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2013 Audit: Thank You for Supporting the IPR Mission

IPR President & CEO Frank Ovaitt discusses the growth of the Institute during the 2013 year. A special thank-you to the 150+ organizations and individuals whose financial contributions helped to fulfill our mission this year. 2013 Financial Statements 2013 Year in Review

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Elon University Student Wins 2014 Page Society Case Study Competition

NEW YORK, NY – A case study examining how the Coca-Cola Company confronted public health concerns related to obesity won the Grand Prize at the Arthur W. Page Society’s 2014 Case Study in Corporate Communications, sponsored by the Page Society and the Institute for Public Relations (IPR). The competition awards students whose entries compellingly explore […]

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Institute for Public Relations and PRIME Research Enter Partnership

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – PRIME Research and the Institute for Public Relations (IPR) have agreed to make PRIME media data bases available to academics conducting research to be published by IPR.  Donald K. Wright, Ph.D., Harold Burson professor and chair in public relations at Boston University’s College of Communication, will oversee the program. PRIME Research has […]

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IPR Hires Its First Director of Research

The following is an announcement  from IPR President & CEO Frank Ovaitt about the hiring of IPR’s first ever Director of Research. If you have any questions, please contact Alyssa Hubbell by phone (352-294-1633352-294-1633) or email (ahubbell@jou.ufl.edu). For the first time in its 58-year history, the Institute for Public Relations (IPR) is hiring a director […]

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IPR Expands Internationally, Names New Trustees and 2014 Leaders

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  The Institute for Public Relations (IPR) announced its 2014 leadership and newly elected trustees, with one out of five Board members now located outside the U.S. New trustees include Tim Baxter, head of corporate communications, Standard Chartered Bank; Tina McCorkindale, associate professor, Appalachian State University; Juan-Carlos Molleda, professor and interim chair, department […]

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Four Major Corporations Adopt Public Relations Research Standards

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Four companies that are major buyers of public relations research and measurement services have adopted the first round of standards proposed by an international coalition leading the development of such standards.  The corporations requiring public relations research providers to meet the standards include General Electric, McDonald’s USA, General Motors and Southwest Airlines. […]

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Industry Best Practices Study Now Open For Top Communicators

Los Angeles, Calif., October 1, 2013 –The Generally Accepted Practices (GAP) VIII study is now live for senior communications professionals to submit responses. Findings drawn from the study are highly valued by senior-level management. Each year the top communications professionals and CEOs use the GAP findings to help produce actionable insights, understand the latest industry […]

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Top 10 Social Media Research Articles: Do You Have the Tenth?

GAINESVILLE, Fla.,  — The Institute for Public Relations’ Social Science of Social Media Research Center (SSSM) has identified nine top social media research studies in the first half of 2013. To make this a true top 10 list, the Institute needs your help. To suggest the study that you think is missing from the list, […]

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Apply for Jack Felton Golden Ruler Award for Excellent PR Research & Measurement

GAINESVILLE, FL  – The 2013 Jack Felton Golden Ruler Award is now open for entry.  The award recognizes superb examples of public relations research, measurement and evaluation.   Sponsored by the Institute for Public Relations Measurement Commission, the Jack Felton Golden Ruler Award seeks to recognize research excellence in the field of public relations practice […]

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University of Florida Ph.D. Student Wins 2013 Ketchum Excellence in Public Relations Research Award

GAINESVILLE, FL – Sarab Kochhar, a Ph.D. student at the University of Florida, started working this month as the 2013 Ketchum Excellence in Public Relations Research Award winner. Kochhar said her 10-week internship with Ketchum’s Global Research and Analytics office in New York City has already provided her with new insights into her field of […]

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