Meet the Team – Emma Greenwood, Marketing and Communications Intern

Moery Company

Through my classes I have learned how to research and convert facts into insights and strategies. I got to pair my knowledge from class with a job on the advertising staff for The University Daily Kansan. Hi everybody!

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How to Write a Communications Plan using an Annual Communications Plan Template

Association Adviser

How to make an annual communications plan that shows your association's leadership how communications will help reach your organization's strategic goals. The post How to Write a Communications Plan using an Annual Communications Plan Template appeared first on Association Adviser. Features Marketing & Communications communications plan communications strategy Mighty Citizen

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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. These involved email blasts sent to large contact lists that hadn’t received mailings in months or more. This caused not only a spike in volume, but a spike in complaints, unsubscribes, and mail going to the spam folder. 3 Email Deliverability Areas to Watch.

How to Prepare Your Association For The Upcoming Sales Crisis

Moery Company

We just send out the prospectus and get the orders in so we don’t really need any sales help or strategy.” I guarantee you that they’re probably in the corner of the room in a fetal position because everything around them is falling apart or they’re sitting there wondering when things are going to “return to normal” and hoping that they do. Hope is not a strategy. And I’ve got some tips on leveraging communications that might be helpful to you.

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The communications struggle continues

Aaron Wolowiec

even the past year), you know I’m a communications nut. It’s the center of everything I do – from my personal life to my professional life. 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. In fact, only 6 percent reported having a communications strategy.

How to attract top talent

Association Success

Poor cultural fits can lead to high turnover rates, low productivity and dissonance among your staff. Here are some strategies you can use to attract top talent: Think like a marketer. When you’re hiring, you are essentially selling jobs to people.

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How to integrate communications at your membership body

Optimist Consulting

I recently read ‘ One Voice – A Best Practice Guide to integrated communications ’, which is a great free guide from CharityComms, the charity PR and marketing professionals membership body. The value of taking a more integrated approach with communications is to ensure that all your audiences (members, trustees, event attendees, customers, service users, volunteers, MPs, policy makers, the press) receive an underlying, consistent and clear message about your organisation.

6 top tips for how to talk to your trustees about your communications work

Optimist Consulting

I recently read CharityComms’ new free best practice guide, “How to talk to your trustees about comms” . Whilst it is aimed at more traditional charities, I found many of the insights useful and transferable to membership bodies. Good communications lessens potential risks and strengthens reputation. Improve access to your board: Identify a communications champion and encourage them to attend board meetings in person.

The communications struggle continues

Aaron Wolowiec

even the past year), you know I’m a communications nut. It’s the center of everything I do – from my personal life to my professional life. 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. In fact, only 6 percent reported having a communications strategy.

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. This episode is packed with useful tips and actions you can take today to help your association – and industry – move forward by shifting the focus to recovering, relaunching, and rebounding. Hello and welcome to JP Moery’s Association Hustle Podcast. Communications. Good for you to know that.

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Get Your Moery “How to Launch” a Podcast E-Book Today - Moery Company

Moery Company

The Moery Company has produced the Association Playbook podcast for 3 years – and, it was the best communications decision we ever made. The Playbook has allowed us to reach a global audience on a weekly basis; share thought leadership content on sales, business development, and leadership; and has propelled our brand within the association community. Today, we introduce our complimentary E-Book on how to launch one at your organization.

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How to Design Smarter Learning Experiences

Blue Sky eLearn

Recently, I listened to a Leading Learning podcast that featured Connie Malamed a learning experience design consultant. Being in the LMS industry and seeing all of the different ways our clients design and present their eLearning programs, I always find topics like these interesting to share. The podcast kicked off with talking about visual design – visuals can be used to express ideas and concepts with so many different ways to use visual to depict scenarios.

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How to Win at Instagram

Association Adviser

When associations marry the art and strategy of posting on Instagram, they open a new pathway to reach potential members. The post How to Win at Instagram appeared first on Association Adviser. Features Marketing & Communications Instagram social media

Communication Etiquette in a Distributed Workforce

Achurch

Etiquette is more than knowing which fork to use at a fancy dinner party. In a remote or distributed workforce, arguably, the most important rules are around communication etiquette. For customers and members, their needs can be attended to more regularly.

