Leadership Lessons from Founder of GolinHarris

In 1956, a young public relations professional made a cold call to an aspiring Chicago businessman who owned a few hamburger stands. More than 50 years later, people all over the world know that once fledgling restaurant chain as McDonald’s, and it remains one of the largest clients of the GolinHarris public relations firm. Earlier […]

Sixth Annual Grunig Lecture Now Available Online

FleishmanHillard President & CEO Dave Senay, who has worked across multiple communication practices throughout several regions of the world, said his “Ethics as Culture” presentation for the Sixth Annual Grunig Lecture might be his most important yet. “I want to encourage you to Tweet and video and photo and post your hearts out,” he said. “Let’s get this […]

Melbourne Mandate will be Established at World Public Relations Forum

The Seventh World Public Relations Forum (WPRF) convened by the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communications Management (GA) is set to take place in Melbourne, Australia from 18-20 November, 2012. The Melbourne Mandate will be established, which builds on the Stockholm Accords from the Sixth WRPF, which will be a modern ‘mandate’ for organizational […]

Legendary Research Conference, Stunning Venue

The organizers of Bledcom, the legendary international public relations research conference at Lake Bled, Slovenia, have released the program for 2012. The July 6-7 conference breaks into two tracks focused on academic and corporate research.  Current and former IPR Trustees, Research Fellows and commission members appearing the program include Don Wright, Rob Wakefield, Ansgar Zerfass, […]

Numbers Add Up For PR History Conference

Twenty countries represented by 36 papers on the history of public relations shows that this “niche” area of study is becoming an important field of research. That’s the basic math of the abstracts for this year’s International History of Public Relations Conference to be held at Bournemouth University in England on July 11-12. The submissions […]

Third Annual Grunig Lecture – Public Relations Excellence 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010 Washington DC Excellence in public relations as it has been described by Drs. James E. Grunig and Larissa A. Grunig and their collaborators remains one of the most widely read and arguably most researched theoretical models for our profession. The characteristics that the Grunigs have described as essential to effective public […]

Leaders in public relations speak at the Institute for Public Relations Leadership Forum

August 2010 — New York City Tom Kowaleski http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0PC8ktl_P4 Roger Bolton http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZZvFn9pqR0 Valerie DiMaria http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKweWwM6I2o Steve Dishart http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQF0D6bbTdI Tom Martin http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuXQVT50vig Dallas Lawrence http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiIjeV5OPOA

The 8th North American Summit on Measurement

More than 70 public relations professionals, academics and measurement experts gathered in Portsmouth, NH on October 6-8 for the Institute’s 8th annual Summit on Measurement. If you want the links and highlights, visit the social media hub created for the event by Tim Marklein and his digital team at Weber Shandwick. More on the Barcelona […]

Takeaways from The National Summit on Strategic Communications

There’s much talk these days about the “say-do gap” in communications – the best communications narrows that gap between what you say and what you do. Certainly anyone in a position of authority (parent, teacher, officer) may be able to get away with a wider gap, but what about when your actions impact global public […]