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

  • 1984 Meets Pavlov’s Dogs: Navigating a Moral Maze of Private and Public Interests
    “Trust, but verify” is a phrase that was used often by Ronald Reagan. It is more than a little ironic that this is originally a Russian proverb (Doveryai, no proveryai). Trust is also what links the various topics in episode 13 of our podcast. From Chinese citizen scores to alleged irregularities in...more
  • PR Measurement According to the Godfather: An Offer You Can’t Refuse
    This post appears courtesy of the IPR Measurement Commission and originally appeared in PR News. We all know the imperative of measurement. There is the old management adage that “you can’t manage what you don’t measure.” And then there is the loftier Peter Drucker quote: “If you can’t measure it, you...more
  • PR Needs to Transform Its Mindset on Data to Focus on Growth and Analysis
    This post appears courtesy of the IPR Measurement Commission and originally appeared in PR News. Please assess the state of PR measurement. PR is still playing analytics catch up with other communications disciplines. While there are leaders making significant strides in this area, public relations as a whole has been slower to...more
  • From Winning with Data to the Future of Fake Facts
    This post appears as a part of AMEC’s Measurement Month. Last week, the SmallDataForum convened – this time to explore questions related to the opportunities and challenges of data in business, the rational and emotional side of decision-making, and the continuing erosion of trust and confidence in the truthfulness of information. Stephen...more
  • AMEC Measurement Month Shines the Spotlight on the Importance of Analytics Innovation
    September is AMEC Measurement Month! This is the fourth year of the annual event hosted by the International Association for the Measurement and Evaluation of Communications (AMEC). Measurement Month is a global program of activities to shine the spotlight on the importance of PR measurement. There have already been some amazing...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]