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An industry trade group, also known as a trade association, is generally a public relations organization founded and funded by corporations that operate in a specific industry. Its purpose is generally to promote the industry through PR activities such as advertising, education, political donations, lobbying and publishing. Public relations (PR) is the business, organizational, philanthropic, or social function of managing communication between an organization and its audiences. ... Corporate redirects here. ... Commercialism redirects here. ... Donation is a gift to a fund or cause, typically for charitable reasons. ... It has been suggested that Interest representation: Academic overview be merged into this article or section. ... This article is concerned with the production of books, magazines, and other literary material (whether in printed or electronic formats). ...


Sometimes an industry association participates in public relations activities, but its main focus is in non-PR work such as collaboration between companies, or standardization. Associations may offer other services, such as producing conferences, networking or charitable events or offering classes or educational materials. Many associations are non-profit organizations governed by bylaws and directed by officers who are also members. Standardization, in the context related to technologies and industries, is the process of establishing a technical standard among competing entities in a market, where this will bring benefits without hurting competition. ...


In countries with a social market economy the role of industry trade groups is often taken by employers' organizations which also have a role in the social dialogue. The Social market economy was the German and Austrian economic model during the Cold War era. ... An employers organization, employers association or employers federation is an association of employers. ... A social dialogue can be any communication activity involving social partners intended to influence the arrangement and development of work related issues. ...

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Political influence

See also: Advocacy group

One of the primary purposes of trade groups, particularly in the United States and to a similar but lesser extent elsewhere, is to attempt to influence public policy in a direction favorable to the group's members. This can take the form of contributions to the campaigns of political candidates and parties through Political Action Committees (PACs); contributions to "issue" campaigns not tied to a candidate or party; and lobbying legislators to support or oppose particular legislation. In addition, trade groups attempt to influence the activities of regulatory bodies. An advocacy group, interest group or lobbying group is a group, however loosely or tightly organized, doing advocacy: those determined to encourage or prevent changes in public policy without trying to be elected. ... Public policy is a course of action or inaction chosen by public authorities to address a problem. ... In the United States, a political action committee, or PAC, is the name commonly given to a private group organized to elect or defeat government officials in order to promote legislation, often supporting the groups special interests. ... It has been suggested that Interest representation: Academic overview be merged into this article or section. ... ζōA legislator is a person who writes and passes laws, especially someone who is a member of a legislature. ... A regulation is a legal restriction promulgated by government administrative agencies through rulemaking supported by a threat of sanction or a fine. ...


While direct contributions by PACs to candidates are required to be disclosed to the Federal Election Commission (or state and local election overseers) and are public information, and there are registration requirements for lobbyists, it can sometimes be difficult to trace the funding for issue and non-electoral campaigns. The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is an independent regulatory agency created in 1975 by Congress to administer and enforce campaign finance legislation in the United States. ...


Advertising

Industry trade groups sometimes produce advertisements, just as normal corporations do. However, whereas typical advertisements are for a specific corporate product, such as a specific brand of cheese or toilet paper, Industry trade groups advertisements generally are targeted to promote the views of an entire industry. Cheese is a solid food made from the milk of cows, goats, sheep, and other mammals. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Below are two different general types of advertising used by these groups.


Ads to improve industry image

These ads mention only the industries products as a whole, painting them in a positive light in order to have the public form positive associations with that industry and its products. For example, in the USA the advertising campaign "Beef, it's what's for dinner" is used by the National Cattlemen's Beef Association to promote a positive image of beef in the public consciousness.


Ads to shape opinion on a specific issue

These are adverts targeted at specific issues. For example, in the USA in the early 2000s the MPAA began running advertisements before films that advocate against movie piracy over the Internet. This article is about the decade starting at the beginning of 2000 and ending at the end of 2009. ... The copyright infringement of software refers to several practices when done without the permission of the copyright holder: Creating a copy and/or selling it. ...


List of worldwide industry trade groups

CINOA (Confédération Internationale des Négociants en Oeuvres dArt, or International Confederation of Traders in Works of Art) is a Brussels-based international federation, founded in 1935, of antique and art dealers, representing 28 art and antique associations from 19 countries[1] and some five thousand affiliate... The IFPMA is the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations. ... The NAMM (National Association of Musical Merchants) Show is the largest musical trade show in the world. ... The National Retail Federation is the worlds largest retail trade association, with membership that comprises all retail formats and channels of distribution including department, specialty, discount, catalog, Internet, independent stores, chain restaurants and grocery stores as well as the industrys key trading partners of retail goods and services. ... The North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC), (formerly known as the National Interfraternity Conference) has assisted mens college fraternities in working together for nearly 100 years. ... The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) is an industry trade group representing securities firms, banks and asset management companies in the U.S., Europe and Asia. ... The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is a coalition of 175 international companies united by a shared commitment to sustainable development via the three pillars of economic growth, ecological balance and social progress. ... The World Coal Institute works on a global basis on behalf of the coal industry. ... The World Nuclear Association (formerly the Uranium Institute) is a pro-nuclear power organisation which monitors and promotes the use of nuclear power. ... Worldwide ERC is a relocation services industry trade group that has been known historically as the Employee Relocation Council. ...

