Members Hire Industry Advocacy and Promotion

Potomac Core

What they are looking for are opportunities to address their company’s challenges and help position their Industry for growth. As Associations ponder their future strategies, the message is clear: Members hire industry advocacy and promotion.

Industry Hiring Managers: Reach & Recruit Only the Best Candidates

YourMembership Blog

Niche job boards, recruitment advertising and sponsorship solutions make it easier than ever for associations to bring value to their industry and members. YM enables them to collaborate and become the recognized industry leader to match talent with jobs.

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Moery Industry Partners

Moery Company

Many businesses utilize partnerships with trade associations as a way to build relationships with end users and position their company as an ally to the industry. Biotechnology Industry Organization. Consumer Data Industry Association. Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries.

Funding Industry Innovation

Potomac Core

Associations who are Funding Industry Innovation can position themselves as essential partners in helping members achieve business outcomes. Once an organization reaches this point they move to what’s becoming a new trend where Associations are funding Industry Innovation.

3 Marketing Lessons From the Newspaper Industry

Associations Now

In a time when the industry as a whole is struggling, newspapers have been getting creative with their marketing approaches. The nature of all industries is that they’ll have ups and downs, high points and low.

Association Industry Response to the Election

Spark Consulting

While we, as an industry, do need to remain engaged in the political process regardless of who is leading it, these actions are intended to ensure we remain true to our core principles at the same time. Many of you will agree with us, but, because of your position in our industry or because of the industry your association represents, will not feel that it’s appropriate for you to sign on to the letter – and that’s OK too.

Study: Robotics Presents Opportunity to Security Industry

Associations Now

Like other industries, research from the Security Industry Association shows that automation can help enhance the skills of human workers. Automation is one of the biggest trends associations are facing , and the security industry is no exception.

Address Your Industry’s Skills Gap in So-Called “Soft” Human Skills

WBT Systems

Address Your Industry’s Skills Gap in So-Called “Soft” Human Skills. Read more about Address Your Industry’s Skills Gap in So-Called “Soft” Human Skills

The Industry Group That’s Fighting Counterfeit Printer Ink

Associations Now

Fortunately for the printer industry, it has a dedicated group that’s remained laser-focused on the issues of counterfeiting and fraud affecting printers: the Imaging Supplies Coalition. The post The Industry Group That’s Fighting Counterfeit Printer Ink appeared first on Associations Now

Further Election 2016 Association Industry Responses

Spark Consulting

ASAE has posted further clarification of their position on the incoming administration. While I am heartened to see ASAE specifically mention “…work[ing] with the new administration in a manner consistent with our commitment to diversity and inclusion…,” I believe it to be, overall, an inadequate response. I should note that ASAE’s response was published before the Letter to John Graham and Scott Wiley came out on Monday, November 21.

Four Ways Associations Can Boost Their Industry’s Future Workforce

Associations Now

With many industries facing a shortage of workers and a skills gap, associations can play a critical role in addressing workforce development. Future workforce is a hot-button issue in many industries, with associations looking to boost the flow of talent into their respective fields.

A Look at the Event Industry’s Tech Skills Gap

Associations Now

In my opinion, probably much of what you’ve done in the past: Turn to your association’s technology team, vendors, and other partners for guidance and advice; learn from what your competitors are doing; and keep up with industry news and events.

Top Auto Groups Combine in Major Industry Merger

Associations Now

The auto industry is shifting into a new gear this week in a move that brings the global sector together in a single trade group. That’s the kind of work that a unified industry can do as efficiently or more so than we’ve been able to do in the past,” Bozzella said.

The Industry Standards That Could Kill Robocalls for Good

Associations Now

Telecom industry groups have stepped up their efforts to stop robocalls by developing call verification and blocking standards. Thanks to a new industry standard, the stream of robocalls may soon let up. Industry groups are working on ramp-up efforts as well.

Universities could help the failing marketing industry

Aaron Wolowiec

This week, the Association of National Advertisers announced a new initiative called the Talent Forward Alliance to identify talented professionals and support them in their careers – via professional development and continuing education

Daily Buzz: Education Offerings for Industry Partners

Associations Now

Inviting industry partners to join your community pushes its mission forward. Industry partner, affiliate, vendor, or supplier members—whatever your association calls them, if you fail to engage with this member segment, you’re missing an opportunity.

Become an Advocate (Not Just a Leader) in Your Industry


To keep up with your ever-changing industry, you have to move beyond the traditional “business leader” position and adopt the role of “industry advocate.”. You’ll earn the respect and appreciation of others in your industry. What Is an Industry Advocate?

Airline Industry Makes Room for Nonbinary IDs

Associations Now

With a number of states allowing individuals to register their gender under a nonbinary status, the airline industry is likewise adjusting its flight-booking terminology beyond “male” and “female.”. The post Airline Industry Makes Room for Nonbinary IDs appeared first on Associations Now

Grain Industry Highlights Safety Concerns, With OSHA’s Help

Associations Now

In the annual Stand-Up for Grain Safety Week, the workplace safety agency partners with the National Grain and Feed Association to help industry employers educate workers on grain bin hazards.

