Corporate Sports Marketing Group

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Corporate Sports Marketing Group (CSMG) is a sports marketing company.

Department of Education Review of PR Contracts

In the aftermath of the controversy over the U.S. Education Department (ED) hiring Armstrong Williams as a sub-contractor to promote the No Child Left Behind Act, the department's Inspector General reviewed all PR contacts in the 2002-2004 period. The Inspector-General was particularly investigating whether materials produced under the contract disclosed the Department of Education as its sponsor if they were communicated to the public.

The Inspector General wrote of CSMG's 2002 contract worth $40,000 that it "called for an ad placed in 2002 World Series program. We reviewed a copy of the ad, which featured the NCLB logo, referred readers to and 1-800-USA LEARN. This deliverable adequately disclosed ED’s role in its production." [1]

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  • Department of Education Office of Inspector General, "Review of Department Identified Contracts and Grants for Public Relations Services" (ED-OIG / I13F0012), issued September 1, 2005; available in MS Word (432K) and PDF (214K) formats.