The Essential Guide to Nonprofit Email Marketing

Wild Apricot

There's a lot more to nonprofit email marketing that meets the eye — if you actually want to get your emails read, that is. Learn how to create the perfect email strategy, as well as 5 email marketing platforms you can try

The Essential Guide to Nonprofit Email Marketing

Wild Apricot

There's a lot more to nonprofit email marketing that meets the eye — if you actually want to get your emails read, that is. Learn how to create the perfect email strategy, as well as 5 email marketing platforms you can try

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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. Marketing automation might sound fancy, but it's really just an extension of the functionality that email marketing already provides – the ability to create, deliver and track messages to an audience. That's where marketing automation comes in. Lead generation is not the only use case for marketing automation.

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. Put glasses on ( AKA marketing automation ) , and you can see the bark, the leaves, and the squirrel dropping acorns on your head. Sure, you can personalize the emails by inserting their name, but that ’s about it.

Supercharge Your Email Marketing in 2020: 4 Tips

MembersClicks

Email marketing is something all companies and organizations are tasked with. But email marketing requires a little bit of trial and error — for everyone. That said, while every company and organization’s strategy will differ, there are a few ways we can ALL supercharge our email marketing in 2020. Take a look: Small Staff Chatter engaging-your-members email marketing

Important Changes to Association Email Marketing

GrowthZone

Combined, Gmail and Apple iPhone account for over half of email clients (around 55%)*. Email open rates and unsubscribes are heavily impacted by any adjustments made by Google and Apple. Therefore, organizations that depend on email marketing should stay alert for updates and changes to both platforms and adjust their email strategies accordingly. Email open rates and unsubscribes are heavily impacted by any adjustments made by Google and Apple.”

Don’t Let Poor Personalization Harm Your Email Marketing Strategy

Associations Now

A recent survey from Adobe finds that email is still a useful marketing medium—but personalization is greatly lacking, causing some major headaches for your email marketing strategy. You may feel like the world has moved on to newer ways of distributing content online—but the truth is that email is holding its own, especially in the workplace. Getting emails urging consumers to buy something they’ve already bought—another sign of poor personalization.).

Email Marketing Do’s and Don’ts During COVID-19

Associations Now

Have you been flooded with emails from what feels like every place you’ve ever bought a cookie? If your product or services are affected by COVID-19, then your customers would probably appreciate an email update, according to Campaign Monitor. Be helpful, relevant, informative, constructively distracting, or authentically compassionate,” Ryan Ku, head of strategy and brand innovation at Eleven, said in Fast Company.

4 Email Marketing Tips Worth Embracing

Associations Now

Email may drive your organization’s marketing, but when was the last time you thought about how you use it? Four decades ago this year, a guy named Gary Thuerk sent an email promoting a new product line. It broke pretty much every rule you know about email today. But as Marketing Land noted last month , that email drew $13 million in sales for DEC, one of the computer industry’s first large companies. Research the market.

Why You Need an Internal Email Marketing Strategy, Too—Especially Right Now

Associations Now

While you might be focused on your external messaging at the moment, email is an important channel for your employees as well—especially when all-hands meetings are harder to organize. Email marketing is an increasingly important slice of the marketing pie. And it’s not just for your external audiences: At a time of scattered workforces and remote collaboration, internal “marketing” is a critical way to keep colleagues connected and aligned. “As

Daily Buzz: How Influencers Can Help Your Email Marketing Campaigns

Associations Now

Looking for a new approach to email marketing? When influencers work with brands, their marketers are actually reaching out to the influencers’ followers. Once the right person is chosen, there are many ways to bring that person into your email marketing strategy. Any content strategy plan should center on a human connection before it’s optimized for online search engines,” the Campaign Monitor team says.

Do Associations Need Both Marketing Automation And Email Marketing Software? [Video]

HighRoad Solution

At HighRoad Solution we are often asked “what is the difference between marketing automation and email marketing and how can my organization benefit by utilizing both?”. While we widely recognize that email marketing is a powerful and effective tool to implement under any market, combining the forces of email marketing with marketing automation can drastically impact your association’s email marketing strategy.

Do Associations Need Both Marketing Automation And Email Marketing Software? [Video] (HS SUPPORT Clone)

HighRoad Solution

At HighRoad Solution we are often asked “what is the difference between marketing automation and email marketing and how can my organization benefit by utilizing both?”. While we widely recognize that email marketing is a powerful and effective tool to implement under any market, combining the forces of email marketing with marketing automation can drastically impact your association’s email marketing strategy.

5 Steps You Should Take Today to Improve Your Email Marketing

Association Adviser

When was the last time your association took a close look at how your email marketing campaigns are performing? Marketing & Communications American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration email email improvement email marketing email strategyWe offer 5 tips to make them more efficient. The post 5 Steps You Should Take Today to. For more about this topic, click on the headline.

