Podcast: Don’t Test Your Emails

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Jen Capstraw spoke with Association Adviser at Digital Summit in Tampa about today's email capabilities and how anyone can be a proficient email marketer if they take advantage of the tools available to them. The post Podcast: Don’t Test Your Emails appeared first on Association Adviser. Features Marketing & Communications Podcasts email marketing Jen Capstraw podcast

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Conference Circuit: Traffic Safety

Associations Now

The American Traffic Safety Services Association’s 49th Annual Convention & Traffic Expo begins next week in Tampa, Florida. More than 3,500 roadway safety professionals, transportation officials, business leaders, government officials, manufacturers, and corporate roadway department personnel are headed to Tampa next week to discuss infrastructure innovation, learn about the latest products and services, and network with peers. Venue: Tampa Convention Center.

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Conference Circuit: Museum Science

Associations Now

The Association of Science-Technology Centers’ Annual Conference starts this weekend in Tampa, Florida. Venue: Tampa Convention Center. City: Tampa, Florida. Rundown Attendees: 2,000. Exhibitors: 130. Education sessions: 100. Conference tracks: 11.

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Conference Circuit: Time for the Teachers to Learn

Associations Now

The ACPA 2015 Tampa Convention brings student affairs educators together to discuss the changing role of higher education. Conference: ACPA 2015 Tampa Convention. Venue: Tampa Convention Center. Location: Tampa, Florida. Rundown Attendees: 4,000. Speakers: Close to 400. Exhibitors: 50 plus. Thousands of student affairs educators are in Florida for ACPA 2015 , which runs through Sunday, to advance social justice and identify best practices in student learning.

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Conference Circuit: Assessment Excellence

Associations Now

Venue: Tampa Convention Center. Location: Tampa, Florida. The 2016 IAAO Fishing Tournament will take place at Tampa’s Hula Bay Club. Rundown Attendees: 1,200. Courses: 60. Learning tracks: 8. The 82nd Annual International Conference on Assessment Administration starts in Florida early next week.

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Conference Circuit: Instrumental Technology

Associations Now

The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation’s 2016 Conference & Expo kicks off this week in Tampa, Florida. Venue: Tampa Convention Center. Location: Tampa, Florida. Rundown Attendees: 2,200. Exhibitors: 200. Speakers: 100. Breakout sessions: 50 plus.

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Florida Police Chiefs Launch Campaign to Take on “Rape Culture”

Associations Now

The Tampa Bay Area Chiefs of Police Association decided it was time to confront the pervasive problem of sexual assault, focusing on both police training and public awareness. The Tampa Bay Area Chiefs of Police Association launched a two-pronged campaign called Consent Florida earlier this month to tackle the problem.

Have a Cow, Man: Florida Cattlemen, Brewer Team Up on New Beer

Associations Now

Tampa-based Cigar City Brewing is making a new limited-edition milk stout—with proceeds supporting the Florida Cattlemen’s Foundation, a nonprofit offshoot of the Florida Cattlemen’s Association. The Florida Cattlemen’s Association, a trade group that represents the state’s cattle ranchers, is taking that to heart—going so far as to work with Cigar City Brewing, a popular craft brewery in Tampa, via its Florida Cattlemen’s Foundation.

Keep Members Coming Back

YourMembership Blog

Ester Venouziou is founder of LocalShops1.com , Tampa Bay’s most active advocate for locally owned, independent businesses. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni. Advantages. Branding. Control. Add-On Products. Support. Pricing. Company. News + Press. Customers. Technology. Management Team. Partner Programs. Corporate Responsibility. Inside YM. Careers. Contact.

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Did You Know? Networking & Education Keep Association Members Present at Events

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For others, a longer event in an alluring destination, such as NAFA Fleet Management Association’s Institute & Expo , to be held in Tampa this year, can provide a professional jolt of ideas along with a mental and emotional rejuvenation that leaves a member refreshed and ready to tackle their next challenge.

