Brief released for Douglas Smith student award 2017

The Douglas Smith Student Award is an annual award now in its fourth year. Its aim is to encourage young PR talent and, in order to qualify, entrants have the task of developing an international campaign brief. The award was created in memory of Douglas Smith, founder and patron of CIPR International and a great supporter of young and emerging talent.

Peak PR

PR careers still peak much earlier than is the case for many other professions. Richard Bailey looks back on his opportunistic career and offers some tips for today’s students and graduates.

FuturePRoof 2 focuses on opportunities for PR

#FuturePRoof: Edition Two, published today, continues the discussion around key opportunities facing public relations, from convergence and skills to boardroom recognition and the pace of change. Its aim is to assert public relations as a management discipline and demonstrate its value to organisational success.

Ulster student wins national award

Kathryn Moore from Ulster University has won the 2016 Douglas Smith Student Award, a national competition to find the most talented PR students, organised by CIPR International.

The communications revolution comes to Belfast

#CommsPRdigital ‘The Communications Revolution’ is a new conference announced today by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) in Northern Ireland. Taking place in The Merchant Hotel on Friday, 23 September, it is set to welcome keynote speakers of international standing from the PR, digital media and communications industries.