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. Here's how. The post How to Make Your Content Work Harder for You appeared first on Association Adviser. COVID-19 Resources Features Marketing & Communications content marketing Mighty Citizen

How to integrate communications at your membership body

Optimist Consulting

I recently read ‘ One Voice – A Best Practice Guide to integrated communications ’, which is a great free guide from CharityComms, the charity PR and marketing professionals membership body. The value of taking a more integrated approach with communications is to ensure that all your audiences (members, trustees, event attendees, customers, service users, volunteers, MPs, policy makers, the press) receive an underlying, consistent and clear message about your organisation.

How to integrate communications at your membership body

Optimist Consulting

I recently read ‘ One Voice – A Best Practice Guide to integrated communications ’, which is a great free guide from CharityComms, the charity PR and marketing professionals membership body. The value of taking a more integrated approach with communications is to ensure that all your audiences (members, trustees, event attendees, customers, service users, volunteers, MPs, policy makers, the press) receive an underlying, consistent and clear message about your organisation.

Keeping Your Members Involved: A Helpful How-To Guide

Blue Sky eLearn

Once your members have attended their first event or taken their first course through your association, you’ll want to take the necessary steps to keep them involved and motivated. When it comes to keeping your association’s members engaged, your software solutions are your secret weapon. Let’s take a look at some of the best strategies you can use to keep your members involved in your association’s efforts. Automates communications.

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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.]. ?? The sooner associations wake up to the reality that their multigenerational membership base isn’t going to retain itself with an outdated communications strategy, the sooner they can break through to emerging generations and maximize overall engagement and retention. Ah, what to do now?

Webinar Pricing Strategies: How to Pick the Best for Your Organization

Blue Sky eLearn

Over the past couple months we’ve provided you with helpful hints on how to recruit and pay webinar speakers , and how to train your speakers to deliver top-notch content, now let’s talk a bit about how to price your webinar content for maximum success. When diving into any pricing strategy you need to be asking yourself, what are we trying to accomplish through the price structure? Are we looking to be competitive?

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How to Get Those Prospects to “Act Now” - Moery Company

Moery Company

The better you can successfully nuance your discussion in this way, the more sales you will close – but, how do you do it? These three strategies have been highly effective for me: #1 Offer the opportunity to participate. Let your prospects attend a conference or webinar on a one-time only basis to test out the benefit of membership. This helps to create an “act now” mentality so they don’t miss out on an offer.

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Your 5-Step Guide to a Streamlined Member Communications Schedule

Higher Logic

Picture this: Last month, your marketing department sent five emails to members promoting your annual event, while your membership department called members three times about the event. 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. The best place to be is just right (Goldilocks’ porridge, anyone?). Want to learn more?

Onboarding for Retention: How to Engage New Members for the Long-Term

Higher Logic

If you’re onboarding with the goal of retention (and you should be), it’s all about connecting your members and continuing to engage them at strategic touchpoints. Engagement during their first year of membership, and every year after, is how you keep members around. Are members drawn in so much that they want to remain and participate? Are staff able to introduce members to these benefits on a large scale and in a personalized way? Create Calls to Action.

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How to plan for an uncertain 2021 association conference format

Association Success

Next year’s big meetings will be even harder, fraught with even greater challenges — starting with which conference format to choose. Event planners will need to choose from one of the three common meeting formats: in-person, virtual or hybrid. Communication.

How to Develop a Membership Plan – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 219

Moery Company

Take a listen to this week’s episode for tips on how to get started, whether you’re starting from scratch or have been in the industry for a while, to reboot your membership plan for a successful 2020 and beyond. Transcript: Hello and welcome to JP Moery’s Association Hustle Podcast. The ideas that I’m going to set forth are four steps with several steps within those. I want you to be really candid about these points.

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Do You Know How To Be A Member?

Wild Apricot

Do you have a strategy for welcoming new recruits and showing him/her how to be a member? member communication

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.

How to Build the Business Case for Your Association’s Online Community Strategy

Higher Logic

The best way for your association to provide long-term value to members is with an online community. Here’s the catch: while most people know the key to success for membership organizations is to provide value, they disagree about the best way to deliver that value. Convincing your leadership team that an online community is the best way to provide value to members can be a challenge - especially if they’re unfamiliar with the concept.

