Learn how to tell emotionally compelling stories, use the right frames, values and metaphors to shift the public conversation and take people where you want them to go and engage and strengthen the values that will engage more people more deeply.
Communications & Media
Creating change requires engaging audiences, communicating messages, and inviting people to join in action. The resources here will help you get clearer on what communication channels to use and how, how to develop compelling framing and messages, and the skills required to engage media (traditional and new forms) effectively.
Anat Shenker-Osorio shows how to apply research findings around communicating about race and class to the increasing white nationalism, xenophobia and race-based attacks that punctuate politics around the globe.
Winning Words About Work Communicating a progressive agenda about work and beyond by Anat Shenker-Osorio
Anat Shenker-Osorio (ASO Communications) presents an exploration of the language used to communicate about work. She outlines a number of key lessons for communicating a progressive agenda, on work and beyond.
Lenore Taylor, editor of Guardian Australia, presented at Progress 2017 on the world of fake news and click-bait. She ends with a powerful call to protect quality, fearless and independent journalism.
Nothing precedes purpose. The starting point for every organisation or movement should be the question ‘Why do we exist’? A number of tips for focusing an organisation on vision and purpose. An excerpt from Purpose Driven Campaigning, based on Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven Church.
The ChangeMakers podcast is short series podcast that tells stories about people who are striving for social change across the world.
Twitter is a very useful way to share your story outside traditional networks. Increasingly Twitter quotes and photos are used to embed in traditional media, and with a small amount of effort you can get your event trending. This will alert politicians and media to your issue.
Who knew that TV could teach you how to change the world! Embedded in Brooklyn Nine Nine’s approach to sitcom writing are a few lessons about how we can successfully communicate important, difficult issues to a wider audience.
“Personalized political communication” refers to when the medium for a message is a person, not media such as television, pamphlets, or billboards. The electoral arms race is seeing a renaissance of PPC and greater engagement of voters in campaigns and the political process.
Lessons about the effective use of art in campaigns from three activist artists: Tom Civil, Arlene TextaQueen and Van Thanh Rudd. Lessons include: Build strong culture; Represent ethically; Consider your audience; Court controversy; Always remember the visuals; Value the labour of artists.
Build strong advocacy teams using this checklist to assess your team’s readiness to campaign for—and win—change in the modern landscape.
Is your campaign about people, or staff? Distributed, or centralised? This worksheet outlines six factors to think about when analysing how ‘open’ your campaigns are, from the participants of MobLab’s Open Campaigns Camp.
This MobLab guide sets out to help digital campaigners and practitioners apply tried-and-true methods of making social media content that actually spreads.
An example of a great email from SumOfUs to recruit new Facebook followers.
Can’t find a photographer for your event? Want a new designer for a project? Looking to rebrand? Need some rapid-response campaign design work done? The Australian Progress crowd-sourced register of creative industry providers is a great place to start.
Looking for the right supplier for your organisation’s custom-printed products can be time consuming. Australian Progress has searched the internet far and wide to compile a list of miscellaneous suppliers so you don’t have to.
Want to keep getting great email inspiration? It helps to be signed up to a lot of lists – so you can keep tabs on what’s happening in email. Here are some to get you started.
Primark, the international clothing chain, famously does not have an online store. So when EU-wide campaigning organisation WeMove chose to target Primark in a sustainability campaign, they started by launching a parody site.
When it comes to Facebook, videos are now the main game. Making viral videos no longer requires an expensive production crew – all you need is a computer, an external hard drive, and a few Adobe programs.
Advice from Stefanie Faucher (MoveOn’s Communications Manager) and Rebecca Wilson (GetUp’s previous Chief of Staff) on how to make the most out of a radio interview.