SCD Group: Will Government's Conference Scandals Spillover to.

SCD Group

First it was the General Services Administration spending $823,000 for a conference in Las Vegas. Strategy | Content | Discovery. Pages. About. Contact. Causeaholic. AMR Management Services. Stronger by Association. Tuesday, October 2, 2012. Will Government’s Conference Scandals Spillover to Association Meetings?

Coping strategies: Mental health support for community association managers


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Preparing for the Days, Weeks, and Months Ahead

Moery Company

Feel free to refer to past episodes of Association Hustle to hear membership recruitment strategies. And, to be honest with you, we were relying on a trip to a resort or Las Vegas or Orlando to prop up the rest of our business model, and we were doing it way too much.

It’s Time to Get Tough – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 232

Moery Company

President of The Moery Company, JP’s mission is to arm today’s associations with insight and strategy to thrive and a progressively complex and competitive business landscape. To purchase a copy of JP’s book, Association Hustle: Top Strategies for Association Growth, go to

Teach Your Sponsors Well

Velvet Chainsaw

Growth Strategy. Skildum-Reid and Alex Land of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. If you, as a conference organizer or meeting owner, think selling sponsorships at your event is just about those four to five days when thousands gather face-to-face, think again.

Daily Buzz: A Leap in Nonprofit Email Open Rates

Associations Now

At the show in Las Vegas this week, AARP Innovation Labs unveiled Alcove , an application used with the Oculus Go VR headset that aims to connect family members across generations by bringing them together inside a virtual world.

Conventions Group Releases Anti-Piracy Resources

Associations Now

The group also held a Poaching Summit of industry experts in Las Vegas. The volunteers who worked on this project, including the workgroup and those who participated in the December 2014 Summit in Las Vegas, contributed greatly to the work products being launched on the CIC website and offer new strategies for avoiding, coping with, and combating piracy and poaching. ”.

Conference Circuit: Truck Stop

Associations Now

The 2016 American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition begins this weekend in Las Vegas. Around 2,500 trucking industry CEOs and senior-level executives are headed to Vegas to attend cutting-edge management seminars, learn about new technology and other products and services, and network with fellow decision makers. City: Las Vegas. Rundown Attendees: 2,500. Exhibitors: 200.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.15.21

Reid All About it

Content/education strategy. Hear how technology can help you use your member data to drive strategy at your organization. Hear about the results of Looking Forward TM 2021, a global environmental scan of the association sector and the implications of the data on association strategy.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.27.20

Reid All About it

They suggest strategies for making the case for investing in online learning programs. Devin Lewis, CEM, CMP, Director of Regional Sales, Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority Washington DC Office. Prepare Your Event strategy for 2021.

Beware of Commoditizing Customers or Members

Idea Architects

I am serving as emcee/learning weaver for a major convention in Las Vegas this week, a role that gives me the opportunity to engage with each of the general session presenters. As associations emulate business strategy and tactics with their products and services, they risk damaging the one thing that makes them truly unique: the member relationship.

Analytical Mindsets in the Association Space: Part Two

Association Success

Turn your data strategy into a success story. We once worked with a client that always held their annual meeting in Las Vegas because they assumed it was a place people wanted to go. This article comes second in a series about utilizing analytics at your association. Read Part I here. At Association Analytics, we work with many associations who want to create the best offerings for their members, including attractive and exciting conferences.

Learn About Members’ Why

Smooth The Path

The conference this year is in Las Vegas. Association Strategy Member Research association marketing association strategy member experience member insights member research member value qualitative member research quantitative member research why join In business circles we keep hearing – don’t just tell them your what, tell them your why. This is great advice but it is awfully hard to do when we don’t know our members’ why.

Largest International Meetings Expo Comes to USA ? IMEX America.


global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. Largest International Meetings Expo Comes to USA – IMEX America in Las Vegas. We invite you to apply for the IMEX America association hosted buyer program which includes attendance at IMEX America 2011 and IMEX Association Day and Evening on Monday 10th October, the day before the exhibition opens in Las Vegas. 4/5 star accommodation in Las Vegas.

Events As The New Black In Content Marketing

Velvet Chainsaw

Here is the slide deck from my recent presentation at Event Solutions’ Idea Factory 2012 in Las Vegas. What type of goals might your clients have when considering a face to face event as a content marketing strategy? Here are the five keys your event needs for an effective and success content marketing strategy. Tweet. Using Events As Content Marketing. View more presentations from Jeff Hurt.

