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The Rebel Revival

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  1. Free Advice And Advisory

  2. Pay-What-You-Can Graphic Design And Content Creation

  3. An Easy Way To Give Back To Our Global Community

I've been pondering, over the last few days, about how to start this. Keeping a close eye on how the pandemic is evolving at home, across the country and around the globe. Never has the world we know changed so fast.

Writing is something I don't do often. At least not publicly. But if nothing else, this is a time for trying new things. Being bold, open and honest in the hope that others may benefit in some small way from what we all have to say.

The power of community, of our collective and individual ingenuity I'm certain, will get us through this. Here's where we're at and how we're going to support the people in our professional lives who matter the most - Our Clients, Our Collaborators, Our Community.

Rebel Is Open For Business.

Whilst our last day in Rebel HQ was the Friday before last Lucy, Jess and I have been working remotely and figuring out how we push through this, what Covid-19 means for us as individuals, as a really small business, and for our industry as a whole.

I'm not going to lie, our revenue has gone from a really strong first quarter to as good as non-existent in the last couple of weeks. I'm not ashamed to say that, nor am I saying that in an attempt to invoke any kind of pity. But the reality is that this is going to be tough on us and everyone else who's part of the travel, hotel and hospitality industry - sectors which have been all but decimated by the sudden and catastrophic spread of Covid-19.

But all we can do, all I know how to do, is to carry on. To persevere and to hope that when we come out of this, as many of us as possible will do so fighting fit, stronger and more united than ever.

Getting through this centres on livelihoods, families, teams and networks all coexisting in an interconnected, interdependent world. Our ability to work together whilst being apart is testament to this and I hope, on the other side, the world will remember that communities are global and not restricted by geography.

It's been amazing to see is how quickly businesses are adapting in the face of this crisis, launching takeaway and delivery services from their kitchens and bars to make sure their suppliers, teams and communities are taken care of. We're an agile bunch.

Until further notice, we're open, online and eager to do whatever we can to support. So don't hesitate to reach out if any of what we lay out below is of interest.

I’m sure that if we stick together, we’ll get through this and will be in the best possible position to bounce back when this nightmare is over. Ready to revive our businesses and our industry as a whole. We’re really looking forward to being a part of that.

Free Advice And Advisory Services For Our Clients.

With other members of our partner and freelancer network, we're committing a collective 20 hours a week to offering totally free advice, advisory services and strategy to anyone who reaches out. Drawing on our experience and insights, we'll work together to come up with a bespoke solution to the biggest challenges you're currently facing - be this creating a takeaway and delivery product for your business, a marketing campaign strategy, or helping your team navigate the challenges of pivoting and serving their guests in a different way for the coming weeks and months.

More information on the services we offer are on our website. We look forward to hearing from you.

Pay What You Can Design And Content From Our Collaborators.

We've got an amazing network of small partner agencies and freelancers on our books, a large number of them self-employed and not yet supported in any meaningful way by The Government's rescue packages. Most are hospitality specialists and like us, have been hit hard by the current situation. We want to support them in any way we can.

Through Rebel, they've all agreed to offer their services on heavily discounted rates, on a pay-what-you-can basis, or even on a barter. So you can name your price and we'll get it done!

Take a look at some recent design and branding work here, and then let us know if you'd like to set up a call to see if we may be able to help.

A Helping Hand For Our Global Community.

Our friends and clients will be familiar with our work in India and that we're in the process of launching our charitable foundation. We're collaborating with an incredible organisation in Mumbai called The OSCAR Foundation and together, we'll be supporting gifted young women from inner city slums living really tough lives.

The communities that we work with have already been hit hard by the economic impact of Covid-19, if not yet the disease itself, and many families are now without income. We've also seen a dramatic drop in donations to NGOs, putting their ability to support their beneficiaries at risk.

Whilst this may initially seem like an abstract cause but these families are part of Rebel's community and we feel it's our duty to help in any way we can.

We've set up a GoFundMe page to collect donations, no matter how small, and 100% of these will go directly to The OSCAR Foundation.

Your support would mean the world to us and to the families who will benefit. A little bit of money goes a long way in India.

Thank you for your support.

Ed, team Rebel and the Rebel Girls in India x