Handling the challenges of COVID-19 has been tricky for brands, especially those that rely on humorous ads. During the initial surge of cases, playful brands like Wendy's and Denny's went dark on social media for several weeks. Coors Light pulled its "Working Remotely" ad before it even aired for fear of appearing insensitive about the current situation.
In response to the outbreak of COVID-19, states throughout the U.S. implemented "stay at home" or "shelter-in-place" orders to prevent the further spread of the virus. Now, many of these restrictions are gradually being lifted.
During the current COVID-19 crisis, businesses are looking to connect in meaningful ways with current and prospective consumers. You may need to alter your messaging, or the services you promote, in order to reach your goals and provide benefit to your customers during this unique time. We’re seeing this across the country and across industries, including small and large businesses alike. A small, local pottery studio takes orders online and delivers its products directly to people's doors. A Bay Area real estate company now offers virtual house tours and online consulting in ways they never did before.