Thursday Buzz: If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Screen ‘Em

Associations Now

Also: Are you looking at content strategy the right way? Faced with the challenge of having its Super Mobility Week take place at the same time as Apple’s highly anticipated keynote earlier this week, the association set up the Las Vegas event around the week’s big tech story. Content strategy. On her personal blog, online communications pro Helen Mosher tries her hand at the difficult task of explaining what content strategy is.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.19.21

Reid All About it

Board strategy. Learn about re-permission campaigns, how to design a multi-touch customer experience, and re-permission strategies to help drive opt-ins and keep consent records updated. Hear insights and tips for continuing to adapt your marketing strategy for an all-digital world.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.21.17

Reid All About it

If you’re attending Annual for the first time or looking to maximize your experience, you need to hear about Tom’s conference learning strategy. Learn about trends and strategies for growth in the healthcare industry, why hotels may say “no” to medical meetings business, tips for sourcing on-site staff at medical meetings, and what to look for when seeking a technology solutions provider. 5 Must-Have Strategies for Membership Growth.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.12.18

Reid All About it

Join this Coffee Talk to share and discuss strategies for improving your website—design, user experience, and personalization—and producing big results. Learn how to craft a strategy to shape your member’s journeys and determine the tools you need to act on them, from website, to emails, marketing automation, member-get-a-member campaigns, personalization, and more. Video marketing is one of today’s most influential marketing strategies.

Daily Buzz: Create a Purposeful Meeting

Associations Now

Many meetings incorrectly focus on logistics when they should be centered on strategy. When you realize that gathering is a form of strategy and is a form of culture change, then you also realize that we often start with the wrong questions, which are the logistical questions. Then, come next year’s event in Las Vegas, you’ll be ready to do it all over again. Also: one last snapshot of ASAE’s 2019 Annual Meeting & Exposition.

Social Media Roundup: How the GSA Plans to Renew Trust

Associations Now

Bouncing back from a scandal: A 2010 Las Vegas conference put the spotlight on conference spending by federal agencies generally (and the GSA in particular), and led to big restrictions on conference and travel budgets. An Office of the Inspector General report , which documented the $823,000 in spending on the Las Vegas event, claimed that the “GSA has a special responsibility to set an example.”

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.4.16

Reid All About it

Discover the strategies and approaches that will create an agreement that works for planners and suppliers. Host: Smart Meetings and Top Golf Las Vegas. Leave with actionable ideas for improving your site and your web strategy. Where did the day go? How many times have you asked yourself that? I just did when I looked at the time, yikes. Usually that means I’ve been in that wonderful flow state, that’s a good thing.

Improving Your Global Management Team Effectiveness.


global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. Largest International Meetings Expo Comes to USA – IMEX America in Las Vegas » Jun. As MCIs Senior Advisor, Global Development Strategy, I help associations build and execute global growth strategies. About. Channels. MarCom. Market & Biz Plan. Meetings. Membership. Products. Public Affairs. Services.

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Conference Circuit: Skate On

Associations Now

The Roller Skating Association International wheels into Vegas this weekend for its 78th Annual Convention and Trade Show. City: Las Vegas. He’ll share strategies for managing teams to be as productive and effective as possible. Rundown Attendees: 1,000. Exhibitors: 150. Event square footage: 40,000. Sin City” may have to be renamed “Skate City” when attendees arrive for the 78th Annual Roller Skating Association International Convention and Trade Show this weekend.

MCI Launches Grow Globally On Demand Webinar Series.


global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. « Largest International Meetings Expo Comes to USA – IMEX America in Las Vegas. or contact Peter Turner, Senior Advisor, Global Development Strategy, MCI Group ( As MCIs Senior Advisor, Global Development Strategy, I help associations build and execute global growth strategies.

Wednesday Buzz: The Incredible Shrinking Computer

Associations Now

On Tuesday, in Las Vegas, the giant chipmaker announced at the International Consumer Electronics Show that sometime in 2015 it would start selling the Intel Compute Stick , an HDMI dongle that turns any HDTV into a fully functional Windows 8.1 Good cop, bad cop: It’s a strategy so well known that it’s almost cliché, but it totally works. Intel’s latest dongle, the Intel Compute Stick, turns any flat screen into a fully functioning computer.

