Weekly Comms Roundup 18 May – 22 May 2020

In big social media news this week, Facebook announced they have bought popular animated graphic startup Giphy for a deal estimated at around £330 million. Giphy is used on other social media platforms not owned by Facebook, such as Twitter and Snapchat, but they have said that it will still be available to these platforms should they wish to use it.


Asda has started the trial of ‘virtual queueing’, in an attempt to make a lot of shoppers feel more safe when they pop out to get their groceries. The trial includes customers logging into a queue remotely and waiting in their car before entering the store. On top of this, Asda have extended the capacity of their Food Box delivery for vulnerable customers and expanded their delivery slots so more people can now get the food and drink they require.


A lot of people have been excited about the return of KFC after it closed due to the lockdown, and now they are marketing their return with a campaign announcing that they’re back. The campaign involves the fast food giant showing people’s attempts to recreate their popular dishes, with differing results…


It’s Mental Health Awareness Week, and Moonpig have launched a ‘Just to Say’ postcard range which is aimed to help people reach out to loved ones. Generously, Moonpig are offering 25,000 postcards for free, to encourage people to say the things that matter.



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