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Walmart’s opioid statement, country seeks metaverse status and more

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walmart approved the outline of a deal to pay a $3.1 billion settlement A CNN Business Report cites claims by various states that the company had no rules for opioid prescriptions that contributed to the opioid crisis in the United States.

Officials said Walmart would also have to agree to “strong oversight to prevent fraudulent prescriptions and flag questionable prescriptions.”

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“The reconciliation framework is in the best interest of all parties, provides tremendous support to communities across the country in combating the opioid crisis, and provides state and local governments with more support than any other nation across the country,” Walmart said in a statement. I am confident that we will be able to provide assistance as soon as possible.” Opioid settlements to date, subject to meeting all settlement requirements.

The retail giant said it still “strongly disputes the allegations on these matters,” and said the deal did not include an admission of liability.

Important reasons:Walmart’s statement puts as much face as it can on paying huge sums over heartbreaking issues. I helped. Other pharmacies Had made similar settlements .

Tuvalu Aims to Establish Metaverse Nation

Pacific island country Tuvalu says I want to duplicate islands and landmarks in the metaverse Because the country is facing rising sea levels, according to a Reuters report.

Tuvalu’s Foreign Minister Simon Cofe said his country aims to become the first digital nation in the Metaverse.

“Our land, seas and culture are our people’s most valuable assets, and we are migrating them to the cloud to protect them from harm no matter what happens in the physical world. he said.

Tuvalu consists of nine islands between Australia and Hawaii and has a population of 12,000.

Important reasons: The story of Tuvalu is a good sign of how the Metaverse can help preserve history. Kofe uses clever communication strategies that embrace current technology and keep his small country message in front of people.

Measurements leading to PR growth, studies say

new research Refers to growth public relations specialist We see it in measuring the impact their work has on clients.

In the Muck Rack report, 56% of spokespeople said 2022 metrics will outperform 2021 results.

Communicators also plan to use more measurements in 2023. According to a Muck Rack report, 7% more professionals plan to measure client voice share, social shares/mentions, and pitches in the next year.

“PR is critical to business success, but the lack of quantifiable metrics has always been a barrier. said Greg Galant, co-founder and CEO of Muck Rack.

Important reasons: Measurement is important in analyzing the work of public relations professionals. It’s good to see more communicators understanding the tools they need to show progress and results.

Chick-fil-A praised for its viral video service

Chick-fil-A Earning a better reputation for customer service Entrepreneur reports that after a manager in Georgia delivered an order of French fries to a customer, the customer complained about the freshness of the order.

“The manager answers the phone. He’s the kindest person in the world and doesn’t hurt a fly.” So he said he would give me new fresh fry, big ones.


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The manager asked the customer to come and have it delivered to his home before he changed his mind.

“That’s how we solve the problem,” she said in the video.

Important reasons: Good customer service pays off. The chain has garnered 1.4 million positive impressions after spending less than $20 to get an order right.

Chris Pugh is a staff writer for PR Daily.follow him twitter When LinkedInSubmit story ideas ChrisP@Ragan.com.


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