The Field Guide to Board Orientation

Set up your board members for success. Download your FREE copy of The Field Guide to Board Orientation for Associations.

In it, you’ll discover foolproof ways to get new board members up to speed quickly and efficiently. Get useful tips on how to:

  • Structure your orientation
  • Prepare board meeting attendees for maximum payoff
  • Build a robust board book
  • Hold an effective orientation debriefing

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Social Media Survival

30 Social Media Ideas for Associations

Everyone will tell you WHY your association should be posting on social media. But when was the last time someone handed you a list of 30 great ideas for WHAT to post?

The time is now. Download Social Media Survival: Quick & Clever Social Media Posts -- a valuable infographic that will give you at least a year’s worth of ideas for social media content for your association.

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What Dangers Are Lurking in Your Tech Stack?

The Costs, Inefficiencies, and Risks Hiding in the Shadows of Your Tech Stack.

For Marketers, Technology has Become the Purpose, not the Means. We Need to Reverse That.

Many of us say we have tech stacks, but instead, we have become consumed by them. We have moved away from a focus on the human elements of marketing – the strategy, the content, and the creative elements – to instead tend to the machines: the tools, the platforms, the software, the widgets.

But relying on too much technology can be inefficient, expensive, and introduce immense organizational risk.

In this whitepaper, we’ll discuss:

  • What tech stacks are, how they came to be, and why you should be cautious
  • The downside of a giant tech stack
  • What Shadow IT is and how it relates to your tech stack
  • What marketers can do to align business goals with their technology

Download the whitepaper now to learn how to avoid the common mistakes today’s marketing leaders make when it comes to technology.

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5 Marketing Predictions for the Next 5 Years

Stay ahead of these upcoming trends with this whitepaper.

In this whitepaper, we’ll explore how:

  • First ­party data will emerge as the single most valuable asset.
  • Customers will demand full control of their personal data.
  • Location data will become the most accurate indicator of not just where, but who we as customers are.
  • Companies will emerge to broker data that will teach machines algorithms.
  • Augmented reality will become a common way to interact, especially while shopping.

Download the whitepaper to find out which digital marketing trends we believe will take hold over the next 5 years.

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The Omnichannel Marketer’s Holiday Domination Guide

As the season of holiday sales creeps closer, so does the expectation for marketers to deliver a foolproof strategy for increasing sales and customer retention through personalized 1:1 campaigns. Don’t panic. We know the challenges you face in trying to provide personalized experiences – and we want to help.

This guide will identify those challenges and translate them into an effective strategy that will engage customers and win their holiday business

We’ll look at:

  • When to start planning for the 2018 holidays.
  • Results and insights from holidays past.
  • Leveraging technology to deliver 1:1 personalization.
  • Establishing a personalized, consistent brand experience.

Download the guide now to learn more about revolutionizing your role and dominating the holiday season.

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How to choose the right CRM (Bonus Сhecklist Included)

These days a CRM isn’t just a luxury — it forms the cornerstone of your entire workflow, helping (or hindering) the effectiveness of your sales process.

That’s why choosing the right customer relationship management solution can feel like a huge undertaking. You’ve got to think about whether the functionality fits the way you work, how to get your team on board and if it’s a worthwhile investment of time and money. Pair that with the fact that there are literally hundreds of CRMs to choose from, and shopping for a CRM can be downright overwhelming.

But don’t put it off. The sooner you find a CRM, the sooner you can start enjoying the perks of a more systematized and transparent sales process. If you follow the tips below, you’ll find that searching for the right CRM can not only be painless, but even enjoyable.

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6 Ways Your CRM Is Failing You

The modern customer expects a lot — a response within the hour, a personalized buying journey and an account manager who anticipates their wants and needs. It’s no wonder that the demand for customer relationship management tools is growing every year. It gives businesses that competitive edge of getting in there first and really wowing your leads while they’re hot. Nevertheless, a lot of CRMs don’t deliver the dazzling ROI you’re expecting and working with them becomes tedious.

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Customer Data Platforms: How They Work, What They Solve & Why Everyone Needs To Use One

Today’s customers have been trained by Amazon, Netflix, Spotify and many others to expect personalized experiences and have little tolerance for firms that do it poorly. Quality data is needed to fuel the technologies that power personalization, but assembling that quality data can be hard.

Enter the Customer Data Platform (CDP). As defined by the Customer Data Platform Institute, a CDP is a marketer-managed system that builds a unified and persistent customer database that is accessible to other systems. While they are promising to be faster, easier, cheaper and more flexible than previous solutions – even the most savviest of martech professionals aren’t fully understanding their benefits, capabilities and integration abilities.

View this report today to learn the:

  • 3 main functions of a CDP
  • 8 advantages of using a CDP to assemble customer data
  • 8 common questions about CDPs and their answers
  • Key ways to select and budget for a CDP and more!

Download a copy of the CDP Institute’s report, “Customer Data Platforms: How They Work, What They Solve & Why Everyone Needs to Use One” today.

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GDPR Impact Series 2018

2018 sees the long-awaited General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enter into enforcement starting May 25th. It is a once-in-a-lifetime change to the legal basis on which individuals share their data with organizations.

Research company DataIQ recently examined how consumers expect their data to be used and whether they intend to exercise their new rights, as well as into what organizations intend to do to bring their data-driven practices into line with the Regulations. Download the report now to:

  • Understand the consumer perspective on data collection, consent, context, and control
  • Learn key strategies for the business/marketer’s processes, top opportunities, and challenges in adjusting to the new Regulation
  • Identify any mis-alignments between the two sides’ views of the data exchange and their root causes

Whether you view data as the new oil or as the beginning of the fourth industrial revolution, its relevance in today’s world is hard to deny. By laying the groundwork now, businesses will be able to embrace the opportunities presented by GDPR, and this research takes us one step closer to a more comprehensive understanding of how to truly put the customer and their expectations at the center of everything a brand does.

