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Iger returns in Disney’s hour of need, AT&T’s wireless offer for frontline health care workers, and Pinterest’s heartwarming video

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Also: DoubleTree and Disney Parks share signature recipes, ideas for content during COVID-19, crisis leadership tips from Aflac’s senior VP, the secret to outstanding tweets, and more. Why it’s important: Effective leadership is essential during this time of crisis and uncertainty.

Pfizer says third dose protects against Omicron, business travel meets hesitancy, and an alliance forms to combat AI hiring bias

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Hello, communicators: To mark National Brownie Day on Dec. The brownie measures 3 feet wide by 3 feet long, is 15 inches tall, weighs 850 pounds and contains 20,000 milligrams of THC. Bourla demonstrates how the company’s communication strategy translates insight into action.

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AT&T, Verizon delay 5G over FAA concerns, top places to promote a podcast, and IBM’s IT services becomes Kyndryl

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Hello, communicators: Dove Chocolates’ new program will award $10,000 grants to three female small business owners that submit a 30-second business pitch video on Instagram. MEASURED THOUGHTS. Can you spare a few minutes to help us chart the future of the communications role?

Motorola’s comms leader shares virtual events tips

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The company had important products to promote, including the Motorola razr 5g, its latest phone primed for the growing consumer demand for devices that can handle 5G wireless connections. RELATED: Join us for our virtual Business Fluency Boot Camp for Communicators ].

Ford to cut 1,000 jobs, Verizon to hire nearly 1,000 WFH employees, and Twitter rolls out ‘Quote Tweet’ feature

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Hello, communicators: “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” is returning for a special episode: Now this is a story all about how… the cast of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunites for a one-time special! As consumer behavior has changed, so too has interactions across social media platforms.

Sony fires Mike Richards from ‘Jeopardy!’, how moms left the workforce during COVID-19, and New Orleans comms tech fails during Ida

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Hello, communicators: Pop-Tarts is releasing limited edition breakfast pastries to celebrate Mexican holiday Día de Muertos, also known as Day of the Dead. MEASURED THOUGHTS. Both internal and external communicators are encouraged to participate. CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS.

Brand managers celebrate Groundhog Day, Verizon commits $10M to helping small businesses, and JetBlue highlights Black florists

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Hello, communicators: . If your reaction is aligned with this tweet from Verizon’s wireless customer service team, you’re not alone: After the way 2020 went, that furry little bugger better give us an early spring. — Verizon Wireless CS (@VZWSupport) February 2, 2021. MEASURED THOUGHTS. There’s room for improvement, especially when it comes to advocating for people with disabilities—under half of communicators (42%) say this is a priority.

Google, Microsoft and Verizon challenge Zoom, retail sales decline to new low, and PlayStation launches ‘Play at Home’ campaign

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Hello, communicators: Ahead of its 100 th birtrhday, Land O’Lakes removed the “butter maiden” from its packaging—an image that Eater described as “a non-specific American Indian woman with a feather in her hair, kneeling and presenting the consumer with a container of butter.”.

LVMH buys Tiffany as Charles Schwab snaps up TD Ameritrade, Tesla’s smashing PR stunt mishap, and T-Mobile data breach hits 1M

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Also: Fashion designer sparks outrage over ‘concentration camp’ outfit, LOL Surprise toys will reduce plastic, consumer mistrust over data climbs, and more. Why you should care: Data breaches are commonplace, so have your crisis plan ready to go. MEASURED THOUGHTS.

Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint rip AT&T for fake 5G

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Instead of joining AT&T in mislabeling their network speeds, rival mobile carriers are calling out the company for potentially misleading consumers. It read, in part: The potential for 5G is awesome, but the potential to over-hype and under-deliver on the 5G promise is a temptation that the wireless industry must resist. “AT&T is blatantly misleading consumers — 5GE is not real 5G,” Sprint CTO Dr. John Saw said in a statement to Engadget.

IBM stops facial recognition work, employees seek fewer open workplaces, cosmetics brands drop talc, and more

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Also: Google Maps offers alerts for mass transit users, Google Meet’s new noise-canceling features, how consumers feel about brand messages on racial justice, and other topics. MEASURED THOUGHTS. What safety measures do they expect? CRISIS LEADERSHIP BOARD.

J&J recalls sunscreens over carcinogen concerns, content marketing strategies that work, and Amazon’s response to CPSC lawsuit

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Hello, communicators: Ahead of National Ice Cream Day July 18, several of the most popular purveyors of the frozen confection have launched promotional campaigns intended to capitalize on the holiday—and the summer heat—doing some good along the way. MEASURED THOUGHTS.

Etsy and Facebook remove ‘QAnon’ content, Ruby Tuesday files for bankruptcy, and Hotels.com offers the chance to ‘live under a rock’

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Also: McDonald’s offers new breakfast items and another menu collab to entice younger consumers, report reveals COVID-19 fears, Best Buy highlights DE&I efforts, and more. Hello, communicators: . The moves are meant to stand out from the crowd and entice consumers—especially millennial and Gen Z consumers—to McDonald’s drive-thrus. MEASURED THOUGHTS. CRISIS LEADERSHIP NETWORK.

Wells Fargo criticized for diversity comments, Ralph Lauren to cut 15% of its workforce, and Bumble Bee Seafoods responds to Trump

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Also: Reese’s gets salty with product launch, Microsoft introduces features for employee wellbeing, 78% of consumers buy from organizations that put employees first, and more. Twitter users were quick to call out the executive’s remarks and encourage consumers to close their accounts.