A New Development in Front Group Strategy: The Social Aspects Public Relations Organization (SAPRO)

Posted on April 22, 2020 in Asia-Pacific, Asia-Pacific

Increased pressure on risk industries to reduce their negative impact on society has resulted in an increasing volume of “risk” and “responsibility” communications from interest groups known as Social Aspects Public Relations Organizations (SAPROs).

Building on risk industry research from the public health sphere, this article examines the SAPRO phenomenon and situates it in the political public relations (PR) literature. Specifically, it considers how SAPROs perform an indirect lobbying function on behalf of their funding industries.

Alcohol Harm, Alcohol Industry Lobbyism, Alcohol Industry Policy Interference, Big Alcohol, BigAlcoholExposed, Evidence, SAPRO, Science
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