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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.

IPRA accord with the Morocco Public Diplomacy Center

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

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.