Association Marketing

Best practices, case studies and and expert advice for association marketers from the minds of GLC.

3 Brand-boosting Reasons to Publish an E-newsletter

E-newsletters are one of the most effective and simplest ways to keep your audience engaged, informed and most important, active. E-newsletters are so much more than just email marketing. They are a direct-to-consumer vehicle for your message that is essential to your communication strategy. Here ar…

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Can Content Marketers Predict the Future?

In the health and wellness space, January may be the month of resolutions, but in marketing it’s the month of predictions. Back in 2017, the Content Marketing Institute asked industry experts to predict how content marketing would change by 2022. Five years later, we wanted to see how well these pre…

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Start Doing These 5 Things to Boost Your Email Performance

Have your email open and click-through rates been plateauing? Email marketing is one of the most effective digital marketing tactics, but its success isn’t a given. If lagging open rates feel rote to you as a publisher or content manager, your audience members might be email fatigued—especially sinc…

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6 Tips to Beat Rising Paper and Postage Costs

For many associations, the value of print publications is undeniable. It’s also undeniable that magazines are facing an uphill battle with rising costs of paper and postage. So how can associations save this primary member benefit, which is an important revenue source and a crucial medium for though…

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What Association Pros Are Struggling with and Succeeding at in Content Marketing

Association marketers are succeeding at leveraging data in their content marketing programs but struggling with interdepartmental agreement—that’s according to the American Society of Association Executives’ (ASAE) recent report, “Association Content Strategies for a Changing World.” ASAE surveyed a…

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Only 17% of Thought Leadership is Excellent. Here’s How to Improve Yours.

Only 17% of thought leadership content is considered excellent, according to the 2020 B2B Thought Leadership Impact Study, which surveyed 1,164 U.S. business executives. That equals wasted time, money and resources as well as other missed opportunities. Survey respondents have an appetite for qualit…

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Social Media Trends: Which to Ditch and Which to Try

To jump on the latest social media trends or not—that’s the perennial question so many marketers grapple with. Before you dive deep into the next trending tactic, consider these dos and don’ts. DO: Go all in with video. True, video is by no means new to social media. But the pandemic brought on new…

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3 Must-haves for a Solid Instagram Strategy

Is your organization on Instagram? The social medium has been around for a while, but not everyone has taken advantage of it yet. Maybe you didn’t think the app was right for your business, or maybe you joined and haven’t been posting for months—or years. Whatever the case, Instagram is still a powe…

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3 Things We Learned at the 2021 ASAE Annual Meeting

The 2021 ASAE annual meeting was this past week and, as usual, was chocked full of ideas and insights for associations. If you weren’t able to attend, don’t worry, we took notes!  Here are three key takeaways from this year’s ASAE Annual Meeting that you can implement into your business’s strategic…

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5 Content Marketing Trends to Try Right Now

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Content marketing is an ever-evolving field that changes with consumers, technology and culture. Businesses have connected to their audiences through email marketing, influencer marketing, social media marketing and a variety of other methods, and the list continues to grow. It can be overwhelming t…

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