Federal Agencies Urged to Cancel Their Washington Post and New York Times Subscriptions

Moery Company

Recent news of federal agencies being urged to cancel their Washington Post and New York Times subscriptions could have a huge impact on the associations that advertise in the special edition publications.

How The New York Times Turned Unsolicited Donations Into a Successful Program

Associations Now

For slightly more than a month, The New York Times has been asking its subscribers for a little help in donating subscriptions to U.S. The strategy came about after the Times received a number of unsolicited donations in the wake of the 2016 election.

Mixed Support for New York City’s New Sodium Warning

Associations Now

When New York City became the first place in the country to require chain restaurants to post a warning next to high-sodium items, a number of associations came out both for and against the new rule. On December 1, New York City became the first city in the U.S.

Quiet: An Association Mavens Interview with New York Times Bestselling Author Susan Cain

Association Mavens

The post Quiet: An Association Mavens Interview with New York Times Bestselling Author Susan Cain appeared first on Association Strategies, Association Videos | Association Mavens.

New York Times and Paid Content

High Context

The New York Times has announced a new paid content model for their online content. They are not offering anything new to their best prospects, they are removing what draws them in the first place It is also rather complicated which will suppress sales a bit. Why not offer new value to your most voracious online readers and charge for that? Use what you have to create new offerings that you’ve never provided before but can scale in the online world.

Failure is good: it's about learning. Mistakes are bad execution

Jamie Notter

On Tuesday, Maddie and I presented at the Blogworld New York conference, along with Amy Sample Ward from NTEN. Failure is when you are trying something new, and you don’t know ahead of time how to make it successful. Strategy Means Change. { Some mistakes are simple oversights, some are errors in judgment and some are decisions to try new things that don’t work out. Strategy. Consulting. Speaking. About. Contact. Generations. Humanize.

From Stagnant to Stand-Out: 3 Strategies to Differentiate Your Customer Experience

Higher Logic

Customer experience executives from around the world gathered in New York last week to receive some disappointing news from Forrester Research at the Forrester CX NYC Conference. Props to @andpizza for taking a bold #customerexperience strategy, interacting with customers via text!

Tennis Association “Idea Rally” Aims to Serve Up Growth Strategies

Associations Now

In a collaboration with the firm IdeaConnection, the Tennis Industry Association is holding a 10-day “Idea Rally” with the goal of discovering new ways to grow the sport. The post Tennis Association “Idea Rally” Aims to Serve Up Growth Strategies appeared first on Associations No

Daily Buzz: A Better Strategy for Member Research

Associations Now

At Business 2 Community , digital marketing pro Steve Hamm warns about the problems that happen over time—and the strategies to fix those issues. Erin Griffith of The New York Times assesses the trend. Analyzing the state of your membership?

Will “Subscription Economy” Impact Association Memberships?

SCD Group

Two recent stories outline changes in the economy that might impact association membership strategies. New York Times Cigaom Tien Tzou SCD Group association management Kernalmag.com STIAL association executives

4 Ways to Re-Embrace SEO in Your Marketing Strategy

Associations Now

Years of breathless articles about how social media was going to change the world played a role in pushing SEO to the sidelines, but it also had real shortcomings: Breaking news is a tough battle to win on search engines, and content strategies take months to prove their weight.

Thursday Buzz: A Snappy Release Strategy

Associations Now

Snapchat’s new photo-taking sunglasses draw buzz for their offbeat release strategy. But one thing we can definitely say about Spectacles is that the release strategy is nearly as unusual as that used by Google Glass.

Fraternity Group Pledges Improved Lobbying Strategy

Associations Now

Facing the departure of some members, along with a new set of challenges affecting the world of fraternities, the North-American Interfraternity Conference is staying strong, emphasizing that it plans to improve its public relations and advocacy approaches, with a goal of building trust.

Michael Jordan Antiviolence Donation Strategy Strikes Careful Political Balance

Associations Now

cities, including New York City and Baltimore, and smaller ones, such as Ferguson, Missouri, LDF works to ensure federal funds to police departments are used to support critical training and reforms to end racial bias and to promote best practices for community policing.

Executive Connections: Train, Learn, Survive.

Executive Connections

I attended the Software Information Industry Association (SIIA) Information Industry Summit (IIS) in New York City last week, and I was encouraged by the positive attitudes expressed by leaders in the content industry. In the midst of the current economic turmoil, she sees an opportunity to train 21 st Century employees in new skills—skills that we may not have even heard about yet. For example, read about How to Organize Your Work Email or Strategies for Customer Service.

Monday Buzz: Kobe Bryant’s Direct Messaging Strategy

Associations Now

The unconventional note, titled “Dear Basketball,” had traditional and new-age publications alike scrambling, thrown off by Bryant’s decision to break the news himself. The post Monday Buzz: Kobe Bryant’s Direct Messaging Strategy appeared first on Associations Now

Ad Bureau Offers Publishers Strategies to Tackle Ad Blocking

Associations Now

In an attempt to get ahead of an issue frustrating members in the publishing industry, the Interactive Advertising Bureau is offering a set of new solutions to fight ad-blocking software. Ad blocking is such a big problem these days that not even The New York Times can ignore it.

N.Y. Bar Association Launches Task Force Aimed at Saving Local News

Associations Now

The New York State Bar Association will work to build a legal perspective on the ongoing decline of local news outlets over the last few years—with help from The New York Times ’ deputy general counsel.

Facebook Announces Overhaul of Newsfeed: What Does It Mean for Nonprofits?

