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IPRA co-operates with The International Association for the Measurement and Evaluation of Communication (AMEC)

IPRA, the International Public Relations Association, has signed a partnership agreement with The International Association for the Measurement and Evaluation of Communication (AMEC). 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 public affairs: 8 July

I am pleased to invite you to the next in the series of IPRA Thought Leadership webinars. The webinar Twin peaks: the overlap between public affairs and public relations will be presented by Andras Baneth, managing director of the European Office of the US-based Public Affairs Council, on Thursday 8 July 2021 at 12.00 GMT/UCT (13.00 British Summer Time).

Message from the IPRA President: A month of opposites June 2021

It’s already June. A month of opposites as it contains the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, the day with the most daylight hours, and the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere, the day with the fewest daylight hours. For many of us, it is a time when we plan our holiday break and are looking forward to spending more time with family and friends. Unfortunately, even as vaccination programmes take effect, the pandemic has not left us. 

2021 IPRA Golden World Awards entries hit record levels

The pandemic may not be over, but PR is back. This is the message being sent loud and clear by the global public relations industry keen to showcase the very best of their work. The IPRA Golden World Awards for Excellence (GWA), the world’s most prestigious PR awards competition, has just closed its entry window for 2021. And entries have surged not only above the tough year of 2020 but to reach a 5-year record.

Anne van der Meiden In Memoriam

IPRA pays its respects to Prof Anne van der Meiden who has died at the age of 91. Anne was a long-standing Board member of IPRA, a member of the IPRA Advisory Committee of Educators in the 1980s, and latterly a Member Emeritus. He was a major contributor to the 1982 IPRA Gold Paper A model for public relations education for professional practice and an editor of the paper’s 1990 revision. He led PR seminars in Europe and Africa in the 1980s and represented IPRA at the first World meeting of public relations professors in Montevideo in 1983.