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Why the Universal Data Hub?

Today’s business leaders are faced with an increasingly fractured vendor landscape leading to operational inefficiency, siloed teams, loss of consumer trust and legal risk and, worst of all, a disjointed customer experience. In a market where companies largely differentiate and scale on customer experience, this makes data strategy a vital component of organizational health.

Download our Universal Data Hub white paper to learn:

  • The 4 Core Problems Created by the MarTech Explosion – The gaps between marketing technologies and the data they leverage, left unaddressed, spread throughout an organization
  • What is a Universal Data Hub? And What are Its Key Tenets? – What it is and what should you look for when considering a centralized platform for your digital marketing stack
  • Functionality Checklist for a Universal Approach to Data – The key functionalities you need to consider and evaluate when implementing a universal data strategy

The data foundation you establish will not only allow for more effective and lucrative marketing now, but is a critical step to delivering on the value of all data sources in the future that are exploding with the advent of mobile, IoT, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Companies that take a universal approach to data will immediately fill organizational and customer experience gaps, while laying the data infrastructure critical to competing in the future. Download our white paper today to get started.

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Customer Data Platforms: How They Work, What They Solve & Why Everyone Needs To Use One

Today’s customers have been trained by Amazon, Netflix, Spotify and many others to expect personalized experiences and have little tolerance for firms that do it poorly. Quality data is needed to fuel the technologies that power personalization, but assembling that quality data can be hard.

Enter the Customer Data Platform (CDP). As defined by the Customer Data Platform Institute, a CDP is a marketer-managed system that builds a unified and persistent customer database that is accessible to other systems. While they are promising to be faster, easier, cheaper and more flexible than previous solutions – even the most savviest of martech professionals aren’t fully understanding their benefits, capabilities and integration abilities.

View this report today to learn the:

  • 3 main functions of a CDP
  • 8 advantages of using a CDP to assemble customer data
  • 8 common questions about CDPs and their answers
  • Key ways to select and budget for a CDP and more!

Download a copy of the CDP Institute’s report, “Customer Data Platforms: How They Work, What They Solve & Why Everyone Needs to Use One” today.

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GDPR Impact Series 2018

2018 sees the long-awaited General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enter into enforcement starting May 25th. It is a once-in-a-lifetime change to the legal basis on which individuals share their data with organizations.

Research company DataIQ recently examined how consumers expect their data to be used and whether they intend to exercise their new rights, as well as into what organizations intend to do to bring their data-driven practices into line with the Regulations. Download the report now to:

  • Understand the consumer perspective on data collection, consent, context, and control
  • Learn key strategies for the business/marketer’s processes, top opportunities, and challenges in adjusting to the new Regulation
  • Identify any mis-alignments between the two sides’ views of the data exchange and their root causes

Whether you view data as the new oil or as the beginning of the fourth industrial revolution, its relevance in today’s world is hard to deny. By laying the groundwork now, businesses will be able to embrace the opportunities presented by GDPR, and this research takes us one step closer to a more comprehensive understanding of how to truly put the customer and their expectations at the center of everything a brand does.

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Why the Universal Data Hub?

Today’s business leaders are faced with an increasingly fractured vendor landscape leading to operational inefficiency, siloed teams, loss of consumer trust and legal risk and, worst of all, a disjointed customer experience. In a market where companies largely differentiate and scale on customer experience, this makes data strategy a vital component of organizational health.

Download our Universal Data Hub white paper to learn:

  • The 4 Core Problems Created by the MarTech Explosion – The gaps between marketing technologies and the data they leverage, left unaddressed, spread throughout an organization
  • What is a Universal Data Hub? And What are Its Key Tenets? – What it is and what should you look for when considering a centralized platform for your digital marketing stack
  • Functionality Checklist for a Universal Approach to Data – The key functionalities you need to consider and evaluate when implementing a universal data strategy

The data foundation you establish will not only allow for more effective and lucrative marketing now, but is a critical step to delivering on the value of all data sources in the future that are exploding with the advent of mobile, IoT, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Companies that take a universal approach to data will immediately fill organizational and customer experience gaps, while laying the data infrastructure critical to competing in the future. Download our white paper today to get started.

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Don’t Overlook Your Email Archiving Systems

"Today, business users need on-the-go access to all their critical data, which includes emails, documents and attachments. For IT administrators, striking the balance between productivity for users and compliance needs for the organization is necessary.

A September 2017 commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting shows 92% of business users believe easily finding emails and related documents using search functions is important or critical to the ability to do their job.

Download the study to discover more of Forrester Consulting’s important findings on the email archiving needs of modern business users—and how you can meet them."

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Increasing Your Marketing Funnel

The Slashdot Media Passport System is an organic vertically integrated big data analytics platform that utilizes extensive feedback loops, machine learning, artificial intelligence and human curation to identify potential leads from our database of over 100 million B2B contacts. Passport uses inputs provided by you during our campaign pre-launch meeting to build sophisticated profile models of your perfect customer and find the best matches in our contact data to that profile, while factoring in other important information such as intent and reachability. We utilize available data whenever possible to maximize our profiling work on your campaign and may as needed ask potential contacts supplemental data gathering questions to complete profiling as needed. We reserve the flexibility to answer any profiling questions that you have defined in your request for proposal by utilizing previously gathered data in our database or by asking the lead contact supplemental questions directly.
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