CIPR and Global Alliance team up to deliver new series of webinars

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communications Management have partnered to deliver a series of free webinars from PR practitioners from all over the world, throughout the month of April. In support of Global Alliance’s ‘Education and Training Month’, the CIPR is hosting a number of free digital webinars to encourage members, and the wider PR community, to continue learning during these challenging times. Kicking off on Wednesday 1 April, the first webinar of the series will be delivered by José Velasco Guardado with…

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CIPR launch new webinar series to support profession through the Coronavirus crisis

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is launching a new weekly series of #CIPRLearn webinars aimed at advising public relations professionals on managing their work during the COVID-19 outbreak with tips and tools on working from home, communicating with staff, crisis management and business continuity. The webinars will be available for all – including non-members – to watch live and will remain available for CIPR members. Registration is required for each of the webinars by clicking the relevant links below. Wednesday 1 April, 11am – Crisis management Wednesday 8 April, 11am – Internal communication *pre-recorded and available to all…

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PRCA & CIPR issue joint statement on COVID-19 outbreak

The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) and the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) have issued a joint statement praising the efforts of communications professionals during the coronavirus outbreak. The two bodies have also published an open letter to the Chancellor calling for more support for freelance practitioners.  The letter to the Chancellor can be read here. Joint statement:   The coronavirus outbreak and the extraordinary measures brought in to protect public health have had an unprecedented impact on the public relations industry.   PR organisations across the UK have already lost staff, while up to 8,500 freelancers face the prospect of losing clients and being unable…

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CIPR welcomes government decision to establish ‘counter-disinformation unit’

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) welcomes the government decision to set up a ‘counter disinformation unit’ – comprised of various departments across Whitehall to identify and respond to disinformation about COVID-19.  The unit will work closely with social media companies and communications experts to monitor interference and limit the spread of disinformation. This decision follows proposals to increase the tightening of social media regulations, as the government are set to appoint Ofcom as the new online harm’s regulator. We remind members of their commitment to the CIPR code of conduct –…

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Public relations seen as more transparent than any other profession, says new report

Public trust in professionals is “still strongly held” according to new research by the Professional Associations Research Network (PARN). The report finds public relations is viewed as more transparent than any other profession. However, public relations is viewed as the least trustworthy profession. The report was funded by a number of professional bodies including the CIPR. ‘Promoting Professionalism’ examines the challenges professions face including the rise of populism, the emergence of new technologies and concerns surrounding sustainability.  Chapter 5 – ‘Perceptions of Professionalism’ – explores what the public thinks of professionals as well as how professionals in different…

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