2017 Integrated Report celebrates 'record-breaking' year for CIPR

More than 1,800 members joined the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) in 2017 and overall member retention grew to 83%, according to figures revealed in the Institute's Integrated Report . 

The report - published ahead of this evening's AGM in Newcastle - shows record numbers of PR professionals (1,970) attended CIPR training last year. Other highlights include the continuing success of Influence magazine, which culminated in articles featuring the likes of George Osborne and Arianna Huffington.

The report also reveals the top ten most popular CPD resources from the year. 

Top 10 CPD resources of 2017

  1. Reputation matters – new data protection act (GDPR webinar)
  2.  #PR2017 – trends, issues and challenges facing public relations
  3. Open data and public relations (skills guide)
  4. CIPR ethical decision tree
  5. 5 things your Board wants from PR (webinar)
  6. Introduction to GDPR (skills guide)
  7. Brexit and public relations (research report)
  8. Interactive ethics podcast
  9. Skills guide on Code of Conduct
  10. Making movies with iPhones and iPads (training course)

The report follows the 2017 Financial Report - published in May - which revealed the Institute made a post-tax profit of almost £200,000.

Download the 2017 Integrated Report (PDF)


Notes to editors

About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)
Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. The CIPR is the largest membership organisation for PR practitioners outside of North America. By size of turnover and number of individually registered members, we are the leading representative body for the PR profession and industry in Europe.

The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).