CIPR to support Women & BAME in Communications Conferences

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is proud to support the Women in Communications and BAME in Communications Conferences taking place on 9 and 10 April, respectively.  The unique conferences aim to provide current and future leaders with the skills and understanding to confront issues of representation.  According to the CIPR’s State of the Profession research, two-thirds of the public relations industry is comprised of women, but the number of women occupying board and director level positions remains stubbornly low. Meanwhile, more PR professionals than ever believe PR campaigns are more effective when…

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‘Stop talking shop and start taking action’ – Social Purpose in focus at #CIPRconf18

A sell-out crowd of 200 public relations and business professionals gathered at the British Library in London yesterday for the 2018 CIPR National Conference. The Conference – chaired by Professor Anne Gregory Hon FCIPR – explored social purpose and the role of business in creating a better world for society. The day began with an energetic talk from John O’Brien, European Managing Partner, ONE HUNDRED, who reflected on the importance of social purpose in business. “Ethical purpose is critical because it shapes how and why we do things,” said O’Brien. He went on to claim that corporate…

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‘Businesses must do more than make profit’ – #CIPRdebate roundup

Around seventy PR and business professionals gathered at the Houses of Parliament on the 26th November for a debate on the role of business in society. The debate, organised by the Debating Group and sponsored by the CIPR, was chaired by Lord McNally Hon FCIPR. The motion “Business best serves society by focusing on its bottom line” was proposed by Dr Jamie Whyte, Research Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs and Valentina Kristensen MCIPR, Director of Growth and Communication at OakNorth Bank. The proposing team argued profitable companies deliver value to consumers who…

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#StateOfPR launches for 10th year

The PR industry’s biggest survey is back for 2018/19. The CIPR has launched its annual State of the Profession survey to investigate the issues, trends and challenges facing public relations. Now in its tenth year, State of the Profession gathers industry-leading data on issues including salaries, skills, recruitment trends and diversity. This year’s survey features an increased focus on mental health, after last year’s data revealed a 10% annual rise in the number of PR professionals living with a mental health condition. Sarah Hall Chart.PR, FCIPR, CIPR President said: It is more…

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‘Microchip your dogs – not your employees’ says CIPR

The CIPR has raised concerns over the prospect of British employers implanting staff with microchips to improve security and efficiency. The news follows recent reports in the Independent  that several legal and financial firms in the UK are in discussions with a company responsible for fitting thousands of people with chips in Scandinavia. The CIPR believes microchipping staff undermines employee privacy and does not serve the interests of businesses in the long-term. Jenni Field Chart.PR, FCIPR, 2019 CIPR President-Elect said: At a time when discussions at the highest levels of…

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