By: Christina Welty, MA
Facebook Live has been around for a couple years, but it’s definitely gaining popularity. Whether you have a personal business selling makeup or clothes or you are a leader of an association or company, it’s a great way to encourage new followers and gain excitement for your product or service. When the Southeastern Conference of Dental Laboratories (SCDL) suggested we do a Facebook Live video, I had to do some research!
Before getting started, what is Facebook Live? Simply put, it’s a way to stream a live video through your personal or business page on Facebook. It’s a great way to connect instantly with your audience, build your network and tell your story – your way. Another perk, especially for organizations on a budget, is that it’s free! Continue reading “Facebook Live – Why Not?”
By: Rachel Luoma, CAE and Brianna Barnebee
Many associations include advocacy as part of their mission. There are the standard methods, such as lobbying, working with allied organizations and communicating with regulatory agencies.
But, what happens when the association determines it wants to start messaging directly to the public? Where do you start as an association? Continue reading “The Four Steps to Creating a Public Awareness Campaign”
By: Lisa Kamper
People know they can get general news and information from a variety of sources today, but often they rely on trade and professional publications to stay up-to-date and current in their related field. Trade publications speak to a very specific group of people. Companies and manufacturers that sell industry specific tools or products look to advertise in trade publications because they are confident their ad will reach readers who are more interested in their product.
In today’s market companies are not limiting themselves to only traditional print and web advertisements; they are looking for more specialty advertisements and ways to make their products stand out from other manufacturers who sell the same or similar products. Continue reading “Hitting Your Target Market… In A Special Way”
By: Will Ferguson
In the first part of this post, we discussed how to create a new membership structure. Now it’s time to market your new membership program! Continue reading “Movin’ On Up – Part 2”
By: Ricki Sexton
Why do we love jingles, and slogans, and catchy advertising? Because somewhere, in that mystery building “somewhere”, there is a person who is designing campaigns that draw us into them, over and over, for years. Coca-Cola has been in business since 1892. In 123 years, there has been numerous marketing campaigns. Whether you are a Coke or Pepsi drinker, the branding of the white Polar Bear “Always Coca Cola” stands out in your mind, if you’ve watched any TV in the last 20 years. Why? Marketing genius. What makes for a successful marketing strategy? Karen Klein offers up these top strategies to market your product: Continue reading “What’s Your Marketing Strategy?”
By: Shelly Sobol
Once upon a time, in a land far, far away….
While the actual stories have changed from the time we were children, the idea of storytelling hasn’t. We tell stories to make sense of the changing world around us and to remind the listener of shared values (or values you want to instill upon them). You can use these same storytelling skills when determining a branding plan for your professional image. My goal today, is to share how to brand your organization by storytelling, and telling those stories through images (versus text/infographics/video or other mediums). Continue reading “Glass Slippers and Branding”
By: Christina Welty, MA
St. Patrick’s Day – lots of history, celebrations and definitely green everywhere!
According to the History Channel, Saint Patrick (the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland) was actually born in Roman Britain. He was kidnapped and brought to Ireland as a slave at the age of 16. He later escaped, but returned to Ireland and was credited with bringing Christianity to its people. Perhaps the most well-known legend is that he explained the Holy Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) using the three leaves of a native Irish clover, the shamrock. Continue reading “It’s all about that green, ‘bout that green…”
By: William Lessley
A few years ago, I tried desperately to get “into” wine. Wine was the new thing that everyone was suddenly all about. There are so many choices when it comes to the vino; where do you begin? There are opinions on whether white wine is better than red, what pairs best with fish, beef, pork, or dessert, and if wine under $10 a bottle is even worthy of being considered “real wine”. If you ask 20 people which wine is the best white or red wine, you’ll get 50 different answers. Continue reading “What Do Wine and Membership Have in Common?”
By: Malarie Barineau
Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching! Are you ready? According to the History Channel, the holiday itself dates back to the 5th century and originates from the Roman holiday, Lupercalia, and from a man named St. Valentine. If you want to learn more about the history behind Valentine’s Day check out the History Channel website at http://www.history.com/topics/valentines-day/history-of-valentines-day. Continue reading “February 14th, What Are You Going To Do?”
By: Amy Bean Napier
This week, many of our staff will be traveling to Las Vegas to work an annual trade and management conference for a national client.
For the past 10 years, Las Vegas has utilized a number of variations of the marketing phrase “What Happens Here Stays Here” including the most popular “What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas.” This usage of this marketing iconic phrase has made people laugh but has also resulted in increased tourism rates. In 2015, Las Vegas is expected to welcome more than 40 million visitors, a record high for the destination (visit www.lvcva.com for more statistics and information.)
At Partners In Association Management, we have also had success in encouraging our staff to live the phrase “What Happens Here Stays Here” during work hours. Continue reading “What Happens Here Stays Here”