Better Together: Inspiration from our industry

Posted on: Sunday 29 March 2020

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Better Together: Inspiration from our industry

‘We’re all in this together’ is something we’re hearing a lot of at the moment and it applies to our industry too - we believe that uniting our members has never been more important. 

Here we bring together inspiring examples of how businesses are adapting to the COVID-19 outbreak and embracing new ways of working. From providing support and advice for the industry, to team building, to socialising, take a look at how we’re remaining connected in a world that feels disconnected. Got something to add? Get in touch

SME Support 

Facebookt’s no surprise that the role of social media platforms is coming to the fore as social distancing takes effect. Facebook has launched a Business Support Hub to help small businesses grow resilience and ride out the outbreak’s economic fallout. 

It has also set up a $100 million grant programme for 30,000 small businesses in 30 countries around the world. Find out more here.


Video Victory 


Google has just launched a new YouTube campaign to encourage people to stay at home. Bringing together a multitude of content to get your teeth into, from cooking and cleaning tips to workout videos and studying resources - there’s something for everyone. 

It has also put together a handy six step guide on how to master video calls while working at home - find out more - as well as lending a helping hand to event organisers across the globe with a guide on hosting virtual events via YouTube. Give it a read


Mind Over Matter 

NabsMany of us are currently feeling anxious, isolated and uncertain about what the future holds. To help protect our mental wellbeing, industry body NABS is offering wellbeing and career coaching via phone or video call, as well as online group masterclasses

Read more from NABS’s Head of Support Annabel McCaffrey via Mediatel


Addressing Anxiety 

Sanctus“A lot of what is happening right now right now with Coronavirus isn’t a virus problem, it’s an anxiety problem”, tweeted Sanctus on 10 March. The level of anxiety the virus has created is understandable, but it can feel insurmountable. Sanctus provide virtual coaching, as well as producing a guide to managing your mental health and staying productive while working from home



Charting changes

BlisWhile the COVID-19 crisis is unfolding, the Blis team is monitoring patterns of consumer behaviour to help brands understand how best to communicate with their customers. They’ll be providing regular updates via ‘The changing behaviour series’, including trends they’re seeing in the data and how it is being reflected by brands’ activity around the world. Take a look at the latest updates:


Share of voice matters more than ever
Loyalty is a long game and reinforcing trust is key
A view on grocery shopping in the uk



Tracking the traffic 
Similar-webSimilarweb are offering a daily assessment of the repercussions on consumer and business behavior amid the growing coronavirus outbreak. The tool drills down into data on the sectors and industries that are being most impacted, as well as tracking the traffic patterns to different websites offering statistics on COVID-19. Take a look.


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