

IPRA is proud to celebrate today the third of May, World Press Freedom Day 2021. This year represents 30 Years of the Windhoek Declaration in which IPRA was proud to play its part.

IPRA co-operates with the Public Relations Global Network

IPRA, the International Public Relations Association, has signed a partnership agreement with the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN). 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 cross-culture dimensions for PR

I am pleased to invite you to the next in the series of IPRA Thought Leadership webinars. The webinar Communication and culture: cross-culture dimensions for PR will be presented by Esther Cobbah on Thursday 13 May 2021 at 12.00 GMT/UCT (13.00 British Summer Time). Esther is a CEO of the communications agency, Stratcomm Africa based in Ghana.

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.