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:
Worries About the Economy and the Health of Frontline Workers Top List of Concerns around COVID-19 Pandemic in America
The Ad Council announced on April 8 new research findings regarding Americans’ feelings, needs, and fears in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The study found that 69% percent of Americans are most worried about the economy, with four in five Americans reporting that they have already been financially impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The study examined public perceptions around the economy, health, connectedness, and access to information to provide the resources necessary to support the American public.
Consumers say Pandemic has Changed Their Entire View of the World and Their Own Country, According to FleishmanHillard Study
FleishmanHillard’s TRUE Global Intelligence practice released on April 8 the results from its six-country study, COVID-19 Mindset: How Pandemic Times Are Shaping Global Consumers, unveiling how the virus is reshaping our perceptions, behaviors, values, and societies. “This crisis has clarified what really matters to individuals,” said Natasha Kennedy, senior partner and global managing director of FleishmanHillard’s TRUE Global Intelligence practice.
In the week ending March 28, over 6.6 million people filed for unemployment – the most initial jobless claims in U.S. history. The financial consequences of unemployment are extensive – for these workers and for the country. But it’s worth pointing out that the effects of job losses are not solely monetary. Research by Stephan Meier, the James P. Gorman Professor of Business at Columbia Business School shows that jobs provides purpose, a feeling of competence, the sense of being useful and the connection to other people that cultivates a sense of belonging and community.
The American Egg Board has officially unveiled the 2020 First Lady’s Commemorative Egg in a first-ever virtual gallery, showcasing decades of Commemorative Eggs presented at the White House on behalf of America’s egg farmers.
Committed to wholesome snacking while reigniting and driving brand relevance, Sun-Maid, the better-for-you, whole fruit snack brand, is ushering in a new look and feel through its packaging to reflect what modern shoppers are looking for—simplicity and transparency. Sun-Maid’s iconography has been one of the most recognizable brand visuals for the last 100+ years. But today’s consumer has changed, and now Sun-Maid is meeting evolved expectations through an updated logo and refreshed design across all products.
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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.