Posts in Charities & Non Profit

Charity websites must tackle content design & information architecture

Charities and third sector organisations face a number of challenges when it comes to web design. One of the most obvious is an abundance of content aimed at numerous different personas.

There are beneficiaries, volunteers, fundraisers, donors etc., all of whom need to find certain information on any given charity website.

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Why digital out-of-home advertising is not really digital (yet)

Digital out-of-home advertising (DOOH) is predicted to hit 50% of all outdoor revenue by the end of 2017, while the number of digital screens in the UK has increased from 2,056 in 2009 to over 17,000 in 2017 thanks to investment of around £100m.

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A closer look at WWF’s social strategy

On a recent trip to Engage Prague, I heard Alice More O’Ferrall from the World Wildlife Fund speak about the success of this year’s Earth Hour. More specifically, how the charity uses social media to drive engagement and user involvement during the annual event. 

But with multiple campaigns happening throughout the year - how does WWF manage and plan digital activity on a global scale?

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How brands can navigate today's super-political environment

Following Brexit and the US presidential election, many brands have responded to the polarized times by choosing to weigh in on political and social issues.

But brands face numerous challenges in trying to do this successfully. Chief among them: how do brands connect with consumers at a time when so many of them don't see eye-to-eye on some of the most important issues of our time? 

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Three social media lessons from WWF’s Earth Hour

On March 31st this year, 2.4m people across the globe took action against climate change. 

Some turned off their mobile phones, while others organised community events. But whether large or small, each action was in support of Earth Hour – WWF’s annual event to raise awareness of environmental issues.

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Five ways charities can encourage more online donations

Ecommerce generated £88bn in the UK economy in 2015 alone. Amazon and its friends are raking it in online.

But one industry isn’t seeing a big enough slice of that - the charity sector.

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Which vertical sector is the king of the hill for email marketing?

Digital marketing has undergone somewhat of a transformation over the last decade, bringing email marketing into its centre.

This is evident in a number of ways, not least when looking at email’s ROI rising from 66% in 2008 to 73% today; it has shown a spectacular growth compared to other channels in the marketing mix.

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Cause marketing: Examples from Uber, Starbucks & JetBlue

Cause marketing seems to be pretty noticeable at the moment.

Though cause marketing has been around for about 50 years, the internet has undoubtedly revolutionised charitable giving and brand involvement.

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How the NSPCC is putting a positive spin on its marketing with Pantosaurus

Since rebranding in 2014, the NSPCC has been striving to promote its brand message as one of solutions rather than shock.

With a new animated film, Pantosaurus, it is continuing its hopeful and inspiring approach - aiming to get parents talking to their children about the awkward topic of sexual abuse.

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Four ways brands are marketing through dating services

Online dating services might not seem like ideal platforms for marketing.

After all, many are monetized primarily through paid subscriptions, and users, for obvious reasons, are probably more focused on finding a date than clicking on ads. 

But in recent years, brands have found ways to insert themselves into the online dating experience. Here are four examples.

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Q&A: Bloodwise on why social data is a vital tool for charities

In such a crowded marketplace, social media is a crucial marketing tool for charities.

Since rebranding, Bloodwise – formerly known as Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research – has made huge strides in successfully promoting its cause.

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Winning the Zerom moment of truth for charities

How charities can win at the Zero Moment of Truth

With people aged 18-24 twice as likely as any other age group to research a charity online before making a donation, it's essential that non-profits pay close attention to their digital presence.

From your site itself through to email marketing, social media strategy and paid search it’s vital to seize every opportunity to make the case for your charity to an audience that's increasingly looking for reassurance before parting with their cash.

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