During times as strange as these, it would be stranger indeed to bring out a regular issue of Imbibe. So what we are proposing instead is a special edition fit for our times. An edition not just for you but by you – the Imbibe Community Edition, if you will
What that looks like in practice we, here at Imbibe, are just beginning to grapple with, but what is clear is that we need ideas and opinions from those in the industry that are being affected most by the current times in order to make it work.
And that’s where you come in, if you would be so kind.
What features would you most like to read in such an issue? What are the questions you’d like answered? Whose take on the current crisis or opinions do you most want to hear? Are there subjects we’ve covered on the website that you’d like to see more, or less, of in this special issue? Or are there certain places, people or experiences on which we should shine a light?
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Talking about these things would really help shape a community issue that is genuinely helpful and supportive. So, please do get in touch with us via email or social media (contact details, right) if you have any thoughts on this or any other ideas or questions.
As part of this, we’re also looking to champion some great people and their stories. So, if you or any of your industry friends and colleagues, deserve a special mention for their actions during this crisis please do give us the nod.
Alternatively, perhaps you’ve been working on new skills at this time – not necessarily related to hospitality. Are you a budding illustrator or artist on the side with an idea for the magazine? A keen and talented photographer? Have you started or developed a blog we could feature? We are committed to paying for any work we use, as we would to contributors usually, so it would be worth your while.
We’ll also be using the Community Edition to give some real meat to our charity initiatives we launched last month. We’ll be giving charities serving the sector the opportunity to talk about some of the great work they’ve been doing, chatting to some of the people they have helped and pointing out where you can access any help you might need.
So, if you’ve been working with, or received help from (or indeed both), a charity and would be willing to talk about it please do let us know. As part of this initiative we’ve also pledged to use our own time and skills in any way we can, so please let us know if you have any ideas of how we can help.
Looking forward to hearing from you. We're all ears...