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O’Dwyer features Institute’s Distinguished Lecture & Awards Dinner

Jack O’Dwyer featured IPR’s 53rd Distinguished Lecture and Awards dinner in his O’Dwyer’s Blog. Ray Kotcher, Senior Partner and Chairman of Ketchum, the Alexander Hamilton Medal, received IPR’s highest recognition for contributions to the practice of public relations on November 13 at the Yale Club in NYC. Kotcher’s acceptance speech “PR at the Speed of Light: Transformation, […]

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IPR Conducting Search for Next CEO

GAINESVILLE, FL – The Institute for Public Relations (IPR) Board of Trustees has begun a search for candidates to become the next President and CEO of the organization. Frank Ovaitt, who currently holds the position, has announced his intent to retire from full-time duties effective December 31. “This organization is known for fostering awareness and […]

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IPR Trustees Honored for Mentoring Impact by the Plank Center

Three IPR Trustees were honored for demonstrating the positive impact of mentoring at the 5th Annual Milestones in Mentoring Gala hosted by The Plank Center on October 30. Patrick Ford, Worldwide Vice Chair and Chief Client Officer at Burson-Marsteller, Wendi Strong, Executive Vice President at USAA, and Andy Polansky, CEO at Weber Shandwick, were recognized […]

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Prominent Leader in Corporate Communication Research to Receive IPR Pathfinder Award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. Ansgar Zerfass, a leader in corporate communication research, will receive the 2014 Pathfinder Award, the highest academic honor bestowed by the Institute for Public Relations (IPR) in the United States. Dr. Zerfass, professor and chair of strategic communication at the University of Leipzig in Germany, will present “Challenges for Communication Leaders […]

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IPR Announces New Publication: Research Journal of the Institute for Public Relations

An article that includes a list of 48 checkpoints public relations professionals can use to assess the relative strength of employee communications in their organizations, is featured in the first issue of the Research Journal of the Institute for Public Relations (RJ-IPR) now available online at: www.instituteforpr.org/research-journal/ Also featured in the first issue is an article that provides guidance […]

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Juan-Carlos Molleda Opens the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management’s Research Colloquium in Spain

Juan-Carlos Molleda, UF College of Journalism and Communications’ Department of Public Relations Chair and Trustee of the Institute for Public Relations, was the keynote speaker of the opening plenary at the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management’s (GA) Research Colloquium on Sunday, Sept. 21, in Madrid, Spain. The Global Alliance started its operations […]

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IPR Leaders’ Contributions Honored by Communications Educators

Frank Ovaitt, president and CEO of the Institute for Public Relations (IPR), and Dr. Don Stacks, trustee and chair of the IPR Measurement Commission, received top service awards at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) last month. Ovaitt received the Gerald Sass Distinguished Service Award, presented at […]

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PRWeek’s Hall of Fame Honors Two IPR Legends

PRWeek announced the induction of five new members into their Hall of Fame on Tuesday. IPR Trustee Margery Kraus and Honorary IPR Trustee Bill Nielsen were selected to receive this prestigious honor. Margery Kraus is founder and CEO of APCO Worldwide, a global consulting firm that specializes in public affairs, communications and business consulting for major multinationals. Willard […]

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IPR Leaders Honored for Contributions to Research and Education in Journalism and Communication

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Frank Ovaitt, president and CEO of the Institute for Public Relations (IPR), and Don Stacks, Ph.D., IPR trustee and chair of the Measurement Commission, received top awards this week at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) in Montreal, underscoring the contributions of public relations to the […]

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Nine IPR Trustees Recognized On PRWeek’s 2014 Power List

PRWeek has issued its “Power List 2014: Power Principals,” which recognizes the top 50 most influential public relations professionals as selected by their peers. Nine current Institute for Public Relations Trustees and three past Trustees made the list, including:

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Ray Kotcher to Accept Hamilton Medal for Lifetime Achievement

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Ray Kotcher, Chairman and Senior Partner of Ketchum, will receive the 2014 Institute for Public Relations (IPR) Alexander Hamilton Medal, awarded for lifetime contribution to the public relations profession. Kotcher will accept the Institute’s highest honor and speak at IPR’s 53rd Annual Distinguished Lecture & Awards Dinner at the Yale Club of […]

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USC Annenberg Releases Results of Eighth GAP Study Assessing PR Industry Trends and Practices

Profession Enjoying a Multi-Year Period of Expansion in Budgets and Staffs Results from the eighth biennial Communication and Public Relations Generally Accepted Practices (GAP VIII) Study were released by the USC Annenberg Strategic Communication and Public Relations Center (SCPRC). The purpose of the GAP Study is to provide senior communicators with timely guidance as they […]