What’s Next for Association Communications?

Moery Company

Over the past three months we saw disruptions of our daily routines leading to a disruption in consumption of content. Organizations that are just making noise may lose their audiences forever and those who don’t create content at all will be mostly forgotten.

How Often Should You Communicate With Your Members and Industry? – Ask JP #075

Moery Company

Hello, it’s another edition of Ask JP, the question today was, how often should I communicate with our members and our industry? I don’t believe you can communicate too much. The post How Often Should You Communicate With Your Members and Industry?

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Podcast: Accessible Content is Just Good Content

Association Adviser

Accessible content isn't widely talked about in associations, but it's on the mind of Carmen Collins, senior social media & brand talent manager for Cisco. The post Podcast: Accessible Content is Just Good Content appeared first on Association Adviser.

Balancing Traditional and Trending Member Communications

Association Adviser

This year’s Association Communications Benchmarking Study showed us that traditional forms of member communication – live events and print media – continue to be popular among associations and their members. 1 most-valued member communication channel, according to our survey respondents, again taking the top spot and proving that face-to-face content and networking is important no matter what your industry is or who your members are.

Meet the Team – Emma Greenwood, Marketing and Communications Intern

Moery Company

Here I am doing video, social media and creating content. Because I am learning back-ends, bringing ideas to life and implementing content with Grace Moery. The post Meet the Team – Emma Greenwood, Marketing and Communications Intern appeared first on The Moery Company.

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Driving Conversions through Content Marketing

Association Adviser

Attracting new members through content marketing is tricky, but it doesn’t have to be. The post Driving Conversions through Content Marketing appeared first on Association Adviser. Features Marketing & Communications Membership content marketing member marketing

Who Should Be on Your Content Squad?

Association Adviser

It’s time for mission-focused organizations to really invest in their content. That means figuring out your content squad's structure & hiring strategically. The post Who Should Be on Your Content Squad?

Strike the Right Tone When Communicating in a Crisis

Association Adviser

The post Strike the Right Tone When Communicating in a Crisis appeared first on Association Adviser. COVID-19 Resources Features Marketing & Communications content strategy crisis communicationsUnprecedented.

How to Make Your Content Work Harder for You

Association Adviser

Make your association's content work harder for you by implementing an organized and consistent content strategy like the pyramid approach. The post How to Make Your Content Work Harder for You appeared first on Association Adviser.

What Is Content Governance and Why Does It Matter?

Association Adviser

Content is never complete. That understanding is the foundation of content governance: If you’re not creating, you’re maintaining or evaluating. The post What Is Content Governance and Why Does It Matter?

What’s Trending in Association Content Delivery and Sales?

Moery Company

There are a few trends developing around our content delivery and sales process, and it’s very exciting. Over the last several weeks, we’ve seen growth in content engagement and have observed our sales cycle shortening rather significantly. The second trend is focused on the frequency of content delivery – we’ve upped our activities, and the results have been fantastic. Deliver your very best content in the evening and watch your engagement go up.

Why Associations Should Prioritize Repurposing Content

Association Adviser

Is your association currently repurposing every piece of original content created into various formats across your communications channels? The post Why Associations Should Prioritize Repurposing Content appeared first on Association Adviser.

Small staff? Embrace Content Marketing

Moery Company

But I learned early on about the value of thought leadership and content delivery as being the most valuable part of modern marketing. I adopted a loosely defined content marketing effort, at the expense of traditional marketing programs, that transformed our business. Here are a few tips to increase your personal brand by scaling the content: #1 : Start, because most people don’t. After you address the topic, you can then scale the content for delivery on every platform. #3

The Power of Visual Content in Association Communications

Association Adviser

Visual content reaches an individual’s brain in a quicker and more comprehensible way than text-only information. Features Marketing & Communications AGC of America association communications audience engagement Facebook advertising member engagement twitter engagement United Motorcoach Association visual contentYour brain is hard-wired to identify and process visual information more efficiently. For more about this topic, click on the headline.

