Using Member Personas for Smarter Marketing and Increased Engagement
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Length: 39 Minutes
There is no “one size fits” all approach to membership marketing. To meaningfully communicate the value of membership and drive member engagement, it is critical to identify your different member segments and understand their values and motivators. Personas – fictional characters created to represent different types of actual members – can help inform these efforts. The presenters will share their experiences synthesizing data from member surveys, censuses, and focus groups to develop member personas, as well as best practices for creating targeted messaging that raise awareness of membership benefits, encourage member participation, and increase retention.
Shannon Goecke is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area. She joined the California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP) in spring 2016 as Director of Membership and Marketing. She was previously Director of Communications and Membership at the San Mateo County Medical Association for four years. Before making the leap to medical societies, she handled communications and membership for county bar associations for more than a decade. She holds a BA in literature and an MA in creative writing.
Elizabeth "Lizzy" Lukrich is Manager of Communications and Social Media at California Academy of Family Physicians. She graduated from UC Davis in 2015 and is thrilled to have joined the CAFP team.