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How to get members to talk about your union on social media

This blog post is 6 years old. Please, when reading this, be mindful of its age.One of the regular questions I receive from unions is “how can I get members (or activists) to share our message on Facebook?” or “what will get members talking about the union on Facebook?” Sound familiar? Union organisers instinctively know that a …

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What makes something go “viral”?

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

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“If a tweet worked once, send it again” — and other social media lessons from The New York Times

This blog post is 6 years old. Please, when reading this, be mindful of its age.Michael Roston at Nieman Journalism Lab has an excellent and interesting article about the New York Times’ social media desk. With over 5 million followers on Twitter, The New York Times has some very pertinent advice and hard lessons, many …

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