Small business owners are some of the most creative and resilient people around. This certainly holds true when looking at the inspiring examples of how local businesses have continued to thrive throughout this pandemic.
Even in times of crisis, entrepreneurs have quickly launched adaptable campaigns to strengthen their brand reputations, communicate their corporate values, and even support our local community at the same time.
Take a look at these great examples of creative PR campaigns launched by local businesses around COVID-19:
This initiative brings together Calgary’s best food trucks (complete with social distancing measures) to the parking lots of Calgary’s malls. Watch their social media channels for the next drive-thru dates!
While filming for shows like Wynonna Earp and Black Summer are on hiatus, Calgary film and theatre costume designers are eager to help sew protective clothing for frontline workers.
Cedars Deli has lost 50% of their business due to the pandemic but is still sending thousands of fresh pita breads to the Food Bank from their small family-run factory.
Two local fashion brands, SophieGrace and Madame Premier, have teamed up with artist Mandy Stobo to create limited-edition t-shirts celebrating three Canadian public health heroines of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Although restaurant sales at Yegna, a new Ethiopian restaurant on International Avenue, have suffered due to the pandemic, the owners still chose to give back to the community.
Do you know any other creative ways businesses are building their brands during the pandemic? Share your stories with us in the comments below! You can also read about a few more in All Is Not Lost: Small Businesses Build Their Brand During COVID-19 Crisis.
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