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.
Communicating climate change has always taken courage. Now, it will take all that we can muster.
As unemployment soars, it’s time to invest in employer/employee relationships.
While Canadians may be isolated and ‘socially distanced’ from one another during the COVID-19 pandemic, this shared experience has strengthened our relationships with our families, co-workers, employers, health care providers, local businesses – and even our governments.
The COVID-19 crisis – and the new norm of social distancing – has made digital communications, and social media in particular, more important than ever for organizations.
The pandemic-fueled public health and economic crisis has refocused attention on people’s basic needs. News and social media feature alarming stories about a rush on grocery stores, and fears of anti-social hoarding behaviour.