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The Price of Honesty

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

Honesty can be really expensive. At least it seems like it. Because if I were to tell you a list of truths, you might make decisions about me that were not necessarily pleasant. For example: I hate exercise. I''m bored with green juice and the entire juicing craze.

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Tuesday Buzz: How Netflix Navigated a Price Increase

Associations Now

Despite raising its prices, Netflix actually saw a huge surge in subscribers during its most recent quarter. Sometimes, price increases can scare away your members. The post Tuesday Buzz: How Netflix Navigated a Price Increase appeared first on Associations Now

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Game Changer: Tips For Creating A Pricing Strategy

Associations Now

Learn why setting the best price often involves more than just raising and lowering costs from pricing strategist Rafi Mohammed, who presented during an Annual Meeting Game Changer session this week. Finally, determine the right price that reflects your products value.

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Don't Compete on Price

Eric Lanke

image source Don't compete on price. There are certainly some organizations that can successfully compete on price. They generally have high-volume, low-investment business models, and are perfectly suited for the low-price strategy.

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Diabetes Group Launches Campaign Over High Insulin Prices

Associations Now

With research showing that the price of lifesaving insulin has increased by more than 200 percent over an 11-year period, the American Diabetes Association has asked members to join it in speaking out against rising insulin prices.

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When the Right Price Is Nothing

Associations Now

But associations should also consider moving prices in the other direction. Bigger than any changes within the OS itself, in many ways, is the price tag attached to the upgrade: Microsoft is giving it away for free to those who already have Windows installed. prices.

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Put a Price Tag on Your Benefits

Associations Now

Selling an association membership is not a traditional negotiation process, but the anchoring effect proves relevant in pricing situations just the same. The post Put a Price Tag on Your Benefits appeared first on Associations Now

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School Nursing Group Helps Members Navigate EpiPen Price Increase

Associations Now

The National Association of School Nurses is helping its members as they try to find solutions for students whose families can’t afford the steep price increase of potentially life-saving EpiPens.

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Association Convention Pricing Strategies

SCD Group

Should we create some special, last minute pricing to fill the spaces?” Most associations that I know “hold the line” on conference pricing. Yet, we see industry/retailers adjusting pricing based on supplies. Should we consider variable pricing?

When will associations move to “dynamic pricing?” Lesson from Black Friday

SCD Group

See what I wrote at - Is there a "magic" price for association memberships? Whether sporting events, airline fares or Christmas gifts, our members are getting used to rapidly changing prices. Check out this Wall Street Journal article about dynamic pricing this holiday season.

USPS Delays Decision on Price Increases for Mass-Mailers

Associations Now

The Postal Service is considering boosting the cost of postage by as much as 10 percent across the board—more than normally would be allowed, as rate hikes are currently limited to the consumer price index. A proposed “exigent” increase in U.S.

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Cheap Flights Ahoy: The Good and Bad of Lower Flight Prices

Associations Now

If you’re looking to fly soon, now’s the time to buy: The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that ticket prices saw a big drop last month. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Price Index for July [PDF], plane fares dropped by 5.6

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Groups Eye Ways to Take Bite Out of College Textbook Prices

Associations Now

As another school year starts, a new analysis by NBC News shows that textbook prices increased at three times the rate of inflation between January 1977 and June 2015, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)—a 1,041 percent increase, NBC says.

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Wednesday Buzz: The Price of Looking Too Nice

Associations Now

The post Wednesday Buzz: The Price of Looking Too Nice appeared first on Associations Now When designing newsletters, flyers, or other promotional materials for your organization, should you have to be worried about things looking “too professional?”

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Innovation Saves: BIO Attempts to Shift Conversation on Drug Prices

Associations Now

Drug prices may be expensive, but they cost a whole lot less than the alternative. For years, the pharmaceutical industry has been dogged by complaints about high prices for its life-saving products, such as Daraprim and EpiPens.

