#LAstory: How Discover Los Angeles Won Instagram

Associations Now

The Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board’s recent ad campaign “What’s Your L.A. More on how the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board, through its Discover Los Angeles brand, used photos from the Instagram-famous to pitch its message: “Instagram-famous”? The post #LAstory: How Discover Los Angeles Won Instagram appeared first on Associations Now

Los Angeles Proposes Plastic Grocery Bag Ban

Associations Now

Associations’ reactions were mixed after the Los Angeles City Council voted to ban the use of plastic bags by grocery stores. Los Angeles grocery store clerks are going to need a new line of questioning for shoppers if the city’s plastic bag ban gets final approval. On June 19, the Los Angeles City Council voted to approve a preliminary measure that would ban the use of plastic bags by grocery stores and drug stores that sell groceries.


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Rams Move Could Bring More Meetings to Los Angeles

Associations Now

When the Rams move to Los Angeles for the 2016 season, the NFL team’s fans may not be the only visitors coming to town. According to Cvent , Los Angeles ranked number 20 among 2015’s most popular conference destinations, down one slot from the previous year. The complex will also be a short drive from Los Angeles International Airport as well as downtown hotels.

Penetrating or Expanding Global Markets through Meetings.


Ajay Bhojwani and I presented this session at yesterday’s ASAE Business of Meetings Track in Los Angeles, USA. GrowGlobally.org. global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. About. Channels. MarCom. Market & Biz Plan. Meetings. Membership. Products. Public Affairs. Services. « Reaching Out To Global Markets Through Meetings & Events. A Guide to the Association Market in China » Aug.

Associations Live: Taxes for Online sales starting to look possible

Associations Live

Jim Puzzanghera from the Los Angeles Times reported that lawmakers, looking to help cash strapped local governments, are coalescing around legislation aimed at letting states require most online retailers to collect sales taxes from customers. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Associations Live. Connecting MSAE members and a world of ideas! Friday, November 11, 2011. Taxes for Online sales starting to look possible.

Membership Marketing Blog: Will You be Attending #ASAE10 this.

Membership Marketing

This year I will be attending the ASAE & the Center for Association Leadership Annual Meeting & Exposition in Los Angeles, CA. Have a safe trip to Los Angeles. Membership Marketing Blog. Membership marketing – acquiring, engaging, upgrading, and renewing members – is the cornerstone for associations and relationship driven organizations.

ASAE Annual Meeting - Will you be going? | Experts in Membership.

Experts in Membership Marketing

Daily Buzz: Wanna Make a Marketing Splash? Bring in a Celebrity

Associations Now

The Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board has found an unexpected spokesperson—punk rock icon Henry Rollins. The Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board has recruited Henry Rollins to host a five-part video series about the city, Pitchfork reports.

High alert: Building safety concerns rise following Surfside condo collapse


a team of Los Angeles County inspectors fanned out at a condominium complex with a history of deferred maintenance. Condominium building safety throughout the country has been under scrutiny since the collapse of Champlain Tower South in Surfside, Fla., in late June.

Partnership Builds Police, Community Relationships

Associations Now

To build relationships between law enforcement and their communities, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles is engaging the Los Angeles Police Department in its mentorship program. To connect law enforcement with their communities through mentorship relationships, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles (BBBSLA) has partnered with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).

Stained by Sterling: NAACP Misstep Shows Need for Care in Award Selection

Associations Now

The Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP found itself in a sticky situation when it had to revoke an award it planned to give to embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. At its annual gala next week, the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP had planned to honor Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling with a second lifetime achievement award.

Cybersecurity protection: Understanding and addressing community association risks


Despite this, experts like Los Angeles-based insurance broker Kevin Davis and Edward Mackoul, president of Mackoul Risk Solutions in New York and New Jersey, agree that cyber insurance is a relative bargain. Mike McGinnis, board president of a condominium in Spokane, Wash.,

Conference Circuit: Western Arts Alliance

Associations Now

More than 700 performing arts professionals from across the West, including presenters, agents, managers, and artists, are headed to Los Angeles to gain critical knowledge, meet with vendors and consultants, and expand their network. City: Los Angeles. Rundown Attendees: 700 plus. Exhibits: 180. Learning options: 20 plus. The Western Arts Alliance’s 2019 Annual Conference starts next week. Attendance is expected to top 700.

