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.

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.

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.

Three Ideas to Perk Up Your Internal Communications Strategy

Associations Now

Think long and hard about the tactics you use to communicate to them—as well as how they can respond. Here are a few internal communications strategies to try. A lot of thought is often put into external communications, such as marketing materials and member engagement.

5 Recommendations for a Winning Communications Strategy

Association Adviser

With the evolving communications landscape delivering more messages and advertisements to your members than ever before, it’s getting harder to rise above the static to get your messages heard.

Ten Strategies for Pricing eLearning Content

Blue Sky eLearn

Recently, Blue Sky eLearn Client Success Manager, Kara Adams, presented a webinar covering ten strategies for pricing eLearning content. You can watch the webinar on-demand here , and check out a summary of her ten strategies below. . Ten strategies for pricing your eLearning content.

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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.

How a 1-Person Comm Shop Can Execute a Killer Communications Strategy – Moery Webinar

Moery Company

Many associations say the #1 communications challenge is the struggle to relay their membership value proposition because they don’t have the bandwidth to execute.

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. Align Your Staff for an Effective Member Communications Schedule.

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. Then set a strategy for how your staff will achieve this vision.

2017 Member Engagement Strategy

Potomac Core

Moreover, the data can serve as the foundation for a 2017 Member Engagement Strategy that can position your organization as a more relevant and necessary resource for your members. Selling more or selling louder will hinder instead of help your 2017 Member Engagement Strategy.

7 Online Member Acquisition Strategies to Grow Your Base

Blue Sky eLearn

What are the best ways that your organization can step up its online strategy in order to acquire more members? When it comes to strengthening your online member acquisition strategy, there is no technique so effective as leveraging social media to expand your outreach abilities.

Community management is about strategy

Aaron Wolowiec

The first takeaway: strategy. Strategy is based upon a shared understanding of value. Some recommendations from Higher Logic: STRATEGY: Create strong, defined value statements for your organization and members, highlighting the shared value of the community.

Community management is about strategy

Aaron Wolowiec

The first takeaway: strategy. Strategy is based upon a shared understanding of value. Some recommendations from Higher Logic: STRATEGY: Create strong, defined value statements for your organization and members, highlighting the shared value of the community.

Association Management Systems (AMS): 5 Software Strategies

Higher Logic

Let’s take a look at how your association can use your AMS to engage and provide for your members with these five strategies: Create comprehensive member profiles. Automate your communications. Automate your communications. Personalize member communications.

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Innovate Your Survey Strategy

Association Adviser

The post Innovate Your Survey Strategy appeared first on Association Adviser. ASAE 2019 Annual Meeting Recaps Features Marketing & 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

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. If it’s the latter, it’s time to reshape your strategy. Effective communication is all about managing expectations.

4 Steps to Create Your Omnichannel Engagement Strategy

Higher Logic

Create an omnichannel engagement strategy. What’s an Omnichannel Engagement Strategy? An omnichannel engagement strategy is a cross-channel content strategy organizations use to create a personalized experience for members. Most people like being “regulars.”

Disruptive Advocacy Strategies

Potomac Core

Can Disruptive Advocacy Strategies unlock industry growth and cost saving opportunities for your members in a slow growth economy? Foundation for Disruptive Advocacy Strategies. Disruptive Advocacy Strategies.

How a New CEO Can Communicate Openness

Associations Now

Which makes communicating your ideas even more critical. What tactics will I consider in executing its strategy? At the top of the must-do list is a willingness to communicate, often and deeply. How have you communicated with stakeholders during your first days as a leader?

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.

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. Bring copies together of a couple of months’ worth of communications and also mark them in a calendar.

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.

How Communications Teams Can Help Boost Nondues Revenue

Associations Now

A recent report from Naylor finds most communications teams are concerned they don’t generate enough nondues revenue. While the report highlighted general trends in communications teams, it also dug into their role in generating nondues revenue. “[T]here

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.

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.

Communication Integration More Easily Said Than Done

Association Adviser

Early results of our unscientific reader poll this month show that only one in seven readers feel their organization has a highly integrated communication strategy.

11 Elements of a Winning Member Engagement Strategy

Higher Logic

Achieving great engagement requires a commitment to a great member engagement strategy. Why is a Member Engagement Strategy So Important? And the first step to improving member engagement is creating a winning member engagement strategy. Communication Plan & Tools.

Improving Your Member Communications, Part 1

Association Adviser

Results of the 2015 Association Communication Benchmarking Report suggest that associations still struggle with content relevancy, communication integration and using data advantageously to learn.

Why Associations Need to Revisit Communication Strategy in 2014

Mizz Information

It''s that communications is now a moving target and there is no room for complacency or status quo. As social media becomes more and more mainstream, it means a lot of things when it comes to association''s communication and marketing strategies, not to mention membership strategies.

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. Is your current strategy promoting positive change?

7 Online Member Acquisition Strategies to Grow Your Base

Blue Sky eLearn

What are the best ways that your organization can step up its online strategy in order to acquire more members? When it comes to strengthening your online member acquisition strategy, there is no technique so effective as leveraging social media to expand your outreach abilities.

CEOs: Communications Strategy Changing in 24/7 Digital World

Associations Now

An association of public relations and communications professionals surveyed CEOs to determine how chief execs believe the role of organizational communications is changing in an age of nonstop news and information.

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.

The key to successful CSM/planner collaboration is communication

Aaron Wolowiec

Ultimately, the key to a successful relationship with your CSM is communication. Following are a couple of tried and true tips guaranteed to help you communicate more effectively with your convention services manager. Kelly Van Dyke, CMP.

What 15 Year-Olds Can Teach Organizations About Content Strategy

Higher Logic

This guest post is by Jill Andreu, Naylor’s vice president of content strategy and development. Jill is responsible for the overall strategy, direction, leadership and management of Naylor’s editorial department. She doesn’t call it content strategy. Why are you communicating?

Communications 2-for-1: Digital Strategy & Best Reads

Associations Live

MSAE''s Communications Networking Group had a 2-for-1 meeting where we discussed Digital Strategy and Best Reads for communication professionals. Part 1: Digital Strategy What is your digital strategy?

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

YourMembership Blog

During ASAE’s MM&C Conference earlier this month, association executives and industry partners took part in 24 learning labs, three keynotes, two preconference workshops and networked to up their game on digital, content and branding strategies.