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By Carmen Lamb | April 22, 2024

Harnessing the Dual Benefits of Ad Studies

Gain valuable insights with our free downloadable ad study questions.

By Carmen Lamb | April 10, 2024

A Marvel-ous Approach to Lead Generation  

YGS Association Solutions and Lead Marvels work together to bring strong lead generation opportunities to our partners.

By Laura Gaenzle | March 26, 2024

Outsource Your Event Sales and Management to Unleash Your Event’s Potential

Enhance your events by outsourcing your event sales and management to professionals with proven experience so your association can focus on its mission and members.

By Therese Umerlik | November 28, 2023

Writing AI Prompts That Get Results and Keep You in Charge

Your association’s staff can maximize generative AI by conducting detailed prompts, but they still need to be hands-on with checking the quality of the content produced.

By Laura Gaenzle | October 30, 2023

YGS Sponsorship Experts Launch New Event Opportunities

True to a track record positioned at the forefront of sponsorship strategies, YGS sponsorship and event management experts launched a range of exciting event opportunities at the 2023 NCTM Annual […]

By Samuel Hoffmeister | October 24, 2023

Leveraging Your Association’s Anniversary

Is your association hitting a big milestone soon? Make the most of it with an intentional, purposeful content and event strategy surrounding what should be a celebration for the ages.

By Therese Umerlik | October 9, 2023

Association Membership Grows Post-COVID

A multipronged marketing strategy focusing on events, networking, education, and reliable content is helping to drive growth in recruiting and retaining members for associations, according to a recent survey.

By Samuel Hoffmeister | September 26, 2023

Education at Events: It Can Be Taught!

Offering certification or credentialing at your event could take it from valuable to a downright can’t-miss.

By Laura Gaenzle | September 12, 2023

Communication Is Key to Creating Robust Event Sponsorships

Matching an association’s event with exhibitors and sponsors can be a win-win partnership with the right customized opportunities and committed customer service.

By Ashley Reid | August 21, 2023

Rethinking the Meaning of Value

For a lot of us, the word “value” evokes one thing: dollar signs. However, there are multiple ways to bring the big V to your members, and money has nothing to do with them.

By Therese Umerlik | August 7, 2023

Magazines Remain Resilient Marketing Tools

Many associations have a key to building their membership and promoting awareness of their mission already in the palm of their hand—their print publications.

By Samuel Hoffmeister | July 24, 2023

Case Study: Podcasting the Promise of Postsecondary Value

A podcast for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities sees immediate traction, with a mission to deliver stories of social equity and triumph in postsecondary education.

By Therese Umerlik | July 10, 2023

Your Subject Matter Experts Can Leverage AI to be Content Leaders

Your association’s thought leaders can tame the Wild West of AI-generated information with their expertise and experience. And your staff can use these tools to streamline processes so they can focus on your members.

By Samuel Hoffmeister | May 22, 2023

Generative AI and Navigating Member Communications

As generative AI tools continue to quickly emerge, associations should take advantage of their efficiencies—sometimes.

By Ashley Reid | April 25, 2023

Take a Page From YGS’s Ebook

Your association is constantly pushing out valuable content, but do your members know where to find it all? For a growing number of associations, an ebook is the solution.

By Emma Ruth | April 11, 2023

Scan It or Tap It: Digital Business Cards Can Grow Your Association

Imagine you are meeting with lawmakers about your association’s position on a legal issue or a new business about how your association’s educational programs can benefit them and their employees. […]

By Rachel Markey | March 28, 2023

Ways Women Lead: Highlighting Association Lead-HER-ship

Women’s History Month has been observed annually in March in the United States since 1987 to celebrate women’s contributions to history, culture, and society. As a company with decades of […]

By Samuel Hoffmeister | February 27, 2023

Messaging Matters: Lessons From Super Bowl LVII Commercials

Your association may not have an audience in the millions, but delivering effective, strategic messaging can put you on a winning path.

By Therese Umerlik | January 31, 2023

Social Media Trends for 2023: 3 New Ways to Grow Your Online Reach

To connect with and expand your membership and outreach, your association should have a robust social media strategy flexible enough to evolve with changes in this interactive technology. But responding […]