Prevailing Business Drivers: Digitization, Urbanization, Easternization

Richard Dobbs, Director of the McKinsey Global Institute (McKinsey’s business and economics research arm), delivered the 53rd Distinguished Lecture, “Prevailing Business Drivers: Digitization, Urbanization, Easternization.” Dobbs is also a director of McKinsey & Company. From 2004 to 2009, he co-led McKinsey’s Corporate Finance Practice and was also responsible for research and development. He now leads […]

The Business of Changing the World

November 21, 2013 – Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Chief Communications Officer Kate James, who will be joining Pearson in 2014, spoke about “The Business of Changing the World” at the 52nd Annual Distinguished Lecture & Awards Dinner at the Yale Club of New York City. James runs the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s global communications […]

Communications Lessons from the 2012 Campaign: Why ___ Won”

November 8, 2012 – Mark Penn, Microsoft, and Dana Perino, Fox News, teamed up to deliver the first-ever team lecture at the IPR Annual Distinguished Lecture and Awards Dinner. Mark Penn, President Clinton’s White House pollster for six years and a key adviser in his 1996 reelection and Dana Perino, former Deputy Press Secretary to […]

Reimagining Our Profession, Public Relations for a Complex World

November 10, 2011 – Richard Edelman, President & CEO of Edelman, the world’s largest independent public relations firm, delivered the Institute’s 50th Distinguished Lecture. Edelman has extensive experience in marketing and reputation and has counseled Egypt, Israel and Mexico on economic development. Edelman’s research on NGOs, business, government and media in the Edelman Trust Barometer […]

Truth, Trust and Reputational Intelligence

November 11, 2010 – Bill Margaritis, Senior Vice President, Global Communications and Investor Relations of FedEx Corporation, delivered the 50th Institute for Public Relations Distinguished Lecture in New York City. Robert Grupp, IPR President and CEO (right), and Matt Gonring, Co-Chair of the IPR Board of Trustees (center), congratulate Bill Margaritis of FedEx Corporation, who […]

Toward a New Profession: Brand, Constituency and Eminence on the Global Commons

Nov. 4, 2009 • Yale Club • 50 Vanderbilt Ave. New York City Jon Iwata, Senior Vice President at IBM, delivered the Institute for Public Relations 2009 Distinguished Lecture to an audience of 300 leaders in public relations and corporate communications gathered in New York City.  Institute Co-chair Mike Fernandez introduced Iwata, calling him “an […]

Public Relations: The Story Behind a Remarkable Renaissance

November 5, 2008 – The Yale Club New York, NY Sir Martin Sorrell founded WPP in 1985 and has been chief executive throughout its history. During that period, WPP has grown rapidly to become one of the world’s leading communications services groups. WPP companies offer a wide range of services to national, multinational and global […]

Putting It on the Line

November 8, 2007 – The Yale Club New York, NY Beth Comstock, president, NBC Universal Integrated Media, oversees television ad sales and leads the Digital Media team, driving the company’s digital strategy, business, content, and distribution efforts. In addition, she also leads both the marketing and research teams and is focused on deepening connections with […]

After 50 Years: The Value and Values of Public Relations

November 9, 2006 – The Yale Club New York, NY This year’s Distinguished Lecture is Jim Grunig, professor emeritus of communication at the University of Maryland, where he served on the faculty beginning in 1969 after earning his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin. Widely recognized as one of the world’s leading public relations scholars […]

The Character of Public Relations at 2005

November 10, 2005 – Yale Club New York, NY Willard D. “Bill” Nielsen is past chairman of the Institute for Public Relations. He retired last year as corporate vice president-public affairs and corporate communications for Johnson & Johnson. Nielsen joined Johnson & Johnson in 1988, following an 18-year career as a public relations agency consultant, […]

Has Public Relations Become Too Important To Leave To The Public Relations Professionals?

October 20, 2004 – One Whitehall Place Westminster, London Described by PRWEEK as the 20th Century’s “Most Influential Public Relations Professional,” Harold Burson, founder and CEO of Burson-Marsteller, will trace the evolutionary role of public relations as a corporate discipline and reinforce a concept articulated more than a half century ago by AT&T’s Arthur Page, […]