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The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the professional body for public relations in the UK. With over 9,500 members, involved in all aspects of communications, the CIPR is the largest body of its type in Europe. It develops policies, represents its members, and raises standards through education and training.
I am an executive board member and I’d been invited to form a social media panel which was launched this week. Reassuringly there was a lot of online buzz with over 100 people using the hashtag #CIPRSM, people blogging about the initiative and lots of traffic to the announcement on the web site. The reaction was overwhelmingly positive and their were even people saying it had prompted them to join the CIPR.
The panel includes people with considerable experience and reputation and we will we will use the tools available to us to facilitate discussions, develop ideas and to make recommendations public so that CIPR members and the profession can comment, suggest and input. The full line up is as follows:
- Daljit Bhurji ACIPR – Managing Director, Diffusion (@Daljit_Bhurji)
- Mark Borkowski – Managing Director, Borkowski (@MarkBorkowski)
- Rob Brown FCIPR – Managing Director, Staniforth (@robbrown)
- Stuart Bruce MCIPR – Managing Director, Wolfstar (@stuartbruce)
- Dominic Burch – Head of Corporate Communications, ASDA (@dom_asdaPR)
- Simon Collister – Head of Non-Profit & Public Sector, We Are Social (@simoncollister)
- Gemma Griffiths – Client Director, Racepoint (@GemGriff)
- Katy Howell – Managing Director, Immediate Future (@katyhowell)
- Marshall Manson – Director of Digital Strategy, Edelman (@marshallmanson)
- Beccy McMichael – Head of Corporate & Technology, Ruder Finn (@bmcmichael)
- Danny Rogers – Editor, PR Week (@dannyrogers2001)
- Julio Romo MCIPR–PR & Communications Consultant, twofourseven (@twofourseven)
- Philip Sheldrake – Partner, Influence Crowd LLP (@sheldrake)
- Stephen Waddington MCIPR – Managing Director, Speed Communications (@wadds)
The panel is not the initiative but rather will facilitate and create initiatives and shape an agenda that will encourage open conversation on developments and initiatives that concern the public relations profession.
Read the CIPR’s announcement.