Tag: design

No more stock images, please!

A quick audit of a dozen union websites and brochures suggests that many unions are stuck in a cycle of using clichéd stock photos. This includes using photos of business men shaking hands to represent negotiation, or a group of ethnically diverse professional workers to represent members. Unions should avoid stock photos wherever possible. Stock […]

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Top five web design mistakes unions make

As a union, large or small, your website is a vital piece of your campaigning and communications efforts. Members, supporters and potential members come to your site for a specific reason, whether it’s to join, support a campaign or get contact details. You want to ensure that you answer their questions and use your website […]

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Some interesting new research by Brendan Nyhan and Jason Reifler from Dartmouth examines attempts to change people’s strongly-held pre-existing beliefs. This kind of research is very important, especially for progressive organisations and causes, and it ties into what my previous blog post about evidence-based campaigning. The research looks at (mis)perceptions of three issues: the war in Iraq, […]

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Three world-class union campaign websites (2011)

I write a lot about good campaign websites and landing pages, and I get often get asked for examples of what I mean. This post is a showcase of four of the best union campaign websites out there at the moment. One is a campaign that I had direct involvement in, while the others encapsulate […]

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