It was a pleasure as always to collaborate with the wonderful James Harrison on this new website for Dr Tim Read, the Greens MP for Brunswick.
Large image file sizes across your website can be a real drag on load speeds. Optimising images is therefore a quick and simple way to get your website in front of a visitor’s eyes sooner. To do so, there are several online tools that let you compress images, and the one we always recommend is TinyPNG.
Last week it was a pleasure to participate as guest presenters and trainers at the Digital Intensive. The Digital Intensive, organised each year by our good friend Tabatha at OrganiseUs, comprises five days of training in all things digital organising.
OrganiseUs are an invaluable resource for the progressive campaign community in Australia, as digital strategy consultants and providers of some top quality training (even if they do keep letting the rabble from Code Nation back!). Thanks for having us Tabatha, and if you haven’t already, add your name to their mailing list for upcoming events and trainings.
Named after Campaigns & Elections founder Stanley Foster Reed, the Reed Awards embody excellence in political campaigning, campaign management, political consulting and political design.
We were pleasantly surprised to take home the award for Best International Website at last year's Reed Awards.
We are excited to again be announced as finalists in three categories for this year’s Reed Awards. The awards we have been shortlisted for are:
- Best International Website: https://www.beyondcoal.org.au/
- Best Website (Overall): https://www.giveadam.org.au/
- Best Action Centre/Grassroots Website: https://action.greenmusic.org.au/
Massive thanks to all our wonderful clients for trusting us to work on such important causes, and fingers crossed for the final results at the end of the month.
Over summer, the Party with the Planet campaign, launched by our friends at Green Music Australia, sought to drive change through social proof and personal responsibility, building a coalition of supportive festivals and asking fans to pledge to be more environmentally-minded. Their website (a customised version of the Candidate theme), drew on the vibrancy of the music industry, and appealed to festival-goers with straightforward messages that made taking action both achievable and fun.
Supporters who take action gain entry to a festival prize draw, and a custom social media integration provides supporters with extra chances to win the grand prize when they share photo evidence of their own personal efforts to eliminate waste, further encouraging other festival-goers to join the campaign.
NOW! are a bold new global movement which launched officially in January to help build coalitions across borders and political lines in pursuit of solutions to the most pressing issues facing humanity. What are they campaigning on right now? You guessed it, climate change.
Over in Western Australia, we worked with Clean State to launch their new campaign website in January. Clean State are seeking solutions that would not only reduce our carbon emissions, but also power our economy.
It has been a pleasure working with the good folk at Essential Media on the creation of the new website for Multicultural Australia, a legendary organisation that for 21 years has been welcoming refugees, people seeking asylum, international students and other new arrivals to Queensland with the goal of creating a fairer, more prosperous society for all Queenslanders.
Everyone loves a good photo, and we reckon a photo competition can be a great way to showcase the beauty, vibrancy and importance of what it is you’re fighting for, at the same time as providing another avenue for supporters to get involved. Our Living Outback have opened the voting for their “people’s choice” award, and we were happy to help out with the digital ballot box.