Leadership Limerick: Putting a Price on Value

Idea Architects

Everywhere around you can see Offers for things that are free But while it may seem very nice To find zero as the price It makes you wonder what the value will be Give something to get something. You shouldn't just play around with price.

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Can Pricing Influence Association Membership Decisions?

SCD Group

These are specially-designed theaters which – for a “slightly” higher ticket price – offer luxury seating, table dining service (with wait staff) and other services catered to a select group of movie goers.

Membership Marketing Blog: Pricing Your Product, Service or.

Membership Marketing

Pricing Your Product, Service or Membership. Sometimes pricing is an afterthought when developing a product or service or changing your membership structure. Pricing is one of the four “P’s” of marketing for a reason. Here are five basic approaches to pricing.

Interview with Michelle Price on Breakthrough Business Strategies.

Jamie Notter

Interview with Michelle Price on Breakthrough Business Strategies Radio. Monday, December 19, Maddie and I will be interviewed by Michelle Price on her “Breakthrough Business Strategies” radio program , talking about our Humanize book. Consulting. Speaking. About. Contact. Generations. Humanize. Books: Jamie Notter. Leadership insight.right when you need it. Posted December 16, 2011. in Announcements , Humanize. Tweet.

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Are San Francisco Nonprofits Getting Priced Out?

Associations Now

The city of San Francisco has attempted to help nonprofits priced out of their current locations: This year, it launched a $4.5 The post Are San Francisco Nonprofits Getting Priced Out?

Insurance Group Balks at High-Priced Pharmaceuticals

Associations Now

Sure, it works—but the price of a single pill is more than a week’s pay for most Americans. Defending the Price. “The value to these patients and to their loved ones and society—you can’t put a price tag on it.”

PhRMA Tries New Approach to Pricing Problem: Consumer Appeals

Associations Now

The pharmaceutical trade group PhRMA has in recent weeks combated the outcry against high-priced drugs by using new consumer-facing advertising campaigns to emphasize the value of those drugs. The “ From Hope to Cures ” campaign doesn’t focus so much on the exact prices of drugs.

CIM – how they presented their membership price rise

Optimist Consulting

However, you may feel there is a good business reason to increase prices, so how do you present this to members? As an organisation you do not want to appear to be “wasting money” on documents about price rises.

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Cloud Competition: Microsoft Expands Offerings, Cuts Prices

Associations Now

With expanded offerings and a price that matches certain Amazon services, Microsoft hopes its revamped Windows Azure platform could entice some businesses away from the market leader. The post Cloud Competition: Microsoft Expands Offerings, Cuts Prices appeared first on Associations Now

3 Studies Impacting Association Member Pricing Strategies

SCD Group

I’ve posted before about the “magic pricing” for association memberships and a case study of one association that added a free member category. Is there a "magic" price for association memberships ? Now, Gregory Ciotti of The Daily Egg shares 3 Research Studies That Reveal Smarter Pricing Strategies. The three pricing strategies share additional information for associations, most of whom have steadfastly followed an annual member price strategy for decades.

Social Media Roundup: Nailing Down the Price

Associations Now

Make sure you’re pricing it according to market demand. Some advice on that in today’s Social Media Roundup: Is the Price Right? RTF @digitec : Tips for Pricing Member Education [link] #assnchat #eLearning via @digitec @nrgmunguia.

Grow Your Membership Without Raising Dues

Association Adviser

” Both Barkan and Mook said they found a higher membership price connoted more prestige and, therefore, had more perceived value. From the Front Lines Leadership association conferences association events membership models price-based value pricing value-based pricing

New Senate Airfare Pricing Bill Offers Another Take On Transparency

Associations Now

A new Senate measure, a direct response to a House bill that would remove taxes from displayed airfares, claims the high ground on transparency in pricing. By no means should we undo the existing rule that enables consumers to see the full bottom-line price when they’re ticket shopping.

