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Writing 101: It’s Time to Stop Using Passive Voice

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Halloween has come and gone, but there is still a spooky mystery at hand! Take a look at the following sentence: “The wealthy Lord Grammarsfield was pushed down the mansion stairs.” ” A “whodunit” if ever there was one.

Digital Marketing Design Lookbook 2016

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Let’s be honest. Looks matter. They certainly aren’t everything but they sure do encourage people to look further. There’s a reason wines with cool labels sell more or books with intriguing covers get picked up. The same applies to your email design.

The Key to Embracing Change

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We’ve all been the “new” employee at some point. Whether you started a career at a brand new company or moved into a new role at your current employer, you know what it feels like to be the “new kid on the block.”

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Over 40% of Emails are Opened on Mobile Devices

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Multi-channel Strategy Leads to Membership Increase

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Imagine a world where you can only visit one website, or watch one television channel, or (gasp!) eat only one kind of pie. More than likely you would feel restricted, held back, maybe even get bored. Having choices is a great thing as a consumer.

How to Choose the Best Marketing Promotional Items

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“Let’s do something different this year. Let’s find a great promo product for our company, something cost-effective, but that people will use. Something fresh!”. How many of you have had this conversation at your marketing meetings to kick off the year?

7 Stats You Need to Know to Plan for Next Year

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Like most marketers, you’re probably in full-blown planning mode for 2018. Part of planning for the future involves looking back at the year and seeing what went well and what didn’t.

Fostering Innovation at Your Association

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Today we welcome a guest post from Sig VanDamme, Chief Customer Officer, NimbleUser & Dan Stark, Director of Product Strategy, NimbleUser. Nimble AMS is an enterprise association management system based on the world-class Salesforce App Cloud. What is Innovation?

What Can Associations Learn from Netflix About Member Analytics?

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Today we welcome a guest post from Audrey Smilgys, Senior Solution Consultant at Protech Associates, Inc. You can see Protech next week at the Informz Users Conference in Arlington, VA.

Email Benchmark: Results by Email Frequency

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Email Frequency. This is a topic that hits home with many email marketers. What is the ideal email frequency? Am I sending too much or not enough email? How do I find the right balance of providing emails to engage and inform my audience without overwhelming or annoying them?

Integrated, Automated Membership Renewal Campaign Leads to $18,000 Increase in Revenue

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Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA) provides veterinary management professionals ongoing education, certifications, and networking opportunities. Formed in 1981, VHMA has grown to serve over 2,700 members across North America.

3 Tips for Re-engaging Inactive Community Members

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Ah yes, tips to re-engage your inactive members. Let me start with a story. We recently got two Labrador puppies and are in the process of training them. While they are adorable and fun and playful, man is it frustrating when they don’t listen.

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Four Takeways from #MMCCon to Increase Engagement

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Attending ASAE’s Marketing, Membership and Communications Conference ( #MMCCon ) earlier this month in DC was awesome. I had hit a pre-summer slump, but got my groove back after sharing ideas, hearing case studies and socializing with marketing minded professionals!

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Let’s Get Personal

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Or… should I say you DID get personal!!! The 2016 Association Email Marketing Benchmark Report is out and I am excited to see that more of us email marketers are using personalization!

3 Ways to Use Text Emails In Your Email Marketing Strategy

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Email is email right? A snazzy, HTML-stylized piece of art packaged with a header or hero image, fancy font, a button, and a footer. But not all emails need to be “pretty.” ” Have you ever thought of incorporating simple text emails into your email marketing strategy?

How We Created A Winning Company Culture

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I want anyone to feel like they can knock on my door, sit down, and talk to me about anything. That is how I would define our company culture. Having a great culture isn’t something that just happens – you need to work at it.

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Average Email Event Promotional Timelines for Associations

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When we sat down with participants of the 2017 Email Event Promotion Microstudy to discuss data points we wanted to collect, insight that would be helpful for associations, and event email metrics that would help us all strategize, promotional timeline was a key topic everyone brought up.

Conference Features that Impress [From an Avid Attendee]

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One of the aspects of my job that I really enjoy is having the ability to attend so many conferences. As an exhibitor and speaker, it means a lot to be able to represent Informz. It is always fun and interesting meeting new people and learning about the challenges they face.

Informz Named Leading Provider of Email and Marketing Automation for Associations

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We are so pleased to announce that Informz has been ranked the market leader in association email marketing and marketing automation and rated #1 in customer satisfaction for both product and service. The results come from the Lehman Reports TM 2015 Association Technology Study.

4 Onboarding Automation Tips

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A group of association professionals descended on the offices of the National Confectioners Association in DC to talk email marketing and marketing automation tips last month. Common roadblocks many associations face were how to get started and what to automate.

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AAAE Accelerates Event Attendance by 25% and Attributes $14,800 to Automated Campaign

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Online shopping is one of my favorite hobbies. Yes, I consider shopping a hobby.) If your online shopping habits are anything like mine, you don’t always get to complete a purchase at the time you want to because something comes up and you get pulled away from your computer.

Getting Buy-In for Marketing Automation

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Like all kids, one of my daughters really wants her own iPad, iPhone, iTouch — any electronic that contains an “I.” I told her to present her case to me on why she should have one. Did you think I wasn’t going to make her work for it?