How to Tackle Technology

Association Adviser

The post How to Tackle Technology appeared first on Association Adviser - Best practices, news and leadership strategies for association professionals. Features Technology ASAE benchmarking CAHF communication integration poll everywhere poll systems Simply Voting technology video video integration And do it on your own terms.

How to Design Your Content Strategy

SocialFish

Here’s our follow-up post from Bob Le Drew, responding to questions that arose during his Think Tank Webinar on content strategy. Your New Content Strategy from Bob LeDrew – Translucid Communications. Content strategy is something that isn’t revolutionary – it’s not rocket science. The basic elements of a content strategy are the same as any communications strategy with some elements of a communications audit on top.

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Writing Member Communications

GrowthZone

Membership Communications Expert, Melynn Sight recently shared her presentation “Crisis Communication Strategies to Strengthen Membership.” It proved to be one of our most popular webinars in recent years. While explaining the Top 6 Principles for Association Crisis Communications , Melynn discussed strategies for credible communication with members during periods of uncertainty. What do you want them to do?

How to Make Your Virtual Events Better Than The Rest

AssociationChat

One more platform reviewed and instead of feeling closer to the answer of what tech to choose for their meeting, he felt further away than ever before. I’m a stranger in a strange land,” he muttered to himself. With resignation, he clicked to join the Zoom meeting.

How to Mine Data to Improve Your Marketing Strategies

Association Adviser

Let’s dive deeper into how you can mine your data. Analytics has been—and will continue to be—a critical component of an Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) plan. Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) are accountable to the bottom line and must report Return on Investment (ROI) for marketing efforts. If you can answer those simple questions, you have access to generational data and can learn more about what motivates them and their key characteristics.

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. Good shared several strategies for ensuring that the right information reaches the right members at the right time, including: Targeting different segments within your membership. Each of your members should feel they are receiving information from you that is customized to their unique interests, needs and delivery preferences.

How to Prepare for Reopening Your Workplace

Associations Now

As various states begin to reopen following COVID-19 closures, associations must plan ahead to ensure their employees can safely return to the office. A new guide from real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield discusses how organizations can prepare. Go to the Issue Roundup on asaecenter.org. With many states allowing businesses to reopen, associations are looking more closely at how they might reopen their doors when the time comes.

How to Become a Community Manager

Higher Logic

There’s no one right way to run a community, so it should come as no surprise to anyone that there’s not a single path to becoming a community manager. In fact, when people ask me about what makes someone great at community management, I tend to describe more personality traits than anything else: adaptability, curiosity, an analytical mind. And yet, there are plenty of things you can do to prepare yourself for getting a job as a community manager.

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Improve Intergenerational Communication: 3 Tips to Attract & Retain Younger Members

Higher Logic

We need to unite generations to focus on moving forward together.” –Kim When Kim Lear spoke at our most recent Super Forum , she reminded us that improving intergenerational communication has never been more pertinent than now. Tech is still booming with a competitive edge, people are living longer, and younger emerging generations like Millennials and Gen Z’ers will continue to shake up the workplace (and your member base). How will their expectations change?

How to Nurture Your Donors to Improve Fundraising

Higher Logic

For nonprofits and charities, that makes the holidays a great time to focus on fundraising. You’re probably already leveraging the giving season to improve your campaigns and help meet year-end goals. New and repeat donations are important during the holidays (and year-round) but is your fundraising strategy missing a critical step? Failing to consistently and effectively nurture donors is the fatal flaw we see in many fundraising strategies.

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How to Create a LinkedIn Group for Associations

GrowthZone

LinkedIn Groups provide an arena for professionals with similar interests or working in the same industry to share insights, ask questions, and foster connections. This is a valuable opportunity for associations to connect with members and prospective members. To create a group for your organization, you’ll need to use your personal LinkedIn account (company pages can’t create or form groups). TO GET STARTED: Go to your personal LinkedIn Groups page.

The ‘Duck, Duck, Goose’ Aspect of Association Communications

Association Adviser

Sometimes, figuring out if your association messages are getting through to your members feels like playing “Duck, Duck, Goose.” What if they choose to open your email or read that article; is it going to engage them and encourage interaction? And, are you prepared to follow up with action items – before they navigate the circle and sit down somewhere else? 1 in 2018, to be exact, according to the 2018 Association Communications Benchmarking Report.