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COVID-19 and Ecommerce

  Ronn Torossian, CEO & Founder, 5WPR Brands selling all their staples online before the current pandemic may not be surprised, but many others who only utilized online as a convenience to consumers are seeing a huge uptick in sales. Data technology platform PriceSpider reports it’s already seen an 86% hike in online sales for…

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United Way of New York City’s COVID-19 Community Fund

CommPRO Editorial Staff United Way of New York City (UWNYC) launched the COVID-19 Community Fund to assist our most vulnerable New Yorkers impacted by the global pandemic. The COVID-19 Community Fund will provide resources to our partner community-based organizations that work with communities who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of the…

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COVID-19 Media Guide for PR Pros – Episode 3: Radio Survey Results

In the third edition of COVID-19 Media Guide for PR Pros we share the first results of our radio survey. 25 radio stations responded. According to Nielsen, radio audiences are increasing substantially as more people work from home. 92% of the stations were interested in a coronavirus related story. 88% of the stations were interested…

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TriviaMatic Launches Free Virtual Trivia Happy Hour During the COVID-19 Crisis

Social Connectedness with Physical Distance – #AloneTogether CommPRO Editorial Staff Stuck at home? Feeling alone and isolated? TriviaMatic, a New York City start-up, has decided to provide all of their online trivia games for FREE during this international crisis. TriviaMatic will be hosting a Virtual Trivia Happy Hour every night at 8:00pm EST, beginning  Monday,…

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COVID-19 Media Guide for PR Pros – Episode 2: TV Survey Results

Visit us at www.dssimonmedia.com Contact Doug Simon at dougs@dssimonmedia.com In this edition of COVID-19 Media Guide for PR Pros we share the first results of our TV station local news survey. 52 stations responded. 87% of stations said they would take a story related to the virus from brands or non-profits. 77% would take a…

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COVID-19 Media Guide for PR Pros

Visit us at www.dssimonmedia.com Contact Doug Simon at dougs@dssimonmedia.com Given the enormous economic uncertainty and the need for brands and non-profits to continue to communicate with the public, we’ve started this guide as a way for you to keep track of what the broadcast media is open to covering. There are two-parts to this equation.…

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New Study Finds 81% of Communication Functions are “Important” or “Very Important” to Company’s COVID-19 Response

  The Institute for Public Relations and Peppercomm survey finds health-related agencies are top sources for COVID-19 information CommPRO Editorial Staff Editor’s Note: Learn more about the study and be part of the conversation during our FREE webcast on Thursday, March 19th @ 1 p.m. ET.  Register here. More than three-quarters of communication executives (81%)…

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COVID-19 Halts March Madness

Ronn Torossian, CEO, 5WPR  COVID-19-related cancellations and postponements have been pouring in for the last seven days. One of the first shook the sports world, and left many wondering how to share the news. On Wednesday, the NCAA basketball tournaments were going to be played in empty arenas. That decision barely made it a day.…

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Navigating COVID-19 from the Investor Relations Perspective

Rebecca Corbin, Founder and CEO of Corbin Advisors Coronavirus, or COVID-19, is having an unprecedented impact on global trade, supply chains and financial markets in comparison to previous pandemics. Since January, when the coronavirus was first reported, there has been a significant shift in executive outlooks – from one of uncertainty around the potential financial…

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Event Marketing Amid COVID-19 Pandemic: Can Events Survive?

Melissa Vigue, Senior Vice President, Peppercomm Billions of dollars are spent on B2B and B2C events each year and 2020 dawned no differently with the Consumer Electronics Show kicking off the year and drawing more than 175,000 attendees. Just this week, we saw the cancellation of SXSW on the heels of a petition signed by…

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PRSA Hawaii Members Donating Skills to State of Hawaii’s Joint Information Center

CommPRO Editorial Staff PR professionals across the nation are playing a key role in their organization’s communications strategy surrounding the COVID-19 crisis. As they help navigate this rapidly evolving situation, communications leaders are also stepping up to support their own local communities during this challenging time.  Like many organizations and businesses across the country, PRSA…

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In These Uncertain Times, Make Knowledge Your Certain Power

  Wendy Glavin, Founder & CEO, Wendy Glavin Agency Many of us are hunkered down now, working from home amid the COVID-19 pandemic. After speaking with my dear friend, a doctor at a New York City hospital at the epicenter of the crisis, I’ve stopped watching daily news updates on television, reading articles on social media…

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Mother Cabrini Health Foundation Announces $50 Million to Support New York Communities Impacted by COVID -19

CommPRO Editorial Staff The Mother Cabrini Health Foundation announced it is dedicating $50 million in funding to support nonprofit organizations addressing the health-related needs of New Yorkers as a direct result of COVID-19. The Foundation will distribute the $50 million across New York State via Coronavirus Emergency Support Grants to community-based emergency response funds, hospital…

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Leadership in Action in a Crisis: Governor Andrew Cuomo

Leslie Grossman,  The Voice for Courageous Collaborative Leadership Among Women and Men In the midst of a crisis, we look to our leaders to enable us to endure and persist. I have been listening to Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York State speak at his daily press conferences addressing the Covid-19 pandemic. I have been…

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Phunware Launches National Ventilator Registry

CommPRO Editorial Staff Phunware, Inc. (NASDAQ: PHUN) (the “Company”), a fully-integrated enterprise cloud platform for mobile that provides products, solutions, data and services for brands worldwide, announced it has launched a National Ventilator Registry. “As the United States braces for an onslaught of coronavirus cases, hospitals and governments are confronting a grim reality – there are…

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