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The Israeli medias impact during the COVID-19 crisis

The Israeli media had and still has a significant impact on the public, mainly due to the traditionally high consumption of news as well as other content by the Israelis, who love to be “in the know”. This is true to both the older audience, which watches TV and reads the printed newspapers, as well as to younger people who receive the information from the social networks: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and more.

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During the past weeks we have published several of posts on how the Covid-19 related measurements have influenced our business lives, have accelerated trends such as the progressing digitalization and virtual events, triggered changes in social media management and the need for cost effective PR support.

The team of Statista has now summarized trends and changes in our every-day life in an animated infographic. The isometric-style illustration covers trends from remote work and learning to online purchasing habits and video gaming activities.
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Social Media Management in the Age of Coronavirus

Can you guess what the most blocked keyword in the world currently is? Unsurprisingly, it’s coronavirus. COVID-19 is upending life as we know it, making the new normal anything but. Everyone, brands included, is adapting to a world that’s less familiar and comfortable. Already challenging, brand management is now like dancing on a tightrope.

As unlikely as it seems, there’s a unique opportunity underlying the awfulness of today’s pandemic. Now is the time to pause, reevaluate strategies and plans, and react nimbly to the transformed communications landscape.

With social distancing in place around much of the globe, social media’s use is skyrocketing, with 66 percent of users projecting increased time spent on social platforms. With breakneck coronavirus-induced shifts in everyone’s day-to-day reality, forging meaningful connections that have a lasting impact means reimagining strategies and tactics for the time being, if not the long-term. Though that sounds challenging, it is doable. But, how and where do you get started? These recommendations will help you to realign for the current environment.
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How Social Distancing is Changing Social Media

Over recent months, we have seen dramatic changes in people’s lives and routines around the world. With many of us self-isolating and staying home to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, our collective attention has turned to online social platforms unlike ever before, in an effort to keep us connected and entertained. Innovation in content creation coupled with creative features being rolled out on platforms themselves is contributing to this shift in the way in which social media is being used. Here are a couple of things we’ve noticed:

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6 tips for decentralised work with employees in the home office or in the field

Companies in Europe and around the world are facing major challenges due to the measures taken to contain the Corona virus pandemic, which forced many companies to close their doors. When employees are forced to work from home, organisations need to figure out how to stay engaged and functional in a fully digital mode. This applies not only to the current crisis, but also to companies that are increasingly switching to decentralised work and mobile workforces in the face of digitisation.

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Pr fake news infodemic

“We are not just fighting an epidemic; we’re fighting an infodemic. Fake news spreads faster and more easily than this virus and is just as dangerous.” – Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organisation, 15/03/20

Practicing responsible and effective PR in the midst of a fake news ‘infodemic’ gives a whole new meaning to that well-worn industry phrase ‘going viral’.

After all, achieving virality, in the sense of delivering must-share news and content across readers and viewers’ social networks, has been, for the best part of the last twenty years, the Holy Grail of the PR industry.

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COVID-19 cost-effective PR

In recent years our Sydney-based PR agency has lost long term technology clients’ business even though we were achieving excellent results. Why?  Simply because someone at head office, 12,000km distant, chose to run with a multinational PR agency.

Their decisions overruled the preferences of clients’ Australian executives and their regional teams. Subsequently our former contacts (still friends) told us their media and social media exposure had plummeted – by more than 50 percent in two cases.

With the World Health Organisation announcing a coronavirus pandemic, economies are teetering on the brink of recession. So why pay more for less in the public relations sector?

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