Online Campaigning

Step One: Start A Petition - How Online Campaigns Win

Brie Rogers Lowery | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Tech
Brie Rogers Lowery

A few weeks ago, a young woman appeared on the BBC's Big Questions - but this woman wasn't there to discuss religion or moral issues but the positive effect that her petition had on her life and millions of other women. Her name is Laura Coryton and she led the campaign to end the tampon tax - anyone who watched George Osborne's budget last year will have seen her success.

Victory for New Era: Capping a People-Powered 2014

Kajal Odedra | Posted 01.03.2015 | UK
Kajal Odedra

Without the use of the internet and social media the New Era residents would have struggled to put pressure on a decision maker thousands of miles away. And without good old fashioned solidarity rallies, the campaign would have failed to capture the hearts of the public. That's how you win campaigns today.

My Top Campaigns of 2013

Nadeem Javaid | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK
Nadeem Javaid

2013 has been a great year for activism. Throughout the world people power has been rising up and inspiring change; from mass protests in Brazil to challenge rising bus fares, to a little old mosque in York which challenged perceptions by serving tea and custard creams to members of the EDL...

Jessica Elgot

How Online Campaigning Won 2013 | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Online campaigning certainly has its critics. In a forthcoming book, researchers from Oxford University say they have found 99.9% of e-petitions f...

Clicktivism: A Model For 21st Century Activism?

Cerian Jenkins | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Cerian Jenkins

A war is being fought. Its battlefields are the pages of social networking sites across the globe, and its soldiers are armed with placards and computer cursors. This is the battle of traditional activism versus clicktivism

A Branson Pickle - Can Online Petitions Shape Democracy?

John Coventry | Posted 30.10.2012 | UK Politics
John Coventry

Signing a petition is not a silver bullet for challenging those in power. But building movements of people is certainly a huge part of it. And what's even more important at a time when people are almost entirely sceptical of politics and politicians, is that it's putting power in the hands of the people - and that's what real change is all about.

Labour's Quiet Digital Revolution

Alex Smith | Posted 03.01.2012 | UK Politics
Alex Smith

At long last, then, the Labour Party is showing signs that it can get it right online. They will need to. A friend close to Tory Towers at Millbank told me earlier this year that tech-savvy Conservatives are "under the hood, developing big new ideas that could shape the next election".