Cruise Ship Industry Campaign Uses Stories to Revamp Public Image

Associations Now

The Cruise Lines International Association recently launched the “We Are Cruise” campaign, which uses stories and videos to share the personality of its industry. CLIA wants the cruise industry to be seen as helpful to the communities they visit. “As

13 Ways to Develop Expertise & Keep Up with Trends in Your Industry

WBT Systems

13 Ways to Develop Expertise & Keep Up with Trends in Your Industry. Read more about 13 Ways to Develop Expertise & Keep Up with Trends in Your Industry

Report: Global Events Industry Gives World a Trillion-Dollar Boost

Associations Now

In a wide-ranging new report, the Events Industry Council says business events around the world help drive a total GDP impact of $1.5 When it comes to the economic impact of the global meetings industry, one word stands out: trillion. The events industry also directly led to 10.3

Seeking Volunteers For an Association Industry Campaign

Association Success

I work in the association industry.”. This is the fifth time you’ve been asked to explain the association industry, and it’s just not worth going over again. When you think about it, why is that the association industry isn’t understood as such?

Sushi With Beef? Meat Industry Makes the Case for “Beefshi”

Associations Now

But with sushi becoming a popular grocery store deli standby, the meat industry is hoping to get in on its growing popularity. But the concept nonetheless highlights a willingness to experiment by the beef industry—and possibly convince the food service industry to follow its lead.

Daily Buzz: Bridge Your Industry’s Soft Skills Gap

Associations Now

Develop a training curriculum to help members drive the industry forward. This presents a special opportunity for your association to step up and bridge the soft skills gap in its respective industry.

Report Reveals Global Exhibition Industry Is a $325 Billion Business

Associations Now

and Europe represent the two largest markets for the global exhibition industry, and its impact is strongly felt, according to the group’s analysis. And on top of that, it makes me proud to work for our industry, knowing that we are securing over three million jobs.”.

Scavenger Hunts and Industry Knowledge

Eric Lanke

image source It''s been a busy few weeks at my association. Our Annual Conference just passed, we''re now revving up for our big triennial trade show. In fact, when this post goes live, I''ll be in the thick of things at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

5 Meetings Industry Trends Defining 2017

Associations Now

Meanwhile, meeting planners are also grappling with a host of new trends—because, of course, every industry evolves. Indeed, BEC will provide every detail necessary to plan a program, including site and fam trip support, RFP facilitation, customs and tax queries—plus industry contacts.

Meetings Industry Moves Forward With Safety Initiative

Associations Now

During the 2016 edition of IMEX America, stakeholders announced steps to further safety endeavors within the meetings industry through the launch of a new council. The council extends the events industry’s ongoing collaboration with the Department of Homeland Security.

Education, Industry Groups Focused on Student Readiness in the Workplace

Associations Now

The National School Boards Association’s new report offers to help industry groups interact better with school districts to prepare “life-ready” graduates. The report also encourages a closer relationship between industry associations and schools.

Aerospace Industry Responds to Pentagon Needs With New Cybersecurity Standards

Associations Now

With the Defense Department putting a tighter focus on cybersecurity when dealing with contractors, the Aerospace Industries Association has responded with new voluntary industry standards that aim to complement the Pentagon’s work.

4 Ways to Becoming the Best Continuing Education Resource in Your Industry

YourMembership Blog

The post 4 Ways to Becoming the Best Continuing Education Resource in Your Industry appeared first on YourMembership. How associations can support members through professional development. Members’ needs and expectations evolve as they move through their careers journey and look to associations for support. Here are some tips and tricks to take your online learning program to the next level. Your members look to your association to be a leader, especially when it.

Seek Local Opportunities Linked to Your Association’s Industry

Associations Now

And by linking up with your industry locally, you can often save money while enhancing your event by considering local exhibitors, sponsors, speakers and attendees. The post Seek Local Opportunities Linked to Your Association’s Industry appeared first on Associations Now

Wanted: Industry Advisory Group Members

Wild Apricot

We’re looking for participants for a grassroots industry advisory group. If you''ve been involved in a small association, club or non-profit and want to be an advocate for your industry – check out this post for details! Advisory-Group-membership

Hotel Industry Puts United Front Around Security

Associations Now

Roughly a year after a major shooting at a Las Vegas hotel and with the #MeToo movement serving as a backdrop throughout that year, a major hotel industry group is putting security out front. The post Hotel Industry Puts United Front Around Security appeared first on Associations Now

Industry Buzz: 3 Key Takeaways from #MCLIVE18


there were a number of breakout sessions covering a variety of industry-related topics: how to work with a difficult board (yeah, we’ve all been there), how to improve the member experience, how to more effectively manage your organization’s data - all that good stuff.

Associations’ New Role During an Industry Downturn

Smooth The Path

Some associations serve industries or professions whose heyday is in the past. The post Associations’ New Role During an Industry Downturn appeared first on Smooth The Path.

The State of the Community Industry: A Return to Community-Driven Business

Higher Logic

He attributes shifts like organizing for the gaming industry, joining Twitter and following thought leaders like Seth Godin and Lisa Gansky to his community success. David Spinks is the founder of CMX, the hub for the community industry.

Five Tech Tools that Every Association Needs to Be a Leader in Their Industry


Over the past decade technology has changed at lightning speed. Systems are more intuitive and user friendly than ever before, as sites like Slack and Twitter continue to garner mass use with simplicity.

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Business Roundtable: Industry Can Lead Way to Secure Identity Verification

Associations Now

Industry and government must work to adopt and encourage the development of identity-proofing solutions that are both more secure and less onerous,” the report says. The post Business Roundtable: Industry Can Lead Way to Secure Identity Verification appeared first on Associations Now