ABA Fields More Than 600 Media Calls in Second Quarter

In the second quarter, ABA spokespeople fielded 640 media calls and the association appeared in 481 news stories, according to the ABA Public Relations Quarterly Report. The top issues included legislation like the ABA-backed regulatory relief bill, mortgage lending, data security, ABA’s delinquency bulletin and regulation.

ABA represented the banking industry in 10 radio or television interviews, including appearances on Bloomberg TV and Fox Business, and it placed eight op-eds and letters to the editor in outlets like the Washington Post and American Banker. More than 80 news outlets mentioned ABA’s alert on card cracking, including USA Today, The Huffington Post and Detroit Free Press.