WATCH: President Jenni Field praises efforts of members in end of year video message


In her final monthly video of the year, CIPR President Jenni Field takes the opportunity "to recognise people for all the effort and work they have done this year."

Looking back on a challenging year in which the PR profession has "taken on challenges we never knew we were going to have," Jenni highlights the role the CIPR, together with its volunteers, played in supporting the profession through its new products and services, published reports, and lobbying efforts.

In 2020 this has seen:

  • Over 1,800 PR professionals join the CIPR
  • 81 practitioners becoming Chartered 
  • Over 1,500 practitioners taking CIPR training 
  • Over 465 public relations practitioners getting professionally qualified through the CIPR


2020 CIPR products and services:

  • Our iprovision Mental Health Hotline. More here.
  • Our Employability Support Hub. More here.
  • Our new ‘Engage’ podcast. More here.
  • Our 'Progress' mentoring scheme. More here.
  • Our 'Career Starter' student mentoring scheme. More here.

2020 CIPR publications:

  • Our Race in PR report. More here.
  • The world’s first #AIinPR ethics guide. More here.
  • Three Influencer Marketing skills guides. More here.
  • Guidance for PR professionals to prepare for Brexit. More here.
  • Our annual #StateofPR report. More here.

2020 CIPR highlights:

  • Welcomed over 300 PR professionals at our first virtual National Conference. More here.
  • Our member magazine, Influence, went digital and won another award. More here.
  • Wrote to all new MPs about ethical lobbying. More here.
  • Campaigned for better financial support for our SME and independent practitioner members with a coalition of partners. More here.
  • Ran a series of sector and region Brexit events. More here.
  • Ran free training webinars for all PR professionals at the start of the pandemic. More here.

Notes to editors

About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations

Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the world's only Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners with nearly 10,000 members.

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).