IPR Measurement Commission

Setting the Standards for Public Relations Research

The Institute for Public Relations Measurement Commission develops and promotes standards and best practices for research, measurement, and analytics that contribute to ethical, strategic, and effective public relations. [More about the IPR Measurement Commission]

Latest Research

  • Why is Measuring What We Do Still a Challenge?
    This is the second in a series of blog posts for Measurement Month. Measurement, measurement, measurement. This term still plagues our industry, and is often in the spotlight as one of the areas where our profession needs improvement. Twenty-five years ago, under the leadership of Jack Felton, the Institute for Public...more
  • Irreversible: The Public Relations Big Data Revolution
    Download Full White Paper (PDF): Irreversible: The Public Relations Big Data Revolution Download Big Data Infographic: Irreversible: The Public Relations Big Data Revolution Infographic IPR Measurement Commission presents their latest white paper "Irreversible: the Public Relations Big Data Revolution." Today the amount of data organizations collect is unprecedented, and it can be difficult...more
  • Guidelines for Measuring Trust in Organizations (Updated)
    Download (PDF): Guidelines for Measuring Trust in Organizations (updated 2013) Introduction In 2003, a coalition of organizations representing 50,000 public relations and communications professionals gathered in New Jersey to discuss ways to restore trust in American business. Buffeted by scandal and crisis since the Enron debacle, the average citizen’s belief in the integrity...more
  • Dictionary of Public Relations Measurement & Research, Third Edition, Russian Translation
    The Dictionary of Public Relations Measurement and Research has become one of the most popular papers the Institute for Public Relations has ever published. This third edition is translated into Russian by Katerina Tsetsura, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, Anna Klyueva, Ph.D., University of Houston-Clear Lake, and Anna Kochigna, PRIME Research. It covers an...more
  • 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...more

Latest Conversations

  • Why Measurement Should be Non-Negotiable: Presented by Dr. Tina McCorkindale at the 2017 AMEC Conference
    IPR President and CEO, Dr. Tina McCorkindale, traveled to Thailand to present at the 2017 AMEC Conference in Bangkok. She presented the following speech during the session, “Measurement and the PR & Communications Professional: Why Measurement Should be Non-negotiable!" Download (PDF): Measurement and the PR & Communications Professional: Why Measurement Should...more
  • The Facebook Files: Machine Learning and Fake News Continues
    This post appears courtesy of LexisNexis and the author Thomas Stoeckle, the Head of Strategic Business Development at LexisNexis Business Insight Solutions. Just days after recording our latest musings last week on the challenges and opportunities surrounding big-small data, with multiple references to Facebook and their attempts to counter fake news,...more
  • Strategy and Tactics: Finding a Balance through Research
    It’s a curious thing how the overwhelming majority of public relations agencies and practitioners identify as “strategists.” Here is the problem: if everyone is a strategist, how does anything get done? The natural inclination seems to be that “tactics are subordinate to strategy.” True, public relations is much more than...more
  • The Difference Between Earned Influence and Paid Promotion
    Digital influencer marketing is becoming a blunt instrument Reliable measures of return on investment have always been one of the biggest challenges of marketing and PR. It is now more than 100 years since US marketing man John Wanamaker said, “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted. The trouble...more
  • Why is Measurement Usually an Afterthought?
    This is the fourth in a series of blog posts for Measurement Month. When it comes to public relations, “measurement” is seen as what you do at the end of a campaign. Whether it is to prove success or simply catalogue mentions, measurement is only discussed at the end. Unfortunately, this...more

Measurement Commission

Commission membership consists of more than two dozen research thought leaders with representation from corporations and non-profits, public relations firms, research providers and university faculties. Commission members have produced books and dozens of articles about public relations measurement and evaluation. Commission members are regular speakers at seminars and conferences, advocating for research and evaluation that demonstrates the effectiveness of public relations. [IPR Measurement Commission Members]