Integrated Communications Firm Makovsky Sponsors Best Master’s Thesis Award

Gainesville, Fla – The Institute for Public Relations welcomes graduate students to apply for the Makovsky Master’s Thesis of the Year award to celebrate contributions to advancing research-based knowledge in the field of public relations. Thanks to this new partnership, IPR and Makovsky will host this competition annually to recognize a thesis that contributes most […]

IPR Appoints Dr. Carolyn Kim as Chief Research Editor of its Digital Media Research Center

Gainesville Fla., – Dr. Carolyn Kim, assistant professor at Biola University, was appointed Chief Research Editor of the Institute for Public Relations Digital Media Research Center (DMRC). IPR’s DMRC is a comprehensive source for information about the social science of social media, best practices, measures and benchmarking. Dr. Kim is an award winning scholar, educator, […]

IPR Announces the Appointment of Gary Grates, Principal, W2O Group, as Director of Organizational Communication Research Center

Gainesville, Fla. – Gary Grates, Principal at W20 Group, has been appointed Director of the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center (OCRC). Grates is a renowned leader in change management communications, employee engagement and corporate strategy execution. A counselor and strategist to global corporations, he is a frequent lecturer and author on issues confronting leadership and […]

Mark Weiner Elected Director of Institute for Public Relations Measurement Commission

Gainesville, Fla. – The Institute for Public Relations (IPR) Board of Trustees has elected Mark Weiner, CEO of PRIME Research Americas, as the Director of the IPR Measurement Commission for 2017-2018, effective immediately. Weiner is a founding member of the Measurement Commission and is known for his expertise in communications research with a special focus […]

New Plank Center and IPR Study Reveals Sharp Differences Between Millennial Communication Professionals and Their Managers in Perceptions of Workplace Factors, Values and Attributes

Study reveals a 5-phase ecosystem for top millennial communication talent. Download Full Paper (PDF): Millennial Communication Professionals in the Workplace Download Infographic: Millenial Communication Professionals Infographic Gainesville, Fla., — Millennials are often criticized for the different values, qualities and skills they bring to work. However, a new study by The Plank Center for Leadership in […]

Patrick Ford Honored with Alexander Hamilton Medal for Lifetime Achievement in PR

Download acceptance speech: Alexander Hamilton Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Public Relations Patrick Ford Acceptance-Remarks Patrick Ford, Burson-Marsteller’s worldwide vice chair and chief client officer, received the 2016 Alexander Hamilton Medal, awarded for lifetime contribution to the public relations profession at IPR’s 55th Distinguished Lecture and Awards Dinner at the Roosevelt Hotel on November 30th. […]

PRSA National Capital Chapter and IPR Measurement Commission Present Thoth Award for Outstanding Use of Research, Measurement and Evaluation

National Education Association Wins ‘Best of Show’ Marovitz, Rodriguez Inducted into National Capital Public Relations Hall of Fame Washington, D.C. – Sept. 22, 2016 – On an evening that convened nearly 200 of the region’s public relations practitioners, the National Capital Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America honored the year’s top PR programs, […]

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IPR Welcomes Three New Trustees

Gainesville, Fla., August 30, 2016 – The Institute for Public Relations (IPR) announced the election of the following new trustees: Maureen Davenport is Fannie Mae’s Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer. Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Davenport leads communications, marketing, and community investment and engagement. Her responsibilities include internal and […]

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 […]