Conference Circuit: Rooted in Research

Associations Now

The Qualitative Research Consultants Association’s 2017 Annual Conference kicks off in Los Angeles next week. Venue: JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. City: Los Angeles. Both mornings will include a scavenger hunt in downtown Los Angeles featuring famous filming locations. Rundown Attendees: 300. Exhibitors: 40. Close to 300 are expected to attend.

Strategic Adaptation

World Class Boards

An oft-cited quote from success expert Brian Tracy states: “When an airplane leaves Chicago for Los Angeles, it is off course 99% of the time. Having a vision is critical. Not straying from the “big picture” – the ultimate desired outcome – is essential to long-term success. But sticking too closely to the letter and detail of a plan can actually take you farther away from achieving your desired outcome.

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New Program for Budding Filmmakers Has Golden Globe Pedigree

Associations Now

In a collaboration with Film Independent, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will bring filmmakers from two prominent film festivals to Los Angeles to get up-close training in the film industry. Film Independent President Josh Welsh echoed the sentiment, adding that the organization looks forward “to meeting the talented filmmakers from the Venice and Toronto film festivals and introducing them to the film community of Los Angeles.”.

L.A.’s Earthquake-Proofing Problem: Who Pays?

Associations Now

Los Angeles city officials are trying to get ahead of the next “big one” and save lives, but the costly upgrades needed for wooden and concrete buildings make a proposed retrofitting plan a big ask, associations in the city note. Nonetheless, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti this week called for a seismic shift in the way that already-standing structures are protected from large quakes.

How a Local Restaurant Association Is Making Taco Tuesday for Everyone

Associations Now

That’s part of our agenda here, is to really illuminate the Orange County restaurant industry, which can be challenging when you’re sandwiched between Los Angeles and San Diego,” Waitt said.

Making spirits bright: Communities planning big holiday events and activities this season


In addition to organizing visits from Santa Claus, food trucks, pony rides, and plenty of holiday spirit, the community located southeast of Los Angeles will be dumping more than 30 tons of snow on common areas for play and slides.

Staying connected: How communities are benefiting from virtual meetings


Adams, founder and managing partner at Adams Stirling in Los Angeles. Virtual meetings were uncharted territory for many community associations before the COVID-19 pandemic forced boards and managers to conduct business remotely.

Strategic Adaptation

World Class Boards

An oft-cited quote from success expert Brian Tracy states: “When an airplane leaves Chicago for Los Angeles, it is off course 99% of the time. Strategic Adaptation. Having a vision is critical. Not straying from the “big picture” – the ultimate desired outcome – is essential to long-term success. But sticking too closely to the letter and detail of a plan can actually take you farther away from achieving your desired outcome.

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How Japan Is Selling Americans on Craft Beer

Associations Now

The sector is just making its way abroad; early market research in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles found that 80 percent of the craft beer consumers JFOODO surveyed said they were interested in trying a Japanese craft brew. As a result, the industry group has been putting on events along the West Coast , including a beer garden party in Los Angeles last month, to promote its craft brews.

When Your Heart Isn’t in It: Leadership Lessons from Magic Johnson

Associations Now

Magic Johnson—a man who has lived in the public eye for more than 40 years and is one of the best-known sports figures in the world—did just that last week, leaving his role as the Los Angeles Lakers’ president of basketball operations suddenly and just before the team’s season finale. But being president of the Los Angeles Lakers required him to tamp down some of his effusiveness and empathy and instead act in a more distant and calculating way.

Production Music Association Works to Boost Gender Equity in Field

Associations Now

The music industry has virtually erased female producers, particularly women of color, from the popular charts,” Smith said to the Los Angeles Times. “As Women are making some gains, but men still dominate the music production industry.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.21.19

Reid All About it

Join us online for the livestream of select sessions, thought leader interviews, and so much more, all live from Los Angeles. Join us online for the livestream of select sessions, thought leader interviews, and so much more, all live from Los Angeles.

Welcome to Association Advocacy Chick!

Association Advocacy Chick

Los Angeles changed that. I’ve been considering a blog for the last couple of years, but could never find the time or motivation to do it. I had an idea of what I wanted to talk about, but just couldn’t take that next step. Earlier this week, the American Society of Association Executives held its annual meeting and expo at the LA Convention Center. It was my first time in this city and third annual meeting.

Daily Buzz: The.Org Battle Gets a Public Protest

Associations Now

On Friday, protesters will gather outside the Los Angeles offices of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)—a global nonprofit that manages the internet’s address system.

