Have you been overloaded with content this month of how businesses are helping during COVID-19? Below are some digital marketing businesses offering help/relief to some companies during these uncertain times.
To help small and medium-sized businesses overcome the challenges created by COVID-19, Google is giving its SMB customers $340 million in ad credits. These credits can be applied to future ad spend across Google Ads platforms until the end of 2020. For further information on the Google Ads Grant dive into our latest blog post here.
The social platform is offering $100 million in cash grants and ad credits to small businesses during these difficult times. To be eligible to apply for the grant, your business must have between 2 and 50 employees and experienced challenges from COVID-19. Your business needs to have operated for over a year as well as be located in or near a location where Facebook operates. More information on these grants can be found here.
As many of the platform’s users are small businesses, Mailchimp wants to help its core customer base. The platform is giving $10 million in Mailchimp service to these businesses. You must be an existing Mailchimp customer to take advantage of this offer. You must also have 25 or fewer employees and fall within one of the following categories: restaurants and hospitality; brick and mortar retail; travel and leisure; entertainment; health, beauty, and wellness; and other select Main Street businesses. If you apply, you can be eligible for up to three months free. Request funding for your business here.
Yelp is offering $25 million in relief to small, independently owned restaurant and nightlife businesses and franchisees in the U.S., Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico with fewer than five locations. Currently, through May 25th, this relief is through waived advertising fees and free advertising, products, and services. Further details can be found here.
The landing page platform is currently offering three months of their essential plan for free to everyone in government, healthcare, education, or nonprofit. There is no obligation to continue as a customer after your three months are complete. Make sure to sign up before June 1st to take advantage of this offer. The company is also helping all of their current customers by offering one on one strategy calls to work out the best approach for your business. Learn more here.
HubSpot is looking to continue to support its current customers, prospects, and partners. The company is reducing the cost of its Starter Growth Suite from $112.50 a month to $50 a month for small businesses. Existing and new customers can take advantage of this updated pricing for 12 months. The company suspended marketing email send limits as well as increased limits on calling to 2,000 minutes a month. HubSpot is also providing free tools for 90 days to all of its users. These tools include meetings functionality, Quotes, E-Sign, and 1:1 video. Lastly, the business is helping its partners by offering a six-month advance on commissions to all Platinum, Diamond, and Elite Solutions Partners. Learn more about how HubSpot is giving back to small businesses during these uncertain times here.
The social media tool is currently providing businesses with numerous ways to help ease difficulties during these uncertain times. The company will upgrade your account for free for the next three months if you need additional features. Buffer is also offering a 90-day free trial of all features to new customers. The company is also offering paused subscriptions to anyone in need, as well as including options for gift subscriptions to businesses who have seen significant impact from COVID-19. Learn more today.
We will continue to provide you with weekly updates around all things digital during this time.