As climate risk and action have become mainstream business and investor concerns in the last year, it finally felt like climate policy journalism would start getting the serious space that it deserved. At last, climate considerations would shape national dialogue about our future and priorities.
There was a time when those who could write, wrote. Then came e-mail, and blogs, and Twitter. Now we are all writers, putting out impossible amounts of content on a seemingly infinite array of platforms, and with COVID-19 we’ve seen an explosion of content – not all of it clear, and very little of it consistent.
Battling the horrible internet of very rural Ireland to connect with my cocooned in-laws. Facilitating a 23-member Task Force on Zoom to build consensus on a report. Learning how to involve family - from my 95-year old grandparents to 6-year old niece – in a multilingual virtual birthday party. Chairing non-profit board meetings with members juggling tough COVID conversations, introversion, and cramped family spaces.
Journalism is essential during a crisis – and harder than ever during a pandemic when a reporter can’t get close to their sources. That’s why Argyle is turning the tables by interviewing prominent Canadian journalists. We aim to learn how they are coping, staying on top of the 24/7 news cycle, delivering fresh angles and insight, and engaging with communicators.
Six weeks ago, we posed the question “How do you engage when you can’t gather?” followed by our tips for alternative engagement options. Since then, the Argyle team has been working with clients across the country to design virtual public engagement programs.
After six weeks of Zoom happy hours, fighting for kitchen table real estate, keeping the kids occupied and onboarding new four-legged co-workers, we asked some team members to share tips on how they’ve adjusted to our new work reality. Here are seven lessons our team has learned.
Whether you’re disseminating health-care research or sharing an innovative new treatment, working with health care professionals is essential to improving patient care. Communicating with these busy professionals can be challenging in normal circumstances, let alone amid a global pandemic.
Argyle’s research provides insights into social distancing resistance.
How should organizations engage their public during the COVID-19 pandemic? That was the question Argyle’s national public engagement team tackled on a national webinar last week.