A list of resources for businesses, PR people and journalists as we all deal with the impact of coronavirus.
For agency owners: Nina Sawetz of Future put together this Slack group, exclusively for agency owners to share thoughts, advice and support (you’ll need to be approved)
The PR industry must all pull together, there will be huge impacts on our sector.
I have launched a Slack channel for UK PR agency heads to discuss worries/concerns & support each other privately.
We have 80+ MDs advising each other at present.
Please DM for joining link.
— Nina Sawetz (@nina_future) March 17, 2020
For ‘all PR bods’: Nina has also created this channel for PR execs, account managers, account directors, in-house PR managers and all other levels.
I have launched a Slack channel for PR Execs, AMs & ADs to support each other through these times, ask Qs & get advice. Agency or In-house welcome.
Please join below:https://t.co/B0rhqFo1jD
If you are an agency boss pls DM me for the bosses channel.
— Nina Sawetz (@nina_future) March 20, 2020
For the PR industry as a whole: PR Week is regularly updating this live blog, keeping us all updated on how the coronavirus outbreak is affecting the PR and communications industry (paywalled)
For freelancers: this closed PR Freelancer Facebook groupIf you are a freelancer working in PR, has a great community of people in a similar position sharing support, thoughts and tips.
For all: A VERY comprehensive crowdsourced resource for technologists building things related to the coronavirus outbreak, including a great section on remote working tools
Coronavirus Tech Handbook.
A collection of tools, websites and data relating to Coronavirus.
— Nathan CoronavirusTechHandbook.com Young (@NathanPMYoung) March 3, 2020
For PRs and journalists: We published this roundup blog to help both PRs and journalists at what is obviously a very weird time indeed, highlighting as many journalists looking for non coronavirus-related content as we can
We’ve posted a roundup blog of journalists keen for non-Coronavirus stories.
Hopefully it’s helpful for both PRs and journalists in these odd times.
DM/ @ me or @JadeBeddington and we’ll add to it throughout the week:
— Rich Leigh (@RichLeighPR) March 18, 2020
For businesses: We’re making team time available over Google Hangouts – book a 20-30 minute video/audio call with us for free here
As we're all spending a lot of the day on calls anyway, I thought this could help.
If you're a business worried about/unsure how to best talk to your customers, new customers or staff, book some free time with us.
I promise not to be in my pants.
— Rich Leigh (@RichLeighPR) March 19, 2020
For those keen to both lend and perhaps be given a hand: the team at Manifest have put this together:
We have created a little site to help people ask for and offer help to their neighbours during the #COVID19 outbreak. https://t.co/JK0xwwEvj3 – please take a goosey, share or even register if you’re looking to help (or be helped) locally. It’s a WIP, so don’t judge.
— Alex Myers (@AlexMyers) March 19, 2020
For the PR industry: this Covid-19 pagethe PRCA has put together , highlighting an upcoming crisis comms webinar, a ‘taskforce’, mental health toolkit and more.
For brands/agencies: Stephen Waddington has started a thread of best practice brand responses:
Best practice brand responses to the COVID-19 crisis vs poor taste? What have you spotted? Pls RT #AskTwitter
— Stephen Waddington (@wadds) March 19, 2020