Organization that serves as a platform to facilitate connectivity among PR leaders, PR practitioners, PR educators, PR institutions in the region. APRN is based in Jakarta-Indonesia and was established in June 2014. Since then we have expanded our membership to corporations, PR agencies, Communication institutions and universities, PR National Associations, PR professionals across South East Asia. APRN has attained its global recognition when it became a member of the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management—the confederation of the world’s major PR and communication management associations and institutions, representing 160.000 practitioners and academics around the world—of which they appointed the current President of APRN as the Regional Delegate-at-large for Asia. With the objectives to champion connectivity, friendship, and mutual understanding among ASEAN member countries, gaining skills and strength from one another’s PR best practices; ASEAN PR Network conducts regular activities that benefit the PR society in general especially its members. To ensure that this objectivity is fulfilled, an annual conference, seminars and workshops is being organized to gather PR professionals, PR institutions, PR associations from the ASEAN member countries to meet minds and discourse on pertinent PR issues affecting the South-East Asia region. Any collaborative efforts to strengthen the ties among the ASEAN member countries will be of the utmost priority for the network.
The Institute of Public Relations Malaysia (IPRM) was founded in 1962 and established as a company limited by guarantee without having a share capital in 1984. IPRM was initiated by a group of public relations practitioners from commerce, industry and government who felt the need for an organization to represent their rapidly expanding profession and undertake relevant professional programs and activities. The objectives of the institute are to promote the interests of public relations practitioners and enhance the practice of public relations in the country. Today IPRM represents the national public relations body of Malaysia and has over 500 members, both individuals and corporate. IPRM is the only organization of its kind in Malaysia to devote itself exclusively to the study and development of best public relations practices. IPRM has firmly established itself, and received recognition as the professional body representing organized public relations practice in Malaysia.
- Global Alliance
The Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management is the confederation of the world’s major PR and communication management associations and institutions, representing 160.000 practitioners and academics around the world. It is a not-for-profit organizations based in Switzerland. The Global Alliance’s mission is to unify the public relations profession, raise professional standards all over the world, share knowledge for the benefit of its members and be the global voice for the public relations in the public interest. The Global Alliance relies on the efforts of communication professionals to tackle common problems with a global perspective. By partnering with regional, national and international bodies to increase professionalism in public relations and communication management, this Alliance works to enhance the collaborative professionalism of the industry among its constituents around the world.