A couple things I noticed that you may or may not want to correct.  The
advertisement list is currently
<>  not <>
.  If you plan on changing it, ok, but I thought I better point out that
correction if needed.

The second thing is that you may want to be careful making PR announcements
through <> .  When WISPA
was small, it worked ok, but as the audience grew and the number of vendors
increased, it became apparent that we needed to modify this.  There were a
lot of members (mailing list members) that became overwhelmed with the
increase in PR type announcements and they continually asked to be excluded
from the announcements list.  Rather than diminish the power of the
announcements mailing list, I only put PR on the webpage and Suzanne or I
would use social media to point readers to the website if they wanted to
read the full PR article.  I've been there and done that.  You can proceed
as you like but I must warn you that you will find yourself creating a lot
of work and disappointed members if you proceed with your plan as defined.



Rick Harnish

Executive Director


260-622-5699 Cell

866-317-2851 Ext. 101 WISPA Office

260-622-5774 Direct Line

Skype: rick.harnish. <> (Rick and Trina)





From: [] On
Behalf Of Forbes Mercy
Sent: Monday, November 03, 2014 3:12 PM
To:; Chuck Hogg
Subject: [WISPA Promotion] Proposed email to membership


The board has provided us with the mandate to unify the message of WISPA,
provide better monitoring of ads, more closely monitor what constitutes an
"Announcement", and increase the updates to the various social media
including our website.  The letter below is my proposed letter to
membership, wide open to your edits.  I look forward to your input:


Recently the Board of Directors of WISPA approved transitioning all
electronic communication responsibility to the Promotion Committee.  This
was done so we have a common message on all platforms and because we have
the benefit of a Promotion Contractor who will have the time to monitor and
maximize a uniform message from a media background.

How this affects you:

If you are a Vendor Member and you wish to send an "Approved Ad" you'll send
it to <>  Suzanne Urash, our contractor
will be responsible for tracking the four ads a year included at that level
of membership and for billing of additional ads beyond the package number.

If you have an "Announcement" email which is one that is sent to all members
on and off-lists. It should be sent to
<> .  Approved announcements will then be
cross posted on social media for WISPA.  Because of the increased exposure
we will slightly tighten up the criteria for this as it will have a wider

If you simply want us to post to our website and social media with an event
simply (ads on the website are a separate cost) send that to <> , that will not be sent to
Announcement email but if qualified will be posted.  Beyond Facebook and our
website we hope to increase Twitter alerts for close deadline events and
webinars, and will work to increase participation by membership in that

Please write down these emails, we look forward to a more streamlined and
uniform method of helping to promote your business and events with this
updated process.


Thank you,

Forbes Mercy

Chairman - Promotion Committee


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