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PRSA to Senate: Don’t Use the PR Industry as A ‘Punching Bag' — 'Roll Call' Op-Ed

March 16, 2012
The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) had an op-ed published March 15, 2012, in the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call expressing its concerns with a Senate investigation into the federal government’s use of public relations and advertising services.
In the opinion piece, PRSA Chair and CEO Gerard F. Corbett, APR, Fellow PRSA, urges Senator Claire McCaskill (D–Mo.) and Senator Rob Portman (R–Ohio), who are jointly leading the investigation, to avoid actions that might diminish or severely restrict the government’s use of approved public relations and public affairs contractors.
The op-ed accompanied letters PRSA sent to Sens. McCaskill and Portman regarding the role and value of public relations to the federal government and its citizens....