We're hearing plenty from the journalists who appear to have started a steady stream of resignations from the 'forum', but the PR industry's opinion is conspicuous by its absence.
The concept is ill-conceived: media and corporates have been engaged in valuable dialogue for decades - without remuneration. And there have always been rules of engagement - written or unwritten.
The moments when our industry receives criticism for 'spin' are usually because the public catch a glimpse of the spinner. The very premise of this formalised club is therefore to the detriment of all our reputations.
Alan Twigg, group planning and creative director, Nexus Communications Group.