MCG created a series of online communications routes for the Nexus website, including the chance for members to tell their own “lockdown” stories.
Many of those stories were also converted into news stories for regional business media, including AI-innovators Scaled Insights who are analysing thoughts and behaviours in the COVID-19 pandemic to help inform policy makers in the future and Itecho Health, whose digital platform creates a “virtual clinic” where chronic conditions can be managed through online communication with clinicians, relieving pressure on the NHS.
With “View from Here” we created an opportunity for key stakeholders and contacts to share their experience and give their advice during the lockdown – including the Regional Director of the CBI, Beckie Hart, Yorkshire Post Deputy Business Editor Greg Wright and KPMG Office Senior Partner, Euan West.
And with “Remote Notes” the Nexus Engagement Team were able to share their lockdown experience with member businesses and offer their guidance and support.
In addition to regional business coverage for member businesses, the COVID Hub has proved a useful tool for Nexus, as the second most visited area of its website – after the homepage – throughout April and May, achieving a well above average session time.