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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.