Best of the Web

Best of the Web: May 2012

By Association Adviser staff • November 5, 2012

You Should Care About Community Building, Even if You Have No Interest in Being a “Community Manager”
Patrick O’Keefe
More and more, when it comes to being hired in public roles, like entertainment, marketing, PR and more, the level of engagement that you have with the people who care about you will be a factor. If, all things considered, you and another candidate are mostly equal, it could be the differentiating factor.

Enterprise Tablets Set to Go Big in 2012 [Infographic]
Ricky Ribeiro
Get used to seeing tablets in the workplace. Twenty-one percent of employees in Fortune 500 companies have requested one, and 57 percent of IT managers have seen personal tablets in the office regardless of the company’s policy. Read on to learn more about how tablets are expected to affect work life.

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Three Useful Apps for Any Trade Show
Meredith Eaton
March Communications
A review of three handy apps you can use at your next trade show appearance to make the experience go more smoothly.

Infographic: An Email’s Journey to the Inbox
SendBlaster Blog
Email design and email marketing performance has changed due to the way clients render as well as how mobile devices render email. With 30 percent of emails being read on a mobile device, it’s more important than ever to design your emails properly. This graphic illustrates the main factors you should consider when creating and sending emails to members.

Dissociation: Associations and the Reality of Irrelevance
Ryan Crowe
A soon-to-graduate student reflects on how associations come across to the millennial generation and how they can remain relevant to a group used to making their own connections in our digitally-connected world. Be sure to check out the discussion in the comments section.

1980-2012: A 30+ Year Timeline of Meetings Technology Innovation
Corbin Ball, CMP, CSP
Technology changes in the past three decades have been astonishing for both the meetings industry and for society in general. To see how far we have come, browse this chronological list of significant technology milestones for meeting planners and people in general.

Why and How Causes Should Use Pinterest
Joe Waters
The Huffington Post
Are you interested in using Pinterest for your association or nonprofit, but are you wondering if it’s right for your organization or if you have anyhting worth pinning? Joe Waters explains why Pinterest should be part of nonprofits’ marketing toolbox and offers some creative ideas to get you started.

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