Captive Audience

NCE Social Media

A new study by Experian found that Americans spend 2 hours and 12 minutes on Twitter each month. The average time per session was 13 minutes and 12 seconds. This is 26 times the 30 traditional second elevator pitch. How are you using this time?

My Audience is My Community

Connection Cafe

And according to Amy Sample Ward , a nonprofit rock star with NTEN and presenter at PMDMC, one of the best ways to engage your audience is to listen to them. While not for everybody, their session at PMDMC had one of the largest audiences with quite a lively Q&A.

Be Engaging: Four Plugins That Foster Audience Loyalty

Byte Technology

Here are four plugins–some free, some paid—that are designed specifically to decrease bounce rates (the ugly term for users hitting the “back button” without exploring your site); increase page views; and generally encourage your audience to stick with you day after day for every new post, video or product or service launch. Contextly is a great all-in-one plugin that builds audience loyalty through a diverse number of tools designed to keep readers, well, reading.

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Your Audience’s Content Is King (and Your Content Is Subservient to It)

Connection Cafe

When it comes to advocacy and political campaigns, we must understand how our audience is talking about our issues and candidates before we know what to share on our social media platforms. Without knowing what issues matter most to the audience, a campaign may end up focusing on less important issues. Another explanation may be that the way the campaign is talking about the issue—the frame it is using—is different from the frame its audience is using to discuss the issue.

Understanding Your Audience

Connection Cafe

Use these five audience insights available through Google Analytics as you develop and adjust your web strategy. It’s important to keep focused on details that involve your audience and in turn give your constituents the best service in all areas, including online. Author: Alissa Ruehl. The start of a new year is the perfect time to focus on a user-centered strategy for your website. How well do you currently understand your users?

The Ideal Audience for Using QR Codes

AFP Blog

The Ideal Audience for Using QR Codes : The results are in and I'm disappointed. I was hoping tha

Profiling Like a Pro: Understanding the Demographics of Your Instagram Audience

Byte Technology

And now, popular social media site Instagram is the latest to get a truly valuable profiling tool, a new service that gives users vital data on their audience breakdown and allows them to leverage those metrics to make the most of their social media efforts.

Know Your Audience: How to Use Google Analytics With Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

Successful website owners and administrators all have one thing in common: they know their audience. So how does one begin to seek out an understanding of their target audience? But be sure to use the tracking data for what it is intended: to give you ideas for tweaking your site to make it the most user friendly for your target audience. They know what products and services they want. They know what sorts of content they want to read and explore.

How to Create Valuable Audience Personas for Your Nonprofit

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This is the fundamental basis of audience personas. The post How to Create Valuable Audience Personas for Your Nonprofit appeared first on The See3 Blog. strategy audience personas demographics nonprofit target audienceThousands of volunteers, donors, and supports are, or have the potential be to be, involved in your nonprofit’s mission.

How Make-A-Wish is Telling New Stories with Audience Personas

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The post How Make-A-Wish is Telling New Stories with Audience Personas appeared first on The See3 Blog. strategy audience personas content marketing content strategy make-a-wish nonprofit communications nonprofit marketing see3 See3 Communications

Trainer’s Notebook: Online Interaction Tools To Engage Your Audience in the Room and Beyond

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This past month I’ve done several workshops where I experimented with different audience online interaction tools to engage people in the room as well as a remote audience tuning in through a live video stream. I did not have a remote audience.

Tools to Help Grow Your Social Media Audience

NonProfit Hub

Use this tool for straightforward audience growth on Twitter and Instagram. While Crowdfire will help you grow your audience by sheer volume of engagement, having great content will increase conversions. Jason Grad is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub, and Founder of Bstow.

Does Your Audience Grok Your Message?

Connection Cafe

This message supports all of your business objectives, and should speak to all of your core audiences. You don’t need to rank these in a general order of priority, but it does help to think about which secondary messages speak more directly to specific audiences. You don’t need to spend an enormous amount of time wordsmithing your messaging and getting the phrasing just right, because your online audience is rarely (if ever) going to see your message hierarchy.

