August 24, 2016

What Are the Top Goals & Challenges of Data-Driven Marketing?

How today's organizations are faring with using data to build customer connections

We’ve reached a point where using data as a key driver of marketing is no longer new or novel; it’s essential. Companies like Amazon, Facebook and Netflix have raised the bar on how data can be used to create more personalized experiences. As a result, individuals have come to expect that level of marketing personalization across […]

August 16, 2016

5 Communication Tips to Keep Your Donors Active & Engaged

Survey findings reveal the best ways to connect with nonprofit supporters

72% of donors say poor content—whether too vague, irrelevant, dull, or inconvenient—affects whether or not they donate to a nonprofit. That telling stat comes from the 2016 Donor Loyalty Study. We talked about this study in a recent post discussing donor behaviors, perceptions and values. But the study also has some interesting findings about how donors […]

July 27, 2016

11 Examples of Pokémon GO Marketing Efforts for Your Inspiration

Wildly popular app provides an abundance of creative marketing opportunities

Since its U.S. release on July 6, Pokémon GO has become a phenomenon. The augmented reality mobile app had more first-week downloads than any game in history. An analytics firm estimates Pokémon GO has been downloaded over 75 million times—and it still hasn’t finished rolling out worldwide. By combining a popular brand with cool technology that pushes […]

June 14, 2016

24 Words and Phrases It’s Time for Nonprofits to Stop Using

Is your organization speaking jargon? You may not even know it.

Jargon. Even the word itself is fairly jargon-y. You could just as easily say “clutter”, “excess”, “fluff”, or “using inside language with the outside world”. But the definition of jargon we like best is “meaningless talk”. Among professional circles, there’s a lot of meaningless talk. Industries fall in love with certain words and then they spread like […]

June 6, 2016

4 New Changes Coming to Twitter (and Why They’re Good for You)

Upcoming tweaks will enable you to include more content, images in your tweets

The social media world is not averse to change. New networks are constantly popping up and old ones are constantly changing. As the internet and its users evolve at a rapid pace, it only makes sense that our primary conduit of online communication should work to keep up. But unlike, say, Facebook, which is constantly tinkering […]