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. In fact, only 6 percent reported having a communications strategy.

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. Live events remain the No.

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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. In fact, only 6 percent reported having a communications 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. Ensure effective communication with member self-service options.

Managing the Communications Plan for Your Association’s Virtual Event

Protech

By Heather Hughes, Marketing Communications Specialist. After shifting away from an in-person customer celebration at the Four Seasons in Baltimore due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Protech Associates’ Fusion 2020 Customer Conference surpassed all previous attendance numbers for the event.

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.

Building an Association Crisis Communications Webpage

GrowthZone

crisis [krahy-sis] noun: a stage in a sequence of events at which the trend of all future events is determined. Often used in conjunction with a negative event, by definition, the term crisis doesn’t typically refer to an actual occurrence. Newsletter or RSS Subscription Option.

The Top 10 Individual Communication Channels for Associations in 2018

Association Adviser

Every year, we ask association professionals who take our Association Communications Benchmarking Survey how much they value individual member communication channels. But events for young professionals moved up a couple spots in importance while Facebook was demoted to No.

Does Your Member Communication Tell Your Association?s Story Well?

Association Adviser

I love telling stories because they communicate who I am, what I do, and how I relate to others. Does your member communication convey who your association is, what you do and how it relates to members? Let members get to know other members through your communications.

8 Practical Ways to Boost Engagement with Mobile Event Apps

Higher Logic

Businesses can tap into this potential with a mobile app for their events. Meeting and conference attendees increasingly expect ways to engage organizers, presenters, and each other – from the moment they register until months after the event. Mobile Event Apps: No Laptop?

How to Recover, Relaunch, and Rebound Your Association

Moery Company

Here’s some tips on how to do just that in the areas of communications, virtual events, and sponsorships. Communications. Our newsletter open rate is up 20% and our click through rate has gone up to 22%. Sponsorship for Virtual Events.

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Daily Buzz: Communicate Value Regularly

Associations Now

Colleen Bottorff writes on the MemberClicks blog that instead of working hard to convince potential members of your value in occasional recruitment campaigns, you should show it to them continuously through your regular communications.

Benchmark Report: Association Communications Struggle to Keep Up

Associations Now

A report from Naylor Association Solutions finds that small staffs and more competition make it tough for communications to break through. Each month, the average association communicates with its members about 30 times.

Associations Increasingly Adopting Communications Popular in Mainstream Life, But Do Members Care?

Association Adviser

The 2018 Association Communications Benchmarking Study results show the needs for a balanced approach to technology and tradition as association communicators strive to keep members’ attention. What did association professionals reveal about the state of their communications this year?

3 Tips for Effective communication with your HOA members

AMG

It is essential for the HOA board to have good communication skills when working as a governing board. If the board does not communicate well from within, they won’t effectively communicate with the residents in the community. EMAIL Email communication is very efficient and fast.

Back to Basics: Make Member Communication Useful, Accessible and Engaging to Earn More Revenue

Association Adviser

Thankfully, there are varied approaches to increase non-dues revenue (NDR) from member communication. Member communication platforms can range from an association’s official website, magazine, newsletter or directory, and serve as channels for advertiser support.

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. We know our communications. Association events.

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?

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?

Prepare for the Virtual Event Sponsorship and Membership Recruitment Surge – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 236

Moery Company

Are you ready for the incredible opportunities that are about to come to you with the surge in virtual events, sponsorships, and membership recruitment? Here are some examples of inventory that I’m seeing right now on virtual events: track sponsorship.

No more masses for association marketers

Aaron Wolowiec

As some of you may know, Event Garde sends a monthly e-newsletter. We’ll delve into the findings shortly, but first, Informz points out marketing automation technology has transformed the way associations communicate. Remember that newsletter I referenced?

No more masses for association marketers

Aaron Wolowiec

As some of you may know, Event Garde sends a monthly e-newsletter. We’ll delve into the findings shortly, but first, Informz points out marketing automation technology has transformed the way associations communicate. Remember that newsletter I referenced?

Building Buy-In for an Online Community at Your Association

Higher Logic

Where community fits in: Deepen member relationships year-round , not just at meetings or events. Once you know who’s at risk, you use automated campaigns to send timely, personalized member communications to those members. Increase event registration and participation.

Daily Buzz: Big Event Inception

Associations Now

How Bud Light somehow figured out a way to put on a music festival around the Super Bowl—which is already a pretty big event. This weekend’s Super Bowl in Atlanta is already a pretty big event, but a major beer brand has somehow figured out a way to make it even bigger.

Results-driven Event Marketing for the Discerning Attendee

Association Adviser

Report, commissioned by the Convention Industry Council (now the Events Industry Council) and researched by PwC, participant volume at meetings and events increased by 10 percent between the years of 2009 and 2012. To whom does the content need to be communicated? By Scott D.

