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. That's where marketing automation comes in. The first step is understanding the differences between email marketing and marketing automation tools.

Can Inbound Marketing Apply to Customer Marketing?

Socious

According to The State of Inbound 2016 report, only 18% of outbound marketers consider their strategy effective. Compare that to 81% of inbound marketers and you have a compelling idea of just how well inbound works. Customer Experience Customer Marketing Sales

[Infographic] The Marketer's Toolbox: Indispensable Marketing Techniques and Technologies

Higher Logic

Modern marketing is complicated. But when you break down the components of a strong marketing program, it suddenly feels familiar and approachable. Still, there is an overwhelming amount of technology and techniques marketing teams need to sift through. Email Marketing.

Debunking 5 Marketing Automation Myths

Higher Logic

In my quest to educate on marketing automation, I run across a lot of misconceptions. Someone always has a story about some other marketer, from some other organization, that had some sort of major difficulty or near catastrophe, caused by a malfunction of an automated campaign. More often than not, these issues are over-exaggerated marketing urban legends. Myth #1: Marketing Automation Is Far Too Difficult. Myth #2: Our Data Is Too Messy for Marketing Automation.

The Evolution of Experience with Marketing Automation

Higher Logic

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: marketing automation will save you time and increase your engagement and efficiency. The problem is you may not be getting to the biggest benefit that marketing automation has to offer: time. This is where marketing automation comes back in.

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. If you are still shopping around for a new marketing automation platform, one of the best ways to serve yourself and your team is to learn about that platform before you seal the deal.

Web Tracking Is Your Marketing Automation Advantage

Higher Logic

Web tracking may not be the first thing that leaps to mind when you think about marketing automation, but it should be. Like perfecting a golf swing, marketing automation is all about the follow-through, and combining web tracking with automated campaigns is exactly the prep you need before stepping out on the green. Modern digital marketing is all about data. This unlocks a plethora of options for the modern marketer. Communications Marketing Marketing Automation

Tips for Marketing (Online Courses) To Your Association Members  

Web Courseworks Associations

Associations and nonprofits share a marketing dilemma unlike traditional for-profit businesses. The target market and demographics for a business are centered around prospective clients and existing clients. Tips for Marketing to Association Members.

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Turn Your Community into a Content Marketing Engine

Higher Logic

Once considered a fad, content marketing has proven it’s “King” and shows no signs of slowing down. With 2017 coming to a close, now is a great time to revisit your marketing plan and amp up your content initiatives. What Is Content Marketing and How Do I Get Started?

INBOUND Conference: A Sample Agenda for Customer Marketers

Socious

Customer Relationship Management Customer Marketing HubSpot TipsGary Vaynerchuk. Anna Kendrick. Alec Baldwin. 4 days, a dozen high-profile headliners, and so many sessions it will make your head spin.

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Is Your Retention Marketing Plan Inbound-y Enough?

Socious

That’s because the majority of marketing and sales efforts (and executive focus) go toward attracting and winning new customers. Every day, marketers are becoming more and more efficient at winning new business through digital relationship-building approaches like inbound.

10 email marketing best practices for your organization.

YourMembership Blog

In 2015, the Direct Marketing Association (now the Data & Marketing Association) reported email had the highest ROI of any marketing channel. So much for email becoming a dying breed of marketing. The post 10 email marketing best practices for your organization. Membership & Marketing Email Marketing

The Intersection of Online Communities and Marketing Automation

Higher Logic

In the digital landscape of 2017, online communities continue to make headway in the association market. Combined with marketing automation, your community can not only help you gather insights, it can further business goals, improve the member experience, and move leads through your funnel more effectively. Those insights feed into marketing automation systems to make them more effective at delivering messages that provide value to members.

Best practices in email marketing.

YourMembership Blog

The post Best practices in email marketing. Membership & Marketing Email MarketingMembers today are overloaded with information, and it’s easy for emails to end up in the digital trash. That’s a problem. You can’t deliver meaningful content to members if they don’t open your e-mails. The subject line is the first impression and should be compelling enough for a member to want to open it,” says. appeared first on YourMembership.

#MondayMotivation Quotes for Association Marketing

GrowthZone

The post #MondayMotivation Quotes for Association Marketing appeared first on GrowthZone. Our latest publication, Quote Notes for Associations , is a sharable, strategically-selected collection of famous (and not so famous) sayings to inspire and motivate.

What’s the state of association marketing?

Aaron Wolowiec

Years ago, PR (which used to be more focused on media relations) and marketing didn’t always mix well. Now, marketing is very much about content. But not just anyone can do marketing. Marketing Tip No. As for tactics, email marketing again took the No.

What’s the state of association marketing?

Aaron Wolowiec

Years ago, PR (which used to be more focused on media relations) and marketing didn’t always mix well. Now, marketing is very much about content. But not just anyone can do marketing. Marketing Tip No. As for tactics, email marketing again took the No.

The Psychology of Color in Marketing and Branding for Your Association

Socious

Association Marketing Strategy Member ExperienceWhat color is your association’s logo? Was it something that was inherited from your founding or did you recently rebrand?

Seven Keys to Marketing Success

Spark Consulting

Recently, on ASAE’s Collaborate Community, someone asked for examples of other associations’ marketing plans. What are you trying to market to them? marketing strategy

Explaining Marketing to a Kid

Spark Consulting

Mine was a marketing activity, and got me thinking: what’s the simplest way to explain marketing? Here’s what I came up with: Marketing is about telling people what your company makes and helping them understand why they would want or need it. marketing

Four Keys to Writing Good Marketing Copy

Spark Consulting

How do you write good marketing copy? marketing In a nutshell: Think about your audience. Who are they? What do you know about them? Use that information to craft a personalized message. Talk like a real person, and write like you speak.

