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5 Reasons Your Executives Don’t Participate in Your Online Community (And How to Fix It)

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An online community is a tool. It’s designed to help members get involved, make connections, and develop relationships with their peers and organizations. Community professionals know that and are engaged in keeping the community active and getting other staff members involved.

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3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Purchasing New Association Technology

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Purchasing new technology is a big undertaking. There are so many platforms on the market, how do you wade through your choices to find just one that fits your association? You need to choose carefully: find a vendor that will support you and software that makes employees’ jobs easier.

5 Unexpectedly Thoughtful Ways to Thank Your Association’s Volunteers

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Whether they’re in your office or working remotely, your association probably has volunteers contributing to projects every day.

You Could Just Set It and Forget It with Marketing Automation…But Don’t!

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If you are under the impression that “set it and forget it” is a successful strategy for using marketing automation software, I release you from this spell.

How to Create Engaging Online Discussions: 7 Tips for Community Managers

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Often, and especially early on in the life of an online community, the community manager is the one who has to start discussions. If you’re a community manager, I’m sure you know from experience that creating an engaging discussion is not easy.

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A Century-Old Association Committed to Online Community and Data Analysis

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The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) is more than a century old, but that doesn’t mean it relies on old technology.

4 Ways to Take the Confusion Out of Your Marketing Automation Platform

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I am definitely one of those people who loves and needs to have the latest gadgets. When it comes to new smart phones, operating systems, gaming consoles, and audio gadgets, I covet them until they are mine.

[Infographic] The Power of Audience Segmentation

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Good marketing delivers relevant content. Great marketing delivers personalized, timely content to the right people. So how can we get more personal with our audience and send them what they need? Audience segmentation is the key.

4 Challenges for Trade Associations and How to Tackle Them with Community

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We know the value of trade associations – they play a vital role in social and economic dialogue. They bring competing organizations together to protect and promote entire industries, products, services, and workforces.

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3 Creative Ways Associations and Nonprofits Can Use Volunteer Management Tools

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Associations and nonprofits are always trying to make more of an impact with less – less money, less staff, less resources. It’s made them some of the more creative and efficient organizations we’ve ever seen.

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Super Forum 2018: We’re Back, and Better Than Ever

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There are T-5 months until Higher Logic’s 9 th Super Forum , which for our team, feels like waiting for a birthday: It can’t get here soon enough. This year, things will look a bit different at Super Forum.

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Q&A: How to Prepare for the Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

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Is your organization prepared for the Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? This new E.U. legislation goes into effect on May 25, 2018. We recently hosted a webinar to detail what you need to know and how you can prepare*.

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Who Should Own Your Online Community?

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Every business project needs an owner. Someone who will work with colleagues and stakeholders to develop goals and a strategy, then implement that strategy. Often these owners aren’t just single people. They’re entire teams or departments. That’s the way it is with online communities.

4 Professional Services that Save Associations Time and Money

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There’s never enough time in the day, especially for association professionals. It’s common for association staff to wear multiple hats, consistently switching roles in order to get more done with fewer resources.

Community for Career Development: A Look Inside One NAVUG Community Member’s Journey

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"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." ~ Margaret Mead. I’m a member of NAVUG , an online community that is the epitome of Margaret Mead's statement.

Celebrating 2017 Communities, New and Old: Higher Logic’s Year in Review

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It’s been an eventful year to say the least, with our team and product expanding to cover everything from engagement and collaboration to automation. It’s clear we had a lot to celebrate in 2017, and now have plenty to be thankful for as we reflect during the holiday season.

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3 Copywriting Best Practices for Your Email Campaigns

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When you send a marketing email with a weak subject line or awkward copy, the interaction with the recipient ends right there – with your message in the digital trash. Even if you convince someone to open your email, how compelling is your content and the offer?

Turn Your Community into a Content Marketing Engine

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Once considered a fad, content marketing has proven it’s “King” and shows no signs of slowing down.

Google's Push to Purge Your Low-Engagement Emails

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In the last few months, Google added a feature to users' Gmail accounts. It's meant to help you easily unsubscribe from emails, and it looks something like this: Recognize this image? If not, you soon might.

4 Customer Retention Metrics You Can Find in Your Online Community

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Customer communities are designed to keep your clients engaged, informed, and satisfied with your business so they stay with you longer, making repeat and additional purchases.

Are Your Teams Cooperating or Collaborating?

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Imagine you’re customizing a product for a client. Managers from different teams work together to determine the requirements, and each team works on the customizations in their area. But when some changes are implemented, it triggers adjustments for other teams.

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How Can Your Online Community Go Viral?

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Often, we think of people as unpredictable, hard to read, ever changing. Predicting what customers will like or what trends will take off can feel akin to reading tea leaves or firing a shot in the dark, which is usually a recipe for frustration.

