CIPR launches new PR Research Fund

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has launched a new fund to support the critical research of PR practice. The Fund seeks to encourage CIPR members – at any stage of their career – to undertake practical research which explores subject matters in any area of PR practice in line with the CIPR Royal Charter and five-year strategy. Grants of up to £2,000 are available and will be awarded by the Research Fund Panel consisting of representatives from CIPR’s Groups, Council, and Board, as well as representatives from academic and commercial research. The Research Fund…

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CIPR; David Cameron lobbying activity highlights need for change in legislation

In response to a front-page story in the Financial Times concerning former Prime Minister David Cameron lobbying the UK government on behalf of a firm he was advising, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has repeated its call for changes in legislation to ensure that all attempts to influence political decisions by lobbyists, in whatever capacity, are captured. Current legislation governing lobbying in Westminster only requires consultant lobbying to be registered, leaving those on an organisation’s payroll outside the scope of full public scrutiny. This is something the Institute…

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CIPR confirmed as Women in Communications 2021 Conference partner

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is proud to be an official partner of this year’s Women in Communications virtual conference on Wednesday 28 April.  The annual conference will explore the role of women in communications and offer practical advice and coaching on how to develop your career and leadership capabilities.  According to the 2019/20 State of the Profession Survey, two-thirds of the public relations profession is comprised of women, but the number of women occupying the top Director, Partner or Managing Director roles remains 10% lower than men.  Attendees will hear from a line up of expert speakers on topics including: The Power of Storytelling: using storytelling…

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CIPR partners with Media Trust to support “next generation of future leaders”

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is delighted to announce it has partnered with Media Trust, a charity dedicated to giving marginalised groups and young people a stronger voice by bridging the gap between the media and creative industries and broader society. The partnership includes 50 free CIPR student memberships – which provides access to the CIPR Student Mentoring Scheme – to those on Media Trust’s ‘Creativity Works’ training programme and Emerging Leaders Network. The CIPR has also committed to sharing expert advice and information in the form of resources and speakers to support the charity’s existing workshops and training, and promoting…

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CIPR publishes parent support pack with PR-themed children’s activity pack

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has published a new resource aimed at supporting those caring for school-age children, with advice on how to talk to employers about challenging situations and advice for employers on how to best support their staff, particularly during the pandemic.  ‘PR and Parenting in a Pandemic‘ is free for all to download and includes articles, advice, and even a PR-themed children’s activity pack with competitions and more. Articles include:  ‘How employers can support working parents during lockdown and beyond’ by Shalini Gupta  ‘How to talk to your manager about your circumstances’ by Nafisa Shafiq   ‘Top Tips for Managing Working…

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