Pew Research Center Director to Speak at IPR Annual Distinguished Lecture & Awards Dinner

Gainesville, Fla., – Lee Rainie, director of internet, science and technology research at Pew Research Center, has been selected as the 2017 Annual Distinguished Lecturer for the Institute for Public Relations Annual Distinguished Lecture & Awards Dinner on November 29 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. His lecture is titled, “Truth, Politics and […]

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Retired USAA Executive Wendi Strong to Receive the 2017 Institute for Public Relations Alexander Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Medal

Gainesville, Fla., – Wendi Strong, retired executive vice president of corporate communications at USAA, will receive the Institute for Public Relations Alexander Hamilton Medal for Lifetime Achievement. Strong will accept the Institute’s highest honor and speak at the IPR Annual Distinguished Lecture & Awards Dinner on November 29 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York […]

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IPR Welcomes Five New Trustees

Gainesville, Fla., May 16, 2017 – The Institute for Public Relations (IPR) announced the election of five new trustees. With the election of these trustees, the IPR Board remains committed to the top research priorities of measurement standards, behavioral and employee communications and the deeper meaning of social media. Cheryl Heinonen Macy’s, Inc., Executive Vice […]

University of Maryland Ph.D. Student Selected for Ketchum’s Don Bartholomew Research Award

Gainesville, Florida – Jung Kyu (Rhys) Lim, a Ph.D. student at the University of Maryland, won the prestigious 2017 Don Bartholomew Award for Excellence in Public Relations Research. Sponsored by Ketchum Global Research & Analytics and the Institute for Public Relations (IPR), the award selects a top graduate student in public relations, communications or business […]

University of Florida Ph.D. Student Wins 2017 Grunig PRIME Research Fellowship

Gainesville, Florida – Liudmila (Mila) Khalitova, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Florida, was recently named the 2017 Grunig PRIME Research Fellowship recipient. The Institute for Public Relations awards the Grunig PRIME Fellowship on an annual basis, sponsored by PRIME Research, to promote applied communications research as a career choice. Sponsored by PRIME Research […]

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 […]