CIPR and IoD to award top prize for reputational management

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has today opened entries for the third annual CIPR Institute of Directors Annual Prize: PR Director of the Year.

The prize is awarded to the CIPR member who is able to demonstrate effectiveness at managing and safeguarding the reputation of their organisation, either in times of crisis or over a longer period of reputational initiative.

Entries are open to CIPR Members who advise a board, MD or Chairman, as a fellow board member, senior colleague or consultant, on reputational risk or other aspects of reputation management that have a significant impact on their organisation and its stakeholders.

The winner of the award will be recognised at this year’s Excellence Awards Dinner and will receive a place on an IoD Director Development programme as well as a selection of IoD resources – with a total prize value of approximately £3,000.

This award is an excellent opportunity for senior practitioners to highlight the value of reputational management at the highest levels of an organisation. We are pleased that we can once again work in partnership with the IoD to recognise those individuals who are playing such a vital role within their organisations to effectively respond to crises and manage reputation.
Emma Leech FCIPR, CIPR PR Director of the Year Award winner 2012
Winning this prestigious award was a major boost - both to me personally and to the team at Nottingham who made it happen. The project was challenging and the interview process was a valuable learning experience in itself. I would strongly encourage other CIPR members to take this opportunity to highlight the work and vital reputational management they have been undertaking.
Emma Leech FCIPR, CIPR PR Director of the Year Award winner 2012
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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).