Conference Circuit: Dairy Science

Associations Now

The local MLB team, the Pittsburgh Pirates, is partnering up with ADSA to offer discounted tickets to attendees to watch Tuesday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Rundown Attendees: 1,700. Abstracts Submitted: 1,300. Symposia: 20. The American Dairy Science Association’s 2017 Annual Meeting will begin on Sunday in Pittsburgh. Around 1,700 will be in attendance.

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How Moose Became King of the Forest: 5 Tips for Recruiting

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It incorporates paid advertising in the Tampa market – encompassing buses, bus shelters, billboards, online and newspapers – public relations; social media AND grassroots marketing. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni. Advantages. Branding. Control. Add-On Products. Support. Pricing. Company. News + Press. Customers. Technology. Management Team. Partner Programs.

Why Cigar Enthusiasts Lit Up the FDA

Associations Now

The last is an example that critics often point out when referring to the plight of Tampa, Florida’s J.C. “The lifeblood of any business is new products and services, and these regulations would make it impossible to introduce new products,” President Eric Newman told the Tampa Bay Times.

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Your Member Recruiting Campaign Will Fail Without This

YourMembership Blog

In the Tampa market, The Moose are piloting the largest public education campaign in their history. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni. Advantages. Branding. Control. Add-On Products. Support. Pricing. Company. News + Press. Customers. Technology. Management Team. Partner Programs. Corporate Responsibility. Inside YM. Careers. Contact. YourMembership.com Blog.

Philadelphia Newspapers Get new Nonprofit Lease on Life

Associations Now

Perhaps the closest is the Poynter Institute , the Florida journalism school that owns the Tampa Bay Times as part of a deal brokered by the newspaper’s late owner, Nelson Poynter, soon after the institute’s launch in the 1970s. Poynter wrote on its website Tuesday that Lenfest closely analyzed the partnership between the Tampa Bay Times and Poynter, which runs the newspaper as a taxable subsidiary.

Hunter Warfield – How to settle your debts?

SocialFish

Hunter Warfield is a large and independent third party debt collection agency that is headquartered in Tampa, Florida. Tampa, FL 33614. If your experience with debt collection agencies has been far from pleasant, you are not alone. It is a well-known fact that these agencies use the most unorthodox methods while collecting from consumers.

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6 Tips to Improve Your Association’s Management with Data

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in Marketing Management from the University of Tampa. When associations thrive, they see boosts in member recruitment and improved retention rates. They experience strong event turnout and growing engagement through other channels such as social media and discussion boards. They may even see more consistent non-dues revenue streams! If your association isn’t quite there yet, you may be wondering where your efforts are going astray. That’s where data comes into play.

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Partnership Builds Police, Community Relationships

Associations Now

As a former mayor, I saw firsthand the positive impact that came from law enforcement officers mentoring young people in Tampa.”. To build relationships between law enforcement and their communities, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles is engaging the Los Angeles Police Department in its mentorship program.

Check Your Archives: You Might Rediscover Your Most Influential Moment

Associations Now

Petersburg Times— the iconic Florida newspaper now known as the Tampa Bay Times— wanted to detail the potential impact of a nuclear attack on St. The Arms Control Association resurfaces an artifact from an influential moment in its long history: a 1979 newspaper story that laid out a doomsday scenario— and may have fueled a historic TV event.

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Fact-Checkers Work Toward Launching New Association

Associations Now

The publication, owned by Poynter, changed its name to the Tampa Bay Times in 2012. Attendees of Poynter’s Global Fact-Checking Summit in London voted this week to launch a new association, with the goal of helping journalists work together on what can be a challenging line of work. In the age of the internet, accuracy is harder than ever to come by.

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These Are the World’s Best Airports

Associations Now

Ford International in Grand Rapids, Michigan; Jacksonville and Tampa international airports in Florida; and Ottawa International, in Ontario, Canada. The release of the latest Airport Service Quality awards, announced recently by Airports Council International, shows that U.S. airports have a lot of improving to do to catch up with their international neighbors. Depending on where you’re headed, the classiest part of your next business trip might be the airport.

