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Are Your Vendors Engaged? Would You Like Them to Be?

Are Your Vendors Engaged? Would You Like Them to Be?

Rumor has it, in some association circles, trade show attendance is struggling. This could spell trouble for how vendor members find value in belonging to your organization. While some industries may be feeling the pain more than others, it is never a bad time to think about the ways you are engaging your vendor/supplier members. Read on for a handful of ideas on engaging your vendor-side members in effective and successful ways.

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Friday Top Five: Social Media News You Should Know

Posted by Sarah Hill

The social media needs for small staff associations are very specific. Heck, who are we kidding? ALL needs for a small staff association are very specific. That’s why today we’re listing some social media news for you to have on your radar. It’s a world that’s constantly changing and developing, and but we found a few articles you should read. We’ll even tell you why!

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Here’s the Big News these days:

Facebook No Longer Lets Users Hide from Search by the Associated Press

Why this matters: basically you can’t opt out from people seeing you have a profile. You can still lock down your privacy settings in your preferences for your profile, however.


Pinterest Proves Ads are Invading Your Social Life by The Huffington Post

Why this matters: Pinterest is growing beyond crock pot recipes and craft ideas; it’s emerging as a powerful tool to promote many things associations have to offer such as guides and tools (represented visually, of course.) But a high traffic social media platform isn’t going to last long before advertisers start creeping in!


Roger Federer’s Charming Twitter Chat Will Make You Love Him Even More by Sam Laird for Mashable 

Why this matters: Twitter is a great microblogging social media tool that’s primed for exchange and interaction. However, it’s also super easy to torpedo your image: very publicly.  Tennis pro Roger Federer shows fans how to do Twitter right.


5 Top TV Shows Killing It With Social Media by Alexandra Jacopetti for SociaMediaToday.com

Why this matters:  This is a great example of how a business can create buzz around a product. In the case of association world, similar practices can be used to promote events and membership!


Optimize Your Social Media Management With These New Tools by Maddie Grant for SocialFish

Why this matters: Small Staff Association executives need some help, especially when it comes to juggling a handful of social media platforms. SocialFish was nice enough to provide a great roundup of tools that makes life easier when dealing with social media!


If you need some more help with social media, we’ve got you covered with some handy free guides!

Click here to download our  Small Staff Guide to Social Media

Click Here For Our Guide To  Social Media Engagement!

Topics: social media for associations

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