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Ray Kotcher

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Ray Kotcher, Chairman and Senior Partner of Ketchum, will receive the 2014 Institute for Public Relations (IPR) Alexander Hamilton Medal, awarded for lifetime contribution to the public relations profession. Kotcher will accept the Institute’s highest honor and speak at IPR’s 53rd Annual Distinguished Lecture & Awards Dinner at the Yale Club of … Continue reading Ray Kotcher to Accept Hamilton Medal for Lifetime Achievement

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Profession Enjoying a Multi-Year Period of Expansion in Budgets and Staffs Results from the eighth biennial Communication and Public Relations Generally Accepted Practices (GAP VIII) Study were released by the USC Annenberg Strategic Communication and Public Relations Center (SCPRC). The purpose of the GAP Study is to provide senior communicators with timely guidance as they … Continue reading USC Annenberg Releases Results of Eighth GAP Study Assessing PR Industry Trends and Practices

Heather Harder wins AWP Case Study Competition

NEW YORK, NY – A case study examining how the Coca-Cola Company confronted public health concerns related to obesity won the Grand Prize at the Arthur W. Page Society’s 2014 Case Study in Corporate Communications, sponsored by the Page Society and the Institute for Public Relations (IPR). The competition awards students whose entries compellingly explore … Continue reading Elon University Student Wins 2014 Page Society Case Study Competition

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – PRIME Research and the Institute for Public Relations (IPR) have agreed to make PRIME media data bases available to academics conducting research to be published by IPR.  Donald K. Wright, Ph.D., Harold Burson professor and chair in public relations at Boston University’s College of Communication, will oversee the program. PRIME Research has … Continue reading Institute for Public Relations and PRIME Research Enter Partnership

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 … Continue reading IPR Expands Internationally, Names New Trustees and 2014 Leaders

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. … Continue reading Four Major Corporations Adopt Public Relations Research Standards

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 … Continue reading Industry Best Practices Study Now Open For Top Communicators

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

GAINESVILLE, FL – Sarab Kochhar, a Ph.D. student at the University of Florida, started working this month as the 2013 Ketchum Excellence in Public Relations Research Award winner. Kochhar said her 10-week internship with Ketchum’s Global Research and Analytics office in New York City has already provided her with new insights into her field of … Continue reading University of Florida Ph.D. Student Wins 2013 Ketchum Excellence in Public Relations Research Award

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 … Continue reading What business leaders should expect of their employee communications programs

GAINESVILLE, FL — The first element of an Institute for Public Relations (IPR) research program exploring best practices in global employee communications is now available free on the IPR website.  The results of in-depth interviews can be found in a new report entitled “Best- In-Class Practices in Employee Communication: Through the Lens of 10 Global … Continue reading New From IPR: Ten Leaders In Global Employee Communications Tell How They Do It