Conference Circuit: 2014?s Events in Review

Associations Now

Sometimes the ultimate decision is influenced by regional institutions, as occurred for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ annual conference in Orlando, which was within driving distance of Busch Gardens Tampa and the Florida Aquarium. 2014 was rife with incredible conferences that inspired attendees to think, collaborate, and act. In today’s Conference Circuit, we highlight some of the year’s standouts.

What if Cuba Opens Up?

High Context

A colleague pointed out to me that Tampa was historically a major port for Cuba trade and could become so again, bringing investment to that area. I’ve been a bit stunned by the recent events between the U.S. and Cuba. President Obama lightened up some restrictions and Raul Castro made statements that they are willing to talk and everything is on the table.

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Photojournalist Group Focuses on New Headquarters

Associations Now

For decades, the nonprofit Poynter Institute has used the resources of the Tampa Bay Times , formerly the St. The National Press Photographers Association announced last month that it will relocate its headquarters from North Carolina to Georgia. The move puts the group at the center of academia, with offices on the campus of the University of Georgia. A key advocate for news photographers, videographers, and visual journalists is heading to college.

@CESSE Optimizing Sales Results for Certification, Certificate & Training Businesses

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Based in Tampa, (ISC)2 is recognized for Gold Standard certifications and world class education programs. (ISC)2 Whether you are selling certification in the United States or around the world, learn proven lessons on capturing potential candidates, how to motivate candidate behavior, and mixing education “prep products” to motivate and drive sales. We shall share a “two-pronged” approach to sales, build employer and employee demand and learn how to leverage strategic alliances.

Lessons for Meeting Planners From Professional Sports

Associations Now

Other team giveaways worth noting are the Colorado Rockies’ mullet hat , the Tampa Bay Rays’ Evan Longoria rubber duck, and the Minnesota Twins’ BBQ branding iron. Your conventions and events may not have the big budgets or superstar athletes of the professional sports world, but that doesn’t mean you can’t learn a thing or two from them.

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Report: Major Hotel Chains Hit by Long-Term Data Breach

Associations Now

“But those … sources said they were puzzled by the pattern of fraud, because it was seen only at specific Marriott hotels, including locations in Austin, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Louisville, and Tampa.” White Lodging Services Corp. says that 14 hotels it manages—including some in the Holiday Inn and Marriott families—suffered a credit and debit card data breach last year that lasted nine months.

Thursday Buzz: Cleveland Prepares for GOP Convention

Associations Now

Past Republican conventions have seen protest numbers from 1,000 in Tampa, Florida, in 2012, to 100,000 in New York City in 2004. Serious event planning is underway for events around the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this July. Plus: The head of a major airline group offers his two cents on industry regulation. Politics aside, the 2016 Republican National Convention , taking place in Cleveland in July, presents some unique challenges for event planners.

Conference Circuit: An Iconic Global Tech Event Turns 90

Associations Now

A plethora of nearby zoos and aquariums, from Busch Gardens Tampa to the Florida Aquarium, offer an added reason for industry pros to attend. A technology industry event rich in history begins in Berlin. Plus: Aquarium and zoo professionals go wild in Florida. It’s not every day that an industry event reaches the ripe old age of 90.

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Conference Circuit: E3 Sets a High Score for Associations

Associations Now

PRSA’s 2014 Travel and Tourism Conference is on tap in Tampa, Florida. Share Your Own Have an upcoming event you’d like to tell your association peers about? If so, shoot us an email at editorial@asaecenter.org , and you may see it in a future edition of Conference Circuit. The video game industry’s most important tradeshow will be brought to you live, courtesy of an association.

Press Photographers Group Ups the Ante on Advocacy

Associations Now

Last year, prior to the political conventions in Tampa and Charlotte and the NATO Summit in Chicago, I started doing trainings with the police in those cities,” Osterreicher said. “I’ve The response by the National Press Photographers Association to the arrest of a Detroit Free Press journalist highlights how the organization has adjusted its advocacy efforts in an increasingly mobile world.

