The most persuasive argument for your cause. Read more »
Your members may be your most powerful messengers
Often, a simple, direct approach can deliver a message with far more impact. When people feel like you’re speaking to them honestly and authentically, they can be more open to your message.
That’s especially true when you can build on an existing relationship of trust with your audience. And for the members of the BC Teachers’ Federation, years of conversations in classrooms and school hallways have helped to build such a relationship with parents across the province. Parents have first-hand knowledge of teachers’ passion for quality education, and they’ve often pulled together to overcome challenges and grapple with the impact of cuts.
So when we helped the BCTF craft an ad about the choice British Columbians face in the provincial election, it quickly become clear that the most powerful messengers we could call on were teachers themselves: sharing their love of teaching, the obstacles kids are facing after a decade of cuts, and the need to elect a government that will support better schools in BC.
The teachers who worked with us did a terrific job – and anything they might have lacked in professional acting polish, they more than made up for in warmth and sincerity.
Next time you’re thinking about how to reach your audience, ask yourself about the kind of relationship your members have with them… and whether that could give you the basis for a powerful message, direct from the people who live it every day.
Name: NOW Communications Group
Location: Canada-wide with offices in Vancouver, Regina, Winnipeg, Toronto and Halifax
Bio: Full service advertising. Social marketing. Union communications. Electoral campaigns. Change marketing. NGOs & Associations. Video, online & interactive. Training & Coaching.
OUR LATEST NOW-HOW
Reviving Labour's Image
by Paul Degenstein
At NOW, we’re fortunate to work with great unions across the country. Together, we’ve had a lot of success in modernizing and reshaping their image and brands. We’ve broadened their appeal, shown why the work of their members matters and how it makes a difference in the world around them. In building a relationship with the public, we’ve helped our union clients win victories at the bargaining table, protect the services families count on, and even influence public policies to make life better for more people. Read more »