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(Source: CNBC All-America Workforce Survey)

➢ 28% of those surveyed reported being laid off in the past two years at least once. That percentage jumped to 50% for those not currently working and fell to 25% for those who are retired.

➢ 57% of those who retired during the pandemic said they did so after being laid off.

➢ 69% of those employed are satisfied with their wages while 80% have been satisfied with recent raises.

➢ Among those employed, 49% believe the economy will get worse in the next year.

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June 12: Cablefax’s Fiber Panels for Cable Operators, Fiber Connect Pre-Conference; Nashville

June 27-30: CTA’s CEO Summit, Santa Barbara

June 29: Cablefax’s FAXIES Virtual

July 24-27: NCTC and ACA Connects’ Independent Show; Orlando

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“It’s harder for brands to come in [with product integration] in Season 2, especially for categories that are really important to the storytelling. If you think about [Showtime’s] ‘Ray Donovan,’ he was established in Season 1 in a Mercedes. We worked for four seasons to change that to a Cadillac. I think it took us actually five seasons to get that transition to happen through the right model… We encourage every brand to understand that the creative is going to drive the final decision. Cadillac was very patient. They’re great partners, and they just were continually pitching Liev Schreiber, Showtime on what was coming down the pipeline. Finally there was a transitional moment in which Ray Donovan and his family were moving to the East Coast from the West Coast, so there was an opportunistic moment for there to be a car shift. Cadillac had just released the XT6… All the star aligned.”

– BEN Chief Product Placement officer Erin Schmidt speaking on the latest CTAM “Thinking Out Loud” podcast

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