Were CIPR members’ voices heard?

According to the latest CIPR President blog post, the Council has “discussed and agreed the new ”  

It is unclear whether the public voice of PR bloggers has been acknowledged – or any private comments sent direct to CIPR – with such a basic statement. 

Among those expressing their views were , , , , , , , ,  , and myself.  Not necessarily huge numbers, but people with something to say – most of it supportive of CIPR’s attention to social media, but not necessarily 100% signing up to the guidelines.

From these public comments – let alone the private responses – there would have been a lot to consider.  So as notes it is unclear how such feedback has been incorporated so quickly into the final guidelines – whatever they might be.

I’m wondering whether there have been any amends as a result of the consultation?  How many comments were received and what were these?  Is the final document the same as the original – in which case, so much for consultation.

It would be helpful to see more openness and transparency – especially as the same Presidential blog highlights the need to engage members.   I await to hear more about whether CIPR members voices have been heard on this occasion.

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Heather Yaxley

Heather Yaxley is passionate about PR - teaching the CIPR qualifications, lecturing part-time at Bournemouth University and running the Motor Industry Public Affairs Association (MIPAA). I'm undertaking a PhD looking at Career Strategies in PR. I love sharing ideas and knowledge - connecting news and views by blogging on public relations and educational developments, especially relating to accelerated and active learning. I'm also a published author, qualified trainer and experienced consultant.