Influence named 'Best Association Magazine' at Association Excellence Awards
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.
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!
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.
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.
CIPR members can expect to receive the next edition of Influence from 8 May.
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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).