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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.” […]

Institute for Public Relations Launches Behavioral Insights Research Center

Gainesville, Fla. – The Institute for Public Relations (IPR) has launched the creation of a new research center, the Behavioral Insights Research Center (BIRC), to investigate factors that influence attitude and behavioral change to enable effective communication. IPR Trustee Peter Debreceny of Gagen MacDonald (Chicago) will chair an industry advisory committee that includes: Linda Rutherford, Chief […]

Social Media Highlights of the 2016 International PR Research Conference

Experience the 19th Annual International PR Research Conference through the eyes of social media. IPRRC had more than 107 research presentations focused on a range of topics including employee communication, diversity, social media, crisis management and the global challenges for communication leaders. [View the story “RECAP: 2016 International PR Research Conference ” on Storify] [View […]

The Don Bartholomew Award: Summer Internship Opportunity in PR Research at Ketchum

GAINESVILLE, FL- The Don Bartholomew Award for Excellence in Public Relations Research sponsored by Ketchum Global Research & Analytics (KGRA) is an opportunity for an outstanding graduate or doctoral student to gain practical experience in public relations research, and to publish their research on the Institute for Public Relations website. The winner of the Don […]

Harold Burson Discusses “The Dilemma of Unrealistic Expectations”

Video courtesy of Burson-Marsteller In honor of public relations legend Harold Burson’s 95th birthday, IPR is releasing exclusive footage of the icon presenting, “The Dilemma of Unrealistic Expectations,” from its December 2015 PR Leadership Forum. Mr. Burson explains how organizations need CEOs of a higher caliber because of the rise of technology. He also talks […]

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First Competitive Infographic Design Contest Announces International Winners

Gainesville, Fla. – The Institute for Public Relations conducted the first global Infographic Design Competition for students, focusing on PR research. IPR, along with the Executive Board of the PRSSA Chapter at the University of Florida, chose four winning designs that best communicated insights from IPR’s Signature Studies. The two grand-prize winners were Danielle Riley, University of Florida,  with “The […]

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IPR Welcomes Four New Trustees

Gainesville, Fla., December 16, 2015 – The Institute for Public Relations (IPR) announced the election of four new trustees: Stacey Tank, vice president of corporate communications and external affairs at Home Depot Peter Finn, managing partner at Finn Partners Dr. Marcia DiStaso, APR, associate professor at Pennsylvania State University Scott Farrell, president of global practice at Golin With the election of these four trustees, the […]

How to Apply Barcelona Principles 2.0

Video produced by the International Association for Measurement and Evaluation of Communication (AMEC) and Ketchum Global Research and Analytics.  This video was created and directed by Jocelyn Jackson, a Senior Project Manager at Ketchum with the guidance of David B. Rockland, Ph.D., Partner/CEO, Global Research & Analytics at Ketchum and the Immediate Past Chairman of […]

Mike Fernandez Honored with Alexander Hamilton Medal for Lifetime Achievement in PR

Download Full Speech : Alexander Hamilton Medal for Lifetime Achievement in PR: Acceptance Remarks by Mike Fernandez Mike Fernandez, Corporate Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Cargill, received the Institute for Public Relations’ (IPR) highest award, the Alexander Hamilton Medal, at the 54th Annual Distinguished Lecture & Awards Dinner. The Hamilton Medal is given for major contributions to […]