Innovation and trends from US Presidential election

The US Presidential election is less than 60 days away – and this post is (largely) a Trump-free zone. As the most expensive campaign in the world, with over $1bn spent in the months leading to election day, it’s always an interesting place to spot campaign innovation, with each election bringing forward new ideas and …

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Updated list of training for UK Campaigners

I got lots of positive feedback on the list of training for UK based campaigners I put together last year, so I’ve updated the list to include some new courses or more information where it’s available. I hope it’s helpful if you’re looking for opportunities for personal development in 2019. A few things to note; …

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More book recommendations for campaigners

If you’re a campaigner looking for some books to add to your Christmas list here of some of the recommendations of the best books that I’ve enjoyed in the second half of 2018 – and as I start I want to acknowledge that as putting this list together I’ve read too many books written by …

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Help! Where should I set up my petition?

From time to time I get people asking which platform they should use to set up their campaign petition – it’s a fair request as a quick search will pull up a number of different options for a petition starter. So which do you chose? For me there are few questions to ask when deciding …

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Summer Viewing – 5 great campaigning films on Netflix

It’s the summer holidays, so I’m going to take some time off from blogging – normal service will return in early September – but if you’re looking for some campaign inspiration here are 5 great campaigning films on Netflix. 1 – Joshua: Teenager vs Superpower – a brilliant film following Joshua Wong, one of the …

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12 campaign reads for Christmas

I’m starting to get ready for Christmas, so I wanted to share a few of the articles that I’ve read this year in a reading list for anyone looking for some campaign reading across the holiday period; 1 -Stop Raising Awareness Already – one of many great articles from SSIR. This one challenges us to adopt …

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