Q&A: Planning for an Uncertain Content Year

Association Adviser

The post Q&A: Planning for an Uncertain Content Year appeared first on Association Adviser. Events Features Marketing & Communications Membership

The communications struggle continues

Aaron Wolowiec

even the past year), you know I’m a communications nut. Without communication, both internally and externally, there’s no content, no strategy. But not everyone knows how to communicate, at least not effectively. Last January, I wrote about Naylor’s 2015 Communication Benchmarking Study. Naylor has been conducting the survey for five years, and last year, the survey found most associations were continuing to struggle with communications.

Why an Annual Content Plan is Paramount to Member Communication Success

Association Adviser

Part 3 of our 2017 Association Communications Benchmarking Study series. Our annual Association Communications Benchmarking Study revealed that nearly 50 percent of survey respondents say they have a single strategy for communicating with all members: Why is this bad? Not all members prefer to receive communications the same way, at the same time, in the same format. Facilitating member to member communication (40 percent) – Rarely does that just happen.

The communications struggle continues

Aaron Wolowiec

even the past year), you know I’m a communications nut. Without communication, both internally and externally, there’s no content, no strategy. But not everyone knows how to communicate, at least not effectively. Last January, I wrote about Naylor’s 2015 Communication Benchmarking Study. Naylor has been conducting the survey for five years, and last year, the survey found most associations were continuing to struggle with communications.

A Microsite is Your Association’s One-Stop Content Hub

Association Adviser

Your website is one of the most valuable communications tools your association has for reaching members and providing them with need-to-know information. There are times, however, when your association’s content needs to stand alone and serve a specific purpose or audience.

10 Association Communications Stats with Tips to Reach Younger Members More Effectively

Higher Logic

Personalized content customized to their interests!]. ?? Delivered to their inboxes, online community dashboards, and everywhere they consume content.]. ?? 10 Association Communications Stats + Membership Tips. What types of communications are they more likely to open?

Member Retention through Communications

Association Adviser

The ability to communicate effectively is crucial to making sure the members of your association understand all that you offer. Associations like the NRCA send frequent surveys to help them better understand their members’ communication preferences. Creating engaging content. Effective member communication not only engages, but encourages them to continue investing time and energy in your association and to renew their membership.

Engage Members More with These Career Center Content Ideas by Employment Level

Association Adviser

Customizing your career center's content meets members' needs for different info at each career stage. Here are some content ideas by employment level. The post Engage Members More with These Career Center Content Ideas by Employment Level appeared first on Association Adviser.

Do You Have a Membership Content Strategy?

Wild Apricot

What is a content strategy and how does it apply to small membership organizations? member communication Content-strategy

3 Ways to Strengthen Communication Using Smart Member Data

Higher Logic

Member engagement drives retention, and communication is the key to boosting engagement. Data-driven and unified communication strategies are the best way to ensure you and your members get the most out of your program. There are a few essential elements to consider as you develop smarter communication strategies for your membership program. Ensure effective communication with member self-service options. Ensure Effective Communication with Member Self-Service Options.

IA Statement on Communications and Technology Subcommittee Hearing

InternetAssociation

While we all share the ultimate goal of protecting consumers and ensuring platforms are safe, open places for users, these proposals only make it harder for internet companies to prevent or take down harmful content. Washington, D.C. – Today, IA President and CEO K.

Cut through communication clutter

Aaron Wolowiec

As a writer and professional communicator, nothing (O.K., well, not very much) is more frustrating than people who can’t communicate. But seriously…communication is a hard gig for most companies, especially with the advent of social media. Communication is everywhere. So it’s not really a surprise that associations continue to struggle with effective communication, according to Naylor’s 2015 communication benchmarking study.

Why an Annual Content Plan is Paramount to Member Communication Success

Association Adviser

Part 3 of our 2017 Association Communications Benchmarking Study series. Our annual Association Communications Benchmarking Study revealed that nearly 50 percent of survey respondents say they have a single strategy for communicating with all members: Why is this bad? Not all members prefer to receive communications the same way, at the same time, in the same format. Facilitating member to member communication (40 percent) – Rarely does that just happen.

