On PR Newswire: Groundhog Emerges, Big Game Commercials Return, Oprah Joins 60 Minutes Team
With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire for Journalists. Here are some of this week’s most newsworthy releases you might have missed.
Pennsylvania’s world-famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, predicted six more weeks of winter after seeing his shadow on Feb. 2 in the Pennsylvania Wilds. Thousands of fans watched as Phil made his highly anticipated weather prognostication, commemorating 131 years of Pennsylvania’s unique Groundhog Day tradition. According to holiday folklore, if the groundhog emerges in the early morning on Feb. 2 and sees his shadow, six more weeks of wintry weather are expected. See the full release to learn more about Groundhog Day.
Twenty-one new projects at national parks across the country will give kids and adults the opportunity to come together with their neighbors to recreate, learn, and have fun thanks to Active Trails grants from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks. The 21 grants announced total $485,000 and provide funding for parks across the country to collaborate with community partners to offer a variety of activities for people of all ages. See the full release to access a list of the parks involved.
Bud Light Advertising Icon Spuds MacKenzie Returns to Take Care of Unfinished Business in New Super Bowl Ad
Bud Light, the Official Beer of the NFL, will debut a new 90-second Super Bowl spot as part of the brand’s new campaign, “Famous Among Friends,” re-introducing the brand’s beloved 1980s pop culture icon and man’s best friend, Spuds MacKenzie. In the new Super Bowl spot, “Ghost Spuds,” Spuds MacKenzie returns to visit an unsuspecting man, and along the way, helps him realize that sharing a Bud Light with friends is more than just drinking beers; it’s about creating meaningful memories with friends. See the full release to learn more about the commercial.
Oprah Winfrey, the broadcaster, producer, actress, and philanthropist, will become a special contributor to 60 Minutes, the #1 news broadcast in television. The announcement was made on Jan. 31 by the news magazine’s executive producer, Jeff Fager. Winfrey will make her first appearance on CBS News’ Sunday night broadcast this fall. See the full release to learn more about what Winfrey will bring to 60 Minutes.
AAA unveiled 63 restaurants and 120 hotels that have earned the AAA Five Diamond Rating in the past 12 months, qualifying them for the 2017 Five Diamond Award list. This exclusive group represents just 0.3% of the nearly 59,000 AAA Approved and Diamond Rated restaurants and hotels. Following rigorous evaluations from AAA’s professional inspectors, the following establishments were added as Five Diamond honorees in 2016. See the full release to learn what restaurants and hotels made the list.
As we approach Valentine’s Day, SunTrust Banks Inc. found that 41% of Americans consider financial stability to be among the traits they find most important in a partner, ranking only behind personal values (78%) and personality (73%). Further, more people value financial stability than looks (21%) or physical fitness (21%), according to an online survey conducted in January 2017 by Harris Poll on behalf of SunTrust among over 2,000 U.S. adults. See the full release to learn more about the survey.
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Larry Grady is online content manager at PR Newswire for Journalists. He has worked in business media for nearly 30 years and enjoys reality TV and daydreaming about travel and wine.