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Media Relations

Capture the attention of your local media and shine a spotlight on your credit union with these media relations tools.

The Financial Five
Become a regular contributor to your local media using the Financial Five, a template consumer tips column provided by the League.

PR Web Tools
A suite of resources to assist credit unions in maximizing their interactions with the media. The PR Web Tools provide quick and simple "how-to" instructions, including free webinars, for various media relations tasks.

Meetings With Reporters
The League also coordinates regular meetings between credit union leaders and reporters throughout the state. Anyone is invited to participate. Contact Patrick Harris to find out about meetings near you.

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Recent News Stories

Watch recent television clips about Ohio’s credit unions on YouTube.

Read recent articles about media outreach, resources for your credit union, and training opportunities below.

 Media Efforts / Resources

League-driven media outreach generates awareness for CU loan growth
Ohio’s credit unions gained earned media attention following a statewide League issued press release. The featured article, published by the Crain’s Cleveland Business, highlights the strength of Ohio’s credit unions and how loan growth was 7.1 percent in 2017, roughly 10 times the population growth in the state...
CUs in the news: Ohio’s CUs stand against elder abuse, financial exploitation
Elder financial exploitation has been a top concern for credit unions for many years, as credit unions were built upon the philosophy of protecting their members’ finances. This was the message in a League press release sent statewide last month on Elder Abuse Day.
Curious how the League's working for you? Follow us on social media, now including Snapchat!
What does the League do for you? Follow us on social media and we'll show you. Through the various social media avenues -- Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and now Snapchat (@WeAreOCUL) -- we keep you up-to-date on how we're working to help your credit union succeed, alert you to important issues that may help or hinder your credit union, and remind you of tools available to streamline your workload.
It's time to stop the data breaches!
It's time merchants are held to the same data protection standards as credit unions. We need your help telling Ohio’s data breach stories to legislators. Please take a minute to answer a four-question survey on the topic of merchant data breaches. Your answers will be used in aggregate in a statewide advocacy campaign to bring awareness to the merchant data breach issue plaguing credit unions and their members.
Two regional networking sessions with Movement leaders left; Sept. 20 and Oct. 25
Join Paul Mercer, Lee Butke, and your fellow regional peers for a 90-minute lunch engaging in high-level discussions about industry hot topics, while leveraging everyone’s experience and perspectives to collectively explore present and future advancement opportunities.