PRSA responds to blog post about email pitching

Arthur Yann, vice president of public relations at the Public Relations Society of America, says the organization agrees with Falls’s position on email spam.

Jason, railing against PRSA in a very “Beavis and Butt-head” sort of way (“hehehehe, you said ‘nuts!'”) might have made you feel better but, in your crankiness, is it possible that you’ve misplaced the blame? The FTC, not PRSA, has the authority and responsibility to enforce The CAN-SPAM Act, so why not start there? What’s next — taking PRSA to the Falls woodshed for not enforcing the “National Do Not Call Registry?”

Your post also seems to imply that PRSA disagrees with your position; again, for the record, we don’t.

Did you know, for example, that PRSA publicly supported (in a blog post, “For Immediate Release” podcast and letter to the editor of PRWeek UK) the Media Spamming Charter advanced by the UK’s Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and supported by the UK’s National Union of Journalists?

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