Beth Kanter

Towards the end of the day, the New York Times published a story about a big announcement from Mark Zuckerberg about a change in the algorithm and newsfeed that it would prioritize what their friends and family share and comment on while de-emphasizing content from publishers and brands.

2015: Believe Your Beliefs


As you look at the last few months of civil unrest following the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson and Akai Gurley in New York City, or your own personal challenges, it’s easy to understand how doubt and fear could pre-occupy your thoughts.

Six social media tactical articles you need to read


Mobile Strategy for Small Businesses (Moz Blog). Do not be fooled by the title, this is essential reading about mobile strategy for ANY business. Content Strategy From the Trenches Implementation Industry Insider Mobile

How and Why Stories Can Bust Nonprofit Silos

Beth Kanter

Bringing in those diverse voices means we can tell more stories and invite in new audiences.”. Digital Strategy Guest Post StrategyFlickr Photo by Rex Hammock.

Are you going to #deletefacebook?

Beth Kanter

In an interview with The New York Times, he noted the company would soon institute new policies to cut back on the data given to the third-party apps that many Facebook users have opted into over the past decade. . “A Digital Strategy Digital Trends

Early Adopters Rethink Regional Office Strategy ? GrowGlobally.org


global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. Geographic Diversification – Good Strategy for Business » Mar. Early Adopters Rethink Regional Office Strategy. NEW DELHI — Many of India’s back-office businesses — the industry that propelled this nation onto the front lines of global commerce — may soon be changing hands. and listed on the New York Stock Exchange in August.

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Scouting for Talent within Your Association Membership

Association Management

New York Yankees pitcher, Mariano Rivera, retired at the end of this baseball season. Talent development doesn’t happen by accident—your organization needs a member management strategy, to develop talent systematically.

Public-Private Collaboration Drives Freelancers Union’s New NYC Hub

Associations Now

A new Brooklyn facility for freelancers—launched in collaboration with the Freelancers Union and New York City—could prove inspiration for a field that’s growing in prominence but comes with a lot of extra complications.

Two Social Media Toolkit Examples and Other Goodies


Social Media Metrics for Federal Agencies - new toolkit for federal agencies, which could be useful for associations and nonprofits as well. Many of you are already using social media, but found the information regarding strategy and metrics especially beneficial to your programs.

Local Media Association Brings Accelerator Program to Publishers of Color

Associations Now

Five big-city papers— The Atlanta Voice , The Dallas Weekly , New York Amsterdam News , Houston Defender , and The Washington Informer —are pilot papers in the initiative.

EEOC Complaint Says Targeted Facebook Job Listings Are Discriminatory

Associations Now

In comments to The New York Times , employment attorney Debra Katz, who is not involved in the case, said the conduct described in the complaint “seems pretty egregious.

What every social media marketer should know about the 2013 FTC guidelines


In his BlogWell New York ethics briefing, SocialMedia.org’s CEO, Andy Sernovitz, shared his recommendations on how to stay safe and ethical in social media. Every new law is just saying: You STILL can’t deceive consumers. Great video by Andy Sernovitz on the FTC Rules.

6 cool curation sites you may not have heard of


So my new thing is curated news sites. During my time off of blog reading, I discovered (or rediscovered) a bunch of new curation sites, some of which have now become my “morning newspaper time” I though you might be interested in checking them out for yourself.

New Pew Research Report: The Future of Digital Life and Well-Being

Beth Kanter

Never ending work with new demands and expectations. Amy Webb, futurist, professor of strategic foresight at New York University and founder of the Future Today Institute, said, “If our current habits continue unchanged, it’s easiest to map pessimistic and catastrophic scenarios.

3 Topics for Medical Society Execs to Watch

Web Courseworks Associations

Three overarching topics caught my eye at the upcoming AAMSE Annual conference in Minneapolis : MACRA and the QPP, Member Engagement Strategies, and Professional Development. Member Engagement Strategies. Leadership Strategies to Enhance Your Performance.

Should Associations Offer Conference Subscription Packages?

Associations Now

Earlier this week, the New York Mets announced that they’d be offering a new Netflix-style ticket subscription package this season. It’s a great way to gain access to Citi Field at a low cost,” Chris Zaber, the Mets’ senior vice president of ticket sales, told the New York Post.

Add Chapters to Make an Old Association Feel New

Associations Now

Launching a chapter network has helped PEN America, a literary organization with almost 100 years of history, recruit new members and reinvent opportunities for member engagement at the local level. New threats to free expression, press freedom, and discourse have emerged.”.

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Association Marketing: 4 Ways to Promote Your Professional Association Wins

Association Management

For professional associations, this means your story doesn’t have to target the New York Times print edition in order to be press release-ready. 4. Plan ahead with your social strategy. In 2013, no promotional strategy would be complete without a social media component.

10 habits you need to grow your organization

Association Success

The self-made co-founder of the Standard Oil Company, who was responsible for hundreds of millions of philanthropic donations before his death in 1937, never had to worry about a social media strategy, nor did he have to consider disruption from a digital economy.

Freelancers Union Changes Healthcare Course

Associations Now

The Affordable Care Act imposed new requirements for the level of coverage insurers offer, and it prevents plans from limiting who can receive care from a provider. Despite such concerns, the organization sees the change as an opportunity to expand its healthcare strategy.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.14.18

Reid All About it

If you’ve ever tried to get people at work to adopt a new technology, you know what kind of uphill battle that can be. Is your association seeking new streams of non-dues revenue as well as new streams of content for your digital and print publications?

Study: Nonprofits That Follow BBB Standards Raise More Money

Associations Now

Specifically, the research by professor Greg Chen of the City University of New York’s Baruch College looked at charities’ records from the years between 2006 and 2011.

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