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.

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.

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.

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

YourMembership Blog

Industry News + Trends Member Engagement + Retention association members association membership growth member engagement member experience membership growth membership marketing

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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? -

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.

Hurricanes and Asynchronous Communication

Eric Lanke

My social media feeds were full of examples of associations pitching in to help storm victims or otherwise changing their marketing and communications strategy to give members in the hurricane affected areas a break from what otherwise must be an onslaught of association messages.

Avoid These Four Crisis Communications Mistakes

Associations Now

When bad stuff happens—whether it be a financial scandal or a cyberattack—associations need a communication plan. So, if you’re an association without a crisis communications plan, what do you need to know? First, it’s about the communication not the crisis. “We

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.

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.

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.

The Marketing Communications Audit: Content Marketing Step 2

Slice-Works

What is it that a sports coach and her/his team are looking for when they review past game tapes of next week’s opposing team? At first glance, that could seem like an incredible waste of time! The answer is holes.

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.

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?

No more masses for association marketers

Aaron Wolowiec

Email marketers: Does this sound familiar? 1 tool for marketing among associations. A new report by Informz may help marketers decide. The 2016 Association Email Marketing Benchmark Report analyzes nearly 2 billion emails sent by associations in 2015.

No more masses for association marketers

Aaron Wolowiec

Email marketers: Does this sound familiar? 1 tool for marketing among associations. A new report by Informz may help marketers decide. The 2016 Association Email Marketing Benchmark Report analyzes nearly 2 billion emails sent by associations in 2015.

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.

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.

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

Optimist Consulting

While some boards understand the role and remit of their communications team and actively seek their help, the report illustrates that some boards do not share this interest in communications, and it offers ideas to overcome this and work effectively with your trustees.

3 Ways to Get Members to Read Your Marketing Communications

SocialFish

Here’s why your members may not be responding to your marketing communications: Use their words. The more you can understand and empathize with your members the stronger all your marketing communications will be. Your marketing used to work, it did!

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.

The Evolution of Experience with Marketing Automation

Higher Logic

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: marketing automation will save you time and increase your engagement and efficiency. The problem is you may not be getting to the biggest benefit that marketing automation has to offer: time. This is where marketing automation comes back in.

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.

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 Summit

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

Higher Logic

Research is an absolute truth if you’re shopping around for a new marketing automation platform. If you are still shopping around for a new marketing automation platform, one of the best ways to serve yourself and your team is to learn about that platform before you seal the deal.

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.

Web Tracking Is Your Marketing Automation Advantage

Higher Logic

Web tracking may not be the first thing that leaps to mind when you think about marketing automation, but it should be. Like perfecting a golf swing, marketing automation is all about the follow-through, and combining web tracking with automated campaigns is exactly the prep you need before stepping out on the green. Modern digital marketing is all about data. This unlocks a plethora of options for the modern marketer. Communications Marketing Marketing Automation

What’s the Difference Between Automation Rules and Marketing Automation, Anyway?

Higher Logic

Marketing automation. Two terms that sound similar (and sort of are) except for the fact that they tend to be siloed into two separate spheres of community and marketing. Improving member communications. What Do Automation Rules and Marketing Automation Mean?

Communications and Marketing for Associations – Paid Internship

Association Navigator

Verto Solutions is looking for an intern to join our Communications & Marketing team. We’d love to work with someone who Likes social media and is LinkedIn to new and exciting ways organizations communicate with their friends and followers. This is a part-time, paid position. The ideal candidate will be pursuing a degree in a related field and be interested in trade associations or non-profits.