OTTAWA-GATINEAU, June 20, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Public Relations
Society (CPRS) recognized Daniel Tisch APR, FCPRS and Jean Valin APR,
FCPRS LM with the 2013 CPRS Award of Attainment during the 2013 CPRS
National Awards Gala on June 11. Tisch and Valin were acknowledged for
outstanding achievement and service in the public relations industry
including their work with the Global Alliance for Public Relations and
Communications Management and its Melbourne Mandate.
"Winning this award for a co-creation involving more than one thousand
public relations professional from around the world is a great honour. The Melbourne Mandate was a terrific opportunity to create a powerful global advocacy
platform. Working with Dan Tisch on this was a privilege; we make a
great team together," said Valin.
The CPRS Award of Attainment is presented to CPRS members whose personal
activities and leadership have gone beyond the call of duty. The work
conducted must also have contributed to the status and acceptance of
the public relations function as a whole.
"It's been a privilege to lead the Global Alliance for the last two
years, and to join professionals and academics from around the world in
building a global consensus on the value of communication to
organizations - and to society," said Tisch, President of Argyle
Communications and Chair of the Global Alliance for Public Relations
and Communication Management. "Thinking of our professional journey
calls to mind an African proverb: if you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together."
The two worked together to produce a new mandate statement with regards
to the role and value of public relations within communicative
organizations, and in society at large. This work was done through a
transparent process which involved extensive research and consultation.
The Melbourne Mandate earned the approval of delegates after an open session during the World
Public Relations Forum in November 2012.
The Award of Attainment was one of several noteworthy awards presented
at this year's gala. The Major Awards recognize exceptional involvement
in the public relations profession and candidates are nominated by
peers. Daniel Tisch and his team at Argyle Communications also received
the CPRS Don Rennie Memorial Award for excellence in government
Founded in 1948, the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) is a
not-for-profit organization whose members are engaged in the practice,
management or teaching of public relations. Members work to maintain
the highest standards and to share a uniquely Canadian experience in
public relations. CPRS is a federation of more than 1,800 members
across 14 Member Societies based in major cities or organized province-wide. For more
information, visit our website: cprs.ca.
Image with caption: "Jean Valin APR, FCPRS LM (left) and Daniel Tisch APR, FCPRS (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130620_C9884_PHOTO_EN_28273.jpg
SOURCE: Canadian Public Relations Society
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