Tag: social

What makes something go “viral”?

Chances are, if you’ve been working in union communications, you’ve been asked at sometime to “make something go viral” by a colleague or superior. If you’re like me, you probably silently sighed to yourself. I’m a big advocate of social campaigning — that is, campaigns which integrate online and off-line action and emphasise the power […]

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Should unions invest (more) in mobile advertising?

Smart phones in Industrialised nations are becoming ubiquitous, not only when people are “on the go” but as secondary screens when viewing television or consuming other media (like the radio or reading newspapers). This multiscreen behaviour not only means that unions should urgently ensure their websites are mobile and tablet friendly, but new research from […]

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As Twitter has grown larger and faster, more and more unions are starting Twitter accounts. On the one hand, this is a good sign. Unions should exploit social media and tools such as Twitter. On the other hand, many unions are not following the basic rules of social media, or are not following Twitter etiquette. […]

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