2015’s Top Communicators – New Skills and Expertise Required

The Institute for Public Relations has commissioned research into the skills, expertise and competencies required in the years ahead for top public relations advisers and corporate communicators. Dr Tom Watson of the Media School at Bournemouth University in England is leading the research, which will be reported at the Institute’s next European Professional Colloq ...

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Williams Ruminates: Five Lessons Learned

In July, the Institute published a case study by Sean Williams examining how a financial services company used media measurement and content analysis to gauge the impact of financial turmoil on its brand and reputation. (See: http://alturl.com/oe3b) Sean’s intent was to provide a factual description of news media impac ...

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Thoughts on Stakeholder Management

[Recently I participated in a virtual meeting of the Commission on Public Relations Measurement & Evaluation. I came away impressed by the quantity and quality of work that the Measurement Commission has produced since it was organized with the Institute in 1998. All of the research is available free on this website. Here, a founding member comments on stakeholder management. ...

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Think Time

image People who know me know how thrilled I am to assume the role of President and CEO of the Institute for Public Relations. It is a privilege and an honor to lead this 53-year-old organization and represent our profession publicly. It’s also a personal pleasure for me to succeed two friends and colleagues who served the Institute so well: Frank O ...

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Four Things That Only Took Me Five Years to Learn

image In less than 20 days, I will retire after five great years as President and CEO of the Institute for Public Relations. In several recent speaking engagements, I have taken the opportunity to reflect on the important ideas encountered and adopted. Thus the title, ...

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David Rockland: New Ketchum Award Winner (and Why We Do This)

image One of the Institute for Public Relations’ oldest and most prestigious prizes, the Ketchum Excellence in Public Relations Research Award goes this year to Minjeong Kang, a Ph.D. student at Syracuse University. She will receive a $2,500 grant to support her work on measuring social media credibility. A six-stage research project will seek to validate methods fo ...

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Making Smarter Research Decisions

image Dr. David Michaelson chairs the Institute for Public Relations Research Fellows, a body established by the Board of Trustees to provide overall guidance for our research program. Michaelson, President of Echo Research, also keynoted the 2009 International Public Relations Research Conference. His theme: “...

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Hinson & Wright: Social Media Overtakes Porn

image Those aware of the social media research landscape know that several studies have indicated social media has overtaken pornography as the number one use of the internet. Each year we conduct a study that examines the impact technology is having on public relations. Now in its fourth year, our annual research has trac ...

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Hinson & Wright: Social Media Overtakes Porn

image Those aware of the social media research landscape know that several studies have indicated social media has overtaken pornography as the number one use of the internet. Each year we conduct a study that examines the impact technology is having on public relations. Now in its fourth year, our annual research has trac ...

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