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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Industry Buzz: 3 Key Takeaways from #MCLIVE18

MembersClicks

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.

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

How the Construction Industry Connected With Voters on the Move

Associations Now

That’s a question Associated Builders and Contractors, which represents the construction industry, strived to answer in advance of last month’s midterm elections. The post How the Construction Industry Connected With Voters on the Move appeared first on Associations Now

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?

Scavenger Hunts and Industry Knowledge, Part 2

Eric Lanke

If we are going to do the job we''ve been asked to do--representing this industry and helping it grow--the more we know about how it interfaces with one of its primary customer markets the better. + + + This post was written by Eric Lanke, an association executive, blogger and author.

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.

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

SocialFish

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?

Electric Power Industry Takes Command-Center Approach to Hurricane Florence

Associations Now

Part of that disaster planning and response is being driven by a CEO-led Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council (ESCC) [PDF] that ensures unified communications between industry and government officials.

2015 Customers, Social Media And The Hospitality Industry [Infographic]

Velvet Chainsaw

As the debate continues, take a look at how social media customer service may evolve over the next year within the hospitality industry. Social Media hospitality industry social media and customer service Does customer service belong on social media or not?

Bridging the Education to Employment Gap Will Take An Industry-Wide Movement

Spark Consulting

The post Bridging the Education to Employment Gap Will Take An Industry-Wide Movement appeared first on Spark Consulting.

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.

Crowdfunding Industry Group Launches Expert Community

Associations Now

CfPA is promoting the community as a member benefit, with the goal of connecting crowdfunding professionals with entrepreneurs, investors, and others interested in the industry. The post Crowdfunding Industry Group Launches Expert Community appeared first on Associations Now

ATM Industry Association to Holiday Shoppers: Use Cash, Not Credit

Associations Now

The trade group for the ATM industry is launching the second edition of its Withdraw Cash Wednesday this month, complete with elements of social media, texting, and even a cash giveaway. The industry hopes to get consumers in a state of withdrawal … in a good way, of course.

Wanted: Industry Advisory Group Members

Wild Apricot Blog

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

Demystifying the China Healthcare Industry

GlowGlobally

Industry Growth Statistics. Healthcare Industry Stakeholder Map -Government, Hospitals, Industry Partners, etc. As we wrap up 2014, we complete our “subscriber-requested” three part China series with an indepth overview of the China healthcare market.

Healthy Food Trend Hits Pet Industry

Associations Now

Last week’s announcement that the Food and Drug Administration has decided to ban trans fats from foods doesn’t translate to animal feed or similar foods— a decision that earned praise from the American Feed Industry Association, a trade group for animal-feed producers.

Irish Whiskey Association Shares New Industry Vision

Associations Now

Counting prominent brands like Jameson and Bushmills in its cabinet, the Irish Whiskey Association hopes to expand its industry’s market share by 300 percent worldwide in the next 15 years. The goal is momentum—something that the industry finally has but wants to maintain.

Associations Share Industry Predictions for 2017

Associations Now

As a new year begins, associations reveal their predictions of what’s to come in their respective industries in 2017. According to Cruise Lines International Association’s 2017 State of the Cruise Industry Outlook [PDF], the number of worldwide cruise passengers is projected to rise from 24.2

Industry Initiative Touts The Benefits of Tile

Associations Now

The Tile Council of North America teamed up with other industry groups to answer that question—and to extol tile’s benefits. The post Industry Initiative Touts The Benefits of Tile appeared first on Associations Now Why tile?

Marine Groups Launch Industry-Wide Career Center

Associations Now

A group of marine industry organizations created a career center to reduce the labor shortage by connecting hiring dealers and job seekers. Industry professionals can access the center through any of the partner organizations’ websites.

2017 Association Industry Research Results

GrowthZone

The post 2017 Association Industry Research Results appeared first on GrowthZone. GrowthZone surveyed over 1,000 association professionals across the U.S. and Canada. We found out everything from their Top 5 recruitment methods to their most utilized member benefits.

Joint Surveys and the Importance of Knowing Your Industry

Association Adviser

More about the importance of knowing your association members and your industry in depth. The post Joint Surveys and the Importance of Knowing Your Industry appeared first on Association Adviser -.

Marijuana Industry Takes More Steps Toward Viability

Associations Now

With high-profile venture capitalists beginning to invest in legal cannabis businesses and a pot-focused nonprofit credit union launching in Colorado, the industry is gaining momentum on the financial front.

Plastics Group Simplifies Name to Reflect Industry Evolution

Associations Now

SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association has changed its name to the Plastics Industry Association—PLASTICS, for short—to better represent its members and build stronger connections within the industry. As the plastics industry grows and evolves, the audience expands.

Food-Waste Alliance Touts Industry’s Progress

Associations Now

According to new research released this week by the Food Waste Reduction Alliance, the industry is succeeding in the grocery and food-manufacturing spaces. But hurdles remain, particularly in the restaurant industry. The diverse nature of the restaurant industry is a big factor.

Construction Industry Courts Next Generation of Workers

Associations Now

44 % The percentage of workers in the construction industry who are 45 or older, according to U.S. The construction industry isn’t holding its own in the era of millennials, and a key trade group has plans to change that.

Trucking Industry Mixed on Speed-Limiter Rules

Associations Now

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Is Your Association a Skunk Works for Your Industry?

Eric Lanke

Are there any of those associations out there who position themselves as the skunk works of innovation for the industry or profession it represents? But those that do will bring tremendous rewards to the industry and its association.

Kombucha Industry Grappling With Regulatory Fight

Associations Now

” The kombucha industry is growing, as consumer demand for the fermented drink made from black or green tea increases: The market is expected to generate $1.8 But industry experts say TTB’s methods for determining alcohol percentage are outdated and inaccurate.

Getting the Most from Industry Contributors

Association Adviser

This is not only a great way to get relevant, on-topic content from industry thought leaders, but could also be a great way to simultaneously promote the conference and session in one or more of your publications leading up to the event.