So, how’s the WFH going (week two?) That is, if you’re lucky enough to still have a job. I must admit, I’ve been tempted to jack it all in and go and do something more worthwhile but, sadly, as was confirmed last week, here at Decision Marketing we’re on the list of essential key workers (yep, as “public service journalists”, we’re crucial to the war effort apparently).
Still, we’re only a small cog in a large wheel. Like everyone else, we’re looking for leadership. According to a report in the Guardian, the international verdict on Boris Johnson’s handling of the pandemic has been damning, with responses ranging from bafflement and disbelief to anger.
One columnist even posited: “What most of us wouldn’t give for a Gordon Brown or a John Major right now. Or even a Theresa May,” while the Greek newspaper Ethnos declared our Prime Minister “more dangerous than coronavirus”. [Be kind, he’s just tested positive!]
Luckily, dear readers, help is at hand. No, not from McKelvey and McCawley but from their alma mater, and I quote: “With the present so worrying and the future unknown, Marketing Week will be here to help you guide through the coming weeks and months by sharing news, insights and your stories.”
Phew. Is it just me or does the world somehow feel a much safer place? But wait, there’s more from Russell “2016 Fiona Macpherson New Editor of the Year” Parsons…
“I have spent a lot of time looking out of the window of whatever room I have been working in this week. Suddenly arrested by thought of the consequence of the coronavirus crisis on my life, my head begins to fill with what-ifs, perhaps-whens and what-abouts? Equally, I think about opportunities, life’s joys and resetting priorities. It has proven overwhelming on occasion. But there is always a need to return to the task in hand and make sense of immediate needs.” [God help us.] “While you are busy serving customers, colleagues, kids and family, we will continue to do our best to serve you.”
[In other words, please don’t cancel your subscription otherwise we’ll all be on the scrapheap.]
Of course, once you’ve read the interesting titbits in Marketing Week [two minutes, tops] there’s a rather more interesting site to visit.
That’s right Foxy fans, our old bum chums at Pornhub have only gone and made Pornhub Premium free for a whole Friggin’ in the Riggin’ month.
As you can imagine, Pornhub vice-president Cory Price was pretty cock-a-hoop about it all: “With nearly one billion people in lockdown across the world because of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s important that we provide them with an enjoyable way to pass the time. We hope by expanding our offer of free Pornhub Premium worldwide, people have an extra incentive to stay home and flatten the curve.”
Now, that’s what we call making a decent first of it…