Seven Ways to Get More From Your Nonprofit’s Email Marketing Strategy

SocialFish

Like social media, email marketing is where you nurture constituent relationships. Segmentation – The core principle of e-mail marketing is segmentation, or adding people to specific lists based on their interests and actions. Seven Ways to Get More Results From Email Marketing. Following are a few strategies and tactics that you can do right now to get more from your e-mail marketing. Write your emails directly to this person.

How Do Your Email Marketing Metrics Measure Up?

Membersuite

. One of the many things that makes email marketing such a valuable piece of an organization’s overall marketing strategy is the access to reporting metrics that it provides. Many marketers pore over metrics, compare results to other campaigns, and hope to improve over time. How many other communications tools provide instantaneous feedback as to how well a message is delivered and engaged with?

Email Marketing: Time to Rethink What’s Possible

Associations Now

It’s easy to look at something that’s long been consistent and reliable—such as email marketing—and think you’ve mastered it. For a lot of associations, email marketing is kind of like the hoverboard—an area where it doesn’t seem like there’s much possibility. What if there were room to disrupt the way we do our marketing and to reach new levels of innovation? But what if other strategies might be more effective in certain cases?

Social Media Roundup: Email Marketing 101

Associations Now

Within seconds you can send an email and reach hundreds, but what is the purpose? Before you push the send button, consider whether your email is relevant to the receiver. Also: Create a strategy to ensure that you don’t run out of food at your next event. Concerned that too many of your emails are ending up in the junk folder? Then it might be time to revisit your email marketing strategy.

Email Marketing Trends: Are You Doing Enough With Your Data?

Associations Now

A Design Tool to Watch The pain of email design isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, but developers are beginning to get a little craftier about solving the problem. The new scripting language MJML , which was released earlier this month by the email firm MailJet, attempts to simplify the process of coding an email, allowing designers to focus less on tweaks and more on design. Now I’d like to take a little time to look at the flip side of the email marketing story.

Daily Buzz: The Benefits of Regulating Email Marketing

Associations Now

Email marketing is still evolving, 15 years after Congress gave the industry a single set of rules that regulate the messages that go in your inbox. Email marketing has been with us a long time, and it always seems like there’s a new headache facing organizations that rely on it. Those federal rules didn’t spell the end of email marketing, Richter writes in Entrepreneur.

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. If COVID-19 has caused you to change your email strategy, I have some tips for you to make sure your email domain maintains a good reputation and your emails end up in the right place.

Building Buy-In for an Online Community at Your Association

Higher Logic

Looking to personalize and target your email communications strategy to different member segments? The Promotional Products Association International used this strategy to promote their community launch , boosting their initial success. Make community an action item in your meetings and if it truly is an organizational goal, set a deadline for implementing your strategy as you would any other task.

6 Ways Associations Can Use Webinars to Engage Members and Increase Non-Dues Revenue

Higher Logic

Try hosting weekly or monthly meetings, instead of sending out lots of emails, to create more personal relationships with your members. Want to learn more about automating your email communications ? Check out the Ultimate Guide to Marketing Automation, available below. You could talk about best practices for marketing strategies, share industry updates from a new perspective, or evaluate the best new products or services that would benefit members.

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. Executing an effective communications strategy starts with taking a step back to assess where your tech needs to change. One-size-fits-all strategies aren’t strategies at all. A cheer for 2020: ??

3 Automated Email Campaigns Professionals Australia Used to Strengthen Their Association

Higher Logic

They can no longer rely on sending batch-and-blast, one-off emails to their whole member base as an effective membership recruitment and retention strategy. They sent one-off emails where needed and the same content to everyone due to technology and staff limitations. To be effective today, the association knew they needed a member communication strategy that delivered a personal and valuable experience to members.

3 Ways to Improve Membership Acquisition at Your Association

Higher Logic

Developing a growth strategy for your association takes time. A balanced, comprehensive growth strategy will include a mix of focus on both member retention and member acquisition. In this post, we’ll focus on member acquisition strategy and how associations can effectively reach potential members and convince them to join. The Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report from Marketing General Inc. Email. Member Acquisition Strategy Takeaway.

11 Email Marketing Tips from the Pros

SocialFish

There’s a lot to email marketing. It’s more complex than creating and sending an email here and there. If you want to get results from your email marketing efforts, you need a strategy. Marketers spend months crafting personalized messages, segmenting contacts, watching metrics, and tweaking emails before they find their rhythm. Why are so many marketers willing to invest the time? 92% of Americans use email everyday.

