Virus upends tourism marketing, sparks idea of ‘safecations’

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The coronavirus has upended the way cities and states market themselves as summer travel destinations, and some tourism officials are just emerging from an especially awkward position: telling potential visitors to stay away. The pandemic’s effects can be seen on promotional websites that acknowledge the new risks of travel. An Illinois […]

Zion Williamson’s lawyers doubt marketing firm’s contract

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Lawyers for New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson want a federal judge in North Carolina to rule that a marketing firm suing Williamson for $100 million never had a valid contract with the former Duke star. Prime Sports Marketing and its president, Gina Ford, sought breach-of-contract damages from Williamson and his […]

Owner of Eskimo Pie to change its ‘derogatory’ name

NEW YORK (AP) — The owner of Eskimo Pie is changing its name and marketing of the nearly century-old chocolate-covered ice cream bar, the latest brand to reckon with racially charged logos and marketing. “We are committed to being a part of the solution on racial equality, and recognize the term is derogatory,” said Elizabell […]

Diack at corruption trial: I should have been more vigilant

PARIS (AP) — Former IAAF president Lamine Diack said at his corruption trial on Monday that he should have kept a tighter rein on the athletics governing body that prosecutors allege became a nest of malfeasance under his watch. The fourth day of the six-day trial largely focused on allegations that Diack enabled his son […]

Citroen unveils new hatchback as virus pushes event online

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — PSA Group unveiled one of its most important new models Tuesday with 20 people physically present and 2,600 watching online – a marketing configuration that the coronavirus seems likely to accelerate across the industry now that next year’s Geneva auto show was cancelled. The company’s Citroen brand showed off the new […]

Aunt Jemima brand to change name, remove image, Quaker Oats announces

(WCMH) — Quaker Oats announced Wednesday it will remove the name and image of the Aunt Jemima brand of syrup and pancake mix. The move is part of an effort by the company to “make progress toward racial equality,” the company said in a statement first obtained by NBC News. The company said in its […]

FDA approves video game for treating ADHD in kids

BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has for the first time approved a video game for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children. The FDA said Monday the game built by Boston-based Akili Interactive Labs can improve attention function. The game, called EndeavorRx, requires a prescription and is designed for children ages […]

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