#StateOfPR launches for 9th year

The PR industry’s biggest survey is back for 2018/19.

The CIPR has launched its annual State of the Profession survey to investigate the issues, trends and challenges facing public relations.

Now in its ninth year, State of the Profession gathers industry-leading data on issues including salaries, skills, recruitment trends and diversity.

This year’s survey features an increased focus on mental health, after last year’s data revealed a 10% annual rise in the number of PR professionals living with a mental health condition.

Sarah Hall Chart.PR, FCIPR, CIPR President
It is more important than ever that we have a strong understanding of what our profession does and how we operate. State of the Profession provides insight into the challenges faced and the impact they have on us and our work as well as how we can best adapt to them.

This can only happen with your help and I urge anyone working in PR, whether a CIPR member or not, to take part and help us tell the story of our growing profession.
Sarah Hall Chart.PR, FCIPR, CIPR President

Whether you're on your mobile, tablet or desktop, the survey will take between 10 and 15 minutes to complete.

Respondents can enter a prize draw to win a £100 Amazon gift card upon completion. The CIPR will also pledge 50p for every completed survey to the charity iprovision (to a maximum of £250).

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)