Why Operating Like a Business Makes Sense for Your Association’s Digital Marketing Plans

June 3, 2022

Where consumers go, marketers follow – and in 2022, both groups are increasingly spending more time and money online. The digital advertising industry grew by a record 35% last year as companies focused on reaching target audiences who are now spending on-average 7-hours a day online. This PARtners @ Work edition features Feathr to show how the digital marketing agency is helping associations think like a business in the digital space.

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Why a Strategic Approach to LinkedIn Could be the Missing Link for Your Association

March 3, 2022

If there was one profile page that existed to represent all associations, LinkedIn would be a no-brainer first level connection. The shared common interests between the two – building connections, creating opportunities, and improving communities – make associations and LinkedIn a natural match. So why are some association teams still hesitant to utilize the platform that boasts over 800 million members worldwide?

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PARtners @ Work: Intero Advisory

February 2, 2022

Intero Advisory works with businesses and individuals to maximize their online brand, community, and activity through the LinkedIn platform. CEO and Founder Colleen McKenna shares 10 steps your team can take to craft an effective and personal LinkedIn strategy.

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PAR GOATs Share Insights for 2022

December 8, 2021

In the final webcast of 2021, The Professionals for Association Revenue celebrated the PAR community’s top contributors and recognized them as the Greatest of ALL Twenty-Twenty One (GOATs). In this video and post, our GOATs share what they learned in 2021 and give insight into how they believe associations can best move forward in 2022.

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Turning Challenge into Opportunity: PAR Members Look to the Possibilities of the Future

November 18, 2021

“Wouldn’t it be great if…?” That’s the question PAR webcast presenter and Unmuted CEO Rachel Druckenmiller presented to our PAR audience in her webcast, 2020 Vision: How to Reframe and Refocus Current Frustrations into Future Success. We look at some of their answers in this recap.

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Poll: Partner Programs

November 1, 2021

Many associations have had success with an enterprise approach to marketing and industry partnership. The opportunity for non-dues revenue and alignment can grow by matching solution providers to a program that helps them reach corporate objectives for visibility, thought leadership, and client engagement. Does your association provide a partner program that includes a multi-channel approach to marketing, events and subject matter expertise?

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3 Questions: How to Engage in Meaningful Professional Reflection

October 27, 2021

In our “3 Questions” series, we ask top industry professionals to answer three questions within their area of expertise. In this edition, we’re talking about how to engage in meaningful professional reflection with Rachel Druckenmiller, CEO of Unmuted. As an experienced keynote speaker and workshop facilitator, Rachel has worked with dozens of organizations to ignite resilience, connection and engagement among leaders and teams and is a valued PAR webcast speaker.

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Meet a Member: Nikole TenBrink, Director of Marketing and Business Development, Illuminating Engineering Society

October 6, 2021

Get to know Nikole TenBrink, Director of Marketing and Business Development for IES, in this edition of “Meet a Member.”

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3 Keys for Association Marketing Teams to Support Their Sales Teams

September 27, 2021

When sales and marketing teams work together effectively, revenue increases and associations expand. It’s a fact that’s earning the attention of association marketing teams, too — 54% of marketers say they are empowered to collaborate with sales teams (a year-on-year growth rate of 86%, according to Salesforce).

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Revenue Renegades: Top Takeaways From Marketing Your Marketing

September 9, 2021

Top Takeaways from Marketing Your Marketing. Review key takeaways shared and learned during PAR Revenue Renegades meet-up.

This past Wednesday, revenue producers from the association industry came together to chat about how they market their own products and programs. Associations often have a standing strategy to market for membership, attendee registration and professional development. However, non-dues programs like exhibits, advertising and sponsorship need similar or even advanced support. PAR members worked through marketing challenges as a part of PAR’s September focus, Marketing for Business.

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Why Operating Like a Business Makes Sense for Your Association’s Digital Marketing Plans

Where consumers go, marketers follow – and in 2022, both groups are increasingly spending more time and money online. The digital advertising industry grew by a record 35% last year as companies focused on reaching target audiences who are now spending on-average 7-hours a day online. This PARtners @ Work edition features Feathr to show how the digital marketing agency is helping associations think like a business in the digital space.

Why a Strategic Approach to LinkedIn Could be the Missing Link for Your Association

If there was one profile page that existed to represent all associations, LinkedIn would be a no-brainer first level connection. The shared common interests between the two – building connections, creating opportunities, and improving communities – make associations and LinkedIn a natural match. So why are some association teams still hesitant to utilize the platform that boasts over 800 million members worldwide?

PARtners @ Work: Intero Advisory

Intero Advisory works with businesses and individuals to maximize their online brand, community, and activity through the LinkedIn platform. CEO and Founder Colleen McKenna shares 10 steps your team can take to craft an effective and personal LinkedIn strategy.

