My thoughts on the coronavirus pandemic

by WF- Enzo Administrator
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Pretty much all in-person events are postponed, cancelled, or online-only
Notable cancellations include Facebook's F8, Rakuten's DealMaker London, and Google's CloudNext. On the other hand, Microsoft will have all events online, including the annual Ignite conference. And more recently, Tokyo 2020 will be moved next year.

New online shopping habits
Even Amazon isn't immune from the effects of the outbreak, and many small brands are forced to make a decision as to whether they should continue operations, and still others who deal with dropshipping in China. However, the looming lockdown extensions mean that more people will be forced to work remotely, which might see an uptick in in laptop shopping.

Restaurants shift to to-go and kerbside delivery
Fastfood chains will have to contend with an all-delivery service, but they might struggle with the sudden surge in demand. Meanwhile, conventional fine dining and sit-in restaurants will be forced to either temporarily close or also offer delivery services.

Social media is even more important
Just as I questioned the oversaturation of social media, the latter are seeing a surge in usage rate which means marketers are back to the drawing board to rethink their strategies and use the sudden surge to make brands relevant.

Connecting with your audience
Host a webinar on Hangouts or Teams. Now might also be the time to launch a new podcast, if you haven't done so in the past. If I'm being practical, we have more time working on new ideas just because we're not spending about 1-2 hours commuting to work.
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  • Profile picture of the author Llani Kawenga
    Yes! Huge what's happening globally! Ever grateful that I am comfortable and am financially 'OK'....However very distressed for the poor people around the world. There are millions that have no food, no abodes and have to fight the virus pandemic, OMG! Millions of jobs lost and wow! What a catastrophie
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    • Profile picture of the author Robertbrain
      Originally Posted by Llani Kawenga View Post

      Yes! Huge what's happening globally! Ever grateful that I am comfortable and am financially 'OK'....However very distressed for the poor people around the world. There are millions that have no food, no abodes and have to fight the virus pandemic, OMG! Millions of jobs lost and wow! What a catastrophie
      Yes, this COVID-19 affecting us badly. The whole world suffers from this virus.
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      • Profile picture of the author agmccall
        Originally Posted by Robertbrain View Post

        Yes, this COVID-19 affecting us badly. The whole world suffers from this virus.
        look at the numbers and you will see that it is really not affecting us badly. What is affecting us badly are governments.

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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    Originally Posted by WF- Enzo View Post


    Connecting with your audience
    Host a webinar on Hangouts or Teams. Now might also be the time to launch a new podcast, if you haven't done so in the past. If I'm being practical, we have more time working on new ideas just because we're not spending about 1-2 hours commuting to work.
    It's definitely opened up opportunities/schedules so marketers could do more CONSUMER INTELLIGENCE. It's needed now more than ever because consumer habits will probably change quite a bit after the COVID19 ordeal is over.
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  • Profile picture of the author George Flm
    The C-19 is like viral marketing.

    Everybody mentions it.
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  • Profile picture of the author superowid
    Work from home phenomenon is getting viral. Hopefully there'll be more traffic to the forum and opening more opportunities for us again.
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    • Profile picture of the author depotgang
      Originally Posted by superowid View Post

      Work from home phenomenon is getting viral. Hopefully there'll be more traffic to the forum and opening more opportunities for us again.
      I think real work from home will boom. Also disaster preparedness consultants will do well. I'm doing a launch mid May, first one in 5 years. The work from home market will be prime.
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  • Profile picture of the author myob
    I wouldn't be too quick in completely abandoning the offline arena. The global economy before the crisis was on a pace of record expansion and prosperity, unprecedented in history.

    Enormous capital (trillions of dollars) has been extracted from the stock market, and the potential for re-investment and infusion into infrastructure and emerging technologies spells massive opportunity.

    Despite what may appear to be a shuttered global economy, many businesses still have a pulse. The global race to find a vaccine for COVID-19 has tapped into the best of who we are, and is inspiring a generation to innovate.
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  • Profile picture of the author socialentry
    Originally Posted by WF- Enzo View Post

    Pretty much all in-person events are postponed, cancelled, or online-only

    u dont say??????!!!!!!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author myob
    Originally Posted by WF- Enzo View Post

    Pretty much all in-person events are postponed, cancelled, or online-only

    Originally Posted by socialentry View Post

    u dont say??????!!!!!!!!
    Temporarily.
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    Even if its a bad situation we should not comply and thing about negative thoughts about what we live because we will go into depresion .Think on how muc people are poor they dont have what to eat ,they dont have a shelter etc
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  • Profile picture of the author rainbowit
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    Keep At home and keep safe everyone. https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    I have heard of a few affiliate programs that are suspending affiliate payments, and one that is lowering to 1%, none of the ones I participate in have though. How do you handle this. Do you stop sending people to those sites?

