Don Stacks

IPR Awards University of Miami Professor the Jack Felton Medal for Lifetime Achievement

Gainesville, FL – The Institute for Public Relations will award Don W. Stacks, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Strategic Communication at the University of Miami, the prestigious Jack Felton Medal for Lifetime Achievement, an award made for lifetime contributions in the advancement of research, measurement and evaluation in public relations and corporate communication. This medal, given […]

Pew Research Center Director to Speak at IPR Annual Distinguished Lecture & Awards Dinner

Gainesville, Fla., – Lee Rainie, director of internet, science and technology research at Pew Research Center, has been selected as the 2017 Annual Distinguished Lecturer for the Institute for Public Relations Annual Distinguished Lecture & Awards Dinner on November 29 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. His lecture is titled, “Truth, Politics and […]

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Retired USAA Executive Wendi Strong to Receive the 2017 Institute for Public Relations Alexander Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Medal

Gainesville, Fla., – Wendi Strong, retired executive vice president of corporate communications at USAA, will receive the Institute for Public Relations Alexander Hamilton Medal for Lifetime Achievement. Strong will accept the Institute’s highest honor and speak at the IPR Annual Distinguished Lecture & Awards Dinner on November 29 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York […]

University of Maryland Ph.D. Student Selected for Ketchum’s Don Bartholomew Research Award

Gainesville, Florida – Jung Kyu (Rhys) Lim, a Ph.D. student at the University of Maryland, won the prestigious 2017 Don Bartholomew Award for Excellence in Public Relations Research. Sponsored by Ketchum Global Research & Analytics and the Institute for Public Relations (IPR), the award selects a top graduate student in public relations, communications or business […]

University of Florida Ph.D. Student Wins 2017 Grunig PRIME Research Fellowship

Gainesville, Florida – Liudmila (Mila) Khalitova, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Florida, was recently named the 2017 Grunig PRIME Research Fellowship recipient. The Institute for Public Relations awards the Grunig PRIME Fellowship on an annual basis, sponsored by PRIME Research, to promote applied communications research as a career choice. Sponsored by PRIME Research […]

Integrated Communications Firm Makovsky Sponsors Best Master’s Thesis Award

Gainesville, Fla – The Institute for Public Relations welcomes graduate students to apply for the Makovsky Master’s Thesis of the Year award to celebrate contributions to advancing research-based knowledge in the field of public relations. Thanks to this new partnership, IPR and Makovsky will host this competition annually to recognize a thesis that contributes most […]

Burson-Marsteller’s Patrick Ford to Accept IPR Alexander Hamilton Medal for Lifetime Achievement

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Patrick Ford, Burson-Marsteller’s vice chairman and chief client officer, will receive the 2016 Institute for Public Relations (IPR) Alexander Hamilton Medal, awarded for lifetime contribution to the public relations profession. Ford will receive the Institute’s highest honor and speak at the IPR 55th Distinguished Lecture and Awards Dinner at the Roosevelt Hotel on Nov. […]

Maryland Ph.D. Student Wins Grunig PRIME Research Fellowship

Gainesville, Fla., April 26, 2016 – Sylvia Jiankun Guo, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Maryland, has been named the 2016 Grunig PRIME Research Fellowship. The Fellowship, now in its seventh year, promotes applied communications research as a career choice. Sponsored by PRIME Research to honor the work of renowned public relations scholars James […]

Pennsylvania State University Ph.D. Student Wins Ketchum’s Don Bartholomew Research Award

Gainesville, Fla, April 26, 2016 — Michail Vafeiadis, a Ph.D. candidate at Pennsylvania State University’s College of Communications, has won the prestigious 2016 Don Bartholomew Award for Excellence in Public Relations Research. Sponsored by the Institute for Public Relations (IPR) and Ketchum Global Research & Analytics, the program selects a top graduate student in public […]

Practical Insights from the International Public Relations Research Conference

Last week, two members of the IPR staff traveled to Miami to participate in the 19th Annual International Public Relations Research Conference (IPRRC). More than 107 academic research papers were accepted and presented during roundtable discussions that lasted over three days.  The infographic below shares the top insights learned from this fast-paced conference.  

Millennials See Face-to-Face Networking & Socializing with Colleagues as More Important to Building their Reputations at Work than Older Generations

New Weber Shandwick and IPR Research Reveals Millennials Are Nearly Twice as Likely as Boomers to Focus on Their Reputations at Work  One in Five Millennials Believe Work and Social Media Reputations are Equally Important NEW YORK, December 10, 2015 – Research released today from leading global communications and engagement firm Weber Shandwick and the […]