Over three-quarters of women are proud to work in construction PR

Research published today by the CIPR Construction and Property Group reveals over three-quarters (77%) of women PRs are proud to work in the construction sector and 67% would recommend it to other women. A survey of 163 women working in communication and marketing roles across the construction and property industries between February and April this year, commissioned by the CIPR Construction and Property Group (CAPSIG) and carried out by JFG Communications, found women overwhelmingly reported feeling proud to work in the construction sector. When asked about career progression, almost 90%…

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CIPR partners with CBI Government Affairs Network

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has announced a partnership with the Confederation of British Industry’s (CBI) Government Affairs Network (GAN) for 2018/19.  The Network addresses political issues in frequent, high level meetings of senior public affairs professionals drawn from across British industry.  The deal provides CIPR members and members of the CIPR Public Affairs group with exclusive access to discussions and debates relating to the CBI’s policy work and engagement with the government. The CIPR’s Public Affairs Group – which comprises more than 1,200 public affairs professionals – hosts regular…

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CIPR and FSB join forces

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has joined forces with the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) to champion the interests of small business owners. The partnership will improve understanding of public relations amongst small business owners and entitles CIPR members to discounts on FSB membership. FSB is the UK’s leading business campaigner for small businesses, focused on delivering change to support them to grow and succeed. According to State of the Profession research, 12% of the PR workforce – approximately 8,500 PR professionals – describe themselves as independent practitioners.…

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CIPR supports Global Principles of Ethical Practice

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has stated they are proud to support a universally agreed set of principles aimed at promoting ethical conduct in public relations, as mentioned previously. The initiative – led by the Global Alliance – is backed by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), the International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) and the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA).  As a member of the Global Alliance, the CIPR has supported the project since its inception and encourages PR professionals from across the world to adhere to the principles. …

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CIPR #AIinPR launches crowdsourced literature review to explore the impact of AI on professions

The CIPR #AIinPR panel is inviting submissions to a literature review on the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on the professions. The panel’s objective is to understand and characterise the impact of AI based on academic literature and contemporary, informed contributions from think tanks, organisations and individuals. Content shared in the past 12 months via the AIinPR hashtag on Twitter has already been recorded by the panel. Anne Gregory Hon CIPR, Professor of Corporate Communication at the University of Huddersfield, is leading the project. Anne is a former President of the…

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