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. Marketing automation might sound fancy, but it's really just an extension of the functionality that email marketing already provides – the ability to create, deliver and track messages to an audience. That's where marketing automation comes in. 89% of marketing automation campaigns are focused on email, so the two are closely aligned.

How Your Nonprofit Can Succeed with Cause Marketing

Wild Apricot

Wondering how your nonprofit can use cause marketing? cause marketing Non-profitsHere's everything you need to know about partnering with a business for mutual profit.

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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. Put glasses on ( AKA marketing automation ) , and you can see the bark, the leaves, and the squirrel dropping acorns on your head. You most likely use email marketing to 1) communicate with your members, and 2) engage your members.

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

How to Avoid Fundraising’s Quiet Killer: Donor Attrition

Speaker: Jay Wilkinson, CEO & Founder, Firespring

It doesn't take an industry professional to know that nonprofits highly depend on donations. The marketing emails, events, and website design are meant to attract new donors, when what we should be doing is trying to keep the donors we have. Teach a man donor acquisition and he'll get donations for the day--teach a man donor retention and he'll get donations for a lifetime. John Jay Wilkinson, CEO and founder of Firespring, and learn how to get donations for a lifetime. In this session, Jay will help us learn how to step off of the donor acquisition treadmill and rev up donor retention. Six out of ten donors give only once, but this doesn’t have to be your reality. Jay will help us understand how a 10% increase in donor retention will more than double the lifetime value of a donor and minimize our reliance on producing constant appeals for new donors.

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.

Marketing 101: The Importance of Storytelling

Moery Company

The post Marketing 101: The Importance of Storytelling appeared first on The Moery Company. Business Development Business Practices MarketingMy friend and colleague, Marty Baum of Edgewood Consulting Group ( www.edgewoodcg.com ), a firm that specializes in working with major consumer packaged goods manufacturers and their retail customers, wrote to agree with me about the importance of knowing your call to action before you start speaking.

Small staff? Embrace Content Marketing

Moery Company

But I learned early on about the value of thought leadership and content delivery as being the most valuable part of modern marketing. I adopted a loosely defined content marketing effort, at the expense of traditional marketing programs, that transformed our business. Embrace Content Marketing appeared first on The Moery Company. Communications Marketing Podcast Small BusinessThe Moery Company faced major headwinds in its start-up phase.

Driving Conversions through Content Marketing

Association Adviser

Attracting new members through content marketing is tricky, but it doesn’t have to be. The post Driving Conversions through Content Marketing appeared first on Association Adviser. Features Marketing & Communications Membership content marketing member marketingHere are four things to focus on when trying to increase membership.

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

Wild Apricot

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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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.

Follow These 7 Steps to Create a Nonprofit Marketing Plan

Wild Apricot

Having worked with hundreds of organizations, I can tell you that the ones who develop and follow a strong nonprofit marketing plan grow faster and make a bigger impact than those who don’t.

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. Seth Godin, a best-selling American author and entrepreneur, recently shared a multitude of thought-provoking perspectives while promoting his newest book This is Marketing on the podcast Self Made Man. Marketing to Make Change Happen.

Webinar: Embrace Digital Marketing or Get Left Behind

Moery Company

This webinar covers why your association needs to embrace digital marketing and how to scale your efforts. The post Webinar: Embrace Digital Marketing or Get Left Behind appeared first on The Moery Company. Resources digital marketing webinarScroll down below to view the webinar.

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. If you’re new to marketing automation, you might ask yourself, “What am I supposed to do with that saved time?” We’ll put away the digital marketing aspect for a moment and look at trends in two common, competitive markets: movies and restaurants.

The Essential Guide to Nonprofit Email Marketing

Wild Apricot

There's a lot more to nonprofit email marketing that meets the eye — if you actually want to get your emails read, that is. Learn how to create the perfect email strategy, as well as 5 email marketing platforms you can try

Seven Keys to Marketing Success

Spark Consulting

Recently, on ASAE’s Collaborate Community, someone asked for examples of other associations’ marketing plans. The things is, marketing plans are less about taking some other organization’s plan and swapping your acronym for theirs and more about answering some key questions: What do you know about your audiences? What are you trying to market to them? marketing strategy

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. Shorter and simpler is better than longer and more complex. Don’t be excessively formal, don’t use jargon, and don’t use undefined acronyms. Focus on benefits not features. Present your offer from your audience’s perspective, not the association’s.

