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Resources for Digital Strategies Work

Digital tools are an excellent way to communicate and engage your audience. But the landscape is constantly evolving and new products and services emerge every day. Here is an updated list of resources we think might serve you well in your digital strategies work. Let us know what tools and services make your work more successful.

Digital Education and Training Sites 

AFL-CIO Digital Trainings

Mashable: The latest news on social media and digital trends.

Epolitics: Digital strategy for politics and advocacy work.

Digital Resources for Labor and Progressives

Best Optimized Image Sizes for all Social Media Platforms

New York Times Insights: The psychology of sharing.

Social Media Managers' Facebook Group

Social Media Examiner

NPR Social Media Desk

Buffer Blog


AdWeek’s Social Times (formerly known as All Facebook): news and tips for all things social media.

Facebook Blueprint Training for Marketers

Buying Facebook Ads: A Beginner’s Guide

Facebook’s Marketing Guide


The Official Twitter Blog

Which Tweet Did Best? A Quiz: Test what works on Twitter

Hootsuite or TweetDeck: Free tools for scheduling and managing a Twitter account. For shortening links. Free with registration.

Buying Twitter Ads: a simple guide from Hootsuite (scroll down) or another good one here.

Free Tools for Editing Images and Creating Memes

Canva - Simple graphic design site (and iPad app) that lets you make both digital and print-ready graphics.

Gimp - Robust downloadable image editing software.

PIXLR - Online or downloadable image editing software.

Photoshop - The basic online version of Photoshop.

Someecards - Instant meme creator.

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