Understanding digital marketing strategies is a critical component of success for businesses today. And nonprofit organizations and associations are businesses, too.
As such, they need to understand how to integrate digital media into their marketing efforts, how to use the power of social media to help with awareness, reach, community building and fundraising efforts and how to measure success.
This was a presentation that Shelly Kramer, CEO of Kansas City-based V3 Integrated Marketing gave in October of 2011 to a gathering of YMCA Chief Marketing Officers and Chief Technology Officers on digital media.
The presentation covered an overview of digital media, a discussion about how inbound marketing is dramatically different than outbound marketing, and a comparison of the costs of the two very different kinds of marketing tactics.
The presentation covered social media channels - like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and the corporate blog, and discussed how to integrate these channels into your overall marketing efforts - and how important that is.
Lastly, the presentation covered data and analysis and touched on the fact that having analytics and using them are two completely different things. Analytics and data can be the roadmap for any successful marketing (or fundraising) initiative. And they can play an integral role in analyzing the ROI of your marketing efforts - both traditional and those focused on utilizing social media channels and other inbound marketing strategies.