Three tricks and tips for creating engaging films.

Remember February? I do! I remember discussing UNISON’s campaign against the Trade Union Bill with the team at our UNISON Essex team away day. I remember how concerned I and others were that our members – including activists – might not have even heard of it. And even if they had, did they really understand the momentous negative impact it would […]

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UNISONdigital wins at TUC Communications Awards 2016

Votr 2015 wins ‘best membership communication: digital’ and our Organising Space is commended in the ‘best communication for reps and activists’ category

Three quick tips to boost your branch email open rates

1. Add value You have three seconds to convince someone to engage with your email. That’s all. If they read the first sentence and they don’t know what you’re trying to tell them, they’ll delete. So remember to always cut your copy. Cut and cut again and if the meaning remains the same, you’re on to […]

Introducing UNISON’s North West’s new podcast

UNISON North West launched a new audio podcast, Organising to Win, in May 2016, following our second successful annual Skills for Strength organising convention held on 2 March. The convention brought together UNISON North West activists with other trade unionists from across our movement and the world, to discuss how we can build union organisation in […]

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The UNISON Branch Finder: a second beta now available

Today we have put a new version of our Branch Finder online, with a number of changes introduced in response to feedback on the first version.

Making the network of UNISON websites make sense: a first step

Today, we rolled out the latest in a series of changes we’re making that should, over time, help us to make the full network of UNISON website more cohesive, easier to navigate and use.

How we reached 40% participation in the consultative ballot of ambulance staff in England

In May 2016, UNISON ran an indicative  ballot of ambulance staff in England in which 41% of members participated. Participation relied on members clicking a private link sent to them via email or text message – there was no paper format or direct link through a website. If we only count turnout for those members […]

Our new app for national delegate conference

This year we’re trying something new at national delegate conference – we’re using a dedicated event app! The app has been piloted at a few conferences already. Thousands of members are already using it and love it. You’ll get full access to the conference agenda, standing orders and additional information to the guide. We will also […]

Big ♡ UNISON Prize Draw branch winners announced

Congratulations to our four winning branches, and a big thank you to everyone who played a part in making the prize draw such a success.

How to live tweet an event

We at UNISON Digital know that a lot of our colleagues across the country are asked to tweet events, often without having received any guidance on how to do so. This short guide will help equip you with the basics. Before the event: choosing your hashtag and raising awareness You didn’t think live tweeting an event […]

Prize draw update: 25 April

After 9 weeks of the prize draw, we finally have a new branch in the number one spot, and we’ve passed the 100,000 entries barrier! We must also, somewhat sheepishly, admit to an error in the way we have been gathering our figures…

3 tricks to making an engaging animation

Today we are excited to be able to share with you our newest creation – the #HeartUNISON prize draw animation.

Prize draw update: 19 April

Cheshire Police branch surges within the top ten in this week’s prize draw update

Listen up – talking to followers on Facebook

If you’re running a Facebook page, your followers expect to be able to contact you on Facebook. This doesn’t mean you have to respond to all comments and messages immediately, but messaging is a helpful way to manage your pages and provide a good service to your followers.

Prize draw update: 12 April

Tussles for the top spots as the competition nears its end We see one new entry to the top ten this week with University of Cumbria branch re-entering at 9th place at the expense of University of South Wales branch who have slipped three places into 11th. Cheshire Police branch have taken control of the top spot in the medium […]