PR, IR and GR – 3 types of Communications ‘relations’

Tip: PR, IR and GR are often used together, and stand for Public Relations, Investor Relations and Government Relations


We all know that a part of Communications is PR, Public Relations. But recently a couple of my students used the acronyms IR and GR at the same time when describing their jobs and responsibilities. IR stands for Investor Relations, and this is also the usual name for the tab on a company website where you find the annual reports etc. GR stands for Government Relations – an important part of Communications in many markets.