List of US national industry trade groups

The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) is the largest HVAC contractor organization in the USA. Its headquarters is at 2800 Shirlington Road, Suite 300 • Arlington, VA 22206. ... The American Coal Ash Association advances the management and use of coal combustion products in ways that are environmentally responsible, technically sound and commercially competitive. ... The American Chemistry Council is an Industry trade group for American chemical companies. ... American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) is a trade association and lobbying group based in McLean, Virginia for manufacturers and distributors of frozen food. ... The American Meat Institute is an organization composed primarily of US meat producers. ... The American Plastics Council (APC) is a major trade association for the U.S. plastics industry. ... Associated General Contractors of America is the nations oldest and largest trade association representing the construction industry. ... Biotechnology Industry Organization or BIO was founded 1993 in Washington, DC. James C. Greenwood is BIOs current President. ... The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) is the trade association of the computer and video game industry in the United States. ... The Food Products Association or FPA (formerly the National Food Processors Association or NFPA) is the principal scientific and technical U.S. trade association representing the food products industry. ... The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) is a trade association based in Washington, D.C.. Since 1908, GMA has been representing the worlds largest branded food, beverage and consumer product companies. ... The Information Technology Association of America is an industry trade group for several information technology companies. ... The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), originally called the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors Association of America, is a non-profit trade association based in the United States which was formed to advance the interests of movie studios. ... This page may meet Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... Look up realtor in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Category: ... The National Chicken Council (NCC), based in Washington, D.C., is the non-profit trade association representing the U.S. chicken industry. ... The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is a national organization founded in 1957 and represents more than 33,000 dues-paying corn growers from 48 states and the interests of more than 300,000 farmers who contribute to corn checkoff programs in 20 states. ... National Frozen Pizza Institute is a trade association and lobbying group based in McLean, Virginia which promotes the interests of manufacturers and distributors of frozen pizza. ... The National Mining Association (NMA), is a trade organization that list itself as the voice of the mining industry in Washington, D.C.. NMA was formed in 1995, and has more than 325 corporate members. ... The National Restaurant Association, founded in 1919, is a restaurant industry business association in the United States. ... The North American Meat Processors Association (NAMP) is an industry group for meat processors, packers, and distributors. ... According to its website, the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) is the policy organization of the nuclear energy and technologies industry and participates in both the national and global policy-making process. ... The RIAA Logo. ... Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) is the national trade association for the rubber products industry. ... A touch-tone telephone dial The United States Telecom Association is a trade association for telecommunication service suppliers and providers. ...

List of European industry trade groups

  • Banking Federation of the European Union
  • Centre for European Policy Studies
  • CIAA
  • EFPIA
  • EuroCommerce
  • Eurelectric
  • European Brands Association
  • European Chemical Industry Council
  • European Policy Centre
  • Federation of the Electronics Industry
  • Petcore
  • UEAPME
  • UNICE

... The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations or EFPIA is the organization representing the research-based pharmaceutical industry operating in Europe. ... The European Policy Centre (EPC) is a European non-profit think tank. ... PET Container Recycling Europe, commonly known as Petcore, is a Brussels-based non-profit European trade association. ... The European Associaton of Craft, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises or UEAPME is an umbrella group for unions of SMEs. ... The Union of Industrial and Employers Confederations of Europe, commonly known as UNICE, is a Brussels-based European industry association. ...

List of East Asian industry trade groups

Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, or JAMA, is a trade association with its headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. ... Korea Automobile Manufacturers Association (hangul:한국자동차공업협회, Spelling your KAMA) is a Koreas automobile and motor vehicle in association. ...

List of Indian industry trade groups

The All India Biotech Association (AIBA) is a non-profit society that aims to promote and safeguard the overall interests of biotechnology. ...

List of Canadian industry trade groups

The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) is the voice of the upstream Canadian oil and natural gas industry. ... The Canadian Nuclear Association was founded in 1960. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... The Canadian Recording Industry Association is a non-profit trade organization that was founded in 1964 to represent the interests of Canadian companies that create, manufacture and market sound recordings. ... The Canadian Solar Industries Association (CSIA) was formed in 1978 to serve the interests of Canadas solar thermal industry, and was known as the CSIA. The Canadian Photovoltaic Industries Association (CPIA) was formed in 1989 to represent the interests of the new PV industry. ...

List of UK industry trade groups

Note: the term "industry trade group" is very little used in British English. Alternative terms used in the UK include trade association and employer association. British English (BrE) is a broad term used to distinguish the forms of the English language used in Britain from forms used elsewhere. ...

The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) is the trade association for companies in the UK producing prescription medicines. ... The British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) was formed in 1930 and represents manufacturers, distributors and users of compressed air and vacuum equipment. ...

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Industry trade group - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (516 words)
An industry trade group also known as a trade association, is generally a public relations organization founded and funded by corporations that operate in a specific industry.
In countries with a social market economy the role of industry trade groups is often taken by employers' organizations which also have a role in the social dialogue.
One of the primary purposes of trade groups, particularly in the United States and to a similar but lesser extent elsewhere, is to attempt to influence public policy in a direction favorable to the group's members.
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He rejects the idea that his group has any campaign considerations in mind; given its tax status as a 501(c)4, it is allowed to engage in lobbying activities like issue advertising, but not to advocate the election or defeat of individual candidates.
Jarvis says the notion that his group is being used as "a front group" by the drug industry, as argued by Democrats, is "ludicrous." The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, the industry trade group, gives money to his group because it shares its market-oriented views on health care, he said.
Industry officials say that will crimp money available for research; critics assert that the companies are simply concerned with profits.
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