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 […]

GE, McDonald’s, GM Adopt PR Measurement Standards

Diana Bradley, PR Week, wrote about how four major corporations have adopted measurement standards proposed by the Coalition for Public Relations Research Standards. Topics covered include media capacity, the communications lifecycle and ROI. General Electric, McDonald’s U.S., General Motors, and Southwest Airlines make up the customer panel that will review and approve the standards, which […]

Four Major Corporations Adopt Public Relations Research Standards

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Four companies that are major buyers of public relations research and measurement services have adopted the first round of standards proposed by an international coalition leading the development of such standards.  The corporations requiring public relations research providers to meet the standards include General Electric, McDonald’s USA, General Motors and Southwest Airlines. […]

Industry Best Practices Study Now Open For Top Communicators

Los Angeles, Calif., October 1, 2013 –The Generally Accepted Practices (GAP) VIII study is now live for senior communications professionals to submit responses. Findings drawn from the study are highly valued by senior-level management. Each year the top communications professionals and CEOs use the GAP findings to help produce actionable insights, understand the latest industry […]

Reaching a Consensus Video Series featured a five part video series about the launch and mission of the Coalition for Public Relations Standards on its PR ROI channel. The videos feature a presentation by IPR President & CEO Frank Ovaitt at the Third Annual IPRA International Public Relations Conference in Lima, Peru, in September 2012. Part I can be […]

Top Brands Offer a Roadmap For Communicating With Rank-and-File

In a recent PR News article, IPR President and CEO Frank Ovaitt identifies four critical factors that make top global companies stand out in employee communications. Pulling from the 2013 qualitative research, “Best-in-Class Practices in Employee Communication: Through the Lens of 10 Global Leaders,” they include: An organizational structure that connects internal communicators with the […]

Top 10 Social Media Research Articles: Do You Have the Tenth?

GAINESVILLE, Fla.,  — The Institute for Public Relations’ Social Science of Social Media Research Center (SSSM) has identified nine top social media research studies in the first half of 2013. To make this a true top 10 list, the Institute needs your help. To suggest the study that you think is missing from the list, […]

Evgeniy Larionov, CEO of Ex Libris, a media research agency, gave an interview to the Institute for Public Relations (IPR), headquartered at the University of Florida

By Ex Libris Agency, August 6, 2013 In his talk with David Geddes, principal at Geddes Analytics, on the results of AMEC’s 5th European Summit On Measurement, Evgeniy shared his opinion on the most important areas of media measurement of today, paying special attention to the adaptation of global trends to the Russian market. According […]

Apply for Jack Felton Golden Ruler Award for Excellent PR Research & Measurement

GAINESVILLE, FL  – The 2013 Jack Felton Golden Ruler Award is now open for entry.  The award recognizes superb examples of public relations research, measurement and evaluation.   Sponsored by the Institute for Public Relations Measurement Commission, the Jack Felton Golden Ruler Award seeks to recognize research excellence in the field of public relations practice […]

What business leaders should expect of their employee communications programs

GAINESVILLE, FL –Business leaders can find new insights on what to expect from their employee communications programs in a new study entitled, “Best-In-Class Practices in Employee Communication: Through the Lens of 10 Global Leaders.” Created by the Institute for Public Relations’ Commission on Organizational Communication and conducted by KRC Research, the study features in-depth interviews […]