Watch: President Mandy Pearse's summer update to members


In her summer update video to members, CIPR President Mandy Pearse reflects on a busy few months of collaboration and celebration.

In July, we joined forces with the PRCA to launch the Heard Mentality campaign, aiming to inspire PR and communications professionals to take positive action on mental health across the industry. Nearly 200 organisations and individuals are committed to hosting a conversation about mental health.

The impact on practitioner mental health was one of the key findings from our #PRinAPandemic report, published in July. The report reflects on the profession’s response to the pandemic which saw “the significant increase in value and reputation of the work we do”.

Elsewhere, Mandy took time to commend the “amazing dedication and work of CIPR staff and volunteers which saw us pick up the overall gold winner and the award for Best Conference at the National Association Awards.

Summer highlights

  • We published our 80-page #PRinAPandemic research report into how the PR industry responded to the pandemic. Find out more.
  • We launched the Heard Mentality campaign to address with the PRCA to address the mental health concerns in the industry. Find out more.
  • We won double gold at the National Association Awards. Find out more.
  • The shortlist for our 2021 regional PRide Awards was announced. Find out more.
  • We published the latest episode of our Engage podcast series with a focus on ‘Inspiring Social Purpose’. Find out more.
  • We responded to reports on the former Prime Minister, David Cameron's, lobbying activities for Greensill Capital, calling for stronger lobbying regulations. Find out more.
  • We criticised the Home Office and wrote to the Home Secretary for the lack of transparency in creating the On the Move website which claimed to offer migrants a reliable source of information without disclosing their authorship. Find out more.

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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 in the UK and overseas 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).