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Communicate your message ๐Ÿ’ฌ

Making sure your message comes across
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Last update: Feb 15, 2023

In this chapter we will discuss how to keep in touch with your fellow activists, how to formulate a message for your target audience and how to reach out to the press.

Communication strategy

Illustration of someone holding a bullhorn, a chat bubble and emoji

Make yourself loud and clear with a strong communication strategy, by Joppe | Generated using Dall-e


Where do you want to share your message?

  • Social media: Stop mindlessly feeding the algorithm and start using social media effectively for your movement.

  • Chat apps: Learn how to use chat apps such as WhatsApp to broadcast messages to members of your community.

  • SMS campaigns: Spread your message and call people to action using text messages.

  • Phone banking: Have effective conversations over the phone on a large scale.

  • News media: Learn how to write press releases

  • Public speaking (not yet created): Learn how to give a speech during a protest.

Public speaking is scary... But if a frog can do it?

Public speaking is scary... But if a frog can do it?, by Joppe | Generated using Dall-e

Content creation

  • ๐ŸŽฅ Videos: Learn how to record videos of your actions.

  • ๐Ÿ“ธ Photos: Become a professional photographer at protests.

  • ๐Ÿ”ด Livestream: Learn how to organise a livestream.

  • ๐Ÿก Action back-office: Every action needs people who stay at home or in the office to edit and share media online.

A woman spray painting a monkey that is spray painting

Spread your message everywhere, by Joppe | Generated using Dall-e

Big-budget communication

Global Climate Strike in London โ€“ Global Climate Strike in London. Tens of thousands turned out in central London to call for radical change to climate policies. The day included speeches and a march through central London. (350org, 2019)

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Answer these questions:

  • How to make your voice heard

  • What are the most effective communication channels for reaching our target audience?

  • How can we develop a messaging strategy that resonates with our audience and achieves our objectives?

  • What are some creative ways to promote our cause and get our message out there?

  • How can we use social media to reach more people and engage them in our campaign?

  • How can we make our website and online communications more user-friendly and effective?

  • What kinds of events and activities can we organize to raise awareness and engage people in our cause?

  • How can we work with the media to get our story out there?

  • How can we get more people to sign up for our e-newsletter and follow us on social media?

  • How can we evaluate our communication efforts to ensure that we are achieving our goals?

  • Who can we partner with to help us reach more people and spread our message?

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Monthly global searches


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