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Influence named 'Best Association Magazine' at Association Excellence Awards

Influence - the Chartered Institute of Public Relations' (CIPR) exclusive member magazine - has been named 'Best Association Magazine or Newsletter' at the Association Excellence Awards 2017.

The CIPR was praised for acting on the requests of its members by delivering a print magazine in a digital age. The winning entry saw off competition from five other associations, including the Institute of the Motor Industry and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy.

Following its launch in January 2016, Influence has earned industry-wide acclaim for its thought provoking features and fresh approach to the issues affecting the modern business of public relations.

Valentina Kristensen MCIPR, CIPR Editorial Board member, Head of PR and Marketing of OakNorth Bank
We took a big risk launching a print publication last year but we’ve been overwhelmed by the amount of positive feedback and support the publication has received so far - not just from CIPR members, but from others who have come across it as well.

It’s wonderful to have this recognition and we hope to keep building on everything we’ve learned so far to make the publication even better going forward!
Valentina Kristensen MCIPR, CIPR Editorial Board member, Head of PR and Marketing of OakNorth Bank
Rob Brown FCIPR, CIPR Vice President, Managing Partner of Rule 5
Influence was created to cover big topics like automation, devolution, message overload and fake news. On day one of the first issue the publication made a significant and valuable contribution to the PR industry and it is a tangible expression of what the CIPR can and does do for its membership and the wider profession.  It’s genuinely thrilling that it has won this award in its first full year of publication.
Rob Brown FCIPR, CIPR Vice President, Managing Partner of Rule 5
Rob Smith, Editor of Influence
Since its inception it has been a key aim of Influence help make sense of the rapidly-changing world of public relations and reflect the huge amount of talent within the industry.

With just five editions published so far it is fantastic to see Influence making such a mark as to be recognised by the Association Excellence Awards. A big thank you goes to our publishing partners Think and all the contributors over the last 18 months as well as everyone who has helped make Influence a reality.
 
Rob Smith, Editor of Influence

CIPR members can expect to receive the next edition of Influence from 8 May. 

Notes to editors

About Influence
Influence is a multiple-award winning quarterly magazine available exclusively to CIPR members. The magazine earned industry-wide acclaim for its cutting edge analysis and fascinating features, following its launch in January 2016. The popularity of the magazine has inspired 'Influence Live' - a series of networking events uniting high-profile speakers and senior industry professionals.