CIPR and Taylor Bennet Foundation launch 2024 BME reverse mentoring scheme

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and Taylor Bennett Foundation have launched the third Reverse Mentoring Scheme to tackle equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) challenges in the PR industry. Over the following 10 months, the scheme will challenge the general organisational infrastructure and representation in the PR and communications sectors, championing diversity and inclusion and working towards change in the industry. The scheme supports progressive learning as senior agency and in-house leaders are paired with a PR and comms professional from a Black, Asian, or ethnic minority background. The…

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Search engines most used sources of information for policy makers

New research from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has found that traditional media and search engines are dominant sources for policy makers looking for evidence-based information. Published today, the report’s findings demonstrate that issuing press releases, publishing articles on websites, and sharing information on social media should form part of a wider policy engagement strategy. Authored by Dr Caroline Wood, Research Communications Manager at the University of Oxford, the report – ‘Communicating evidence to policy makers – what works best?‘ – surveyed 132 policy makers across the UK. It…

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Six organisations join the CIPR as corporate members

Six organisations have joined the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) as Corporate Affiliate members in the first quarter of 2023. They include a business to business tech marketing and communications agency, the government’s housing and regeneration agency, a charitable foundation, and a creative agency, among others.  The latest organisations join a growing community of over 230 corporate members, each committed to the professional development of their PR and communications teams and a globally recognised set of professional standards.  The latest corporate members to join the CIPR are:  Essex County…

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UK business leaders place reputation risk in their top five concerns, new Business Leaders Survey finds

A new survey has revealed that while UK businesses recognise the risks associated with reputational damage, over one-third of those polled do not have in-house public relations expertise to manage it.  The Business Leaders Survey from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and delivered by global market research agency, 3Gem, revealed that business leaders place reputation risk in their top five concerns. However, it also found that over 40% of those businesses didn’t retain the services of a public relations firm.  The report is the fourth in the series…

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CIPR launches new #StateofPR survey to capture views and experiences of profession

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has launched its new sector survey, aimed at understanding the working lives and views of public relations professionals. After a one-year hiatus, the ‘State of the Profession 2024’ survey returns to capture PR practitioners’ thoughts on the health of the industry. The survey explores PR’s skills landscape, its commitment to professional development, views on the reputation of PR, and how the profession is adapting to the rapid proliferation of AI tools. The insight gathered supports the CIPR to guide its policy agenda, benchmark…

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