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Final Fantasy? Scandals Keep the Fantasy Sports Industry on Edge

Associations Now

Attorney’s Office in Tampa is starting a probe of its own , analyzing whether the industry is violating the Illegal Gambling Business Act of 1970. With an insider-trading scandal and regulatory scrutiny at the state and federal levels causing major headaches for the two largest daily fantasy sports companies, the Fantasy Sports Trade Association finds itself working overtime to defend its members.

The Great Daylight Saving Time Debate

Associations Now

Mark Danish told a Tampa news outlet. Information Delivery A rule of thumb around daylight saving time, in addition to adjusting your clocks, is to check the batteries in your smoke alarm. Domino’s Pizza and the National Fire Protection Association have teamed up to remind people to do just that. During March, Dominos pizza boxes will be topped with a smoke alarm checklist.

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So What’s Taking High-Speed Rail So Long?

Associations Now

Rick Scott put the kibosh on federal funding in 2011 —a controversial move at the time, considering that the offered federal funding would have covered the cost of a rail line between Tampa and Orlando, potentially easing traffic along the state’s busy Interstate 4 corridor. Backers have long touted high-speed rail’s promise as a way to accelerate intercity travel, but getting projects on the rails has gone a whole lot slower than a speeding bullet train.

In Cuba Thaw, Associations See Economic Opportunity

Associations Now

” However, Florida Bankers Association President Alex Sanchez expressed concern to the Tampa Bay Business Journal that the Cuban-American community might stigmatize banking companies that choose to cater to the Cuban market. President Barack Obama’s move to loosen the five-decade-old embargo that’s defined the relationship between the U.S. and Cuba received mixed reviews last week. Many industry groups see potential created by the decision—but others see risks.

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High School Sports Group Tackles Concussion Crisis

Associations Now

Also, high schools in Tampa, Florida , and Missoula County, Montana , joined a long line of cities, counties, and states that require student athletes to complete concussion tests that allow doctors and trainers to get a baseline assessment of athletes prior to the start of the season.

Aargon Agency Inc (For Federal Student Loan Debts)

SocialFish

Louis, Tampa, and Denver. Can medical bills really land you in trouble? The answer is yes. Medical bills can indeed land you in some significant trouble, which can lead to enormous amounts of debt. If you find yourself in trouble due to a medical bill, the chances are that you shall be receiving a call from one of the debt collection agencies, and most especially Aargon Agency Inc., whose primary focus is collection on medical-related debts among others.

Business Groups See Potential in Obama’s Cuba Trip

Associations Now

and Cuba—took center stage on Tuesday, as an exhibition game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Cuba’s national team drew global interest. Coming to Cuba Things are still thawing between the United States and Cuba, but at least one major hotel operator is taking advantage of the changing political climate. Over the weekend, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide became the first American hotel company in nearly 60 years to open a Cuban location.

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The Biggest Social Media Scandals, Fails, and Blunders of 2013

SocialFish

Yazmin Gray is a graduate student at the University of Tampa. Guest post by Yazmin Gray. ——-. Social media can do a lot of good, but it’s also a platform capable of killing a reputation in under a minute. Several companies got a good taste of that last year. Check out these biggest social media fails of 2013. Applebee’s Makes Rules it Can’t Keep. Last year a waitress from St.

From Zero to $100K: PolitiFact’s Membership Program Gets Started, Fast

Associations Now

In the case of PolitiFact, the fact-checking offshoot of the Tampa Bay Times , it means starting a membership program at just the right time. According to Poynter (the nonprofit that owns the Tampa Bay Times ), the website has raised $105,000 in just 20 days—with 611 people donating at least $50 in annual support for the website. The fact-checking website PolitiFact, riding the recent tide of support for media outlets focused on accuracy, launched a membership program last month.

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