Posterscope Awarded CPD Platinum Accreditation by IPA

Posterscope has been awarded its fourth Gold and first Platinum CPD award from the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA).  Only 27 agencies were awarded Gold for their Learning Development Programmes, with just 13 of those winning Platinum.
The gold accredited agencies are: 23red, Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO, Bray Leino, FCB Inferno, Generation Media, Gyro, Havas Worldwide London, Hunterlodge, JWT, Kitcatt Nohr Digitas, Leo Burnett, Lowe Profero, M2M, Material, Manning Gottlieb OMD, MBA, MEC, MediaCom Edinburgh, MediaCom London, McCann Manchester, Ogilvy & Mather Group, PHD Media, Posterscope, Starcom MediaVest Group, Total Media, Woolley pau gyro, ZenithOptimedia UK.Criteria for achieving a Gold CPD accreditation are rigorous. Agencies are required to write a paper demonstrating the effectiveness of their CPD programme on business success. Their submissions must outline a holistic approach regardless of the size of available budget and show creativity in building an energetic learning culture, in support of real business objectives.It is important that the agency delivers clear evidence that the CPD practice lies at the heart of their business and is not just an ‘add-on’.The new platinum award has been implemented to encourage member agencies to sustain their commitment to outstanding professional development.
The IPA’s recent publication Why CPD is good for your business reveals that IPA CPD gold accredited agencies report, on average, 98% client retention, business growth in the region of 10% year-on-year and an average of eight new business wins a year.
Full details on IPA Gold CPD Accreditation can be found here.
Says Scott Morrison, Founder of the Business Accelerator and 2013 Chairman of Judges: “I believe that positively disrupting people and organisations accelerates the potential for them to sense, adapt and respond to new and incredible opportunities in their markets. As Chairman of Judges this year, the team and I have engaged with some brilliantly well thought through plans that do just this. The robust, passionate and challenging conversations we had reinforce that the high standards the CPD gold award represents must be upheld to deliver the highest performing, most responsive and professional agencies in the world. Congratulations to those who have reached these outstanding heights.”
Says Patrick Mills, Director of Professional Development, IPA: “The entries we’ve received have really showcased the high standard of learning and development in IPA member agencies and the incredible innovation in how the training is delivered, along with more metrics being employed and more emphasis on evaluation. What is clear is how agencies are seeing the direct and powerful link between investing in their people and business performance and proving it – long may it continue!”
The IPA’s CPD programme offers inspirational career development and training through engaging and effective courses and award-winning qualifications, ensuring agency practitioners’ skills always match their clients’ needs. 2014 marks the tenth year of IPA qualifications and the 10,000th certificate will be awarded in this year.
Individual citations for the CPD Gold accredited agencies from the judging panel:
Posterscope
In facing some of the biggest changes ever to affect the out of home agency landscape, Posterscope has provided a stunning example of how a CPD culture can successfully underpin the effort to adapt and thrive. Their submission showcases the wide range of training activities available to staff, catering for both core and specific skillsets.