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Identifying and Addressing Mental Illness Hot Spots Caused by the Covid-19 Pandemic

CommPRO Editorial Staff Mental Health America (MHA), along with Lundbeck, announce the launch of a groundbreaking new initiative that will apply analytics on the data set created from MHA’s extensive mental health screenings, plus publicly available data sets, to find mental health hotspots and address the rapidly escalating mental health impacts emerging from the COVID-19…

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Mentoring in the Age of Covid-19

Mickey Mandelbaum, Partner, Prosek Partners  Of all the havoc the pandemic has brought to the workplace, the one that worries me the most are the lessons and knowledge our younger colleagues are missing in the current work-from-home environment.  To be clear, I’m not talking about formal teach-ins or other company-wide meetings that can no longer…

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QR Codes get a New Life as COVID-19 Recovery Spurs Contactless Payments

Justin Osborne COVID-19 increased the need of many businesses and people to have alternative payment methods. The rise in technological discoveries has paved the way for this to be possible. Many businesses are now tapping on to the use of QR code technology as a mechanism of surviving the slowdown in the global market.  This is because…

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3 Tips to Retool Your Influencer Marketing During COVID-19

Adam Rossow, Co-Founder, Group RFZ With lockdowns driving up social media engagement, and influencers still creating content from home, influencer marketing remains a resilient strategy. However, it’s not business as usual. These tips can guide you through the reformulated world of influencer marketing during the pandemic.  Social media use among U.S. adults has risen significantly…

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How COVID-19 Has Changed Consumer Behavior

Ronn Torossian, CEO, 5WPR As our country is still grappling with COVID-19, many marketers are in a quandary as to how to strategize to consumers, many of whom have yet to return to work. Add to that the fact that many employers are still allowing employees to work remotely. A recent McKinsey study discovered other…

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The Long Lasting Impact of COVID on How the Work Gets Done

Zara Ingilizian – Head of Shaping the Future of Consumption; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Oliver Wright – Global Lead for Consumer Goods and Services, Accenture COVID-19 has hit consumer industries hard. These industries employ 20% of all workers worldwide with retail as the world’s largest private-sector employer. In addition to staggering…

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College Classes Suspended After COVID Outbreaks

Ronn Torossian, CEO, 5WPR University students at Notre Dame were back in school last week. However, a week into the fall term, more than 140 students and staff members had already tested positive for COVID-19, prompting school officials to “temporarily suspend” the term. The suspension is expected to be for at least two weeks, after…

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South Korea’s Jeju Island Selects ICONLOOP Blockchain Technology for Private, Secure COVID-19 Contact Tracing

  CommPRO Editorial Staff  ICONLOOP (www.iconloop.com), South Korea’s leading blockchain technology company, today announced that Jeju Island, the country’s most popular domestic tourist destination, will use its Decentralized Identity (‘DID’) blockchain technology to provide private, secure COVID-19 contact tracing to the island’s 15 million annual visitors. ICONLOOP and the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province have signed a…

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Black Communications Professionals Disparately Impacted Due to COVID-19, New Survey Finds

CommPRO Editorial Staff COVID-19 is uniquely impacting Blacks in communications due to organizational shifts brought on by the virus combined with the heightened social justice climate. Recently, Media Frenzy Global, in partnership with the National Black Public Relations Society (NBPRS), released its 2020 survey, COVID-19’s Impact on Black Communications Professionals, highlighting challenges faced by Black professionals during COVID-19. The survey…

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Jeter Speaks Out On Reports About Marlins COVID Outbreak

Ronn Torossian, CEO, 5WPR  After several days of continual reports and an ever-increasing number of players reported exposed or positive for COVID-19, Miami Marlins officials sat down with members of the media. These decision makers included Baseball Operations President Mike Hill, Manager Don Mattingly, and CEO Derek Jeter.  During the virtual news conference, these officials…

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The Importance of Putting People First During COVID-19

Tina McCorkindale, Ph.D., APR, President and CEO, Institute for Public Relations Steve Cody, Founder and CEO, Peppercomm, IPR Chair Recently, the Institute for Public Relations (IPR) and Peppercomm released a new e-book featuring 30 senior communication executives discussing how they are handling COVID-19 and looking ahead to the future. Of the 30 executives, one common…

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#CheckMyMath…Are U.S. Covid-19 Deaths Really Like 750 Jets Crashing?

Lessons in Using Analogies Gerard Braud, CSP, Fellow IEC In a politically divided United States, research indicates one-third of Americans think Covid-19 is a hoax, while two-thirds think it is a serious threat to health and safety. Oddly, the message that “Covid-19 is like the common flu” seems to resonate soundly with one audience. Yet…

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Three Key Takeaways from the COVID-19 Reset Webinar Series 

Simon Erskine Locke, Founder & CEO of CommunicationsMatchTM  Over the last three months, renowned Columbia and Harvard professors, industry-leading marketers, and behavioral experts have shared insights into impact and opportunities for leaders at all levels in all functions interested in the integration of strategy, marketing, and communications around COVID-19.  In the most recent webinar, our distinguished…

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COVID-19 Communication For Transitioning Employees Back Into The Workplace

Katie Hickman, Senior Account Executive at Maccabee In the wake of COVID-19, your employees are experiencing a wide range of emotions: fear, angst, stress, anxiety and even anger. As employers explore what it looks like to bring its workforce back on site, it’s important to note that 70% of employees surveyed said that several factors…

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Telos Blockchain Launches The Epios Project for Anonymous COVID-19 Testing

CommPRO Editorial Staff The Telos blockchain has just launched The Epios Project to facilitate anonymous disease testing, starting with COVID-19. Epios uses a new, patent-pending method for recording anonymous information within a system requiring disclosure of personally identifiable information. Its mobile app, which will be released later this month, will connect people seeking anonymous testing…

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