Email Marketing vs. Marketing Automation [Explained]

Higher Logic

Email is an important component of any modern marketing strategy. But, email marketing on its own can only do so much. Trying to look at your members’ engagement using email marketing is like seeing the world without glasses. Marketing Automation Gets RESULTS.

2019 Marketing Strategy: Food for Thought From Seth Godin

Higher Logic

The start of a new year is a great time to reevaluate your current marketing strategy and decide which tools and changes you can implement to drive maximum success in the months ahead. Marketing to Make Change Happen. Resource: Transform Your Customer Marketing with Online Community.

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.

Ace 2019 with 6 Expert Marketing Strategy Tips

Higher Logic

How can marketing and sales teams work more efficiently ? If these types of marketing strategy questions are floating around in your mind as we enter the new year, keep reading. As always, marketing is evolving. As AI advances, so will our marketing capabilities.

[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.

48 No-Brainer Tools Every Marketer Needs

Higher Logic

Since there are so many tools out there, our marketing team came together to compile a list of our favorites to share with you. We like having Evernote’s web extension on Chrome to easily save articles, snippets, or images for a marketing swipe file. What are other marketers up to?

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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.

20 Marketing Automation Mistakes You Could Be Making (And How to Fix Them)

Higher Logic

That being said, it’s time to take a closer look at your marketing automation strategy to see if you’re making any of these common mistakes. But a great strategy needs to be the foundation of your marketing automation campaigns.

How Automation Will Save Marketing

Higher Logic

I may be biased, but I don’t consider most marketers to be inherently “shady.” The downfall of advertising might be part of marketing evolution, but let’s not make it the underlying narrative. Let’s refocus on marketing for people, not at them. Why haven’t we embraced marketing automation as a true opportunity to market with a conscience? Marketing Automation with a Conscience. Let’s return to our original goal: marketing with a conscience.

Your Guide to Effective [Not Annoying] Marketing Personalization

Higher Logic

Adobe’s recent study about email marketing revealed more about these reactions to personalization. In Adobe’s survey, e mployees said that the most annoying thing when receiving an email offer from a marketer was: “An offer that makes it clear that the marketer’s data about me is wrong” (22%).

Combining Your Inbound and Outbound Marketing Strategies

Higher Logic

In recent years, digital marketing strategies like search engine optimization, paid advertising, social media marketing, and blogging, have replaced traditional marketing tactics as the preferred methods for promoting products and attracting potential customers.

Ready, Fire, Aim Membership Marketing

Membership Marketing

Inaction is the single biggest enemy to association membership marketing success. Over the years, I have been in more meetings than I care to count where statements like, “we cannot do that because,” “we need approval,” or “we need more research” has shut down the marketing process.

Developing a Micro-Moments Marketing Strategy

Higher Logic

These gaps of time are known as micro-moments, and have become the newest frontier for marketers. So how do we take advantage of these micro-moments in our marketing strategy? This prompted the Target marketing team to shift their shopping experience to a mobile-first approach.

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?

Program Goals and Marketing Objectives

Eric Lanke

I've been thinking this week about metrics for the marketing and communications function of my organization. Specifically, what's the best way to measure the contribution of our marketing efforts in the achievement of our program goals? In order to help achieve those goals, we engage in a variety of different marketing activities. Holding these marketing activities up to the metric of the program goal seems wrong.

Marketing Automation: Creepy? Or Just Good Customer Service?

Higher Logic

Turns out, it’s not Big Brother spying on you – it’s just marketing automation at work. An abandoned cart campaign is a perfect example of how marketing automation can be used to create a great user experience. And it’s left traditional email marketing tactics in the dust.

The Ultimate Nonprofit Video Marketing Strategy + 5 of the Best Nonprofit Videos We’ve Seen

Wild Apricot Blog

Learn how to create the ultimate nonprofit video marketing strategy with our guide, as well as getting inspired with the five best nonprofit videos we've seen. video-marketing-strategy video-marketing nonprofit-video-marketing-strategy nonprofit-video-marketing nonprofit-video

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Is Marketing Automation Going to Take Away My Job?

Higher Logic

It’s a valid fear – as marketing automation adoption increases, many seasoned marketers are wondering if they’re automating themselves out of a job. When you use marketing automation, you can improve all these scenarios, saving time on the manual tasks.

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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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.

New report: Association marketing has a ways to go

Aaron Wolowiec

Marketing is much more difficult than most people think. Marketers have a vast skill set, and that’s why they should have a seat at the decision-making table. That’s according to a new benchmarking study on association marketing by Demand Metric and HighRoad Solution. “

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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?

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

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.

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

How do association marketers fight email fatigue?

Aaron Wolowiec

Lesson here: People are suffering from email fatigue, so as an association marketer, your job is tough. The “ 2015 Association Email Benchmarking Report ” summarizes email marketing metrics from more than 1 billion emails associations sent in 2014.

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.

5 Marketing Automation Features You Need to Start Using Today

Higher Logic

In the survey we did for our recent State of Marketing Automation: Association Benchmark Report , we asked associations what additional marketing automation features they’re using. If you pair this with our finding that one of the biggest marketing automation challenges for associations is a lack of platform knowledge, it starts to look like associations might not be making use of these essential features because they don’t realize what they can do.

7 Tips to Improve Your Marketing Reporting and Prove Your Worth

Higher Logic

Proving your association marketing team’s effort’s worth to upper management and a board can be challenging. Take Your Marketing Reporting to the Next Level. Good luck, marketers! Marketing Member Retention Volunteer Management Associations Online Community

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You Could Just Set It and Forget It with Marketing Automation…But Don’t!

Higher Logic

If you are under the impression that “set it and forget it” is a successful strategy for using marketing automation software, I release you from this spell. Set it and forget it" can work for rotisserie chickens, but it won't work for your marketing automation strategy.

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.

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

The 3 Best Data Points to Grab from Your AMS for Marketing Automation Campaigns

Higher Logic

An AMS is a treasure trove of valuable data, so we often think: why not grab everything we can for our marketing campaigns? How do we know which AMS data points will be the most useful and effective to tap for our marketing campaigns? Marketing Automation Integration Member Retention

The many hats of marketers

Aaron Wolowiec

A couple months ago I wrote an article for “Associations Now” about how marketing requires different skills than it once did. As more potential tactics and options for marketing have emerged, more is expected of a marketer. Scott Oser, president of Scott Oser Associates.

What Do Vanity Metrics Have to Do with Marketing Automation Goals?

Higher Logic

Higher Logic recently released our 2018 State of Marketing Automation: Association Benchmark Report. We asked about all sorts of things, like how they used marketing automation and what their goals and successes were.

Membership Marketing: Ten Year Retrospective

Membership Marketing

2018 marks the tenth anniversary of the Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report. However, this has not represented a changeless marketing environment. Here are some of the major changes associations have put in place in their membership marketing efforts.

The Ultimate Guide to Trade Show Marketing

Aaron Wolowiec

This Ultimate Guide to Trade Show Marketing will take you through the entire strategizing, planning and execution processes for your upcoming trade show to ensure you’re fully prepared for trade show marketing success