I Miss Social Media

Jamie Notter

So in that vein, I want to lament about something I miss about the old days: social media. It’s funny to think of social media as a component of the “old days,” but honestly that’s what it feels like to me today. Social Media

The C-Suite's Role in Social Media

Higher Logic

Social media has undoubtedly gained an increasing role in the business community. For any organization, the importance of social media is right up there with any other marketing strategy. If your organization is on social media, you should be too.

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Five Social Media Marketing Trends for 2017

Higher Logic

In social media marketing, whenever a door closes, another one has opened. The quicker your association adapts, the better you will be at using social media to your advantage. Most social media content is permanent once it has been posted.

How to Drive Traffic to Your Community Using Social Media

Higher Logic

Get the best part of your community in front of members on their favorite social media channels, and bring them back to your online community with valuable, relevant content. Aim for a “discussion of the week” to promote on social media and your members will start to watch for it!

Six Social Media Trends Expected in 2016

Higher Logic

Social media continues to evolve, and if you want to leverage social media for your organization, you need to be aware of the current trends for 2016. Here’s a closer look at some of the top 2016 social media trends to watch throughout the year.

How education protects organizations from fiascos.

YourMembership Blog

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Managing Social Media Campaigns


Social media marketing has become the third most popular form marketing as of 2013. Needless to say, it will only gain more popularity as social media marketing campaigns are far less expensive to create and maintain than traditional advertising campaigns.

Should You Pursue That New Social Media Platform?


The thing about social media is there are new platforms popping up every. So how do you know which platforms your organization should be using? single. And what works well for some associations, may not work well for others.

How to Manage Social Media with Hootsuite and Buffer

Reid All About it

Social media is a great way to connect with others, find and share resources, and build a community. At a recent AENC Technology Roundtable , I told my fellow attendees about two time-saving social media tools I couldn’t live without: Hootsuite and Buffer.

A 12 Word Social Media Policy


Continuing my “awesome finds on the interwebs” series this week, here is the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media’s 12-word social media policy. The biggest risk in health care social media is not participating in the conversation.

Stop Wasting Time with Social Media

YourMembership Blog

Corporate + Social. Put an End to Your Social Media Efforts. September 18th, 2012 | Posted in Member Engagement + Retention , Social Media and Business Trends. Give up on social. It probably just doesn’t work for your organization. Then you haven’t really tried social. Social Media and Business Trends. Corporate + Social. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations.

Does Your Organization Have Social Media Guidelines for All Staff?

Beth Kanter's Blog

We adopted a set of Guidelines that TNT created (creative commons) to ENCOURAGE their staff to use social: bit.ly/YQe91n All this should be communicated succinctly in a document that is based on discussion, roadshows, and training for staff on using social media effectively.

A YP-Friendly Social Media Strategy

Associations Now

Young professionals can serve your association well in that these digital natives will help you keep up on the social media front. And by having a solid social media strategy, your association will also appeal to young professional member prospects.

Burn your social media strategy


I recently came across an amazing post that I urge everyone to read about the current state of social media. Burn It Down, Start From Scratch And Build a Social Media Strategy That Works. DOING SOCIAL MEDIA RIGHT.

Social Media Takeovers: Why They Could Work for Your Association


Have you ever seen a takeover on social media? Usually, this is when a student, employee, or key constituent takes over a company or organization’s social media for the day.

The Importance of Testimonials and Social Media


In the B2B realm, product reviews and testimonials from other organizations can make all the difference in acquiring more market share, making them an absolute necessity for your website. Additionally, social media is a huge component of increasing leads for new customers.

A New Strategy for Event Social Media

Associations Now

At events, we use social media to engage with our attendees and to keep the hashtag flowing. Should event social media be a deeper part of the process? A new startup makes the case for social strategizing months before the event.

[NEW!] Social Media Readiness Workshop


The social media revolution is here–are you ready? You may be dabbling in – or even expertly managing – social media tools, but have you thought about whether you have the right culture for social? .

Does your organization need a social media policy?


Well, maybe, maybe not. Tip o’the hat to Liam Barrington Bush aka @hackofalltrades. The flowchart is funny, but the reasoning behind it is pretty serious. Do you trust your staff? If not, why are they your staff?

How Social Media Can Make You Healthier


Now with the rise of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter , YouTube and other social media players, people are more equipped than ever when it comes to finding and maintaining the perfect fitness plans to meet their individual needs. Niche Social Networks.

Association Social Media: ASAE


——————— Let’s welcome Lauren Precker, Social Media Manager for ASAE to the SocialFish stage! 1 ) First things first – in what department in your organization does your role sit? 6 ) Have you done any social media campaigns?