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Membership Recruitment Dues Discounts: The Do’s and Do Not’s

Membership Marketing

With a steep 50% off discount, it is unlikely that the additional response will make up for the lower price. And even if it does, the members that are obtained will likely continue at a much lower rate when the full price is requested at the time of renewal. Dues Discount price testing Test marketing The other day, I received a membership recruitment mailing offering an end of the year 50% off first year dues discount from a respected professional association.

Hiring an event management partner

Aaron Wolowiec

in-house, which may help reduce the end price. Heidi Brumbach, CMP, CTA. This post is authored by guest blogger Heidi Brumbach, CMP, CTA. Heidi is the general manager of Technisch Creative. Email: heidi@technischcreative.com.

Good News for Business Users? Google Tries Starting a Cloud Storage Price War

Associations Now

With Google severely cutting the price of its Drive service, here’s the next question for cloud users: Will competitors like Dropbox follow suit or focus on robust offerings instead? But is it enough to get them to cut prices? Larger players’ pricing varies more widely.

How to publish a book and why you should care

Aaron Wolowiec

From editing to book cover design, distribution, sales, file conversions, pricing and everything in between, it’s a behind-the-scenes look at what makes the publishing world tick.

Biggest Problem with Conflict: It Prevents Action

Jamie Notter

Yesterday I was interviewed by Michele Price on her Breakthrough Business Strategy internet radio show about our book, Humanize. Previous post: Interview with Michelle Price on Breakthrough Business Strategies Radio. Consulting. Speaking. About. Contact. Generations. Humanize. Books: Jamie Notter. Leadership insight.right when you need it. Biggest Problem with Conflict: It Prevents Action. Posted December 20, 2011. in Conflict , Humanize - 3 comments. Tweet.

21st Century Pricing For Associations: Interview with Sheri Jacobs of Avenue M Group

Association Mavens

The pricing of association membership dues, programs, and events has gotten a bit more complex this century. Sheri Jacobs, founder of Avenue M Group and a 15-year association management veteran, discusses strategies and tactics that associations can consider in order to get the most of of their revenue. Other Downloads: MP3 Version. Your browser does not support the video tag. Click here to view the video. Interviews

Nine tips to promote win-win negotiating (no matter the contract)

Aaron Wolowiec

A correlation exists between the value of your business and the number of concessions or price breaks your organization can expect to receive during contract negotiations. Look beyond price to conditions. On Wednesday, Nov. 7, I’ll have the distinct pleasure of co-facilitating the final MSAE Emerging Professionals brown bag lunch of 2012 with Tammy Dankenbring, sales manager for the Amway Hotel Collection. Discussion will focus on successful negotiation techniques.

SCD Group: Is there a "magic" price for association memberships?

SCD Group

Is there a "magic" price for association memberships? Dynamic pricing graphic from The Wall Street Journal. By the way, the same challenge applies to conference registration fees, webinar fees and any other pricing decisions at your association.). Pages. About. Contact.

Got NDR (Non-Dues Revenue)?

Association Adviser

Our research shows only half of associations ask advertisers and sponsors if they’re getting their money’s worth—only about 60 percent incorporate that feedback into pricing strategies. Features Revenue feedback help non-dues revenue pricing resources sponsors

How Do I Know What to Charge?

Spark Consulting

One of the hardest things to do in creating a product or service is to set the price – too high, no one will buy because it’s too expensive; too low, no one will buy because they think what you’re offering isn’t valuable. So how do you determine your pricing strategy?

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What I'm Reading

Thanks For Playing

When's the last time you looked at your pricing strategy ? blog roundup selling pricing innovation leadershipGreat lessons from great bosses. There's more to building trust than personal integrity. Think associations don't need to sell? Wrong! And here are some good tips to help you do it. Leading? Publicly give up your illusion of control. Innovation is a great FIRST step. Here are some key things you need to know and do to get to the finish.

Taxi Associations Struggle With Dropping Medallion Prices

Associations Now

In New York City, that dynamic has led to a battle between the association representing Big Apple taxi operators and the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) over just how much medallion prices have dropped.