PR is “sleepwalking into AI” new CIPR #AIinPR report finds

The public relations profession is “sleepwalking into artificial intelligence” and markedly behind other professions in its preparations for the 4th industrial revolution, warns a new #AIinPR report.  Launched at the Alan Turing Institute this morning, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) #AIinPR Panel report – ‘The Effects of AI on the Professions: A Literature Repository’ – summarises nearly 200 global publications on AI and its impact on the professions including the changing nature of work, the ethical implications surrounding AI, future regulation and, notably, its impact on specific work groups.  The…

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New CIPR Board bring “challenge and expertise to help us ensure our focus is on our members”

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has announced the line-up of the Institute’s Board of Directors for 2020. The new Board comprises senior public relations professionals from a range of award-winning consultancies and in-house teams with all three Honorary Officer positions held by women for the second year running. Honorary officers: President: Jenni Field Chart.PR, FCIPR  Vice President: Mandy Pearse Chart.PR, FCIPR Vice President: Emma Leech Found.Chart.PR, FCIPR Elected members: Mike Browne MCIPR Trudy Lewis Chart.PR, MCIPR Eva Maclaine Found.Chart, FCIPR Advita Patel ChartPR FCIPR Steve Shepperson-Smith Chart.PR, MCIPR John Wilkinson Chart.PR, FCIPR Co-opted members: Benjamin Ellis Rachel Roberts Chart.PR Having…

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Finalists announced for Creative Shootout 2020 live final

Eight agencies have made it through to the Live Final of the 2020, CIPR supported, Creative Shootout. Finalists will have the opportunity to work on a real brief for the homeless charity, Crisis. Now in its fifth year, the awards ceremony will be held at Picturehouse Central on Thursday January 23, 2020. The eight finalist agencies, from all disciplines, were chosen by a high-profile judging panel, following a 60 second content entry stage. The eight finalist agencies are (in alphabetical order): Alpaca Communications – PR agency Epoch Design – Design consultancy Fever PR…

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New lobbying guidance welcome but still fails to address fundamental problems says CIPR

CIPR welcomes new guidance from the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists and is pleased that our responses to both consultations – in relation to registerable communications and codes of conduct, respectively – have been accepted and will be reflected in the next revision of the guidance. However, there remains concerns that the overall legislation still does not go far enough in providing the public with access to meaningful and accurate information about lobbying beyond consultant lobbying. “These changes are welcome and the Registrar has done a great job within his remit,…

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#StateOfPR launches with refreshed approach for 10th year

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has launched its 10th annual State of the Profession survey to investigate the issues, trends and challenges facing public relations. This year’s survey is shorter and includes a range of new questions, including practitioner views of networking, and a more detailed focus on social mobility. This follows last year’s data which revealed more than a quarter (28%) of the public relations workforce are privately educated – four times the national average. Now in its 10th year, State of the Profession gathers industry-leading data on issues…

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