With events and tourism facing challenging and uncertain times, it’s crucial to unite as an industry and support each other where possible.
A number of suppliers and organisations are offering their services and other educational resources to support businesses doing it tough in the COVID-19 crisis.
Below are some of the latest resources available to event professionals and businesses.
Note: This story will be updated as new resources become available. Please reach out if you would like to share your services with our readers.
Milestone Creative’s free marketing report
Milestone Creative have released a free report titled, Marketing your business and your event through COVID-19.
The report details how to communicate with your audiences and what steps you can take to market your business effectively, but sensitively, during the COVID-19 crisis. It also has practical marketing and communications steps to implement for postponed or cancelled events.
Milestone’s message is: “Don’t wait until the re-emergence of the industry – get ahead of the curve and be at the top of mind when they are ready to book.”
Download the free report here.
DDI’s free mini course on virtual meetings
Consulting firm DDI is offering a complimentary micro course on leading virtual meetings.
Produced in partnership with Dr. Steven Rogelberg, a meetings expert, the course is available for organisations looking to make the most of time spent virtually. Access this course here.
Be Challenged’s free remote team building
Team building provider Be Challenged has a number of team-building solutions that can be delivered remotely.
The team understand cash flow may be tight for many businesses and if offering a range of free remote team-building programs, tools and resources, as well as a FREE coaching session for businesses who need help or advice. Contact the team to learn more.
Zadro’s communication package
In response to the crisis, communications agency Zadro has released a special three-month strategic Communications Care Package, to help keep your brand strong.
The package includes a three-hour in-depth strategic session, where you will have all your questions answered and have a three- to six-month action plan devised for your business.
The team will also provide the design and development of a HTML e-newsletter template, the text and post design for social media posts and two press releases.
AV1’s guide to webcasting
If you’re new to webcasting and wondering where to start, AV1 has released The ultimate guide to webcasting.
The article runs through the different webcasting options available, from basic to sophisticated, and outlines all the requirements and equipment needed to successfully run a webcast event.
LinkedIn’s remote working courses
LinkedIn has opened up a series of free learning courses to assist businesses that may be working remotely due to COVID-19.
The courses focus on being productive while working from home, including tips on using virtual meeting tools to build relationships in a new working environment.
You can access them here.