Revamping Your Conference Social Media Strategy

Velvet Chainsaw

Are you bald yet from pulling your hair out dealing with recent social medial platform changes? Or perhaps you’ve spent all afternoon biting your nails wondering how to adapt your conference social media strategy to the platform changes. Social Media Platform Changes Yet Again.

The Real Point of Measurement and Social Media ROI

Jamie Notter

in Learning , Social Media - 5 comments. Mark Shaefer has a nice post about a recent “ social media measurement smackdown ” he participated in during a social media conference. He was pushing back against a prevailing notion that you can’t measure social media. And his last point is that there is not excuse to NOT measure: I’m not advocating that every social media effort has a demonstrable ROI. Social Media.

Time to Declare Independence From Social Media?

Associations Now

The reason that Facebook has become such a powerful and important social media outlet is its wide reach and ability to drive lots of traffic and conversation. The problem is the dominance of one search engine, one big social network, one Twitter for microblogging.

Associations’ Social Media Confidence Grows

Associations Now

A new report on social media use among associations shows they have grown increasingly more comfortable in using social media over the last couple of years. Overall, organizations are becoming not only smarter in their use of social media but braver.

Association Social Media: The CFA Institute


1) First things first – in what department in your organization does your role sit? The social media function at CFA Institute has grown in strategic importance over the years, and its location within our organizational structure has evolved along the way.

Innovation in Healthcare Social Media


ICF is doing a lot of great work around innovation in healthcare IT, as well as exploring how social media can help push the healthcare industry forward. ” Social Media – The Competitive Edge in Healthcare [WHITE PAPER].

Cool Association Social Media Jobs This Week – March 2


We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital. Association Research Assistant , American Dental Hygienists’ Association – Are you a well-organized, self-directed, motivated professional with research experience?

Wednesday Buzz: Connecting with Millennials on Social Media

Associations Now

Social media platforms introduce and update features seemingly almost daily. Social Media Examiner reveals how to leverage the latest in Facebook and Instagram features to connect and engage with millennials.

Book Review: Social Media ROI

Jamie Notter

Social Media ROI: Managing and Measuring Social Media Efforts in Your Organization. Understanding the calculations of ROI must be preceded by a better understanding of how social media fits into the overall business. Books and Reading Social Media

Fear and Social Media


During CommPartners’ Social Learning session at #ASAE11, attention turned quickly to social media. The more we trust people and organizations – our employees, members, sponsors, donors and others — the less afraid we are. Risk and Social Media

3 Ways to (Better) Showcase Members in Social Media

YourMembership Blog

Social media gurus tell member organizations again and again – don’t make it about you, make it about them. Turning over your social media platform to them is like a nice introduction from a mic. How do you use social media in reference to your members?

Advice for Implementing Social Media from Star Wars

YourMembership Blog

Corporate + Social. Advice for Implementing Social Media from Star Wars. February 14th, 2012 | Posted in Social Media and Business Trends. I wondered what Yoda and the crew would suggest for those of us trying to implement social in our organizations.

Looking for Your Best Social Media Stories!

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

My posts are primarily going to cover stories about social media for associations, which is a natural area for me to write about and share. assnchat #eventprofs article ideas associations blog writing free gift social media starbucks cardI am thrilled!

How to Maximize Social Media at Conferences

Associations Now

In just a few years, many businesses have gone from viewing social media as a distraction to an essential tool for learning and communication. Here’s how meeting planners, attendees, and convention and visitor bureaus are maximizing social media at conferences.

The Best of Association Social Media 2014


I am now consulting under my new practice Culture That Works with Jamie Notter, where we work with all kinds of organizations on internal (employee) and external (member/customer) engagement and culture change related to technology change. Tina Byland, Social Media Specialist, ASCD.

Who Owns Social Media? Risk Management?


First, I penned Community, Social Media and Risk Perceptions and then Risk Management and Open Community: More Similar than You Think. My basic premise is that both social media and risk management are association-wide activities. Risk and Social Media

October Social Media Themes for Associations


Coming up with ideas for social media posts can be stressful and time consuming. The social media success formula indicates that only 10% of posts should be about your organization. Source: Social Sidekick / Meltwater. Social Media Member Engagement

A Strategic Guide to Social Media for Nonprofits


Reposted from Sprout Social with permission. GET THEIR COOL STRATEGIC GUIDE TO SOCIAL MEDIA FOR NONPROFITS here. That said, nonprofit organizations have never been a group to back down from a challenge. Define Social’s Role in Your Communications Strategy.

Adopt Social Media “Next Practices,” Not Just Best Practices

Associations Now

In our ever-evolving world, associations must harness the power of social media to communicate their value and ensure their future relevance, says Eric Kuhn, opening keynoter at ASAE’s 2017 Marketing, Membership & Communications Conference. Want More MMCC?