What’s Next for Association Communications?

Moery Company

Associations will have to segment their members and partners using the following for communication purposes: Essential / Non-essential during shutdown. The post What’s Next for Association Communications?

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. Don’t think of new member communication as all or nothing.

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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. As an example, New York State put out guidelines cautioning individuals about COVID-19 related communications: ".Cyber

Long Live Print: The Enduring, Original Communication Method

Association Adviser

Associations should use digital and print communication to maximize reach. The post Long Live Print: The Enduring, Original Communication Method appeared first on Association Adviser. Both are important to showcase the association as a prime source for industry news.

4 key takeaways from ASAE’s Membership Marketing & Communications Conference.

YourMembership Blog

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

Higher Logic

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associations wake up to the reality that their multigenerational membership base isn’t going to retain itself with an outdated communications strategy, the sooner they can break through to emerging generations and maximize overall engagement and retention. A cheer for 2020: ??

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.

Help Set a Course for the Future: Take the 2020 Association Communications Benchmarking Survey

Association Adviser

3 important reasons to participate in the 2020 Association Communications Benchmarking Survey. The post Help Set a Course for the Future: Take the 2020 Association Communications Benchmarking Survey appeared first on Association Adviser.

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How to Communicate Member Benefits Effectively

Association Adviser

The post How to Communicate Member Benefits Effectively appeared first on Association Adviser. Features Marketing & Communications Membership member benefits membershipAssociations have the ongoing job of retaining existing members and attracting new ones.

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.

Employee Spotlight: Heather Hughes, Marketing Communications Specialist

Protech

When the COVID-19 pandemic brought in-person events to a halt in early 2020, the Protech marketing team joined so many others in the association community in scrambling to shift gears. By The Protech Team .

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

Podcast: The 2019 Association Communications Benchmarking Report

Association Adviser

Join Sarah Sain as she explains the results from the 2019 Association Communications Benchmarking Report on The Association Adviser Podcast. The post Podcast: The 2019 Association Communications Benchmarking Report 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.

Free Up Your Member Communication Real Estate with Programmatic Advertising

Association Adviser

The post Free Up Your Member Communication Real Estate with Programmatic Advertising appeared first on Association Adviser. Features Marketing & Communications Revenue programmatic advertising

Customized Member Communications are Within Your Association’s Reach

Association Adviser

Customized member communications are needed now. Learn how with data from our 2019 Association Communications Benchmarking Report. The post Customized Member Communications are Within Your Association’s Reach appeared first on Association Adviser.

Why You Still Need a Crisis Communications Plan

AssociationChat

We all know that good communication in a crisis can make or break a reputation. But as PR News recently stated , “the old crisis communications playbook is dead.”. Not so fast,” says Alex Plaxen, vice president of experience strategy, Nifty Method Marketing & Events.

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. Naylor and Association Adviser recently released its Association Communications Benchmarking Survey.

Email Marketing vs. Marketing Automation

Higher Logic

Email is an important component of any modern marketing strategy. But, email is just one piece of the modern marketing puzzle. That's where marketing automation comes in. The first step is understanding the differences between email marketing and marketing automation tools.

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.

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

Higher Logic

When Kim Lear spoke at our most recent Super Forum , she reminded us that improving intergenerational communication has never been more pertinent than now. Effective communication is all about managing expectations. Use member data to strengthen communication.

Email Marketing vs. Marketing Automation [Explained]

Higher Logic

Email is an important component of any modern marketing strategy. But, email marketing on its own can only do so much. Trying to look at your members’ engagement using email marketing is like seeing the world without glasses. Marketing Automation Gets RESULTS.

How marketing & communications can support professional bodies with their diversity

Optimist Consulting

I really liked this page, which shows how marketing and communications can support organisations to improve and communicate about their diversity: What do you think?

Play Favorites with Your Members by Customizing Member Communication

Association Adviser

Associations may say they don’t play favorites with members, but results from our 2018 Association Communications Benchmarking Study prove otherwise. Why customize member communication for certain groups over others?

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.

Getting Started with Influencer Marketing

Association Adviser

Consumers are looking for marketing that relates to them, and as that attitude grows, the future of influencer marketing will keep looking brighter. The post Getting Started with Influencer Marketing appeared first on Association Adviser.

Debunking 5 Marketing Automation Myths

Higher Logic

In my quest to educate on marketing automation, I run across a lot of misconceptions. 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. More often than not, these issues are over-exaggerated marketing urban legends. Myth #1: Marketing Automation Is Far Too Difficult. Myth #2: Our Data Is Too Messy for Marketing Automation.

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. Subtly remind members of that in your communications.

Empathetic Marketing: Cultivating Creativity and Connection

Association Adviser

The post Empathetic Marketing: Cultivating Creativity and Connection appeared first on Association Adviser. COVID-19 Resources Features Leadership Marketing & Communications empathetic marketing

Marketing 101: The Importance of Storytelling

Moery Company

He said that, as a sales consultant, in both his industry and in society, while everyone is so inundated with data and “information,” being able to communicate in a compelling way is even more important than ever. Business Development Business Practices Marketing

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.

Association Social Media Jobs – Marketing/Communications November 3

SocialFish

Here are the latest communications and marketing jobs from the SocialFish job board ! We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , digital and technology.

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. Sure, with about 77 percent of American adults carrying smartphones, email and Web-based communications are convenient.

Snow day productivity: Briefer, clearer, funner communications

Aaron Wolowiec

This year I’m recommending in your communications with members that you simply emphasize brevity and clarity. It means sending fewer communications (electronic and print) that are consistently branded in both look and tone. Likewise, I’m advocating for clearer communications.

2011 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

Wild Apricot

Is your organization one of the 49% of nonprofits who said they have no formal marketing or communications plan for 2011? If you are still developing your plan or are curious to see what other nonprofits are planning this year, you should have a look at the 2011 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. Conducted by Nonprofit Marketing Guide.com , the report is based on a survey of 780 mostly small to medium-sized nonprofits in North America in December 2010.

Assessing Your Brand & Communications

Wild Apricot

Assessing Your Brand & Communications This is a guest post by Howard Levy , founder of The Nonprofit Brand Institute a branding agency that creates effective brands, websites and marketing campaigns for nonprofits to increase their visibility, fundraising and effectiveness.Visit them at [link] How Well Do Your Donors Know Your Organization? In large part that depends upon how well you are communicating your brand - your vision, values and personality.

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

Association Adviser

These are just some of the questions that plague association leaders and communications experts when figuring out how to best interact with members – and encourage members to respond in kind. 1 in 2018, to be exact, according to the 2018 Association Communications Benchmarking Report.

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. Review the communications and determine: - is there a consistent message? -

2019 Marketing Strategy: Food for Thought From Seth Godin

Higher Logic

The start of a new year is a great time to reevaluate your current marketing strategy and decide which tools and changes you can implement to drive maximum success in the months ahead. Marketing to Make Change Happen. Resource: Transform Your Customer Marketing with Online Community.

The makings of marketing mavens

Aaron Wolowiec

I served as director of communications for an association for four years – and I loved every minute of it. I was all things communications, media relations and public relations. But marketing? True, we launched our first official marketing campaign a couple years into the job.