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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]