The IPR is reviving its technology group via the efforts of four
Text 100 consultants.
The four, David Alder, Rebecca George, Kerry Hopkins and Frances
Tindall, are working with the IPR to organise activities for hi-tech
The group had been co-ordinated until last year by Arrow PR senior
account manager Sara Draycott and Abacus PR account manager Nick Giles.
Draycott and Giles ran the group for two years, but found they could no
longer give it enough time.
Three seminars have been scheduled for 1999. The first will take place
within the next two months and will feature Derek Cohen, editor of
Dennis publishing’s PC Pro.
’We want to create a forum that will help people learn from each other,
to let them hear from top people in the industry,’ said George. ’We want
to help promote constant knowledge growth.’
She added that the IPR needed a technology group because hi-tech PR is
one of the fastest growing areas of the industry, and its practitioners
need constant updating on technological advances.