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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 […]


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 […]

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2014 IPR Graduate Student Award Winners Announced

GAINESVILLE, FL – The Institute for Public Relations (IPR) is pleased to announce the 2014 winners of the Ketchum Excellence in Public Relations Research Award (KEPRRA) and the Grunig PRIME Research Fellowship. KEPRRA winner Aaron Westbrook, a master’s student from DePaul University, will be interning at Ketchum’s New York City office for 10 weeks this […]

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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 President First PR Recipient of Gerald Sass Award

Dear Colleagues, Please join me in congratulating Frank Ovaitt as the 2014 recipient of the Gerald Sass Distinguished Service Award from the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication (ASJMC).  This award began in 1946 as the Citation of Merit Award and was renamed the Sass award in 1996 in honor of Gerald Sass’s […]

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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 For the first time in its 58-year history, the Institute for Public Relations (IPR) is hiring a director of research.  Starting July 1, Sarabdeep “Sarab” […]

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 […]

James, Who is Joining Pearson, is Institute for PR Speaker

On Thursday, Jack O’Dwyer featured the Institute’s upcoming Annual Distinguished Lecture & Awards Dinner in the O’Dwyer’s Blog, highlighting Kate James’ recent decision to join Pearson, the education and publishing company, in 2014. James, guest lecturer for the upcoming event, runs the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s global communications efforts to raise awareness and drive […]