3 Ways Community Managers Can Combat Occupational Burnout

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Every job is stressful in its own right-- it is called a job and not recess after all. Community management is no exception. In fact, the nature of community management makes us at risk for occupational burnout.

What’s the Difference Between Quantitative and Qualitative Community Data? (And When to Use Them)

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Customer data is one of the biggest advantages of online communities. As customers log in to your community, connect with peers, and start discussions, they not only become more engaged with your brand, they generate data on their needs, habits, and interests.

Connecting Brands, Clearing Inboxes, and Cultivating Employee Engagement with an Intranet Community

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Ascend Learning uses 12+ brands to deliver custom products and services to high-value industries like healthcare. They have over 1,000 employees with over 30 percent working remotely.

How to Enable Subject Matter Experts to Contribute in Your Online Community

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Subject matter experts (SMEs) have the potential to be the most versatile and impactful members of your community. But are you enabling them to make an impact and, more importantly, do you know what obstacles they are facing within the community and your organization?

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Getting Buy-In: 5 Objections to Online Communities that Are Holding You Back

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Everyone knows getting buy-in for a new project can be frustrating. There are concerns, objections, other priorities that need to be addressed before you can move forward. It’s often a long process. Getting buy-in for an online community is no different.

[Infographic] The Marketer's Toolbox: Indispensable Marketing Techniques and Technologies

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Modern marketing is complicated. But when you break down the components of a strong marketing program, it suddenly feels familiar and approachable. The best tools out there are easy to set up, easy to use, and get results.

5 Lessons to Help You Start Using Data Science

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What comes to mind when you think about the term “data science”? Most of us have heard of it, but have trouble translating it into something useful. We struggle to describe data science and actually use it to solve problems, even as it becomes one of the hottest new areas in business.

Developing a Micro-Moments Marketing Strategy

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No matter where you go these days, you'll find people nose deep in their phones - on the bus, in line at Starbucks, or even as they wait for a meal at a restaurant. These gaps of time are known as micro-moments, and have become the newest frontier for marketers.

Could Your User Group Be the Key to Increasing Customer Retention?

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Gamification. Loyalty programs. Personal outreach. There are endless ways you could increase customer retention, most of which will probably have a positive impact on your bottom line. But how much impact will they have?

Combining Your Inbound and Outbound Marketing Strategies

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In recent years, digital marketing strategies like search engine optimization, paid advertising, social media marketing, and blogging, have replaced traditional marketing tactics as the preferred methods for promoting products and attracting potential customers.

Debunking 5 Marketing Automation Myths

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In my quest to educate on marketing automation, I run across a lot of misconceptions. These take on a life of their own, and often feel like epic myths that would give Homer a run for his money. Someone always has a story about some other marketer, from some other organization, that had some sort of major difficulty or near catastrophe, caused by a malfunction of an automated campaign. Or they stumbled upon an unforeseen dead-end that prevented them from automating.

Three Top Takeaways from the 2017 State of Community Management Report

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How does your community stack up against all the rest? Are your ‘best practices’ really the best?

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5 Steps to Create a Sponsorship Program that Increases Non-Dues Revenue

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Sponsorship programs are tricky. Most associations have one (or have at least considered one), but are still fine-tuning the details. Is pricing too low? Too high? Do sponsors see the value in each sponsorship package? What do members think of the program? And what about your association?

4 Hot Tech Topics to Watch in 2018

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We’re well past the point of keeping up with every advancement in the tech field – things are simply moving too fast. But that doesn’t mean we aren’t affected when things move forward. New technology makes its way into our lives and businesses faster every year.

How Vimeo’s Community Helps Them Create Better Products

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We recently caught up with Alexandra Dao , Senior Manager, Research and Customer Insights for Vimeo. Alexandra spoke about how she works with current Vimeo users to do usability testing on new products.

How to Overcome B2B Buyers’ Biggest Complaints in the Sales Process [Research]

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B2B sales can be tough. Buyers are well educated on products and services, including your competitors, and frequently work in teams. Often, you don’t just need to convince one person to buy, you need to convince five or more. Fortunately, many B2B buyers have the same concerns.

14 Blogs and Podcasts that Will Keep You Current on Online Community and Marketing Automation

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In today’s digital world it can be hard to know which resources to rely on, especially when there’s new stuff coming out all the time, and there’s so much pressure to constantly consume. How can we keep up with the technology world but also filter out the things that aren’t useful?

Evolving Your Community as It Grows

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The best entrepreneurs and CEOs think about time in two chunks—five years and 100 years (is this something we can source?). To be a good leader, you need to be able to juggle short term thinking with (very) long term planning.