Cheap and Cheerful Audience Analysis for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

” My answer is: ”Don’t ask me, ask your audience.” ” That to say that you need to know your audience and how they get their information. Cheap and Cheerful Audience Analysis for NGOS by Darren Barefoot. Flickr Photo by Matthew Field.

5 Social Media Stats That’ll Help Your Nonprofit Understand Audiences

TechImpact

We know our audiences are out there on social media. Marketers from the nonprofit sector and the for-profit sector alike are attempting to harness the power of social media to connect with these audiences. to start engaging with their audience and growing its group of ardent followers.

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How A Nonprofit’s Content Marketing Engages Audiences

TechImpact

The number one goal of every blog and content marketing campaign is to engage with their audiences and drive interactions. The bottom line is, engaging with audiences is difficult. You have to know your audience, and what they expect, to capture their attention.

Reach Your Audience Where Your Audience Already Is!

NetWits

The recent boom in social networking has brought about enough of a shift in the way people use the Internet that it has completely altered the way organizations think about their online strategy. Most organizations maintain a stubborn point of view that their website is the center of everything they do and that any other online presence only detracts from their own website

Design a Fundraising Website For Your Audiences

Connection Cafe

As you’re approaching the end of year fundraising, you are also comparing your … Acquisition Fundraising Retention Branding end of year fundraising web design

Backed by Huge Audiences, Video-Game Stars Get Into Giving Tuesday - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

AFP Blog

Backed by Huge Audiences, Video-Game Stars Get Into Giving Tuesday - The Chronicle of Philanthropy : "A new Save the Children campaign kicking off Dec. 1 aims to tap into the passion of a new, younger audience: video-game players. On what the nonprofit has dubbed #GamingTuesday, gamers and YouTube stars will encourage their followers — which sometimes number in the millions — to make donations and serve as a "life force" for vulnerable children around the world." 'via via Blog thi

Backed by Huge Audiences, Video-Game Stars Get Into Giving Tuesday - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

AFP Blog

Backed by Huge Audiences, Video-Game Stars Get Into Giving Tuesday - The Chronicle of Philanthropy : "A new Save the Children campaign kicking off Dec. 1 aims to tap into the passion of a new, younger audience: video-game players. On what the nonprofit has dubbed #GamingTuesday, gamers and YouTube stars will encourage their followers — which sometimes number in the millions — to make donations and serve as a "life force" for vulnerable children around the world." 'via via Blog thi

Is Your Organization Looking At Alternative Audiences

Frogloop

In fact, instead of targeting obvious audiences (e.g. young moms), it is often more effective to try to identify lateral audiences that aren’t targeted as heavily. One good way to identify alternative audiences is to look at the traffic from your existing users.

Kid-Tested, Hipster-Approved: How Austin’s Thinkery Curated a Whole New Audience.

Connection Cafe

The event is definitely a hit, and Thinkery has enjoyed increased revenue, an expanded audience, and an increase in their supporter base. I asked the team for tips on how they implemented Thinkery21 – check it out: Pick topics that excite your audience. Oh, Austin, TX.

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How Nonprofits Can Engage an Audience Through Storytelling

ASU Lodestar Center

Telling a good story can influence the mindset of the audience, and this explains why a lot of businesses today are using this tool to market their brands to their potential customers. Select Your Audience. Of course, not everyone on this planet is your audience.

Breaking: Demographic Analysis of Your Instagram Audiences Is Now Possible

SocialFish

Demographics Pro is pleased to announce the addition of Instagram audience analytics to its leading social profiling platform. Strongest brand affiliations within her audience include Sephora, Forever 21, Benefit Cosmetics and Victoria’s Secret.

Pinterest for Associations: New Audience, New Addiction - Reid | Avectra

AFP Blog

Pinterest for Associations: New Audience, New Addiction - Reid | Avectra : Pinterest for Associations: New Audience, New Addiction Wednesday, February 8, 2012 by Deirdre Reid Although it’s been around for two years, Pinterest has finally hit the big time.

