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No more stock images, please!

This blog post is 6 years old. Please, when reading this, be mindful of its age.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 …

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Opening minds: Correcting misperceptions

This blog post is 8 years old. Please, when reading this, be mindful of its age.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 …

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Stopping power: why good design matters

This blog post is 9 years old. Please, when reading this, be mindful of its age.All unions, progressive organisations and political parties produce advertisements (or collateral) — whether posters, brochures, leaflets, billboards and so on. We can easily measure whether the collateral has been successful by whether the intended audience actually stops and consumes the …

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