Magazine article Communication World

A World of Communication: 1981-1991

Magazine article Communication World

A World of Communication: 1981-1991

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A WORLD OF COMMUNICATION: 1981-1991

1981   AIDS is identified.              IABC Research Foundation (RF)
       IBM introduces the personal      is formed to build a
       computer. AT&T is dissolved      research-based body of
       for violating U.S. antitrust     knowledge; Lynda J. Stewart,
       laws.                            ABC, is chairman. Gold Quill
                                        entries reach a record of
                                        4,000. Chairman: Roy G. Foltz,
                                        ABC *

1982   A quick PR response to the       IABC membership reaches
       series of fatal Tylenol          10,000, having doubled in four
       poisonings helps Johnson &       years, in 110 chapters.
       Johnson avoid a public           Communication World is
       relations disaster.              launched.
                                        Chairman: Thomas A. Ruddell,
                                        ABC *
                                        RF Chairman: Richard Charlton,
                                        ABC *

1983                                    Chairman: Albert B. Wann,
                                        ABC *

1984   Apple releases the Macintosh     IABC establishes the
       computer. The Union Carbide      Asia/Pacific, Europe/Africa
       plant explosion in Bhopal,       and Americas regions in order
       India, kills thousands and       to grow internationally. IABC
       underscores the importance       switches its accounting system
       of crisis planning.              from cash to an accrual basis,
                                        resulting in the creation of a
                                        US$800,000 deficit.
                                        Chairman: Myra L. Kruger, ABC;
                                        RF Chairman: Louis Williams,
                                        ABC *; President: Norman G.
                                        Leaper, ABC *

1985                                    An IABC Profile study reveals
                                        a major shift among
                                        membership since 1970 from
                                        editors to managers/directors.
                                        Chairman: Christopher H. … 
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