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 […]

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 […]

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.” […]

Institute for Public Relations Launches Behavioral Insights Research Center

Gainesville, Fla. – The Institute for Public Relations (IPR) has launched the creation of a new research center, the Behavioral Insights Research Center (BIRC), to investigate factors that influence attitude and behavioral change to enable effective communication. IPR Trustee Peter Debreceny of Gagen MacDonald (Chicago) will chair an industry advisory committee that includes: Linda Rutherford, Chief […]

The Don Bartholomew Award: Summer Internship Opportunity in PR Research at Ketchum

GAINESVILLE, FL- The Don Bartholomew Award for Excellence in Public Relations Research sponsored by Ketchum Global Research & Analytics (KGRA) is an opportunity for an outstanding graduate or doctoral student to gain practical experience in public relations research, and to publish their research on the Institute for Public Relations website. The winner of the Don […]

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First Competitive Infographic Design Contest Announces International Winners

Gainesville, Fla. – The Institute for Public Relations conducted the first global Infographic Design Competition for students, focusing on PR research. IPR, along with the Executive Board of the PRSSA Chapter at the University of Florida, chose four winning designs that best communicated insights from IPR’s Signature Studies. The two grand-prize winners were Danielle Riley, University of Florida,  with “The […]

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IPR Welcomes Four New Trustees

Gainesville, Fla., December 16, 2015 – The Institute for Public Relations (IPR) announced the election of four new trustees: Stacey Tank, vice president of corporate communications and external affairs at Home Depot Peter Finn, managing partner at Finn Partners Dr. Marcia DiStaso, APR, associate professor at Pennsylvania State University Scott Farrell, president of global practice at Golin With the election of these four trustees, the […]

Millennials See Face-to-Face Networking & Socializing with Colleagues as More Important to Building their Reputations at Work than Older Generations

New Weber Shandwick and IPR Research Reveals Millennials Are Nearly Twice as Likely as Boomers to Focus on Their Reputations at Work  One in Five Millennials Believe Work and Social Media Reputations are Equally Important NEW YORK, December 10, 2015 – Research released today from leading global communications and engagement firm Weber Shandwick and the […]

Mike Fernandez Honored with Alexander Hamilton Medal for Lifetime Achievement in PR

Download Full Speech : Alexander Hamilton Medal for Lifetime Achievement in PR: Acceptance Remarks by Mike Fernandez Mike Fernandez, Corporate Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Cargill, received the Institute for Public Relations’ (IPR) highest award, the Alexander Hamilton Medal, at the 54th Annual Distinguished Lecture & Awards Dinner. The Hamilton Medal is given for major contributions to […]

Frank Ovaitt honored with IPR’s Distinguished Service Award

On November 17th, Frank Ovaitt was honored for his nine years of service as IPR’s President & CEO at IPR’s Distinguished Lecture and Awards Dinner in New York City. Frank received IPR’s Distinguished Service award for his commitment to IPR and research that matters to the practice. Frank served the Institute twice as President and […]