Why I would #VoteJasonCIPR

As a relatively recent graduate and therefore associate member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations I don’t get a vote in the elections that will decide our professional body’s 2017 president. However, that doesn’t mean I don’t have a view on who should take up that position.

 

Jason MacKenzie, CIPR President Elections
Jason MacKenzie, candidate for CIPR President 2017

 

It still somewhat irks me that the more junior members of our body have little say in the direction it takes, despite what the CIPR itself was planning a little over a year ago.

 

That being said, the candidate I would vote for – had I the ability to do so – is actively engaging with and listening to the views of practitioners who, like me, are still in the early stages of their PR careers.

 

That candidate is Jason MacKenzie.

 

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CIPR Report Another Wake Up Call For ‘Profession’

CIPR State of the Profession Report #StateOfPR

Earlier today the CIPR (Chartered Institute of Public Relations) published its annual State of the Profession report, and it’s not an easy read.

It highlights the same issues we have seen in these reports for the last few years and despite lots of talk about becoming more professional, tackling a lack of diversity and gender imbalance, it seems little has changed. (more…)

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CIPR AGM 2014: The Times They Are A-Changing

Last night – despite the shocking weather – I attended the AGM of the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire regional group of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR).

After the main body of the meeting – I won’t bore you with the details thereof – Alastair McCapra, four months into his tenure as the professional body’s CEO addressed the group outlining plans for the future.

Metropolis film chartered institute of public relations (cipr)
The Steam-Driven Machines Powering The City Of Metropolis

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