Rob Brown FCIPR awarded the Sir Stephen Tallents Medal

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has awarded Rob Brown FCIPR, CIPR board member, CIPR Social Media Panel member, and managing partner of Rule 5, this year's Sir Stephen Tallents medal.

The medal is to recognise exceptional achievements in, and contributions to, the development of PR by a CIPR member.

Sir Stephen Tallents was one of the founders of public relations in Britain and the first president of the Institute of Public Relations in 1948. He was the BBC's first controller of public relations and Deputy Director General under Lord Reith.

Rob graduated in Economics and Politics before joining Staniforth as a PR account executive. He then went on to set up his own media PR business in the 90s, working with ITV, Granada and Channel Four. Around the same time, he lectured on the subject of PR and the Internet at Manchester Metropolitan University for the first time and has continued to do so ever since.

In 2008, after seven years at McCann-Erickson, Rob returned to Staniforth as UK MD before launching new agency, Rule 5, in 2012.

He is author of 'Public Relations and the Social Web', a contributing author of 'Share This - The Social Media Handbook', and a lead editor on the follow-up, 'Share This Too'.

Rob Brown FCIPR, CIPR Social Media Panel member and Founder of Rule 5
There is something special about getting recognition from the upper echelons of the PR profession for what they feel you have put into the Public Relations industry. I was overwhelmed when I was told about the award and very grateful to have received it.
Rob Brown FCIPR, CIPR Social Media Panel member and Founder of Rule 5
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).