Association Relevance Despite Market Turbulence

Potomac Core

KPMG’s 2016 report “Setting the Course for Growth: CEO Perspectives” underscores how today’s CEO is laser focused on staying relevant in a turbulent global market. Its focused advocacy strategies are key components of achieving Association relevance despite market turbulence.

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4 key takeaways from ASAE’s Membership Marketing & Communications Conference.

YourMembership Blog

Industry News + Trends Member Engagement + Retention association members association membership growth member engagement member experience membership growth membership marketing

3 Must-Haves in Your Marketing Technology Stack (#3 Might Surprise You)

Socious

For me (and many other marketers), it’s logging in to my marketing software and checking the day’s stats. Integration Customer Marketing Customer Portal SoftwareWhat’s the first thing you do every day? Besides checking your email and Facebook notifications.

Five Social Media Marketing Trends for 2017

Higher Logic

In social media marketing, whenever a door closes, another one has opened. Changes in technology constantly give marketers new opportunities while making old options obsolete. Marketers will thus have a range of new options for live content. Marketing Social Media

Market research for associations leads to better decision-making.

YourMembership Blog

Market research is an asset to your association. Typically, market research for your association is defined as the planning, collection and. The post Market research for associations leads to better decision-making. Membership & Marketing Market Research

What’s Your Marketing Resolution for 2016?

Spark Consulting

My resolution for association marketers would be for us to stop talking about segmentation and personalization and start doing it. What would your 2016 marketing resolution be? marketing Beth Brodovsky New Year's Resolutions

8 Social Media Marketing Hacks to Ensure Success in 2018

SocialFish

Social media marketing is more than just regular publishing of content on social networking sites in the hope of growing an audience and ultimately making money. Now in 2018, here are eight social media marketing hacks that all but guarantee results: Video will be everything.

No more masses for association marketers

Aaron Wolowiec

Email marketers: Does this sound familiar? 1 tool for marketing among associations. A new report by Informz may help marketers decide. The 2016 Association Email Marketing Benchmark Report analyzes nearly 2 billion emails sent by associations in 2015.

No more masses for association marketers

Aaron Wolowiec

Email marketers: Does this sound familiar? 1 tool for marketing among associations. A new report by Informz may help marketers decide. The 2016 Association Email Marketing Benchmark Report analyzes nearly 2 billion emails sent by associations in 2015.

Marketing Matching Gifts: 4 Strategies to Boost Your Nonprofit’s Fundraising

Higher Logic

The secret to doubling your donation revenues through matching gifts is simply marketing them to your constituents. You can use these four marketing strategies to boost both donor awareness and your matching gifts revenue: Raise awareness by explaining matching gifts to your donors. Organizations of all sizes have expanded their marketing efforts to include matching gifts. Nonprofits and Charities Marketing Automation Online Community

What Can Community Professionals Learn from Influencer Marketing?

Higher Logic

Marketers have the same problem - finding ways of getting people to engage with their content. That’s why, more and more, marketers lean on ‘influencer marketing’ to connect with prospects and deepen relationships with existing customers. Influencer Marketing Is on the Rise.

The makings of marketing mavens

Aaron Wolowiec

But marketing? True, we launched our first official marketing campaign a couple years into the job. But with too few hours in the day and a never-ending list of priorities, marketing just wasn’t at the top of the list. So where does marketing fit in?

Inbound Marketing: Why I Should Care

Slice-Works

What is Inbound Marketing? Inbound Marketing is an evolved marketing strategy based on the real-time habits and interests of your customers. Inbound Marketing is done via SEO, Social Media Marketing, and Content Marketing.

Membership Marketing: Get More Email Opens by Understanding Send Patterns

Higher Logic

That’s why you need to send your marketing and member emails at the optimal time, when people are most likely to pay attention. These emails provide a different type of value for your members and may skew results for general marketing and member communication. Email can be overwhelming.

5 questions to better market your career center.

YourMembership Blog

Nothing promotes a career center like putting relevant, niche jobs in front of professionals. When it comes time to look for a new job, professionals turn first to associations, which are among the best places to start.

BEIJING | Asian markets mostly lower after Wall Street gains

NonProfit University Blog

BEIJING — Asian markets were mostly lower Tuesday after Wall Street gained as Italy moved toward forming a euroskeptic-led government. Markets in Hong Kong and South Korea were closed for holidays. Business Asian markets Beijing mostly lower TodayNews Wall Street gains

Marketing Masterstrokes

Thanks For Playing

Yesterday, Kristina Twigg ( Water Environment Federation ), Lauren Wolfe ( Higher Logic ), and I presented on marketing your private online community at the Higher Logic Users' Group Super Forum.

Four Reasons Your Marketing Team Needs Community

Higher Logic

Could your marketing department benefit from your organization’s community? It doesn’t matter what your community is for or why your organization decided to establish one -- it can be a powerful tool for your marketing department. Inbound marketing. Marketing

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3 Real Ways to Improve Your Membership Marketing Program

YourMembership Blog

To successfully attract and keep association members, continually remind yourselves membership marketing is a process. Many associations struggle to improve their membership growth and retention.