For technology leaders working in association management, there’s one question that comes up again and again. Should we use dedicated association management software solutions, or can we switch to a generic mainstream alternative? As with all tech-related decisions, the answer is: it depends on your circumstances.
Marketing for associations takes different forms. Marketing automation tools and email automation tools sometimes get confused with each other. While they do share some functionality, your marketing strategy depends on knowing the difference and knowing how to get the best from each.
You might have a great association marketing plan, but nothing will come of it unless you have the right tools to turn plans into actions.
You won’t always have the kind of expertise on hand that you require for marketing success. There are circumstances where you need additional technical expertise or some assistance with strategy, or simply a new pair of eyes and some fresh thinking.
Powered by ASAE, the Xperience Design Project was an inspiring two-day learning opportunity focused on creating successful association events and experiences. With time to exchange business ideas and network, XDP provided an open and creative space to share and learn from partners, vendors, and association professionals. Attendees learned how to attract the right registrants, create meaningful connections, and deliver a return on investment year after year.
If you’re a tech leader at an association, you probably find yourself struggling with the same questions over and over. Questions like: How do I support the unique organizational structure of an association? How can the tech stack support the lead generation goals of the marketing team? How do we increase engagement and boost retention? Are we making the most of the tools we have? Is it time to add new elements to our tech stack?