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Even though 2019 didn't exactly turn out the way Blade Runner predicted, there have still been plenty of technological advancements in recent years. And marketers certainly have not been immune to the wild growth of tech tools. But the basic tenet of marketing for events and associations remains unchanged: demonstrate the value of your service to qualified people, and make it easy for them to sign up. Some modern tools make that job more complicated, and some make it way easier. In this article, we'll focus on the latter and talk about 5 of the tools we recommend in 2019 to grow your association and events without turning your life into a dystopian sci-fi nightmare.

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Today on the Feathr blog we've started a new series all about how digital advertising and modern marketing tools not only work well, but work together in concert to multiply each others’ effectiveness. We'll begin with a classic combo: retargeting + landing pages.

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It is easier than ever for your members to receive continuing education as well as network through social channels and groups outside of your association. With competition continuing to ramp up, it's important that associations actively engage their members on an ongoing basis.

Some ways to continue boosting member engagement can include establishing online member communities, offering eLearning opportunities, hosting in-person events, and promoting philanthropy. These types of activities are especially important as your Millennial and Gen Z membership grows - both groups are social, accustomed to having everything (included education) at their fingertips, and want to be associated with organizations and brands that support volunteerism, charity, and other philanthropic initiatives.

There is a good chance you are probably using one, if not all, of the tactics outlined above. Whether you are or not, it is important that these are all considered to be key elements of your member engagement strategy. Here are some tips on how to utilize them.

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Robust membership is the core of every successful association, and membership growth is the goal of every association marketer. Association marketers are resourceful people—meeting big goals with tight budgets and small teams will do thatso they need modern tools that perform without adding significant burden.

Targeted digital advertising has become the ultimate solution for today's membership directors and marketers, and in this post we’ll look at three ways you can start using it to boost your association’s membership ranks. Keep reading to learn more.

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In recent years, invite programs have become hugely popular marketing channels for event growth. And with good reason, too--invite programs are the closest thing marketing teams can get to scalable and repeatable word-of-mouth promotion for their events. Companies such as Gleanin, nvytes, and of course, Feathr, offer data-driven digital invite programs that will impress event partners, encourage more engaged involvement, and score new attendees. Let’s look at 3 easy ways to get your partners involved promoting your event for you.

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Feathr, the marketing and advertising platform built specifically for events and associations, and Trade Show Ready, an industry leader for trade shows to qualify, engage and generate loyal attendees and exhibitors, have announced a formal partnership in order to better meet the needs of their clients, through technology and marketing.

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Today more than 1000 events and associations like UBM, Emerald Expositions, CES, and NAB use Feathr to create attendee acquisition, partner referral, and digital sponsorship campaigns that actually work.

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