CPRS Calgary

CPRS Calgary

April 18, 2011 10:29 ET

Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS): What Are Trends and Issues Telling You?

James Duncan, Associate Vice President, Ipsos Reid

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - April 18, 2011) -

Trends to watch, the state of the economy, the gender gap, public policy issues, measuring message traction in a campaign – the undercurrents of public opinion colour everything we do as communications professionals. What do we need to know now to craft our communications and affect change.

Communicators interested in learning some of the latest techniques, strategies and findings are invited to come hear Jamie Duncan, Associate Vice President of Ipsos Reid talk on Thursday, April 21st at the Westin Hotel in downtown Calgary (320 4th Avenue SW).

With experience spanning issues management, stakeholder engagement and corporate reputation management, Jamie has overseen the research and polling components of some of Canada's most prominent blue-chip companies. With his honed skills in interviewing and moderating and analyzing information and distilling it into steps companies can understand and use to better target their audiences and manage their own corporate issues, Jamie has risen quickly through the ranks at Ipsos Reid. Jamie's presentation will zero in on how this all helps meet corporate objectives.

Where:Westin Hotel, downtown Calgary
When:Thursday, April 21st
Time:11:45 registration; noon-1:00pm presentation
Cost:Members: $40.00
Non-members: $55.00
Student members: $25.00
Student non-members: $30.00
Registration: https://securegs.com/cprs/

About Jamie Duncan

Jamie Duncan is an Associate Vice President with Ipsos Reid and co-directs the organization's North American Municipal Practice. Located in Calgary, Jamie is responsible for research assignments with public, private and not-for-profit sector clients in central Canada, specializing in citizen/stakeholder engagement, issues management, communications, and corporate reputation research. With over eight years of experience within Ipsos, Jamie is one of the company's most experienced Western Canadian moderators, having conducted over 400 in-depth interviews and focus groups with a range of individuals including Youth and High Risk Youth, Public and Private Sector Employees, Executive Stakeholders, and Consumers/Citizens. Ipsos is the second largest market and opinion research company in the world with annual revenues of almost $1.6 billion.

About CPRS

The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) is a uniquely Canadian association of public relations professionals. CPRS Calgary is the local member society and strives to support public relations professionals at every stage of their career. For more information on CPRS Calgary, visit the website at www.cprscalgary.com.

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