The Institute for Public Relations (IPR) Annual Distinguished Lecture & Awards Dinner 2015

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 […]

Ken Makovsky, President of Makovsky, with Frank Ovaitt and Tina McCorkindale, President & CEO of IPR.

Frank Ovaitt honored with IPR’s Distinguished Service Award

On November 17th, Frank Ovaitt was honored for his nine years of service as IPR’s President & CEO at IPR’s Distinguished Lecture and Awards Dinner in New York City. Frank received IPR’s Distinguished Service award for his commitment to IPR and research that matters to the practice. Frank served the Institute twice as President and […]

Oscar Suris

How Wells Fargo & Co. Uses IPR’s Best-in-Class Employee Communication Research

PR News features IPR Co-Chair Oscar Suris in Oct. 12 edition This week PR News featured IPR Co-Chair Oscar Suris as a guest author for “What Good Internal Communications Looks Like at Wells Fargo & Co.” Suris, executive vice president of corporate communication at Wells Fargo & Co., discussed three successful strategies for internal communications […]


Inaugural Jack Felton Medal for Lifetime Achievement Awarded to GE’s Gary Sheffer

October 7, 2015, Gainesville, Fla. – Gary Sheffer, Vice President of Corporate Communications & Public Affairs at General Electric, will be the first recipient of the Jack Felton Medal for Lifetime Achievement. Sheffer will be thanked for his major contributions to the advancement of research, measurement and evaluation in public relations and corporate communication at […]


Frank Ovaitt Receives Page Society Distinguished Service Award

Download PDF: Frank Ovaitt Receives Page Society Distinguished Service Award Download PDF: Frank Ovaitt DSA Acceptance Remarks CHICAGO, IL – September 29, 2015 – Frank Ovaitt has received the Arthur W. Page Society’s 2015 Distinguished Service Award, which is given to an individual who has helped strengthen the role of public relations in business and society. The […]


New-Look Communications Measurement Benchmark Launched: International Industry Collaboration Results in Barcelona Principles 2.0

London, 3 September, 2015 – A new look to the first international framework for measuring communications performance was unveiled today, reflecting the huge changes in the media landscape which have taken place. Barcelona Principles 2.0 was launched by the International Association for Measurement and Evaluation of Communication (AMEC) in London. The new framework was developed […]

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IPR Measurement Commission Seeks to Create Social Media Coding Standards

Goodwill Industries, Southwest Airlines, and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service will be the main participants in the study sponsored by IPR and CyberAlert, LLC. GAINESVILLE, Fla., August 4, 2015 – In its efforts to develop and promote standards and best practices for research, measurement, and analytics that contribute to ethical, strategic, and effective public relations, the Institute […]

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Global Leader in Corporate Communication Research to Receive IPR Pathfinder Award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. Anne Gregory will receive the 2015 Pathfinder Award the highest academic honor bestowed by the Institute for Public Relations (IPR) that is given in recognition of an original program of scholarly research that has made a significant contribution to the body of knowledge and practice of public relations. Dr. Gregory, professor […]

Dr. Juan-Carlos Molleda

Latin American Communication Professionals Overwhelmingly Favor Digital Communications

Comprehensive study also shows widespread dissatisfaction with career opportunities  and the lack of advancement in the profession. Latin American communication management and public relations professionals mostly opt for online media when building relationships with stakeholders, gatekeepers and audiences, according to a recent study. However, these same professionals may be dissatisfied with challenges in their chosen […]


Institute for Public Relations Announces Dr. Marcia DiStaso Will Serve as the New Director of the Social Science for Social Media Research Center

Gainesville, Fla. – Dr. Marcia Watson DiStaso, an associate professor in the College of Communications at the Pennsylvania State University, will become the new Director of Social Science of Social Media Research Center at the Institute for Public Relations. Dr. DiStaso serves as an editorial board member of the Journal of Public Relations Research, Public Relations […]

Dr. Tina McCorkindale

The Future of PR Research from IPR’s New CEO

Dr. Tina McCorkindale, the newly elected CEO and President of the Institute for Public Relations, discusses the strength of IPR and the future of public relations research in the below video. Dr. McCorkindale is credited with nearly 100 academic presentations and publications. She serves as past chair of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Educators […]