Has anyone heard of any business ideas/innovations as a response to or a result of COVID-19?

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

Yeah a lot of businesses are laying off their employees which is innovative.

likefunny

It appears that every man and his dog has started their own freelancer recruitment platform

likefunny

I was thinking something called voting?? Is anyone familiar w this concept?

likesmart

Most inspiring innovation I've seen has been Tock to Go by Nick Kokonas and team. Give it a quick Google. He took an online reservation / ticketing system usually used to manage reservations for high-end restaurants and enabled any restaurant to take online orders or pickup and delivery for just a 3% fee, whereas GrubHub and Uber Eats take a 30% fee. Learning about Tock helped me better understand the economics of restaurants, and I'm hopeful that Tock to Go will continue on after this crisis is over to help restaurants keep more of their hard-earned revenue in-house.

like

Tons of companies are shifting their facilities to make hand sanitizer and PPE

like

The only completely new thing I’ve seen are these touch pokies. For marketing I’ve seen an ad from the Las Vegas tourism board for Zoom backgrounds that are Vegas inspired.

Post Photo
like

I’m getting a bunch of ads for this brass hook that sits with your keys. Made for opening doors and pushing public buttons. I predict this will become the norm

like

Me too

^ IMO most of these aren’t innovations, they’re pivots (worthy pivots). But not net new innovations.

like

I was thinking of true innovation as something that hasn’t been thought of before. I do have an example but I can’t share it (yet). But there are things out there.

Ha

like

Retrofitting all our open concept modern offices to a more virus-proof version is a goldmine

like

No in p jk

like

Yep.

Clocked In - new app for gig economy restaurant workers. https://clockedin.com/

http://give-19.com

Related Posts

I had COVID early July and still had antibodies as of 9/29. AMA

like

Day 4 with COVID and the symptom has been mild and consistent (scratchy throat and mild cough). No loss of smell at all and no fever, is it likely that this will become worse day 5-10?

like

Think Covid is gonna get out of hand in the few months. Any stock recommendations in light of this?

likesmart

Hey everyone! I need some advice. I’ve accepted an offer for a new job, but I’m in a bit of a rush to get out of the position I’m working right now. I start the new job July 18. My job now doesn’t care about their employees, and it’s a health risk for my family and I due to unsafe COVID policies (i.e. forcing you to come in even if you’re sick, making you use PTO for COVID even if working from home, etc). Is there anything short term I can do until July? Or should I stay until then?

TC: 🥜

like

Got my positive test result back over the weekend- 14 days after taking the test. No surprise, roommates all tested positive as well. I’m 23 and happy to answer any questions about my COVID experience.

likehelpful

Covid-19 poses particular challenges for working parents who may have to arrange coverage if schools/daycares close. How are you approaching this possibility, knowing that so much is uncertain?

like

I’m a mess right now. My house hold all tested positive for Covid. My 5yr old has it and I can’t sleep because I’m just worried. I’ve done everything I can do at the moment. As a mother you are always second guessing. I just feel like shit.

like

Has anyone’s BI check been delayed more than once? Was supposed to start this week, but it got delayed to next week. Recruiter said because of covid it’s slow

like

In your experience how have social impact organisations been impacted by covid19?

I am moving to Bangalore the next weekend. Seems there is a slight increase in Covid cases, would it be better to come now or should I ask my manager to allow me to come to office after some weeks once everything seems fine?

For a medical exemption from the covid vaccine is a medical note required if you are pregnant? Please don't lecture me about how I should get it when you know nothing of my situation.

likefunnyuplifting

In your opinion, which Covid wave was the hardest to manage? For us, it was omicron. Things really went down the drain back then, we almost lost our business.

like

I haven’t been able to work for about two years (resolved health issues then covid hit). I’m being passed on time and time again despite having semi big names on my resume and I don’t know how to convince a hiring manager to give me the time of day. Any thoughts?

like

Best places for female solo travel? Never done a solo vacay before but have a week off coming up and would love to do something but no one to go with

like

I created an comms consulting/marketing agency focused 100% on using advertising to combat COVID misinformation that is costing lives: we’re called The Auxiliary and you can check us out at resistcovid.com.

I’m reaching out because we’re running (our second) hackathon against the infodemic- this time centered around finding creative ways to keep Georgians informed about COVID amidst misinformation and mistrust and an early relaxation of social distancing.

Learn more and sign up at infoimmunity.com.

like

How did your companies adapt to the Covid wave in the beginning? What measures did you take to ensure your business kept rolling?

like

Currently a Cyber Security Analyst at a Fortune 500 company based out of the DC area. Currently trying to gauge how much my compensation should be as I go into end of year review/compensation review, because I feel underpaid.

YOE: 2+ Years

Year 0: 75K + 5K sign on bonus

Year 1: no pay raise due to covid so 75K + 2.5K cash bonus

Year 2: small raise to 78K + 2.5K cash bonus

I REST MY CASE

Cloth masks that are used to slow the spread of COVID-19 offer little protection against wildfire smoke. They do not catch small particles found in wildfire smoke that can harm your health. Limit your time outside when it’s smoky. Learn how you can protect yourself from wildfire smoke.