Why Aren’t Associations Creating Walking Billboards?

SCD Group

Back in October 2012, I posted Are You Using Identity as Association Marketing Strategy. Las Vegas New York City Made in Detroit Ohio Brooklyn Toyko Under Amour John Deere Harley Davidson Chase Abercrombie & Fitch LaBlatte Blue Old Navy Tommy Bahama Trail Maker Panama Jack Hard Rock Gap Guess Jeans Titleist American Eagle Nike Converse Addidas Trend Setter Big Board.

Friday Buzz: The City With the Best Wireless (Hint: It’s Windy)

Associations Now

According to the list, one major meetings hub— Chicago —comes out on top, ranking far above Atlanta (10th place); Orlando (33rd place); Washington, DC (48th place); New York City and the surrounding region (98th place); and Las Vegas (115th place). Swag as a business strategy? Chicago tops the list of large cities with the best wireless access, beating out several other event hubs. Also: why your association should prioritize community managers in the hiring process.

Conference Circuit: Catholic Higher Education Leaders Think Big

Associations Now

February 3-5: The Society of University Surgeons and the Association for Academic Surgery are celebrating a decade of collaboration with the 10th Annual Academic Surgical Congress in Las Vegas. The meeting will bring these groups together once again to explore various tools to gain a professional edge, from social media strategy to negotiating skills.

Social Media Roundup: Learning From a GSA Leader’s Downfall

Associations Now

The 2012 GSA scandal, in which outrage boiled over about excessive spending during a 2010 Las Vegas conference, remains a sticking point for the agency, associations , and the administrator whose career was brought to an end. Your association’s communications strategy should be like a centipede. Shattuck delves into the results of a survey from fundraising software firm Bloomerang, which found that 64 percent of nonprofits have adopted segmented strategies.

Sneak Peek: What’s Worth Watching at CES 2017

Associations Now

That’s because, starting January 5, the latest edition of the Consumer Electronics Show takes over Las Vegas. The company’s strategy of going big and splashy is a good fit for CES, but it has suffered recently from a precarious financial and leadership situation. The latest edition of the long-running electronics tradeshow, now in its 50th year, will feature lots of potential breakthrough technologies and even the reemergence of a familiar brand.

Thursday Buzz: North America Loves Its Meetings

Associations Now

The 65 events scheduled today cover wide geographic ground—from educational sessions in Wisconsin to social media efforts in New York City to a press rally in Las Vegas—as well as a broad range of subject matter. Kristin Wong at Lifehacker shows a few smart strategies for successfully tackling a huge workload after a day of binging on Netflix. Three different countries are taking part in Thursday’s North American Meetings Industry Day.

Mortgage Associations Fight Unusual Plan to Save Homes

Associations Now

The city plans to use its power of eminent domain to seize some of those loans and allow homeowners to keep their homes, a strategy being considered by two dozen other cities, including Seattle and North Las Vegas. Associations in the mortgage and real estate industries strongly and vocally oppose Richmond, California’s idea to use eminent domain to seize properties with underwater mortgages.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.8.21

Reid All About it

Joe Post, Vice President Strategy & Experience Design at Adage Technologies. Hear about monetization strategies, session management, and how to create more long-term value from a limited budget. Explore what taking on a modern mobile strategy can look like in 2021.

Connecting With the Next Generation. Not as Hard as You Think!

Tom Morrison

Earlier this year, I found out one of our participants (a 24 year old), in our Young Executive Management Program, was the 2008 National Beer Pong Competition Champion in Las Vegas. Throughout the night they learned strategy, focus, accuracy, patience, teamwork, and moderation. From Relevance to REVOLUTION. Its NOW or NEVER. Today, its not good enough to be relevant. People want to join a revolution.

Media Relations – The New World According to Brian Solis (from the ASAE Annual Meeting)

Guilt by Association

Brian Solis, one of the superstars in social media strategy, spoke at the ASAE Annual Meeting in San Diego last week. And thanks especially to Brian and his co-panelist, Chris Jennwein, of Greenspun Interactive of Las Vegas. He talked about how public relations professionals can still influence opinion and behavior even though mainstream media is in its death throes. Sadly, the session wasn’t recorded. But its content was too good to let it disappear.