COVID-19 has been an unprecedented crisis for business communicators. Even the most prepared among us have been forced to dramatically adapt our practices to meet the demands and pressures of the new communications landscape.

Valuable lessons were learned in the first wave of the virus. Communications professionals across our region saw what did and did not work, and have acclimatized to a new way of working. This page will draw together advice and guidance from our members, so that as the COVID crisis continues, we can benefit from our individual experiences and share what we learn.

Key information sources

World Health Organisation

European Centre for Disease Control

Re-open EU

Below we have compiled papers, podcasts, videos and blog posts from EMENA regions across the world.


Crisis Comms Whitepaper

IABC UK & Ireland and Halston Marketing have worked together to consult with some of the UK’s leading comms professionals at the heart of our countries core industries to understand how they implemented an effective strategy during this unprecedented event.

The whitepaper was accompanied by a live panel event in October, where contributors discussed their findings and answered questions from members.

Learn more and download the whitepaper at IABC UK &I










Podcast: Making Remote Working Work with Jane Sparrow

In this webinar, we welcome Jane Sparrow, business culture and remote working expert and founder of The Culture Builders. Jane has been working with businesses for many years on creating high performance remote working cultures and has been supporting a range of global businesses in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic including Lane Crawford, Dell, Salesforce and OVO Energy.

Visit IABC Intenrational to view this webinar