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 […]

Prize draw update: 5 April

The branch league table’s top ten is stable this week – can YOUR branch break in next week? No new entries into our top ten this week, although University of South Wales has pulled away from South East Energy to retain 8th place overall for themselves (they were tied last week). The lack of changes […]

How to: Facebook live

Use Facebook live video to engage with your page followers, hold Q&A sessions, or just stream an indoor or outdoor event. You can now stream live events easily on your Facebook page.

Let’s celebrate!

Wow! As I write we’ve had over 60,000 (61,521 to be specific) entries into UNISON’s Prize Draw. Thank you for all your help and support it getting this far already.

Prize draw update: 29 March

Two new branches break in to our top 10 in our latest #HeartUNISON prize draw update We’re pleased to be able to announce that University of South Wales branch’s well publicised desire to make it into the top 10 in the league table has paid off, with them reaching joint eighth place in this week’s overall rankings and joint fourth […]

Prize draw update: 22 March

The prize draw update is back at its usual time this week, and one branch has leapt up the rankings since the last update.

How to set community guidelines

If you’re setting up a Facebook page or group, or any kind of discussion forum, it’s useful to have ground rules that everyone can agree to. Feel free to adapt these guidelines for your own use, but try and keep them friendly and encouraging – we don’t want to scare nervous members off!

Prize draw update: 17 March

The prize draw update is back, and we’ve added a new column to the tables this week showing which branches have improved most since last week. Congratulations to our three most improved branches this week. These branches saw impressive sign-up rates, of more than 14% of branch members: Ribble Valley Local Gov (small) Dyfed Powys […]

Lights, selfies, action!

From I ♡unions week to fighting the trade union bill, it’s been a busy few months for UNISON members. We’ve collected just some of the highlights of what you have been doing online.

Telling a (digital) UNISON story

We’re lucky in the UNISON communications team: it’s our job to know about the excellent work UNISON branches are doing and the exciting lives that UNISON members lead, and then tell those stories.

Coming soon to the UNISON website: the online Branch Finder

We preview UNISON’s new Branch Finder tool, which will for the first time allow users to quickly and easily find and get in touch with their UNISON branch.

Prize draw update: 8 March

Figures for the second week of the branch competition for highest proportion of member entries into the ♡ UNISON prize draw.