COVID-19’s Impact on Global Email Communication: How to Maintain High Deliverability

Higher Logic

Recently, I’ve seen a spike in the amount of email communications going through our servers, so I dug into how mail receivers are reacting to the influx of mail to their systems. Content. Communications Engagement Marketing Email Deliverability Email Marketing Marketing Automation

The New Communication Challenge

Association Adviser

For the first time in the six-year history of our Association Communications Benchmarking Study, association executives reported that communicating member benefits effectively is more often a challenge than combatting information overload. In looking at answers to other survey questions, however, the survey uncovered that communicating member benefits effectively has more to do with how associations define and demonstrate member value.

3 Content Formats Digital Marketers Should Be Using (But Probably Aren’t)

Association Adviser

A smart marketer knows they should build a strategy around content formatting. Here are 3 content formats you should be using to attract and retain readers. The post 3 Content Formats Digital Marketers Should Be Using (But Probably Aren’t) appeared first on Association Adviser.

Set Your 2017 Communications Resolutions Now

Association Adviser

However, the time for planning your association’s New Year’s marketing and communications resolutions is now. Outline a clear vision for your association’s communications. Your strategy should include which platforms you’ll use to reach members and potential members (direct mail, print, email, social media), how often you’ll engage with them and what types of content you’ll share based on their information needs and wants. Look for ways that your communications can stand out.

Enhance Your Online Career Center with These Fresh Content Ideas

Association Adviser

Keep members coming back to your online career center by providing strong, fresh career center content that adds value to their professional journey. The post Enhance Your Online Career Center with These Fresh Content Ideas appeared first on Association Adviser. Careers Features Marketing & Communications career center content content marketing online career center

Don’t Let These Member Communication Culprits Derail Your Association’s Content

Association Adviser

According to the recently published Association Communications Benchmarking Study , an overwhelming percentage (84 percent) of associations believe they are good at creating relevant content in their communications. If you’ve never asked your members what they want to read, hear or watch, how do you know you are producing great content for them? Another 45 percent report that declining reader engagement comes from too many competing content options.

Building an Association Crisis Communications Webpage

GrowthZone

During a crisis situation, timely communication and reacting in the present are essential for associations. Most website content management systems (CMS) allow you to quickly build new page or update an existing page flexible design options. Include links to related content.

Your 5-Step Guide to a Streamlined Member Communications Schedule

Higher Logic

If so, interdepartmental silos might be keeping you from an effective member communications schedule. Member communications often hover between extremes like this - too much and too little, or both. But too often, departmental silos and lack of communication tip the balance toward extremes. Align Your Staff for an Effective Member Communications Schedule. Use the same communication tools. Use the same communication tools.

Marketing by Example: Airbnb and Community Content

Association Adviser

Try user-produced community content for your next marketing win. The post Marketing by Example: Airbnb and Community Content appeared first on Association Adviser. Features Marketing & Communications Airbnb content marketing Digital SummitConsumers want brands to share their values and engage with their community in meaningful ways.

10 Steps to Improve Your Association’s Video Content Marketing

Association Adviser

Navigating the world of video content strategy and video marketing can be complicated for associations. Here's how to succeed at video content marketing. The post 10 Steps to Improve Your Association’s Video Content Marketing appeared first on Association Adviser. Features Marketing & Communications Technology video video content video marketing

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Majority of Associations OK with Sponsored Content

Association Adviser

If you think you’ve been seeing more advertiser-supplied “thought leadership” content in association media channels, you’re not alone. Preliminary results of our unscientific reader poll show that the majority of association leaders (78 percent) agree that sponsored content should be permitted in their member communications. If nothing else, make sure advertiser-supplied content is informational first and foremost, and not product literature.

2016 Benchmarking Study Reveals Association Communication Hurdles Remain

Association Adviser

Each year when Association Adviser and Naylor Association Solutions launch the Association Communications Benchmarking Study , we certainly hope to see measurable improvements in the ways associations communicate with members. We want to learn what associations are doing differently and better, what resources are being utilized to engage members and whether communication tools are being monetized to their fullest degree. Relevant content alone is an incredible member benefit.

10 Steps to Improve Your Video Content Marketing

Association Adviser

Navigating the world of video content strategy and video marketing can be complicated for associations. Here's how to succeed at video content marketing. The post 10 Steps to Improve Your Video Content Marketing appeared first on Association Adviser. Features Marketing & Communications Technology video video content video marketing

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