Public Relations Associations


Below is a list of a few associations in the public relations industry. For more information visit each of their websites where they have blogs, news, and an application to join.

  • Public Relations Society of America: With more than 22,000 members, PRSA offers their members an outlet to have their voices heard, an opportunity to stay on top of emerging trends and industry news through the Public Relations Journal and Tactics and Strategist, the ability to extend their networks while increasing their knowledge through chapters and the sharing of information and ideas, as well as online resources (including case studies and full-text articles) for members only.
  • International Public Relations Association: IPRA offers international networking opportunities through global conferences and regional meetings, annual directories of members, and online global PR resources. Also as member, there are benefits such as reduced fees to international PR conferences, reduced rates to online Hot-Link referral service, and professional credibility.
  • Canadian Public Relations Society: With ~1,500 members in 16 member societies located across Canada, in places such as Prince George, Vancouver, Toronto, and Ottawa, they are one of the top associations in North America and Canada, and provide networking for members as well as a member referral program, leadership opportunities, and a National Resource Library.
  • Council of Public Relations Firms: Some of the membership benefits of the Council of Public Relations Firms include: Proprietary Research, access to major industry studies and data, participation in business development programs, recruitment and intern support, and much more. The Council represents ~14,000 employees and a large portion of the est. $4.0 Billion dollars in US revenue.

  • Entertainment Publicists Professional Society: Founded in 1991, EEPS has been a tool used to bring people from every level of entertainment publicity together in order to share their expertise, information, and ideas. Members are encouraged to join committees, such as the activities, membership, publicity, and website committees. Benefits include a free subscription to EPPS's bimonthly newsletter, discounts on the SCOOP seminars, and access to the Motion Picture Federal Credit Union.

  • International Association of Business Communicators: IABC provides a network for over 15,500 business communication professionals in 80 countries. Members come from backgrounds in PR, marketing, advertising, training, editing, writing, and graphic design, to name a few. Joining the association gives these professionals a resource in order to make an impact in their jobs, find clients, and to find and explore the hidden job market.

  • Issue Management Council: "Helping members anticipate and successfully resolve issues through effective management processes". This council is from professionals who work in managing issues and for those who wish to advance in the profession.

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