How We Help Associations

Associations are faced with increasing demands to demonstrate membership value. To retain members, they must consistently engage their audiences and provide value through digital resources like their website. If you are an association marketer, we partner with you to streamline your content and navigation to create audience-driven experiences. To help you deliver maximum value to your members, we leverage skills we’ve gained from working with over two dozen associations by measuring the most important aspects of your website and optimizing them accordingly.

Our Association Expertise

 

Website Design and CMS Implementation

We design member-focused websites that offer your members clearer, more efficient paths to the content they need. Our sites are built on robust CMS platforms that are easy for your team to maintain.   

Audience Insights and User Research

We draw insights about your audiences from qualitative and quantitative data. Then we validate insights from member and stakeholder interviews with analytics to form data-driven strategies for your organization.

Experience Design and Data Visualization

We design intuitive digital experiences that keep your members' needs at the forefront. Using our expertise as digital storytellers, we create polished experiences and data visualizations that help you tell moving stories to spur your audiences to action. 

Creative Services 

According to Multiview's Association Digital Marketing Trends 2019, 92% of associations have marketing teams of just one to three people, which can make it hard to keep pace with all of your creative needs. We expand your capabilities with our creative team by crafting visual, audio, and video assets that reflect your association’s brand.

Content Strategy and Development

Multiview's Association Digital Marketing Trends 2019 also states that 73% of associations update their website weekly. To help keep this pace we create a comprehensive strategy for producing on-brand, member-focused content, and provide you with the creative resources you need to develop it for a variety of channels. 

Analytics and Data Insights

We configure robust tracking so that you have the analytics you need to make smart, data-driven decisions about how to serve your members. Our analysts run reports and surface actionable insights you can use to continuously streamline your marketing efforts and your member experience.

Search Engine Optimization

We develop your site with SEO in mind, but we also offer additional services to help improve your site's findability so potential members can discover what your association has to offer. We can conduct audits to identify technical SEO issues we can fix, and we can perform keyword research to provide recommendations on integrating keywords into your content that members are searching for.

CMS-AMS Integrations

We ensure you have all the tools you need to succeed by applying our research and expertise with technology platforms to seamless integrations. We integrate your CMS with technologies like PingIdentity, HigherLogic, Salesforce, and Taleo. We also integrate with common AMS tools like Aptify, NetForum, and Personify that associations use to serve their members.  

Personalization

We form recommendations for how to elevate your member experience through a variety of personalization criteria such as location or membership tier. We then provide you with the tools you need to implement compelling personalization that drives your audiences to action.

Training

Author Experience: We'll show your content authors how to create and manage content on a regular basis.

Sitecore xDB: If Sitecore is your CMS, we'll help you maximize its marketing capabilities.

Analytics (Google and Sitecore): We'll demonstrate how to measure the success of your digital experience and provide dashboards for self-service reporting.


 

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Thread: Helping Associations Save Time and Budget

From two decades of working with associations, we've learned how to build the best association websites. We've distilled the lessons we've learned from partnering with dozens of associations into our Thread accelerator, a Sitecore design system, and a component library that provides a rock-solid foundation on which to build your website. Thread leverages our best practices to accelerate your Sitecore website build so you spend more of your budget on the high-value features that deliver value to your members.

Thread: Helping Associations Save Time and Budget

 

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