THE good thing about COVID-19 is the push to digital.
While there was a lot of hemming and hawing about moving in the digital direction, COVID-19 put an end to that whingeing and kicked everyone into the digital age.
Suddenly meetings could take place with people around the globe and working from home was easy, if you had a conducive environment, and a leadership that was not stuck in the dark ages where they had to see your eyeballs in the office to make sure you were working.
Well, Phase 2 of the easing of restrictions is in place. That means many have bolted for freedom and to eat out and catch up with friends and family, mainly. While all that’s great for the economy, there still isn’t a vaccine for COVID-19 and many cities that opened up after a shutdown saw the virus make a return call.
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The digital space, meanwhile, seems to have its appeal.
For media companies, it has been a boon, allowing the information — real, somewhat real and fake — to continue flowing. In fact gushing in some cases as everyone was glued to their devices — more so than usual.
While there’s freedom afoot, we feel the digital connections will continue as a course of normal activity.
The WED WEB CHAT series is aimed at continuing the discussions online.
The weekly lunch series starting on 24 June 2020 will be a half-hour discussion on current issues and topics, with two guests.
The first session, Talking Heads Talking Comms! is on communications, which has been put to the test by COVID-19.
Our panellists include Kumaran Pillai, co-founder of online newspaper, The Independent, Singapore, and Jin Ooi, Client Services Director at PR firm Huntington Communications.
The discussion will navigate the effectiveness of communication during this period and will also include the challenges and opportunities that will be faced in the months and years to come.
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How will COVID-19 affect our way of life, be it going out to socialise, work or vote.
Future discussions will include themes around entertainment, business, society and trends and behaviour.
If you have questions you’d like to ask, please email firstname.lastname@example.org ahead, or you can also ask questions during the discussion.
So, don’t have a lonely Wednesday lunch, keep us company and let us feed you some information as well.
If you have a point of view on COVID-19, or think someone you know could present a thought-provoking perspective on the subject, please email email@example.com with your details and a short summary.