Why NEA Wants Arne Duncan to Resign

Associations Now

State of California , a Los Angeles County Superior Court ruling that struck down teacher-tenure statutes in the state as unconstitutional, drew a statement of support from Duncan. “My You added to the polarization,” she wrote to Duncan last month, according to the Los Angeles Times. A New Face Out Front With Dennis Van Roekel leaving the NEA presidency in August, the teachers union is bringing fresh blood to the role.

Hello, Perfect Community Manager - Are You There?

Higher Logic

Currently there are 114, 657+ open positions for community managers on LinkedIn – New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles rank as the top three cities in the United States. Are you looking to hire a community manager for your online community? You’re not alone. In fact, the search is on. So what's your status? Let’s say you did the research and crafted the perfect job description for this new position, thanks to samples like this one from Online Community Results.

On the Road for Flavor Creation

Association Navigator

Hasegawa the day after Albert completed the Los Angeles Marathon in just over three and a half hours. Santa Monica sunrise on an early morning run. I had a great trip to Southern California earlier this week. The Flavor & Extract Manufacturers Association hosted a workshop in Santa Monica for food industry professionals interested in learning more about flavor creation. This was not a course for flavorists, the artists that create flavors.

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E3 Organizers Launch Public Version of Gaming Expo

Associations Now

Part of the Entertainment Software Association’s long-running videogame industry event, which takes place in Los Angeles each year, will be open to the public for the first time. Earlier this year, those complaints reached a fever pitch after longtime exhibitor Electronic Arts announced it would hold its own event , accessible to the public, near E3’s Los Angeles home base.

Traveling Is So Much Fun

Eric Lanke

I flew in and out of LAX this week. It's not a frequent airport for me -- I can't even remember the last time I was there. But something happened there that I thought was worth blogging about. When I arrived for my return flight home I didn't at first recognize anything as unusual. My Uber driver dropped me off curbside, I got my boarding pass from the automated machine, I found the TSA pre-check line and went through security. All normal.

Journalism Groups Sue California Over Independent Contractor Law

Associations Now

Toby told the Los Angeles Times (which also made changes to its employee pool as a result of the law).

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.11.22

Reid All About it

Darren Green, senior vice president of sales and services, Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Grassroots advocacy survey.

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Best Benefit Ever: New Perks for L.A. Beer Enthusiasts

Associations Now

The Los Angeles Brewers Guild (LABG) announced its new Enthusiast Membership last week, during L.A. A young California organization offers benefits for brewers and beer fans alike. What is the benefit? Beer Week. For $45 a year, local beer buffs will get early access to area events and receive “official LABG swag,” such as glasses, buttons, stickers, and coozies. Members will also enjoy 25 percent off merchandise from the LABG online store when it launches next year.

The Coalition Fighting “Hair Discrimination” in the Workplace

Associations Now

Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles), would prohibit employers from implementing grooming rules for hair that the coalition says disproportionately affect black women. The CROWN Coalition is backing proposed anti-discrimination legislation in California that would prevent workplace hair-grooming rules that often ban styles that black women prefer.

Inclusive Design Creates Better Conferences

Associations Now

One of those events is Adobe MAX , which brought more than 12,000 graphic designers, illustrators, and photographers to Los Angeles last month. Consumer-technology companies like Microsoft, Google, and Adobe often employ inclusive design to ensure that everyone can use their products. Similar elements can also be used in planning and executing conferences. Thanks to a friend’s recommendation, I recently started reading Mismatch: How Inclusion Shapes Design.

Daily Buzz: Say Goodbye to Free Shampoo at Hotels

Associations Now

Something to keep in mind if you’re traveling to California in the future: Small plastic shampoo and soap bottles would soon be banned at hotels under a new bill passed by the state Assembly, according to the Los Angeles Times. Soon disappearing from your hotel experience, at least in California: individual containers of soap and shampoo. Also: Bring an outside perspective into board meetings.

Robot Used in Dallas Police Shooting Raises Ethical Quandary, Groups Say

Associations Now

Because ground robots may allow deadly force to be applied more safely and easily, they raise the danger that they will be overused,” Stanley told the Los Angeles Times. George Hofstetter, who leads the Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs, told Reuters that he felt the president’s executive action showed a degree of overreaction. “We’re

California Meeting Facilities Work With Drought Conditions

Associations Now

For example, the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) reduced water consumption by 7 percent in 2014 through an extensive program. Late last year, the Los Angeles Times highlighted the ways hotels are rethinking their green initiatives due to the drought. Among the changes: The Intercontinental Los Angeles Century City Hotel removed ivy plants from the balconies of all 361 rooms, replacing them with drought-tolerant succulents.