    I understand businesses are feeling a crunch here, but if you are sending them the sale you should be compensated. If any of the affiliate programs I participate in stop paying then I will stop sending. Now on the other hand if they wanted to defer the payments then I would be willing to work with them.

    Just wondering what your thoughts on the matter is

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  • Profile picture of the author Ink Fairies
    I think the whole civilization will have to be rethinked. I expect an exodus out of major cities once the restrictions are lifted. I'm planning to leave my densely populated city as soon as this is over.

    Offline businesses will have to reorganize with pandemics in mind. Density will be a priority, as well as sanitation. Ghost kitchens will flourish. Public events will have to reduce capacity. Less people will be taking public transit, and any project for mass public transit will either be put on hold or scrapped altogether.
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    • Profile picture of the author agmccall
      Originally Posted by Ink Fairies View Post

      I think the whole civilization will have to be rethinked. I expect an exodus out of major cities once the restrictions are lifted. I'm planning to leave my densely populated city as soon as this is over.

      Offline businesses will have to reorganize with pandemics in mind. Density will be a priority, as well as sanitation. Ghost kitchens will flourish. Public events will have to reduce capacity. Less people will be taking public transit, and any project for mass public transit will either be put on hold or scrapped altogether.

      And this is exactly what "They" want to happen and it is up to us to not let it

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      • Profile picture of the author Ink Fairies
        Originally Posted by agmccall View Post

        And this is exactly what "They" want to happen and it is up to us to not let it

        al
        Urban exodus is a good thing, however. Humans were never meant to live like this, and it's affecting the planet in more ways than one.
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        • Profile picture of the author myob
          Originally Posted by Ink Fairies View Post

          Urban exodus is a good thing,
          The real estate industry, investors, and other opportunists agree, and are waiting ...
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        • Profile picture of the author agmccall
          Originally Posted by Ink Fairies View Post

          Urban exodus is a good thing, however. Humans were never meant to live like this, and it's affecting the planet in more ways than one.
          And what way were we meant to live

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          • Profile picture of the author Odahh
            Originally Posted by agmccall View Post

            And what way were we meant to live

            al
            that depends on the we you group youself in ..I don't have rose colored glasses of history..or this view that there was a better time to live in than now ..

            the only reason there is a move out of cities is advancing tech is allowing for a more modorn lifestyle with the nice thing you get in a big city.. while living in a more roral environment .

            many off gridders and preppers derive some income or enough to live off of through internet based work.

            my father was born before the great depression..living in a house with no running water and and out house ..i don't know how many children his mother burried ..real poverty

            that how humans lived for thousands of years ..does not mean that is how we where meant to live .
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  • Profile picture of the author Tanu S
    No doubt, Coronavirus is a big threat to the world, and the way it's spreading is a big concern. Many people lost their lives because of the same. The pandemic (COVID-19) not only affecting the lives but the world economy too. The crises everyone facing today are hard to deal with. The food needs of people aren't meeting, many lost their jobs, and many are there who don't have shelter. The time is hard, but we all should think positively that the hard time will pass too, and the sun will rise with new hopes soon.
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  • Profile picture of the author qwikaddotcom
    I hear some items are being returned to the senders. The post office itself returns them. Not a good time to get into a drop-shipping business.
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  • We learn a lot from diseases like corona virus. It has also done a lot of good things like global warming has been corrected, the weather is clean, air pollution is very useful, the rivers that used to have black water are now clean. Everything is going on according to nature.
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  • Profile picture of the author maclennan
    https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-he...-idUKKBN22G2WT


    Hopefully the Israelis have found an antibody to sort this out...
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  • Profile picture of the author Medon
    I have said again and again that marketers should not be happy. They too will pay the price at some point. Unless the brick and motor business is able to sell the curvatures to a customer who is already under a lockdown, they will not be able to pay the marketer. So they will not hire marketers in the long run. Unless something happens very soon either a vaccine or a cure, we are headed for the woods.
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