IPRA Secretary General receives PR Visionary Award 2021


IPRA’s Secretary General, Philip Sheppard, is the recipient of the 2021 PR Visionary Award presented each year at Eventiada IPRA GWA. This award is given by the regional jury to leaders who have been instrumental in driving the communications industry and changing it with a unique vision.


In accepting the award Philip Sheppard said: “I am deeply humbled to be called a PR Visionary in a competition judged by my peers.”


Elena Fadeeva, Eventiada IPRA GWA chairwoman, comments: “The jury wanted to acknowledge and celebrate Philip’s achievements in leading IPRA, its growth and outreach, particularly so well seen in recent years in our region of Eastern Europe, Russia, the CIS and Central Asia.”


Alexey Safronov, Eventiada IPRA GWA president, and Elefante Porter Novelli (Orta Communications Group) president, said: “We are celebrating the best in class campaigns across the region and the visionaries who are changing the industry. Looking into the future, we see new trends, new platforms to foster this dialogue, and new relationships that will serve a future world."


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 www.ipra.org


Background to Eventiada IPRA GWA

Eventiada IPRA GWA is the largest communications awards competition in Eastern Europe, Russia, the CIS and Central Asia. Eventiada IPRA GWA is a regional partner of the IPRA Golden World Awards for Excellence in Public Relations, a global competition held since 1990. In 2020 Eventiada IPRA GWA joined the global Golden World Awards in supporting the UN’s sustainable development goals. 2021 marks the 11th anniversary of Eventiada IPRA GWA. For more see www.eventiada.com



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