Free Communications, Marketing and Digital Helpline

Free advice to communicators and marketers who must rapidly adapt to a dramatically changing market in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

These are drastic times. As we stay apart in order to band together, our global efforts of social distancing are having significant impacts on the way we do business. If we’re not careful, smart, strategic and creative, this crisis could see many small businesses close their doors; or see larger organisations with anxious employees/suppliers/clients.

But we believe in the creative power of the human mind. We know that if we put our heads together, we can come up with creative and innovative solutions to help many businesses come out the other side of this.

To do our bit, we’re launching a free virtual helpline for marketing, communications, and creative advice. Whether you have questions about digital marketing, content creation, public relations, client or employee communications or change management, we’re here to help our community communicate and respond as best they can in this changing climate.

The helpline to submit questions is available via the form below.  We also hosted a live weekly Q&A session for 10 weeks since March.  Recordings are available on our blog and we’ll be making a full series report available soon.  Click here to request a copy of the report when it is ready.

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WORK IN PROGRESS – FAQ will be filled in as questions are submitted.   Please note that our team members are providing their support to you free of charge.  We’ll set aside 1-hour each day to review questions and send responses.

Ideas need to be generated, approved and rolled out, so sometimes it’s quite useful to visually organise the process or progress. Organisations of varying sizes will suit different systems. However, we have compiled a list of useful tools we and some of our business peers use, such as:

Some of our OTM staff have hosted, co-hosted or assisted in setting up online events with varying participant numbers.
We can provide specific assistance if you are interested in shifting to the online event space.

Here are some links to cloud services that you could use: 

https://www.inxpo.com/
https://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect.html 
https://www.on24.com/ 
https://www.choruscallaustralia.com.au/event-conferencing/
https://www.cvent.com/au/event-management-software/virtual-event-solutions 
https://whova.com/
https://www.runtheworld.today/
https://hopin.to/  


Articles:
https://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/how-to-make-your-now-virtual-event-shine/  

Social livestream platforms include: 

Webinar platform options include: 

  • 6connex: Available on any browser or device, with no download required. Features include flexible registration, social media integration, and real-time analytics. 
  • Crowdcast: Can be joined through a single URL. Tools include built-in registration forms, analytics, replays, and more. 
  • Demio: Allows for pre-recorded or live webinars—or a mix of both. Includes private chat, interactive polls, call-to-action buttons, and other features. 
  • Livestorm: On-demand webinars from Livestorm include integrations with Google Analytics, Slack, and various engagement tools. 
  • WebinarNinja: No need to download software for this platform, which offers paid and free events, 1,000+ app integrations, and even Facebook Pixel ad tracking. 
  • Zoom: Can have one host, group chat—and even offers breakout rooms. Plans cover from 100 to 10,000 view-only attendees. 
  • YouTube Livestream: A free and easy option for streaming live webinars.

We acknowledge this can be hard when you can’t all jump into the studio and whiteboard, talk with hands etc.  However there are tools out there to make it easier.  One example is MIRO.  The other advice from our panel is to make space for quiet so you can be creative.  If you are always 100% ‘busy’ on delivering/planning/admin/meetings etc you do not give yourself the thinking time/reflective time to allow creativity to happen.  Take some time away from your workstation….go for a walk, lie on the grass etc.

Categories: Creativity, Tools

There are several helpful online tools for events these days.  Some of the ones we like are:  ZoomEventbrite and Sli.do.

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