We’ve all adjusted several aspects of our businesses due to COVID-19. However, we must remain proactive about planning for a return to normalcy. Yet, brands have several considerations to make along that journey to life as we knew it. At All Points PR, we’ve created a path for an integrated strategy that takes shape in four phases: 1. Stay-at-home strictly enforced; 2. The start of markets reopening; 3. A more consistent nationwide opening; 4. Life as normal. We’ve now entered a critical period where stay-at-home orders are either being extended, or plans are being set forth toward lifting them.
We’ve noted the four stages of integrated public relations execution in the guide below as stay-at-home orders progress toward ending, both on the consumer and the franchise development sides. Right now, many of us are between Stages 1 and 3. Whether stay-at-home orders are still effectively in place in your area or they’re beginning to lift, there’s no time like now to plan for what’s ahead.
While we’re all navigating uncharted waters, it’s clear that there are certain business practices we’ve developed and fine-tuned for years that are key in maintaining good relationships with customers and potential franchisees during this crisis. We’re looking forward to all of us entering Stage 4, but what we do now will set us up for success in the future.
Check out our four-stage guide to integrated PR through the end of stay-at-home orders and beyond. And, remember – we’re all in this together.