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Spending Survey Again Receives Strong Press Coverage
WASHINGTON (12/2/13)--The release of the Credit Union National Association's and Consumer Federation of America's 14th annual projection of consumers' holiday spending plans garnered widespread press coverage, including a live broadcast on C-SPAN. Over the weekend, clips from the pre-Thanksgiving press conference unveiling the survey results were also broadcast regularly on NBC's Channel 4 in Washington, D.C.


Click to view larger image Cameras are set up for live and taped coverage of this year's CUNA/CFA spending survey release. (CUNA Photo)
Other broadcasting and print groups that attended or covered the press conference included:
  • NBC;
  • Hearst Television;
  • Fox Business Channel
  • The Washington Times;
  • Epoch Times; and
  • Cronkite News.
Westwood One Radio and CNBC's Big Data Download followed up with CUNA after the event. The event was also noted in the Wednesday morning edition of Politico's Morning Tax column, and National Public Radio's Planet Money.

The survey, which was unveiled during a Wednesday event at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., found that more consumers plan to spend more than they did last year, while fewer plan to reduce their 2013 holiday spending. (See related story: CUNA/CFA: Holiday Spending Expected To Increase This Year.)

Paul Gentile, CUNA's executive vice president of strategic communications and engagement, said the survey release "helps spread the word about credit unions and reinforce that credit unions are a trusted resource for consumers."


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