Do Your Members Hear You? Tips for Promoting Your Member Communications

Association Adviser

Providing relevant and engaging content for members should always be at the top of an association’s communication strategy. In our 2017 Association Benchmarking Survey, “communicating member benefits effectively” was reported as the No. Promote Member Communications as a Member Benefit.

Build a Strong Foundation for Your Communications with an Editorial Content Plan

Association Adviser

This holds particularly true for your association’s print and digital communications. It’s essential for your association to have a clearly defined editorial content strategy if you want to reach your communications goals. Extend the Life of Your Event with Content That Lasts All Year.

Results-driven Event Marketing for the Discerning Attendee

Association Adviser

Report, commissioned by the Convention Industry Council (now the Events Industry Council) and researched by PwC, participant volume at meetings and events increased by 10 percent between the years of 2009 and 2012. Capturing your industry’s slice of this pie requires, among other tactics, results-driven event marketing. When intentionally designed, developed and implemented, the right event marketing can cause both attendance and revenue to soar. By Scott D.

24+ Free Webinars for Nonprofits: October 2010

Wild Apricot

October 2010 is notable for the variety of topics in the free nonprofit webinars on schedule – both recurring events and special one-time opportunities for professional development. If you don’t find exactly the kind of training you’re looking for today, do check back here as the month goes on – any late-arriving webinar announcement will be added in the comments thread, below.

Did You Know? Associations Plan to Rake in More Revenue from Publications, Events and Continuing Ed

Association Adviser

Non-dues revenue is often an essential component of an association’s operating budget, allowing staff to produce high-caliber member communications, events and continuing education programs. Live events continue to be a primary source of non-dues revenue that associations rely upon.

Friday Buzz: Keep Your Nonprofit Communications Relevant

Associations Now

If your newsletter isn’t on target with your readers, these tips might help. Your board may represent your members’ interests, but that doesn’t mean your board is the target audience for your newsletter.

20+ Free Webinars for Nonprofits: September 2010

Wild Apricot

Tags: Non-profit technology General non-profit interest Fundraising nptech Marketing Best practices Volunteers E-mail marketing events Social networking case studies Non-profit Communications websites training Membership management Donor management webinar software social media newsletters

Communications Planning

Plexus Consulting

Carter How many of you have been ambushed in the communications trap? For example, at a meeting of the respected Past President Committee, and esteemed member says, “This organization does a crappy job of communicating. What should I renew when this organization can’t communicate any better than that?” Of course you have a beautiful 4-color monthly magazine, a wide variety of newsletters or a range of subject, you have a web site, a blog and monthly postings.

Turn Your Association Event Into an Incredible Content Powerhouse

Association Adviser

Is your association taking advantage of all the event-related content that your annual conference generates? Planning a large, industry-leading event can be quite the undertaking, and nearly every association knows that the months leading up to an annual conference can be a bit daunting.

Ten Criteria for Vetting Event Technology Solution Providers (Updated)

Velvet Chainsaw

Over the past decade, there have been significant upgrades and newcomers in the event technology space. There are several hundred event technology providers competing to win your business. What are some of the other criteria you like use to vet core event technologies?

Moving Forward: How to Recover, Relaunch, and Rebound – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 234

Moery Company

This week we’re covering topics that association leaders should be focusing on when it comes to communications, virtual events, and sponsorships. Communications. Our newsletter open rate is up 20% and our click through rate has gone up to 22%. Communications.

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Tuesday Buzz: Boost Your Membership With Effective Communication

Associations Now

Plus: Long live newsletters! Edelman President and CEO Richard Edelman has long been a leader in the public relations world, and his comments at a recent event at De Paul University may be of particular interest to association pros.

Strategic Communications Power Membership Value at the American Public Power Association

Association Adviser

Its communications department, headed by Vice President of Integrated Media and Communications Meena Dayak, has led a strategic rebranding of the association to emphasize what its members do — provide community-owned electric power for 2,000 towns and cities nationwide while creating content for utility members to share as their own, fielding ongoing media requests in times of disaster and calm, and producing a daily newsletter with original content.

Reaching Out To Global Markets Through Meetings & Events.

GlowGlobally

Reaching Out To Global Markets Through Meetings & Events. The following post was written by Ajay Bhojwani, MCI director of association management, consulting and congresses for MCI Middle East in Dubai and published in ASAE’s Global Link newsletter, July 2010.

Competing in the Digital Age

Moery Company

This new digital age of communication is set up for organic, new, fast-moving, and authentic communications. These characteristics are the antithesis of communicating in today’s digital world. Business Practices Communications Marketing

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