Why and how to become a chartered PR practitioner

By Christina Yang. Since I posted about my CIPR chartership assessment on LinkedIn, I’ve received huge congratulations from my engineer friends on upcoming pay rise and promotion – I’m working for an engineering consulting firm and this happens to the engineering profession. I’ve also received many enquiries from my friends in both PR and engineering […]

Solopreneurs: Is it worth it to be chartered?

In 2015, I quit my full time job to start up my Public Relations (PR) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) boutique agency in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). When I took that step, I realized later that I not only lost the sense of job security, but also having clear milestones of career development. As […]

Maggie Nally Memorial Lecture 2019 – step inside One Great George Street

Dr David Landsman OBE is to give the keynote address at this year’s CIPR International Maggie Nally Memorial Lecture. David’s address will draw from his extensive experience of working internationally and will cover topics such as: Should PR strive to be regarded as a profession, or is there a better future to aspire to? Playing with […]

Statistics: Shady marketing or essential PR Partner?

By Josh Glendinning, Senior Research Manager, Opinium Research, “In theory, statistics should help settle arguments. They ought to provide stable reference points that everyone – no matter what their politics – can agree on…[Yet] rather than diffusing controversy and polarisation, it seems as if statistics are actually stoking them…Not only are statistics viewed by many as untrustworthy, […]

Letter from Mauritius: Welcome to tropical PR

As part of CIPR International’s ‘Letters From‘ series Samantha Seewoosurrun gives us on-the-ground insight from the public relations industry in Mauritius. I took my first steps in PR in the summer of 1992 as an intern at PR Unlimited in Victoria, London, preparing goodie bags for a Lee Jeans product launch. Over 25 years on, after […]

University public relations – achieving global impact

By Claire Whitelaw, deputy director of marketing and communications, Durham University, Working in University PR is possibly the most interesting and varied job in the industry. We’re managing engagement with partners, journalists and interested parties from around the globe on fascinating campaigns and stories that consistently grab headlines and public attention. Durham University, my employer and […]

Remembering Maggie Nally

By Lucy Chapple, CIPR International recently hosted its annual Maggie Nally Memorial Lecture. The 2018 address was given by Ricardo Carioni, Deputy Chief of Mission at Embassy of Nicaragua to the UK and Ireland, and offered PR professionals invaluable insight into Latin America’s diverse communications landscape. Other prominent speakers who have given the address include […]

Throwing stones at hyenas

The ethics of PR in developing markets By Christopher Genasi, Managing Director of Grayling Kenya Limited I run Grayling’s office in Nairobi. We are a PR consultancy working for a mix of multinational firms and local Kenyan organisations operating throughout sub-Saharan Africa, so I can only give a view on the ethics of working in […]

Ethical considerations for working in the Middle East

By Steve King, CIPR International Committee Member Before entering into any observations on right or wrong – I’m extremely aware that I’m an outsider in the Middle East. This is not my ‘home’, even though I’ve lived here for the past 14 years. Also as PR practitioners we should all be professionally critical – and […]