CIPR relaunch free and universal lobbying register

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has relaunched its UK Lobbying Register (UKLR), the only free and universal lobbying register operating in the UK. The UKLR originally launched in 2015 to complement the statutory regime with the aim of providing as full a picture of UK lobbying as possible. It is open to all lobbyists – agency, in-house and freelance – unlike the statutory register that is only open to consultant lobbyists. By registering, individuals and organisations demonstrate; accountability to a recognised industry code of conduct     a commitment to conduct lobbying…

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CIPR opens applications for 2022 Research Fund

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has opened its 2022 Research Fund for applications following a successful launch last year. Launched in 2021 under then-President, Mandy Pearse, the Fund awards grants of up to £2000 to CIPR members at any stage of their careers to conduct independent PR research to support the critical research of PR practice, in line with the CIPR Royal Charter and five-year strategy. Applications will be decided by members of the CIPR’s Research Fund Panel. In 2021 three CIPR members received funding for their research. One of the 2021 recipients, Martin Turner…

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CIPR’s PRide Awards return for 2022 to celebrate outstanding work across the UK

The largest regional celebration of PR practice in the UK returns as the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) launches the 2022 PRide Awards.  The PRide Awards shine a light on the hard work, dedication, and talent across nine PRide regions covering the devolved nations and England outside London.  There are 18 all-region PRide categories and 13 region-specific categories to enter. Entrants have until 15 June to apply for the standard deadline and 22 June for the late deadline. To enter please visit our PRide 2022 webpage. The PRide Awards showcase the…

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CIPR partners with BME PR Pros to relaunch The Xec.

The Xec. leadership scheme, developed by BME PR Pros and delivered in partnership with the CIPR and PRovoke Media, and supported by Google UK is back for a second year. The leadership scheme, the first for UK-based Black, Asian, Mixed Race and Ethnic Minority (BME) PR and comms pros, aims to create the next generation of BME leaders and to increase boardroom diversity client and agency-side. The practical 10-month long course encompasses training days, masterclasses and ‘My Career’ talks delivered by a diverse range of industry leaders including award-winning creatives,…

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Respect for chartership status in marketing and PR on the rise but lower than other industries

A new study from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) reveals that respect amongst chartered professionals in the marketing and public relations industries has improved in the last decade, but remains low compared to other professions. ‘The Value of Chartership’ report, which explores the views of 300 surveyed chartered members, finds two-fifths (39%) believe respect for chartership in PR and marketing has increased. However, the majority (72%) of respondents feel it is less respected in comparison to other chartered professions such as…

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