8 Tips to Write Emails Your Association Members Will Open

Higher Logic

Let me guess – your inbox is overflowing with so much content that you don’t know which way is up, much less which emails are worth your time. It’s a relatable circumstance for anyone with an email address (and fun fact: active email accounts are expected to hit 5.6 A “good” email open rate among members depends on your industry and the end goal of your email. Recent data shows that: The average email open rate (across all industries) is 16.19%.

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6 Email Deliverability Pitfalls and Best Practices

Higher Logic

If you want your marketing emails to earn a home in the right inbox, you’ll need more than brilliantly crafted content and personalization working for you. Those factors have the potential to pay off when your email hits the inbox and is opened, but what if it doesn’t make it that far? Has anyone ever told you they didn’t receive an email that you are positive you sent to them? It’s important to only send emails from domains that you control.

Why You Should be Segmenting Your Members by Data, Rather than Type

Higher Logic

In the 2018 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report from Marketing General, Inc., associations surveyed revealed the most common level of segmentation for their member marketing efforts: 55% – Membership level/type. Behavioral data and segmentation are key to maximizing the value of your targeted marketing efforts. You can use interactions from your community and your marketing campaigns to more accurately segment your user base.

What Do Vanity Metrics Have to Do with Marketing Automation Goals?

Higher Logic

Higher Logic recently released our 2018 State of Marketing Automation: Association Benchmark Report. We asked about all sorts of things, like how they used marketing automation and what their goals and successes were. But an answer I didn’t expect to see was that they were struggling with their open rates and engagement with the emails in automated campaigns. Do your low vanity metrics mean marketing automation isn’t working for you?

6 Strategies for Member Email Effectiveness

Smooth The Path

Associations send a lot of email to members. In fact, for most associations email is the most important channel we have to communicate with members. Make each touch count by using these key strategies to guide your email development. Members are concerned with their success, challenges, worries, and goals so attract their attention by addressing these concerns in the first sentence of the email. They may read short emails and ignore long emails.

You Could Just Set It and Forget It with Marketing Automation…But Don’t!

Higher Logic

If you are under the impression that “set it and forget it” is a successful strategy for using marketing automation software, I release you from this spell. People will say one of the benefits of marketing automation software is that you can simply put the software in action and then let your automated campaigns go their merry way. Set it and forget it" can work for rotisserie chickens, but it won't work for your marketing automation strategy.

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. More than once, I have encountered organizations eager to jump onto the marketing automation bandwagon for the first time, or upgrade from basic automation features, only to see the platform be left for dead, because they didn’t know what to do with it once they had it. Technology evolves , and so will your marketing automation platform.

5 signs your association’s strategy needs a refresh

Association Success

Here are five signs it’s time to refresh your strategy — plus tips for how to get started: You’re Exclusively Focused on Members. If your association doesn’t take advantage of modern digital marketing technology, you’ll quickly fall behind. A sophisticated social media strategy.

Your Guide to Effective [Not Annoying] Marketing Personalization

Higher Logic

Adobe’s recent study about email marketing revealed more about these reactions to personalization. In Adobe’s survey, e mployees said that the most annoying thing when receiving an email offer from a marketer was: “An offer that makes it clear that the marketer’s data about me is wrong” (22%). An email urging me to buy a product or service I’ve already purchased” (22%). Marketing Automation: Creepy, or Just Good Customer Service?

5 Smart Tips to Strengthen Your Automated Emails and Increase Conversions

Higher Logic

Everyone uses email. Not everyone loves email, but everyone uses it today nonetheless. But, how many times a week do you scroll through your inbox and think, "Why am I receiving emails about something completely irrelevant to me?" or "Why am I being sent this email asking me to register for an event that I already registered for?". Include these 5 tactics in your strategy before hitting send. Segment your email list.

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[ROUNDUP] 2018 State of Marketing Automation: Association Benchmark Report

Higher Logic

Here at Higher Logic, we’ve been working hard to analyze how associations have approached marketing automation in the past and how current strategies are evolving in an effort to best utilize new opportunities for improved efficiency and growth. Our new 2018 benchmark report, the first of its kind strictly for associations , combines our traditional email benchmarking report with a new industry survey focused on marketing automation (MA).

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How HighRoad Helped A 45,000-Member Association Win An Award for Digital Marketing

HighRoad Solution

If you have been to an association technology conference, you have seen organizations get recognized for their innovation and execution when it comes to membership management and marketing. Email Marketing Lead Generation & Growth Strategies digital transformation personifest

Google's Push to Purge Your Low-Engagement Emails

Higher Logic

It's meant to help you easily unsubscribe from emails, and it looks something like this: Recognize this image? But those of us in marketing, communications, sales, and membership are a little more concerned with what this unsubscribe notification means for future email strategy. The notification pops up if a user doesn’t open emails for one month from a designated "promotions" sender. Make your emails responsive. Personalize your emails.