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Taking risks – in defence of Macmillan in the Ice Bucket Challenge

By now you’ll have seen the Ice Bucket Challenge all over Twitter, Facebook and even the news. It’s clearly a great campaign – social, great viewing, shareable and raises more than your average sponsorship – genius elements in any digital campaign. And if you haven’t seen it, watch Patrick Stewart’s ice bucket challenge. It’s the […]

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#BringBackOurGirls: the power of a social media campaign

I originally wrote this post for the Guardian Voluntary Sector Network after being struck by the power of the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag in bringing the plight of the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls to the attention of world leaders. The #BringBackOurGirls campaign has shown that social media is more than just pictures of meals and cocktails Three weeks ago, more […]


Stephen’s Story – why it’s a social media game-changer

Stephen Sutton is an inspirational 19-year-old who has been living with cancer for the last few years, and has been told it is now incurable. However, Stephen decided that “I might have cancer, but cancer doesn’t have me.” He then embarked on an amazing fundraising journey. The background Stephen’s Story started as a Facebook page where Stephen […]

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Minifig Mayhem – meddling minis cause April Fools chaos at Girlguiding!

Girlguiding HQ takeover The Minifig takeover at Girlguiding HQ made waves online this April Fools Day. It was a great example of a charity campaign with a sense of humour, combined with a delightfully innovative way to announce a partnership.  But how did it work? This guest post by Paul Darigan, Social Media Manager at […]

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