Post Photo
like

More Posts

If SPG:Marriott is 3:1, why are we using CSR instead of Amex SPG?

like

just landed two more clients and feeling good! happy thanksgiving all! what're you grateful for?

likeuplifting

Looking for a referral at PayPal. If anyone can refer, please comment or DM. Thanks

like

New to freelance + would love some advice on quotes. I’m a FT employee doing this on side (no conflict) for a small design agency. Going to do hourly, but trying to figure out what details to include (revisions, etc.) in a quotes. If it’s hourly, what sort of details do I need to put in there?

like

What consulting firms have the best WLB? How many hours per week do you work? Are weekends safe? Is vacation safe?

like
like

Have any of you had a long distance partner where you disagreed on which city to relocate to? But then were able to work it out? What helped?

like

How to know/ confirm whether our BGC is passed or failed in TCS. I've 2m unrecorded gap as I absconded from startup (a year ago), Got call from BGC asking for record, I provided justification. Later no response came even after week. I contacted both HR and BGC vendor, not able get answer. Could anyone pls help in this regard?

like
like

Can anyone recommend an organization to volunteer w/ foster kids/teens? Would love to be a foster parent but not in the place to right now, not sure where to start looking for another way to help out

like

I’m looking to volunteer for Chicago based social programs, hoping to use some of the knowledge I have in marketing to make an impact on the city somehow. Can be political but not necessary. Does anyone have recommendations for where/how to start? Any organization recommendations? Thank you!

like

Can anyone share what is the process of initiating GC process in Oracle Consulting and transferring the priority date.

like

What’s for dinner?

like

Is the new Google Atlanta office open yet? If not, when is it targeted to open?

like

Adopted this rugged gentleman this weekend. Thinking of naming him Echo since he loves to chirp and answer himself.

Post Photo
likeupliftingfunny

Anyone want to practice product case studies with me this week? I have an interview Thursday and I feel like I need real practice!

likehelpful

Hi Amazonians, I got offer from Amazon for Business Analyst role. My joining date is on 3 Rd week of Jan 2023. Is it safe to join Amazon during the Recession and layoffs. Will I be affected?. Any thoughts will be really helpful Amazon

like

Hi,

I have been looking for opportunities at Barclays and have been referred to also. But haven't received calls. My last working day is 31st Dec.
Can anyone help with any consultant or agencies who hire for Barclays.
YOE-5.2
Role- Senior application support analyst.

like

Who else works here?

like

Does anyone have any tips for dealing with a boss with a passive aggressive streak?

Additional Posts in Advertising

If you got pulled into a campaign that’s going live soon and you’re getting a slash, how do you handle “claiming” credit in your book? You want to be honest but acknowledged.

like

For someone starting out in their career (first job post-grad/entry level), is it better to work in a large, established agency network like Publicis, or go to an independent agency like W+K?

like

Um Kate spade? Wtf rip

like

Fishbowl forum 🔊: How do we fix the American healthcare system? Some of us are strategists in here, and would love to hear people's ideas.

like

So any WPP folks got an update on the health insurance fiasco? My agency still isn’t covered by UHC and people are starting to freak out.

like

Recruiters need to get their shit together with the ghosting. YOU reached out to ME. I took time out of my busy schedule to have a convo…totally cool if you’re not feeling it. I already have a good job. But to then go completely quiet, even in response to a follow up email? Slopopotamus central.

like

What’s your strategy for presenting a few ideas? Best to worst? Safest to riskiest? Or mixtape style: best, even better, cool it off, then end on a good note.

like

(Title outdated)

My passion is creative dev. Should I still aim to work up to CD knowing I don’t want their level of client management?

I’d LOVE to guide juniors, just not client handholding. Maybe I’ve had bad ones but find most to be literal, boring, and adamant on forcing mediocre work.

Plan A: get really good at craft to make a good living freelancing as a senior

Plan B: freelance as CD (will that save me from client facetime or nah?)

Disclaimer: I do still want to make $$$

like

Are there #ShutdownStories in ad land? Will it touch us the longer it goes?

like

Anyone here have any advice on how a media person can transition into more of a production role or project management role? Almost hitting a year in media and I’m feeling pretty stagnant already.

likeuplifting

What are some signs your team doesn’t like or respect you?

Can’t tell if I’m neurotic or not, and would love to hear your experiences and lessons learned over the years

like

Ugh why am I still at the office...

like

What are some good campaigns or ideas that express a brand’s purpose? Creatively good, not schlocky 🔮

like

Did Havas lose the Camel biz?

like

My new boss has been suuuuuper busy since I started recently, which I understand, but she’s more or less ignored me. No 1:1s yet, cancelled lunches, not really any conversations even. How do I fix?

like

I work with an excellent social engagement specialist who feels undervalued, as a C-suite executive openly expressed how they don’t understand how an entire day of work can be spent in Sprout answering comments. Our executive thinks the job is easy and my team member feels like he was called stupid. I worry he’ll quit. So I’m creating a doc with a list of his other daily responsibilities to present to our executive to help explain. Any advice to support my team member and change our exec’s mind?

like

Informal survey: What's one word you'd use to describe the advertising industry. It can be positive, negative, or benign.

like

What do media planners do when they want to get out of advertising? Asking for a friend...literally.

like

I need help running payroll through Quickbooks for my Scorp. Had to fire my accountant today. Any recos in California. It’s easy work just need someone qualified to handle it for me correctly.

like

“Use your best judgement tomorrow” regards to coming in after the snowfall.
Jokes on you, MY best judgement is terrible!

likefunnyuplifting

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Sign up for free to view this conversation on Fishbowl

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Already have an account? Log in

Sign up for free to continue using Fishbowl

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.
Messaging rates may apply

Already have an account? Log in

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal