Marketing planning can be exciting. It's often the time where new ideas get thrown on the table, innovative and analytical thinking converge, and rough concepts get fully baked.
What's not fun—seeing campaigns and approaches flop, particularly when so much thought, creativity, and goal intention went into them.
Email is arguably the most popular and effective marketing tool for organizations to run campaigns and produce funnel conversions.
For associations, non-profits, and member-based groups—whose cornerstone value comes in the form of communication, content, and community—this 1:1 member communication is a must-have for marketers.
The ability for members and customers to control the content that they receive, specifically through email, is invaluable to their satisfaction and your bottom line.
Cue the Email Preference Center (EPC)—a centralized location where users manage their communication preferences and topical interests.
Whether you’re setting annual performance goals, making changes to association programming, or moving into a new membership service, no decision should be made without first examining the previous years’ data.
Oftentimes, associations will entrap themselves in the mindset of establishing long-term marketing or membership-service objectives with just a “gut feeling.”
Lucky for you, your association may have been collecting useful information through their association management system (AMS), customer relationship management (CRM) software, or data management tools without even realizing it.
Earlier this summer, Apple announced its upcoming (Fall 2021) release of iOS 15, which touts a number of new privacy features that will help users control and monitor how their data is being used.
With the growing push towards increased privacy and consent-based data collection in Big Tech, this announcement comes as no surprise. So, how does it affect association marketers and professionals?
Let’s first take a deep breath, then a deep dive into why this isn't the end of all marketing as we know it 😎
Text messaging enjoyed a cultural heyday back in the early 2000s when nimble-fingered teens used their Nokias to shoot quick messages to each other. These days, there’s a greater focus on digital communication apps, such as WhatsApp and iOS Messages. But if you think that SMS texting has gone the way of cargo pants and ‘N Sync, you’d be wrong.
In the past decade, the number of text messages sent has increased by a whopping 7,700%. SMS texting still has one of the highest engagement rates of any channel, with exceptional open rates. If you have a timely, relevant message, SMS is one of the best ways to deliver it.
Which makes SMS texting ideal for associations. With the right strategy, you can use text messaging to create a first-rate member experience.