Invitation to an IPRA webinar on the history of PR: 24 March


I am pleased to invite you to the next in the series of IPRA Thought Leadership webinars. The webinar PR: a global history in 40 minutes will be presented by Emeritus Professor Tom Watson on Thursday 24 March 2022 at 12.00 GMT/UCT (unadjusted).


What is the webinar content?

The history of public relations is far more diverse (and interesting) in its origins and cultural influences than has been portrayed. In this webinar, illustrated by examples from around the world, Tom Watson will survey all the influences that have created the theory and practices of global PR.


How to join

Register here at Airmeet. (The time shown should adjust to your device’s time zone.)

A reminder will be sent 1 hour before the event.


Background to IPRA

IPRA, the International Public Relations Association, was established in 1955, and is the leading global network for PR professionals in their personal capacity. IPRA aims to advance trusted communication and the ethical practice of public relations. We do this through networking, our code of conduct and intellectual leadership of the profession. IPRA is the organiser of public relations' annual global competition, the Golden World Awards for Excellence (GWA). IPRA's services enable PR professionals to collaborate and be recognised. Members create content via our Thought Leadership essays, social media and our consultative status with the United Nations. GWA winners demonstrate PR excellence. IPRA welcomes all those who share our aims and who wish to be part of the IPRA worldwide fellowship. For more see


Background to Tom Watson

Tom is the founder of the International History of Public Relations Conference and the editor of a seven-volume world history of PR. Before becoming an academic, he worked in corporate and consultancy PR for 25 years. Tom is an HonFCIPR and FPRCA. He was chairman of the UK’s PRCA in 2000-2002 and the first guardian of the IPRA Archives held at Bournemouth University.



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