The wake of coronavirus and the UK lockdown has left many businesses reeling, and we have all had to adapt quickly to change. With further uncertainties looming in the months to come, we have all had to consider new ways of operating with creativity and resourcefulness.

As we watched the news agenda change completely over the past 6 months, our team at Zeus has been working as close as ever with our clients to contribute news and information that is relevant, helpful and appropriate to their sector under the circumstances.

One thing that has remained true is that good news is always worth shouting about.

Anthea Fosti, Managing Director of Zeus PR said, “When lockdown first hit in March, journalists and reporters were keen for positive stories, which helped break up the barrage of the negative stories that took centre stage for a few months. As things start to feel slightly more ‘normal’ and people are coming back from furlough, we are seeing publications continuing to share good news. As experts in PR, it our job to find the golden nuggets of relevant, good news stories, and we have had some great success in securing coverage for our clients through the pandemic in national, regional, local and trade press.”

Throughout the pandemic and ever-changing times, we have been asking ourselves a few questions to help generate the right type of exposure with the right tone of voice for our clients.

  • Is your business doing anything to support others during this time?
  • Is there anything positive or uplifting happening within your business that is relevant to the general public?
  • Have you spotted any new or emerging trends within your sector?
  • Has your business adapted something new or unique due to covid?

Here are some examples of coverage secured for our clients through a Covid lens:

Beelivery, the UK’s largest on-demand grocery delivery serviceannounced that the company is hiring 20,000 drivers as well as home-based HQ staff between now and Christmas in response to this year’s rising demand for their service.

The company was featured in BusinessLive, Insider Media, Retail Times, Love Money, and A1 Retail. The business editor of BusinessLive also interviewed Lee Parkinson, Co-Founder and CEO of Beelivery for an exclusive in-depth interview about the business growth and how they have continued to flourish throughout the pandemic.  Read more about Beelivery’s job creation news here

Teletext Holidays was keen to share recent key insights and trend data on the success of their Christmas bookings. Despite the travel industry thrown into disarray due to ever changing travel restrictions, Teletext Holidays has seen a highly impressive 97% Week on Week increase in bookings for the Christmas period (and an overall 164% increase in passengers), driven by Canaries, despite it still being on the quarantine list. Read more here

The positive news story featured in The Independent, The Telegraph and Travel Weekly!

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