December’s edition of #CIPRCHAT looks towards the challenges and opportunities presented to public relations in 2014

#CIPRCHAT, an opportunity for public relations professionals to participate in an hour-long discussion on hot topics facing the public relations industry, returns on Wednesday 18 December to recap PR in 2013 and look ahead to trends emerging in 2014.

#CIPRCHAT will take place between 12.30pm and 1.30pm and will focus on some of the key issues, campaigns and talking points of 2013, whilst also exploring the PR landscape in 2014, including top tips for surviving new PR challenges, new tools to help practitioners with changing workloads and demands, and the role and priorities of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations in the year ahead.

Questions will be proposed by @CIPR_UK using #CIPRCHAT and put to a panel of senior CIPR members and staff including:

  • Stephen Waddington MCIPR (@wadds), CIPR President 2014
  • Alastair McCapra (@CIPR_CEO), CIPR Chief Executive

Questions can be submitted in the comments box below or in advance to

A timeline of the most recent #CIPRCHAT, on international public relations, is available via Storify.

Notes to editors

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).

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