The Essential Guide to Nonprofit Email Marketing

Wild Apricot

There's a lot more to nonprofit email marketing that meets the eye — if you actually want to get your emails read, that is. Learn how to create the perfect email strategy, as well as 5 email marketing platforms you can try

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

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. Inbound marketing encompasses these "new" strategies, with a focus on bringing interested potential buyers to your website and product. But this shift doesn’t make outbound marketing obsolete.

How To Leverage Marketing For Your Career Center Brand

YourMembership Blog

The post How To Leverage Marketing For Your Career Center Brand appeared first on YourMembership. Membership & Marketing Job Board Software Career Center SolutionsYour brand is what sets you apart from your competitors, but are you leveraging all your resources to drive career center traffic? Recent research shows that members primarily join associations for career growth opportunities.

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. That was the question I posed to the older kids, and I think it’s a critical question for association marketers, as we think about how to market what we do to our members and other audiences. marketing

3 Ways Organizations Win at Marketing

Wild Apricot

Organizations that seem to win at marketing their mission and their programs. Nonprofit-MarketingYou see them every day. On Instagram, on Facebook and IRL (in real life). They are everywhere and their donor family (and budget) is large! Here are the three things they're doing right — and how you can too!

Helpful Membership Marketing Links

Membership Marketing

Over the past year, my firm has issued a number of reports and guides that provide some trustworthy insights on how to manage and develop a successful membership marketing program. The Guide to Membership Marketing Metrics 5.

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. It should be no surprise social platforms are a popular starting point, and a critical component of a micro-moment marketing strategy. Engagement Marketing Marketing Automation

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

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.

Calling All Association Marketers!

Spark Consulting

The ASAE Marketing Section Council is conducting a short survey to measure interest in various marketing-related topics for purposes of supporting ASAE’s marketing educational efforts, including the types of sessions we’ll see at next spring’s 2014 Marketing, Membership & Communications Conference. Please feel free to share this link with other association marketing professionals. conferences marketing ASAE surveys

Empathetic Marketing: Cultivating Creativity and Connection

Association Adviser

The post Empathetic Marketing: Cultivating Creativity and Connection appeared first on Association Adviser. COVID-19 Resources Features Leadership Marketing & Communications empathetic marketingIt doesn’t matter if you are an individual or a company, we’re all in the same boat trying to make sense of some very new territory because of challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

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. Nobody wants to be the company left behind because they missed the trend, and everybody wants to get ahead with new groundbreaking marketing techniques. As always, marketing is evolving. Marketing should be embedded into the sales process by helping move leads through the pipeline.

Getting Started with Influencer Marketing

Association Adviser

Consumers are looking for marketing that relates to them, and as that attitude grows, the future of influencer marketing will keep looking brighter. The post Getting Started with Influencer Marketing appeared first on Association Adviser. Features Marketing & Communications influencer marketing member communications

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. Fast forward 10 years, and I’m now a public relations professional who loves all things marketing. Today, we blur the lines between public relations and marketing, especially thanks to digital and social media. So where does marketing fit in?

The Best Membership Marketing Strategies for Any Organization in 2020

Wild Apricot

Membership marketing is one of the best ways to grow and maintain your organization’s membership program. Here are some of the top membership marketing strategies you should be using in 2020

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.

14 of Our Favorite Examples of Storytelling in Marketing

Higher Logic

The secret lies in telling a great story, which is the foundation of great marketing. The scene: Nike wanted to create something that could help those in the UK identify with their brand, since they tend to market for the US. Engagement MarketingWhen was the last time you saw a commercial that made you cry? Maybe it was one of those gems during the Super Bowl, or maybe you’re not the crying type – either way, what’s the secret behind these stirring commercials?

Are You Making These Three Marketing Mistakes?

MembersClicks

If you work for a smaller organization, you may wear a number of hats — among those, marketing and communications. All that to say.you may be making a few marketing mistakes you’re not even aware of! MC Insider marketingBut when you have a hand in everything, it’s hard to truly specialize in anything. It’s hard to get into the crevices of what really works and what really doesn’t. Do any of these stand out to you?

5 Social Media Marketing Tips for Associations

GrowthZone

Frank Kenny provides five easy marketing tips any association can implement. Marketing has changed a lot over the past decade. Before you start worrying about your budget or your time, make sure that your social media marketing is as effective as possible.

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. Those statistics represented marketers from over 130 countries. Inbound has spread around the world and has evolved from a marketing strategy focused on attracting new visitors to a business philosophy and growth plan. Customer Marketing Takeaway.