PRSA celebrates its 75th anniversary with a commemorative publication: “75 years of impact and influence: people, places and moments in the history of public relations”

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Established in 1947, PRSAthe leading national organization serving the communications community, celebrates its 75e anniversary throughout 2022. To mark this milestone, PRSA is releasing “75 Years of Impact and Influence: People, Places, and Moments in the History of Public Relations,” showcasing the history of the profession through the people and events that have helped shape international discourse and transform the business world.

The limited edition volume is available for presale from today and can be ordered here.

“PRSA has literally made history since its inception 75 years ago, and I can think of no better way to honour, applaud and pay tribute to the pioneers and visionaries of the profession than through this unique book. of its kind,” said Dr. Felicia Coup, April 2022 President PRSA. “Our anniversary is all about focusing on how the past has informed the present and how it will shape the future, and I’m incredibly grateful to everyone who collaborated to find, develop and tell these stories.”

Through images and text, “75 Years of Impact and Influence: People, Places and Moments in the History of Public Relations” presents 25 key moments in the history of public relations that helped improve of our society and honors 28 leaders essential to the growth and development of the profession, including PRSA members Harold Burson, APR, Fellow PRSA; Edward Bernays, ARP, PRSA Fellow; Daniel Edelman, ARP, PRSA Fellow; and Patrick Jackson, APR, PRSA Fellow.

PRSA was born in 1947 when the American Council on Public Relations and the National Association of Public Relations Counsel merged to form the Public Relations Society of America. Building on the visions of these founders, PRSA has continued to advance the profession and the professional, influencing and leading the most compelling conversations over the years that have changed the way we do business and the way we live in our society. For more information on PRSA 75e birthday, visit ASRP website.

About PRSA

The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) enables its members to succeed at every stage of their career through a wide range of professional development, networking, and leadership opportunities. Guided by sound Code of ethics, PRSA is collectively represented by 110 Chapters and 14 Professional Interest Sections, as well as on nearly 375 college campuses in the United States, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Colombia, and Peru through its student organization, the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). PRSA flagship events include Anvil Rewards and ICON, the first annual meeting for communication professionals and students. For more information, visit

Jacob L. Thornton