In the midst of this totally unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic situation, we want to assure you that Concise Digital, together with our extensive network of industry contacts, are here to assist you stay in business, and perhaps even grow. (Use the link below for Business Resources & more info.)
We are ready to assist you in any way we can. This may be with urgent updates to your website or special announcements to your customers.
For some of our clients such as those in hospitality services, we have paused their digital marketing work until they are ready to go back to work. Others have transformed their businesses with online ordering and new delivery services. These businesses want changes to their marketing to help to explain and promote the new offerings to their customers. It’s a case-by-case situation and no single answer is right for everyone.
For some traditional retail clients, we’re quickly building new and expanded websites with shopping facilities so their customers can buy from them online.
For others, we’re adding integrations to make their websites talk nicely to their POS and inventory systems so customers can see stock levels available and know they can purchase online with confidence.
Over the past weeks, we’ve had plenty of conversations with business owners who want help, firstly to survive, and then to improve how they can run their business in a near-lockdown environment. As a team, we use our technology, skills and creativity to help them plan and implement new systems and new thinking as they transform their old business into a format that can work during this otherwise impossible situation.
The Concise team have worked long hours to get work done as quickly as possible. And they’ve all been wonderful, knowing how important their work is to our clients. (Thank you Team!)
Where possible, we recommend good low-cost solutions. (Sometimes even free.) More than ever, businesses do not want to spend unnecessary money if they can avoid it. We totally understand that. In fact, we’ve always operated on that principle when we make our recommendations to clients.
As an example of creative AND free, why not try Facebook Live? Facebook Live enables businesses to stream live video to their customers to keep customers informed about the business and any new products, specials or other changes. You can do this with just a mobile phone. And using Facebook, your customers can chat directly with you and your business using Facebook Messenger. It’s all free to use, but it works well and can make a big difference to sales, service and customer support.
Fortunately our society has smart and low-cost technology for us to stay connected and still do business during times of isolation. Your business does NOT have to be isolated from your customers if you use available technology wisely and effectively.
Concise Digital is a fully online digital agency. Even before this crisis, our people, systems, processes and management infrastructure were all in place to run our business fully online. We do not have fancy offices where we all work together. We work together online.
At Concise, we have around 40+ team members in 6+ different countries. We work from our home offices, and have done for years. It keeps our overheads low – which is why our great team can do great work for relatively low prices. And it works. We’re pleased to get most of our new business through word-of-mouth referrals, and we’re pleased to have happy clients in many countries including our home of Australia.
Here is the link to a new list of resources and innovative suggestions we are compiling to help you during this time. You can join our mailing list to stay fully informed.
Many existing clients have already called us in the past few weeks. We’ve called plenty of clients as well with what we hope are helpful suggestions relevant to their business. Please feel free to contact us any time you want a chat or if you want help to come up with some new good ideas.
If you’re not a client at the moment, then we welcome you to call us. We DO have the capacity to take on new clients during this time.
Wherever you are in the world, we’ll try to help you in any way we can – even if it is just pointing you in the right direction with our network of like-minded contacts. As our referral partner Colin Atkinson from accounting software specialist CA Management Services succinctly said today, “Our job right now is to help businesses stay in business.” We totally agree.
Please get in touch if you need a hand.
All the best during this trying time.
Take care & stay safe. And stay in business.
Gareth, Malcolm, Richard & Ahmad
(and the whole team at Concise Digital)
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