PAR GOATs Share Insights for 2022

In the final webcast of 2021, The Professionals for Association Revenue celebrated the PAR community’s top contributors and recognized them as the Greatest of ALL Twenty-Twenty One (GOATs). In this video and post, our GOATs share what they learned in 2021 and give insight into how they believe associations can best move forward in 2022.

Turning Challenge into Opportunity: PAR Members Look to the Possibilities of the Future

“Wouldn’t it be great if…?” That’s the question PAR webcast presenter and Unmuted CEO Rachel Druckenmiller presented to our PAR audience in her webcast, 2020 Vision: How to Reframe and Refocus Current Frustrations into Future Success. We look at some of their answers in this recap.

Poll: Partner Programs

Many associations have had success with an enterprise approach to marketing and industry partnership. The opportunity for non-dues revenue and alignment can grow by matching solution providers to a program that helps them reach corporate objectives for visibility, thought leadership, and client engagement. Does your association provide a partner program that includes a multi-channel approach to marketing, events and subject matter expertise?

3 Questions: How to Engage in Meaningful Professional Reflection

In our “3 Questions” series, we ask top industry professionals to answer three questions within their area of expertise. In this edition, we’re talking about how to engage in meaningful professional reflection with Rachel Druckenmiller, CEO of Unmuted. As an experienced keynote speaker and workshop facilitator, Rachel has worked with dozens of organizations to ignite resilience, connection and engagement among leaders and teams and is a valued PAR webcast speaker.

Meet a Member: Nikole TenBrink, Director of Marketing and Business Development, Illuminating Engineering Society

Get to know Nikole TenBrink, Director of Marketing and Business Development for IES, in this edition of “Meet a Member.”

3 Keys for Association Marketing Teams to Support Their Sales Teams

When sales and marketing teams work together effectively, revenue increases and associations expand. It’s a fact that’s earning the attention of association marketing teams, too — 54% of marketers say they are empowered to collaborate with sales teams (a year-on-year growth rate of 86%, according to Salesforce).

Revenue Renegades: Top Takeaways From Marketing Your Marketing

Top Takeaways from Marketing Your Marketing. Review key takeaways shared and learned during PAR Revenue Renegades meet-up.

This past Wednesday, revenue producers from the association industry came together to chat about how they market their own products and programs. Associations often have a standing strategy to market for membership, attendee registration and professional development. However, non-dues programs like exhibits, advertising and sponsorship need similar or even advanced support. PAR members worked through marketing challenges as a part of PAR’s September focus, Marketing for Business.

Poll: Marketing Your Marketing

Associations have long-used thoughtful marketing approaches to grow membership, position education, or drive event attendance. Behind most successful products is a successful marketing strategy. How do your non-dues activities stack up?

Revenue Renegades: Top Takeaways From Market Questions that Create Results

Top Takeaways from Market Questions that Create Results: Review key takeaways shared and learned during PAR Revenue Renegades bi-weekly meet-up.

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Revenue Renegades: 5 Takeaways From Sales Materials that Matter

5 Takeaways from Sales Materials that Matter: Review key takeaways shared and learned during PAR Revenue Renegades bi-weekly meet-up.

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Marketing Your Mission, Part Two: Integrating Your Mission Statement

In part one of this two-part article, we outlined the process of developing a mission statement that truly reflects your organization. Now, we’re focusing on how to integrate it into your marketing and communications program.

Marketing Your Mission, Part One: Identify Your Mission Statement

A mission statement is vital to conveying your association’s value and purpose, so it is crucial to ensure it is well-defined. Whether your association is just starting out, or was established decades ago, it needs a mission statement that can inform, connect and guide.

Jump Into Video: How to Plan and Execute Video Marketing

You’ve decided to incorporate video into your association’s marketing plan. It’s a smart move — in 2020, video is the most commonly used format in content marketing, overtaking blogs and infographics. And with in-person events going by the wayside indefinitely, video allows associations to connect to their members in more personal ways.

Inspired Marketing: How to Find Creative Innovation for Your Next Sales Project

Creating marketing to support sales efforts can be hard, especially when it’s for a brand-new product or service. We invited Brittany Parrotte, the Senior Marketing and Event Manager at Hi-Fidelity Group, to take us through her project inspirations.

Rejuvenate Your Revenue: Create a Product Your Supplier Members Will Gladly Buy

Your association is looking for creative ways to create content. Your advertisers, or potential advertisers, are searching for meaningful exposure. That’s where a paid supplier program comes in- an advertiser pays for exposure in an area of expertise they would like to promote, and the association writes and delivers the content.