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Two Professional Association Partners Launch New Sites

The Association of Management Consulting Firms (“AMCF”) and the Association of Information Technology Professionals – Los Angeles (“AITPLA”) have both recently launched sites using the Aggregage technology platform. The common element for both these professional associations is becoming the central location that collects and organizes highly relevant industry resources that are published across the web.   […]

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Member Engagement – Real Questions

We had a fantastic session by Tom Morrison on Maximizing Member Engagement as part of the Member Engagement Webinar Series.  Link to the Recording.  Slides: What struck me were the wonderful questions that Tom posed for associations.    Why People Join Associations: Organize themselves Coordinate their efforts (cause) Leverage the costs over many people Build […]

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Member Engagement – Real Association Goals

We had a great session by Eric Lanke – What Member Engagement Means to You. RECORDING AVAILABLE HERE You can get details behind a lot of what he talked about from his blog: #1: Don’t Forget the Fun #2: Recruit with a One-to-One Philosophy #3: Recognize Volunteer Contributions #4: Manage Volunteer Transitions #5: Don’t Waste […]

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The New World of Member Engagement – Webinar Series

Young Association Professionals, Aggregage, Association Universe and Infinite Conferencing are excited to bring an amazing series of interactive webinars on how association professionals need to think and act differently to drive member engagement.  The world has changed and we’ve brought together thought leaders from a wide variety of perspectives to help with this new world.  […]

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Replacing Traditional B2B Publishers

Great statement by Douglas Hebbard: What the U.S. B2B industry may need is a purely digital start-up that will apply the same pressure to build apps as VerticalNet did to pressure B2Bs to first launch websites. We believe that Aggregage is among several players that are going to put that pressure on traditional B2B Publishers.  […]

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Online Publishing at Top – Newspapers at Bottom

An interesting report published by LinkedIn that calculated the growth rates in industry size between 2007 and 2011. Here’s what they found: Look at what’s at the bottom: Newspapers Look at what’s at the top: Internet Online Publishing What’s fascinating about this is that most Newspapers and traditional publications are having such a hard time […]

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Association Curation

I just ran across a great article Association Publishing Priorities, Challenges and Hot-Button Issues for 2012. It started with one of the best captures of the challenge/opportunity for publishers and particularly association publishers: The most pressing issues facing publishers today all stem from one central concern: To deliver relevant, targeted and in-demand content to readers […]

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The Sales Association Launches SalesProCentral

The Sales Association has unveiled SalesProCentral generously sponsored by Leads360. The Sales Association is the premier professional society dedicated to sales and business development professionals. They are happy to launch SalesProCentral as an industry resource for their members and for non-members alike. Because of the generosity of Leads360, they have been able to provide the […]

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People Curation

I just finished reading a great post by Ville Kilkku titled: Klout, Triberr, paper.li, and the future of content curation.  It made me realize that people curation should be a lot of what we are really talking about here.  But before I get to that, let me step through what he talks about. He takes us through […]

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Taxonomy in Content Curation

I ran across an interesting post by Karan Bavandi: “Link Management System” vs. “Content Management Systems” – In search of tools for curators.  He talks about the differences between Content Management Systems and Link Management Systems for curation.  I’m not sure I buy his analysis, but let me drill down on one of the points […]

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