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Message from the IPRA President: PR in Azerbaijan February 2018

Midway this month, IPRA endorsed a full-day conference in Baku, Azerbaijan. Billed as the First International Forum on PR Creativity, the conference brought together over 500 participants from the region who came to hear presenters from more than 10 countries worldwide. The topics broke down roughly in two parts: the practice of PR and the practice of education. In-between came some less often debated themes, such as the application of AI and robotics in the communication profession. For an emerging communication market like Azerbaijan, a conference like this is an important step in fostering a dialogue within its political and economic society about the developing role of public relations. IPRA is glad to support such developments and as its President, I took the opportunity to emphasize in my opening remarks for the conference the principles of freedom of information and ethical behaviour which form the raison d’être of our association. The conference in Baku was organised by PRoloq, an education development center, which undertook this early step in anchoring the education of communication more securely in the country.

Message from the IPRA President: Reaching out to new colleagues January 2018

This first Newsletter of the new year is appropriately devoted to a new development for IPRA. Midway next month, we will initiate a cooperation with a PR institute in Azerbaijan. This coincides with an international PR conference in Baku (17-18 February). Organized by Proloq PR Development Center and the online PR magazine Proloq.az, as well as with the assistance of the Azerbaijan Press Council, the conference aims to bring together know-how and expertise for the emerging communication profession.

IPRA supports Azerbaijani PR

Date: 19 January 2018, London, United Kingdom

IPRA letter on the launching ceremony of the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 11 December 2017

 

Message from the IPRA President: At the close of the year December 2017

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Message from the IPRA President: IPRA at the Eventiada Awards in Moscow November 2017

 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.

IPRA and Pakistan extend co-operation

Date: 25 October 2017, London, United Kingdom

IPRA Launches new UN-related webpage to celebrate UN Day 2017

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.

The Alphabet of Illiteracy scoops PR Grand Prix: fighting polio and ignorance gets the Global Contribution Award

Date: 16 October 2017, Sofia, Bulgaria

IPRA extends co-operation in Africa with 3 new agreements

Message from the IPRA President: That party in Sofia and embracing our LinkedIn Members October 2017

 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  

IPRA’s code of PR ethics translated into Swahili

15 September 2017, London, United Kingdom

Message from the IPRA President: Join the IPRA party in Sofia, September 2017

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.

IPRA members invited to join UN initiatives on sustainability

Photo Caption: IPRA Board Member Jim McQueeney and Jeff Brez head of global communications for the UN's Department of Public Information

Message from the IPRA President: A question of Influence August 2017

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.

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