One-Size-Fits-None: Why Segmentation is so Important to Associations

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T oday we welcome a guest post from Amanda Myers at Abila. Make sure to stop by and see Abila this week at the Informz Users Conference! There are a lot of studies out there that have looked into member engagement from the perspective of what organizations think works or what members say they want.

Trending Now: Winning Subject Lines [ebook]

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What do email marketers want above all else? Conversions! And that begins with getting your emails opened. Let’s face it, you spend a lot of time creating attractive, engaging email content.

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2017 Key Performance Benchmarks: Email vs. Automation

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The 2017 Association Email Marketing Benchmark Report is hot off the presses! We’ll be releasing the report soon, but before we do, we wanted to share a sneak peak of some of the most interesting findings.

3 Ways to Optimize New Member Recruitment Efforts

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Asking for too much too soon can sabotage any new relationship. Prospecting is no exception. A prospective member’s journey usually begins at the introductory stage, when they become aware of your organization. At this stage, the relationship is just forming and there is much to be learned.

Images Versus Text, Which is Best?

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The use of images versus text in email was a hot topic at the most recent Virtual Idea Swap. When does a email have too much text and how do you break it up? Or do you have too many images that your email is overwhelming?

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World Usability Day

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World Usability Day … what is it? A complimentary half-day summit focused on creating meaningful, usable and accessible online web experiences for constituents. Our partner Brightfind, a digital design agency is hosting this event on November 10th in Silver Spring, MD.

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Email Benchmark: Results by Number of Links

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Today we are tackling the question, “how do the number of links in an email impact the click rate?” ” When sending a message, you are likely trying to get the recipient to act in a certain way by having them click on a link.

Early Bird Emails Most Successful for Driving Event Attendance

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When working with associations to develop the 2017 Email Event Promotion Microstudy, event size was an important consideration when discussing how events are promoted. Email campaigns vary in timing, duration, and strategy based on the size and scope of the event.

The CASL Grace Period is Coming to an End…This Summer!

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The CASL grace period is ending. Can you believe it has been almost three years since CASL was first implemented? I am assuming by now everyone is a CASL pro and has a good working system that is able to maintain CASL compliance.

Creating a Design that Supports and Enhances Your Content

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When I was in college, I had the opportunity to visit the Chronicle Books’ headquarters in San Francisco with my graphic design classmates. I was immediately enamored with the quality, creativity, and thoughtfulness that the publisher puts into designing their products.

Higher Logic Acquires Marketing Automation Platforms Informz and Real Magnet

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We have very exciting news to share this morning. Informz has been acquired by Higher Logic, an industry leader in cloud-based community platforms. Higher Logic is welcoming both Informz and Real Magnet, another leading marketing automation software company in the industry.

How We Got a 50% Email Open Rate (And You Can Too!)

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Well, a 52% email open rate to be exact. Good email marketers regularly track their email metrics. Great email marketers regularly track their email metrics and then make improvements to their program based on their results. On our marketing team, our campaign manager does this really well.

Three Steps to Begin Relationship Marketing

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Relationship marketing begins with knowing and understanding your audience in order to provide the information they are interested in when they are interested in receiving it.

Top 3 Tips from the Informz Client Idea Swap

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Client idea swaps are a great chance to see other emails and get ideas from our fellow association marketers. I know not everyone can attend so here are the top three tips from our last Informz Idea Swap Session in the DC Metro : 1. Spice Up Sponsorship Mailings.

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Template & Mailing Designer 2.0: A Primer

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Let’s face it, new things can be scary. Removing HTML from the equation is not one of those things. With our new template and mailing designers, you are empowered to no longer worry about rendering, instead emphasizing the aesthetics of your mailings.

How to Create a Blog that Grows Email Subscribers

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Well, I guess I really should name this blog: How I am Trying to Create a Blog that Grows Email Subscribers…. You see, about 7 years ago we had no blog, no marketing team, no email marketing (and yes, we were an email company!) and I took on the task of starting our first marketing department.

Drive Event Registration with Automated Campaigns [Webinar Recording]

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Event organizers and marketers are under pressure to drive online and offline event registration – a task not meant for the faint of heart.

Building a Modern Marketing Dream Team eBook

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Marketing teams have a lot of pressure on them to keep their audience engaged. Continuously generating great content that your audience is interested in is no joke! Not to mention the task of sharing the content over various channels to reach your intended audience.

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Finding Inspiration at ASAE’s Annual Meeting & Expo

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Inspiration sparks in different ways for different people. One constant is that we all know when we feel it. iNsPiRE was the theme for the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Annual Meeting last weekend in Toronto.

Deeper Connection Through Online Communities

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Throughout our lives we are presented with ways to connect and collaborate with people – be it study groups at every level of our education, organized sports, professional associations or even the “team” we are a part of at our jobs.

Informz Roadshow Kicks Off in Washington, DC & Northern Virginia

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With the recent release of the Informz Template Designer 2 and Mailing Designer 2 (TDMD2), we wanted to give this major effort the focus it deserves. We dispatched our product team to Washington, DC and Northern Virginia last week for the first stop on the “TDMD2 Roadshow.”

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