PRSA and IPR Partner to Relaunch the “Public Relations Journal”

Combined Venture Provides Content-Rich Expertise for the Public Relations Profession NEW YORK  – The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), the nation’s largest professional organization serving the communications community, and the Institute for Public Relations (IPR), an independent, nonprofit foundation focused on research applicable in communications practice, announce their commitment to providing communications professionals with […]

Five Practical Insights from the International Public Relations Conference

Last week, the IPR team traveled to Orlando, FL to participate in the 20th 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.

Social Media Highlights of IPR’s 55th Distinguished Lecture & Awards Dinner

Experience the IPR Research Symposium and 55th Distinguished Lecture & Awards dinner through the eyes of social media. Our attendees featured relevant research findings from presentations on diversity in PR, Millennial professionals, hyperglobalization and a keynote on the future of face-to-face communication. Here are just some of the highlights: [View the story “IPR’s 55th Distinguished […]

Patrick Ford Honored with Alexander Hamilton Medal for Lifetime Achievement in PR

Download acceptance speech: Alexander Hamilton Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Public Relations Patrick Ford Acceptance-Remarks Patrick Ford, Burson-Marsteller’s worldwide vice chair and chief client officer, received the 2016 Alexander Hamilton Medal, awarded for lifetime contribution to the public relations profession at IPR’s 55th Distinguished Lecture and Awards Dinner at the Roosevelt Hotel on November 30th. […]

IPR Celebrates 60 Years of Research that Matters to the Practice

For 60 years, the Institute for Public Relations (IPR) has provided the latest research that matters to the practice. IPR was founded on October 26, 1956, to investigate the science beneath the art of public relations™. Since then, IPR has continued t0 share the most relevant research, provide timely insights and apply intelligence that professionals […]

Dr. Rita Men Appointed Chief Research Editor of IPR Organizational Communication Research Center

Dr. Rita Men, assistant professor of public relations at the University of Florida, has been appointed Chief Research Editor of the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center (OCRC). Dr. Men is known for her research in employee engagement, leadership communication, public relations evaluation and measurement, relationship/reputation management, and social media. Three years ago, the Commission on […]

Pioneer in International PR Research To Receive IPR Pathfinder Award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. Dejan Verčič, Professor and Head of Centre for Marketing and Public Relations at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, will receive the 2016 Pathfinder Award, the highest academic honor bestowed by the Institute for Public Relations (IPR), at the 2016 Annual Distinguished Lecture and Awards Dinner on November 30 at the Roosevelt […]

Mike Fernandez Shares Six Ways PR Leaders Can Improve Diversity

The PRSA Foundation named Mike Fernandez, IPR Trustee and Corporate Vice President, Corporate Affairs at Cargill, Inc. as its 2016 Paladin Honoree. At the reception on April 21, Fernandez said it is no longer acceptable to have a profession with a leadership that is just 6.5% diverse, when the general US population is 35% diverse. […]

USC Annenberg Study Predicts PR Industry Will Approach $20 Billion by 2020

Long-Term Growth Will be Driven by Content and Digital but Will Demand Different Talent, Bolder Ideas and Better Measurement Download Full Report: 2016 Global Communications Report The annual Global Communications Report is conducted by USC Annenberg’s Center for Public Relations, — in conjunction with The Holmes Report, the Institute for Public Relations, the Global Alliance […]

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IPR Welcomes Seven New Trustees

Gainesville, Fla., April 19, 2016 – The Institute for Public Relations (IPR) announced the election of seven new trustees: Molly Biwer, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs & Communications, Hallmark Bill Hughes, Chief Communications Officer at Pitney Bowles Stacey Jones, Managing Director, Global Media Relations and Corporate and Recruitment Marketing, Accenture Kristine Olson, Assistant Vice President […]

Fortune Senior Editor-at-Large Geoff Colvin to Deliver 55th Annual Institute for Public Relations Distinguished Lecture

Gainesville, Fla., April 7, 2016 – Geoff Colvin, Senior Editor-at-Large of Fortune magazine, will deliver the Institute for Public Relations 55th Distinguished Lecture on November 30 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. Colvin has authored several books including his most recent, “Humans are Underrated: What High Achievers Know That Brilliant Machines Never Will.” […]