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Dr. Rita Men Appointed Chief Research Editor of IPR Organizational Communication Research Center

Dr. Rita Men, assistant professor of public relations at the University of Florida, has been appointed Chief Research Editor of the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center (OCRC). Dr. Men is known for her research in employee engagement, leadership communication, public relations evaluation and measurement, relationship/reputation management, and social media. Three years ago, the Commission on […]

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Pioneer in International PR Research To Receive IPR Pathfinder Award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. Dejan Verčič, Professor and Head of Centre for Marketing and Public Relations at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, will receive the 2016 Pathfinder Award, the highest academic honor bestowed by the Institute for Public Relations (IPR), at the 2016 Annual Distinguished Lecture and Awards Dinner on November 30 at the Roosevelt […]

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PEEPS, Coyne PR Win Big Apple’s Research, Measurement and Evaluation Award

Coyne PR and Just Born Quality Confections/PEEPS® accepted the 2016 Big Apple’s Best Use of Research, Measurement and Evaluation Award for their work on “How PEEPS® Hopped Beyond Easter and into Other Holiday Celebrations.” The award, sponsored by IPR and PRSA- NY Chapter of, was presented to Coyne PR and PEEPS® for using research and […]

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Weber Shandwick’s Charlotte Otto Awarded Jack Felton Medal for Lifetime Achievement

June 1, 2016, Gainesville, Fla. – Charlotte Otto, retired Procter & Gamble Global External Relations Officer and now Senior Corporate Strategist for Weber Shandwick, will receive the Jack Felton Medal for Lifetime Achievement. Otto will be thanked for her major contributions to the advancement of research, measurement, and evaluation in public relations and corporate communication […]

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Burson-Marsteller’s Patrick Ford to Accept IPR Alexander Hamilton Medal for Lifetime Achievement

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Patrick Ford, Burson-Marsteller’s vice chairman and chief client officer, will receive the 2016 Institute for Public Relations (IPR) Alexander Hamilton Medal, awarded for lifetime contribution to the public relations profession. Ford will receive the Institute’s highest honor and speak at the IPR 55th Distinguished Lecture and Awards Dinner at the Roosevelt Hotel on Nov. […]

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Institute for Public Relations Report Demonstrates Organizations are Failing to Provide a Clear “Line-of-Sight” to Employees

Employees in five countries gave their organizations low marks on three dimensions of “Organizational Clarity,” with India scoring the highest and U.K. scoring the lowest. Gainesville, Fla., May 11, 2015 – The Institute for Public Relations (IPR) Commission on Organizational Communication has released the first global study on Organizational Clarity, finding organizations are failing to […]

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Maryland Ph.D. Student Wins Grunig PRIME Research Fellowship

Gainesville, Fla., April 26, 2016 – Sylvia Jiankun Guo, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Maryland, has been named the 2016 Grunig PRIME Research Fellowship. The Fellowship, now in its seventh year, promotes applied communications research as a career choice. Sponsored by PRIME Research to honor the work of renowned public relations scholars James […]

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Pennsylvania State University Ph.D. Student Wins Ketchum’s Don Bartholomew Research Award

Gainesville, Fla, April 26, 2016 — Michail Vafeiadis, a Ph.D. candidate at Pennsylvania State University’s College of Communications, has won the prestigious 2016 Don Bartholomew Award for Excellence in Public Relations Research. Sponsored by the Institute for Public Relations (IPR) and Ketchum Global Research & Analytics, the program selects a top graduate student in public […]

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USC Annenberg Study Predicts PR Industry Will Approach $20 Billion by 2020

Long-Term Growth Will be Driven by Content and Digital but Will Demand Different Talent, Bolder Ideas and Better Measurement Download Full Report: 2016 Global Communications Report The annual Global Communications Report is conducted by USC Annenberg’s Center for Public Relations, — in conjunction with The Holmes Report, the Institute for Public Relations, the Global Alliance […]

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IPR Welcomes Seven New Trustees

Gainesville, Fla., April 19, 2016 – The Institute for Public Relations (IPR) announced the election of seven new trustees: Molly Biwer, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs & Communications, Hallmark Bill Hughes, Chief Communications Officer at Pitney Bowles Stacey Jones, Managing Director, Global Media Relations and Corporate and Recruitment Marketing, Accenture Kristine Olson, Assistant Vice President […]

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Fortune Senior Editor-at-Large Geoff Colvin to Deliver 55th Annual Institute for Public Relations Distinguished Lecture

Gainesville, Fla., April 7, 2016 – Geoff Colvin, Senior Editor-at-Large of Fortune magazine, will deliver the Institute for Public Relations 55th Distinguished Lecture on November 30 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. Colvin has authored several books including his most recent, “Humans are Underrated: What High Achievers Know That Brilliant Machines Never Will.” […]