The Lagos Digital Public Relations Summit is the experiential gathering of communicators focused on achieving collective intelligence to equip and capacitate communicators with high-level digital communication strategies, tactics and how-to are so they can do their jobs better and lift their online media campaign results.

The Lagos Digital Public Relations Summit is open to Generation X and Millennials managing information in the public sector, corporate, brand, media, and non-governmental organizations to equip and expose them to contemporary techniques and glean new insights into the fast-growing digital media ecosystem for modern-day strategic communication practice.

In partnership with multinational technology companies specializing in Internet-related services including social media and social networking service and leading digital marketing communications firms, the Lagos Digital Public Relations Summit is a two-day experiential gathering of communicators focused on achieving collective intelligence to equip and capacitate them with high-level digital public relations strategies, tactics and how-to’s so they can do their jobs better and lift their social media campaign results.

Our Faculty is made up of experienced senior executives and even CEOs of leading digital marketing and perception management organisations. We are distinguished by the quality of our faculty who are not just skilled platform speakers but industry experts who have achieved success in the corporate world. They have been in the trenches and bring their distinctive insights and practical experience to every training they facilitate. These amazing group of individuals dedicate their time and knowledge contributing to the successes of the Lagos Digital Public Relations Summit.

The Summit wholly adopt the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) Code of Professional Conduct which all members of the Institute are bound by. They subscribed to the Code on joining and renew their membership annually by paying the applicable fees.

Established in 1963, the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) is the non-governmental, not-for-profit professional association of Public Relations practitioners chartered (by Decree 16 of June 1990 now an Act of Parliament) to regulate and develop the public relations, public affairs, and communication practice in Nigeria with functioning Chapters in the 36 States of the Federation including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

In pursuance of the provision of the Decree, the Council of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations hereby makes the following Bye-laws to be known as: “The Nigerian Institute of Public Relations Code of Professional Conducts Bye-Laws. NO. 1 of 1992

Conduct towards the practice of Public Relations
A Member Shall:
  • Have a positive duty to observe the highest standards in the practice of Public Relations and to deal fairly and honestly with employers and clients (past and present), fellow members and professionals, the public relations profession, other professions, suppliers, intermediaries, the media of communications, employees and above all, the public.
  • Be aware of, understand and observe this Code, any amendment to it, and any other codes which shall be incorporated into it, remain up to date with the content and recommendations of any guidance or practice papers issued by the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations and have a duty to conform to good practice as expressed in such guidance or practice papers.
  • Uphold this Code and co-operate with fellow members to enforce decisions on any matter arising from its application. A member who knowingly causes or allows his or her staff to act in a manner inconsistent with the code is a party to such action and shall be deemed to be in breach of this Code. Staff employed by a member who acts in a manner inconsistent with this code should be disciplined by the member.
  • All disputes within the institute must be resolved through the internal machinery of the institute- namely, the State Chapter Executive Committees, the investigating panel, and the tribunal.
Conduct towards the Public, the Media, and Other Professionals
A Member Shall:
  • Conduct his or her professional activities with proper regard to the public interest.
  • Have a positive duty at all times to respect the truth and shall not disseminate false or misleading information knowingly or recklessly and take proper care to check all information prior to its dissemination.
  • When working in association with other professionals, identify and respect the codes of those professions.
  • Respect any statutory or regulatory codes laid down by any other authorities which are relevant to the actions of his employer or client or taken on behalf of an employer or client.
  • Honor confidences received or given in the course of professional activity.
  • Neither offer nor give or cause an employer or clients to give any inducement to holders of public office or members of any statutory body or organization who are not directors, executives or retained consultants, with intent to further the interest of the employer or client if such action is inconsistent with the public interest.
Conduct towards Employers and Clients
A Member Shall:
  • Safeguard the confidence of both present and former employers or clients, shall not disclose or use these confidences to the disadvantages or prejudice of such employers or clients, or to the financial advantage of the member (unless the employer or client has released such information for public use or has given specific permission for disclosure), except upon the order of a court of law.
  • Be free to accept fees, commissions, or other valuable considerations from a person other than an employer or client, if such considerations are disclosed to the employer or client.
  • Be free to negotiate or renegotiate with an employer or client terms that are a fair reflection of demands of the work involved and take into account factors other than hours worked and the experience involved. These special factors which are also applied by other professional advisers shall have regard to all the circumstances of the specific situation and in particular to:
    1. The complexity of the issue, ease, problem or assignment, and the difficulties associated with its completion.
    2. The professional or specialized skills required and the degree of responsibility involved
    3. The amount of documentation necessary to be perused or prepared and its importance.
    4. The place and circumstances where the work is carried out in whole or in part
    5. The scope, scale, and value of the task and its importance as an activity issue or project to the employer or client.
  • Charge fees when a client calls for a proposal for an assignment but the member was not retained to give the service.
A Member Shall Not:
  • Misuse information regarding his or her employers or client’s business for financial or other gains.
  • Serve an employer or client under terms or conditions which might impair his or her independence, objectivity, or integrity.
  • Represent conflicting interests but may represent competing interests with the express consent of the parties concerned.
  • Guarantee the achievement of results that are beyond the member’s direct capacity to achieve or prevent.
Conduct towards colleagues
A Member Shall:
  • Address to the highest standards of accuracy and truth avoiding extravagant claims or unfair comparisons and give credit for ideas and words borrowed from others.
  • Be free to represent his or her capabilities and service to any potential employer or client either on his or her own initiative or at the behest of any client, provided in so doing he or she does not seek to break any existence of any member already serving that employer or client.
A Member Shall Not:
  • Injure the professional reputation or practice of another member.
Interpreting the code
In the interpretation of this Code, the decisions of the investigating panel and disciplinary tribunal set up by the institute shall be final. A breach of the Code of professional conduct Bye-law should be reported in writing to the Chairman of the investigating panel and the tribunal will carry out their functions as provided by decree 16 of 1990.