Why Millennials Are One of Your Best Audiences

Frogloop

Millennials have been pigeonholed as being lazy, but when it comes to social justice issues, Millennials are quite passionate about causes and donate money to the issues they support.

Audience Demographics and the Census: Do We Have a Match?

Museum 2.0

Now, as a museum director, I''m thinking about that goal less abstractly and more concretely in terms of what a target audience can and should look like. Arts audiences, on average, are older, whiter, and more affluent than the American population.

What Does Audience-Centered Look Like? It Looks like Glasgow Museums.

Museum 2.0

When we say we want our museum to be "audience-centered," what do we mean? They catered to different audiences.

What Social Media Analytics Can’t Tell You About Your Audience

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The methodology and report provide some great insights about how to think about social media behaviors of our audience. According to the study, 85% of social media updates come from enthusiasts, however this group represents only 29% of a company’s social media audience.

Using Social Media to Speak *With* Your Audience.

SocialFish

Have a policy change to communicate to your audience? But what does your audience do when they want to reach you with a question, idea, concern, or suggestion? So building a custom experience to learn from an audience or host a Q&A is simply not an option.

Why Your Audience Should Be #1 in Any Social Media Strategy

NonProfit Hub

Whatever you’re posting, from quirky videos at the office to educational infographics, your social media should have a defined goal—and that starts with identifying an audience. Step 1: Knowing Your Audience. However, with multiple audiences, it’s important to stay consistent.

The Attention Economy: How to Turn Your Audience into Passionate Subscribers

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One way to accomplish this is through content marketing – a marketing technique that informs, engages, and/or entertains your audience with the goal of ultimately driving constituent action. […]. Content Marketing Nonprofits audience content marketing marketing There is a big difference between organizations or companies who use marketing to sell something, and those who use marketing to create passionate subscribers to their brand.

Use This: Audience Research in Rotterdam Provides a Template for Smarter Segmenting

Museum 2.0

Imagine a concise, well-designed report on audiences for cultural activities in a large urban city. Imagine it peppered with snappy graphics and thought-provoking questions about connections to research and audience development in your community.

Three Analytics Tools to Gauge Your Social Audience’s Pulse

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One of the key messages in the book is that nonprofits should not start with the tools and data, but start to clearly define success and their audience. By doing so, they will understand the few data points and the tools needed to collect that data to figure out if they have been successful!

Yes, Audience Participation Can Have Significant Value

Museum 2.0

I'd say that these techniques support audience development, repeat visitation, membership, maybe could even attract new kinds of donors. We try to design every new program with a partner organization with an audience for whom that kind of content or format is already appealing.

Local Stories, Global Audience

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Local Stories, global audience.??? About a month ago, Globels announced the first five citizen media outreach projects to receive Rising s microgrants. So, I'm keeping an eye on the progress reports for inspiration. This video blogging workshop in Columbia caught my eye: ??lvaro

HOW TO: Tweet for an International Audience

Nonprofit Tech for Good

but it is a great tool for scheduling Tweets (and Facebook Status Updates and Foursquare Shouts) in advance to reach an international audience (or while you are on vacation or unable to tweet in real-time).

Active Training: To Get Nonprofit Audiences Engaged, Keep Them Moving

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Keeping nonprofit audiences engaged during training can improve your outcomes. Energizers are activities designed to awaken a sleeping audience or activate a jaded one.

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CNN to steer audience to charities - baltimoresun.com

AFP Blog

CNN to steer audience to charities - baltimoresun.com: "NEW YORK // CNN plans to go beyond reporting the news by directing its viewers to charity and relief efforts involved in some of their stories.".

Engage Your Audience and Sell Out Your Next Show with These Super Simple Tips

Connection Cafe

Not only are we fighting giving fatigue, there’s also audience burnout to consider. One way to increase buzz for a new performance is to let our potential audience members hear all about it from their peers.