Great Examples of How Consumer Brands Are Adapting to Coronavirus

Nobody ever plans for a once-in-a-century pandemic, on a personal level or a business level. While businesses are constantly having to adapt to the current climate to keep on top, some trends and challenges can be predicted, and some completely take us by surprise. Like a pandemic, for instance. While COVID-19 changes everything around us, we’ve been inspired by how some brands have reacted. Here are some fantastic examples of brand marketing and social media that we can all learn from.

Supermarkets who are helping those in need

In times like these, one of the greatest things we can offer as human beings is a helping hand. Although, preferably one that has been thoroughly cleaned and stays at least 2 metres away. Amid a wave of panic buying and stockpiling, supermarkets have taken a step towards ensuring those most vulnerable have access to essentials by offering a time slot dedicated purely to them.

Big names who are saying thank you to those on the frontline

While OST, like many other companies, are working from home, that is not possible for everyone. Particularly our NHS workers who, from cleaners to surgeons, are working tirelessly to keep our country as safe as possible from the coronavirus. Several brands are offering what they can to say a huge thank you to everyone who is putting themselves at risk to help others.

Brands who want to keep everyone entertained

With a lot of the nation now at home for the foreseeable future, there is a lot of adapting to do. Whether that is to working from home or to trying to keep little ones busy. Some brands have been pushing out some fun ways to brighten up our days.

Some brands are adapting their content to reflect the times

Unfortunately, business as usual is simply not going to work for many of us at the minute. While we’d all love to carry on as normal, some of our content will just not be relevant to audiences in the current climate, so you need to adapt your feeds. ASOS, for example, has retained its reputation of nailing its social media by making sure content is still accessible. ASOS is sharing fun posts and memes, as well as promoting loungewear and casual clothing rather than, say, evening attire.

Football teams are finding brand new ways to compete

COVID-19 has had a huge impact on the sporting world with most matches, games and events being cancelled for the next few months. That doesn’t mean that sports brands have just stopped in their tracks, however. A lot of football teams have been providing a bit of fun for their supporters by competing with each other in different ways.

Every brand is different, and how we adapt is up to us, but it is clear that business-as-usual is not a tactic that will work for a lot of businesses during this pandemic. We hope you’re inspired to do something to help or even just to make your audience smile.

If you’re looking for more advice on how to adapt your social media marketing for coronavirus, our founder and Managing Director Luke Brynley-Jones has shared his expertise.

Jeremy Taylor
Date: 31st March 2020
Category: Blog Social Media Marketing Social Media Strategy

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