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Uncovering Emerging Trends Through Strategic Planning

Brian Riggs, Vice President of Business Development & Innovation

  • 2 March 2017
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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In this second of a three part series, Brian Riggs, Vice President of Business Development and Innovation at AMR Management Services, outlines the strategic planning process his company used to uncover trends that associations need to tackle now.

Recently we published the first of a three-part series on emerging trends within the association community. As previously outlined, AMR’s research was based on the outcomes of several strategic planning sessions conducted by our firm over a twelve-month period. Our sampling included data from facilitated sessions involving a diverse set of clients. Some were self-managed while others were AMC-managed and they represented an array of industries and organizational types including federations, healthcare societies and professional member societies.

A Day in the Life - Association Management Creative Services

Mike Cooke, AMR Web Designer

  • 2 March 2017
  • Author: Mike Cooke
  • Number of views: 143
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If you look at what we do in Creative services daily it must look like a bit like controlled chaos. You could see us working on a pop up banner for a conference in our first few hours of our day, a header for an e-postcard the next, then styling a website layout after that, all the while attending timeline and other important meetings. Let’s just say that it is a good idea to have awesome scheduling and multi-tasking skills if you are on the Creative Services team.

But Enough About Me

Emily Lane, CAE, Program and Brand Manager, National Association of State Chief Information Officers

  • 7 February 2017
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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“But enough about me, let’s talk about you. What do you think of me?” – Bette Midler in Beaches

Associations have a lot to say – and often, it’s about ourselves. Registration opens soon…check out our latest publication…look at the advances we’ve made on legislative issues...  Though member needs are at the core of these messages, is this association-centric speech the entirety of our communications? Does it represent who we are, our brand? 

A Day in the Life - Member Services

Parker Allen, AMR Member Services Director

  • 30 January 2017
  • Author: Mike Cooke
  • Number of views: 179
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I think it’s safe to say that there is never a dull moment in Member Services. If you ask the AMR Member Services team, I believe they would all mutually agree that they prefer it this way. Each day presents a new set of challenges and opportunities which helps us to play a significant role in the success  and growth of our clients.

Green Initiatives: CD DVD Recycling Best Practices

Hannah Gray, AMR Project Associate

  • 18 January 2017
  • Author: Mike Cooke
  • Number of views: 190
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When I started working at AMR, I realized that both AMR and our clients are very aware of their corporate social responsibility. We recycle all our products and try to separate reusable materials from the trash. One item that we came across was a large box of old CDs. I knew they didn’t belong in the garbage, which made me think, what is the best way to recycle CD’s? My first thought was, “of course, the recycling bins we have in the office.” However, I wasn’t 100% sure so I did some research, and what I found was much different than what I had thought.

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