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Interagency Advertising Council
— A council of the main advertising and tobacco companies which administered the Freedom to Advertise Coalition, which was run by lobbyists Patton Boggs & Blow —
The IAC seems to have served the purpose of providing for the involvement of advertising agencies and corporate coalition parties who didn't want to be fingered by being directly involved with the tobacco industry's fight to retain the right to promote cigarettes.
They provided support, but kept their involvement at arms length.
Some key documents
1988: Tobacco Institute's Susan Stuntz "The Plan" for countering public-smoking ban hearings. She provides a list of anti-smoking activists that the tobacco industry must expect to encounter and counter, and a list of Potential Witnesses that they can call upon to counter Advertising claims:
- James O'Hara, executive director of the Freedom to Advertise Coalition (FAC) and a partner in its lobbying firm, Patton, Boggs, Blow
- Interagency Advertising Council (IAC) which is a broader coalition including newspaper publishers, broadcasters, and other advertising specialties not included in FAC. Advertising and publishing industry spokespersons to be selected by above coalitions.
- Washington Legal Foundation (WLF) spokesperson.
- Craig Smith, director, Freedom of Expression Foundation.