WASHINGTON (11/25/09)—More than 20 media outlets turned out to cover the ninth annual projection of consumers’ holiday spending plans produced by a national survey sponsored by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and Consumer Federation of America (CFA). The event was held Monday at The National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
CUNA's Bill Hampel discusses on-camera the results of the consumer holiday spending survey with a reporter from Cox TV following the press conference today at National Press Club.
The survey of more than 1,000 adult Americans showed that a whopping 55% intended to decrease their holiday spending this year. (See related story in today’s News Now
: Survey: Consumer desire to cut holiday spending soars.) CUNA's Mark Wolff, senior vice president of communications, said the annual event with CFA--particularly with its no-nonsense advice to help consumers control their holiday debt--has become another way to show credit unions are a trustworthy resource for the nation's consumers. Among the television, cable and radio networks, and newspaper groups that attended or covered the press conference:
* NBC News * CNN and CNN Newsource * Bloomberg * FOX News * ABC Radio News * Hearst TV * HD News * Cox TV * CBC News (Canadian Broadcasting Corp.) * AP TV (Associated Press)
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