GOOD NEWS: Changing the Conversation

UPDATED APR 8, 2020

In these uncertain times, it’s easy to get lost in all the negative news surrounding us all. The team behind our RhythmInfluence by RhythmOne offering has decided to change the conversation and shift the focus to all the GOOD NEWS reactions and actions.

Our folks have been scouring the web, sharing their findings with team members internally, and aggregating some of our favorite stories of corporations and individuals alike coming together (virtually) to stay connected and help one another. Check out some of our favorite stories below!

The Oprah Magazine
Oprah Pledges $10 Million Towards Coronavirus Relief Efforts. $1 million will go to America’s Food Fund.

The Motley Fool
Tyson Foods to Pay $60 Million in Bonuses to Truckers and Frontline Workers

TechSpot
Dyson built a ventilator in just 10 days using its digital motor technology

CNN
This sweet photo of health care workers flying to New York is what we need right now

Social Media Today
Using Influencer Marketing for Positive Change: A Conversation With Lyft

YouTube: John Krasinski – Episode 2 of “Some Good News”
Watch Episode 2 of John Krasinski’s “Some Good News” with Surprise Special Guests!

Today
Matthew McConaughey plays virtual bingo with retirement home residents

Deadline
Ellen DeGeneres Returns In Her First Show From Home With Words Of Encouragement For A Captive Audience

YouTube
YouTube works with several Influencers to encourage the public to #StayHome and help save lives #WithMe

Adweek
Global Citizen Teams With Pepsi for Virtual Concert to Help Those Impacted by COVID-19

Time
How People Came Together on Social Media to Help American Travelers Stranded in Peru

United Nations + Talent House Art Works
The United Nations has started a global call to creatives to help stop the spread of COVID-19

Instagram: Amy Schumer
Residents of cities all across the world take to their balconies each night to applaud the frontline hospital workers risking their health and safety to fight COVID-19. Check out one example from New York City on Amy Schumer’s Instagram.

Instagram: WeAreHouse78 + New York-Presbyterian
One of our very own team members is throwing another one of his infamous 9am Bangers (digitally!). This time, they’re working together to put on a 12-hour Digital Fundraiser Experience to support New York-Presbyterian.

Instagram: Joyfully Green
Influencer Joy Green has started an initiative to provide meals to frontline healthcare workers and has already seen it catch on in Alabama and Canada. We hope to continue seeing others following suit!

Social Media Today
Google Pledges $800 Million to COVID-19 Relief and Support Efforts

Social Media Today
Twitter Pledges $1 Million to Support Journalists Covering COVID-19

Social Media Today
Instagram Launches New Co-Watching Feature to Help Users Connect Amid COVID-19 Lockdowns

Quartz
Ford is using stock car parts to upgrade the design of ventilators and respirators

Instagram: Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynolds shares an uplifting video on the power of human connectivity

YouTube: Some Good New by John Krasinski
John Krasinski starts a new YouTube series called “Some Good News” (SGN) dedicated to sharing good news around the world!

PR Daily
How influencer marketing is helping the public fight COVID-19

New York Post
Luxe labels Gucci, Armani, Bulgari make protective gear to fight coronavirus

Social Media Today
Facebook Creates $100 Million Grant Program to Assist Small Businesses Dealing With COVID-19 Impact

CNBC
NBA Players, celebrities and others who are helping those most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

The Spirits Business
Jameson Pledges $500k to Help Bartenders in the US

Refinery29
Celebrities Are Creating Their Own Reality TV Shows For Us During Quarantine

Spindrift Instagram
Spindrift Sparkling Water’s new Pineapple flavor sells out with online shift

Bleacher Report
Russell Wilson, Ciara Donate 1M Meals to Seattle Community Amid Coronavirus

CBS News
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively donate $1 million to North American food banks

Antoni Porowski Instagram
Netflix Star Antoni launches “Cooking Lessons in Quarantine” series on Instagram

CBS News
Mark Cuban wants to pay hourly arena workers during the NBA’s coronavirus suspension

Dana Falsetti Instagram
Influencer and Yoga Instructor Dana Falsetti is offering “Pay what you can monthly” for unlimited access to online yoga classes.

Kelsey Wells Instagram
Kelsey Wells is offering an in-home workout plan for her followers, something she has been planning to roll out for awhile now, but is pushing out on a smaller scale given the rapidly increasing need for indoors/isolated exercise.

Living With Landyn Instagram
Living with Landyn has been offering ideas to stay sane with kids at home, working from home, household tips and tricks, and more. She is also calling for a 30-day challenge to keep everyone connected and accountable, which she will be sharing soon!

Lainy Hedaya Instagram
Lainy Hedaya Hoffstein Sharing Ways In Which We Can Help Those In Need During This Time.

Blonde Atlas Instagram
Travel Influencer Whitney of Blond Atlas has started a new series called #whereidratherbe, where she is sharing photos of (you guessed it!) travel destinations she’s rather be in!

IVL Collective
Emily Jackson of Ivory Lane is donating 10% of online sales for her clothing line to Utah Food Banks

Glennon Doyle Instagram
Glennon Doyle (Non-Profit Executive And Author) Is Doing Her Part To Distribute Positive Thoughts