The Impact of COVID-19 on the B2B Exhibition Industry Continues to Worsen

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Having reported an all-time low for exhibition industry performance as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Conference for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) has released the results of a new poll tracking the ongoing impact of the pandemic on the B2B exhibition industry. According to its findings, some 73% of exhibition organizers have canceled at… Read More » The post The Impact of COVID-19 on the B2B Exhibition Industry Continues to Worsen appeared first on Marketing Charts .

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Is the explosion of COVID-19 conspiracies changing people’s real-world behavior?

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More than 20 million people saw a video filled with lies about COVID-19. Researchers still don’t know how this kind of viral misinformation is impacting people’s willingness to wear masks—or to get an eventual vaccine. On Monday night, Breitbart News launched a video of a press conference from a group of physicians called America’s Frontline Doctors, wherein several doctors repeated inaccurate claims about COVID-19, its treatments, and effects. The video reached over 20 million viewers on Facebook alone before being taken down Tuesday. The fast spread of this video and its false claims raises a big question about how much this kind of information affects people’s decisions to stay home, wear a mask, and ultimately, to get vaccinated when a COVID-19 vaccine is approved. Read Full Story

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Consumer Spending on Halloween Expected to Dip This Year Due to COVID-19

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Even though the country is still struggling with the COVID-19 virus, Americans expect to participate in Halloween activities this year. However, they will be spending less this year than they spent in 2019, according to the latest survey from the NRF. This year’s survey estimates that 148 million US adults will celebrate Halloween this year.… Read More » The post Consumer Spending on Halloween Expected to Dip This Year Due to COVID-19 appeared first on Marketing Charts .

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Amazon isn’t letting COVID-19 get in the way of its annual Prime Day sale

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It’s not a good look for your company to be willing to put workers at risk for a glorified consumer-capitalist shopping holiday. Despite major tech companies canceling their annual events due to the COVID-19 pandemic (or in Apple’s case, going digital-only ), Amazon appears to be moving ahead with its annual Prime Day sales bonanza, which normally takes place around July. Read Full Story

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My university will be getting COVID-19 vaccines soon—here’s how my team will get doses into arms

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The executive running much of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution for the University of California, San Francisco, is working to make sure that critical data tracking, complicated storage, and the intricacies of actually administering doses all run smoothly. In late October, I received an email from a member of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). I called the number in the email and a bright, happy voice answered and asked if the University of California, San Francisco, would be interested in the early release and distribution of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Of course, I said yes. Read Full Story

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