Jacksonville Chapter Newsletter

AIGA advances design as a professional craft, strategic advantage, and vital cultural force. As the largest community of design advocates, we bring together practitioners, enthusiasts, and patrons to amplify the voice of design and create the vision for a collective future. We define global standards and ethical practices, guide design education, enhance professional development, and make powerful tools and resources accessible to all.

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Monthly Newsletter Creation Process

We have a systematic process setup, which lives inside of a Basecamp project. Each month a new project is created with a to-do list of items to be carried out at specific times of the month such as, a mid-month call for content or assigning the display priority of events.

I'll then code and upload the newsletter into MailChimp . We have an approval process in place where I send out a test email so we can have multiple eyes look over it before I schedule it out to be sent at times where we believe we'll receive the largest amount of engagement from our members.

Subject Line A/B Testing

Subject Line A/B Testing

In an attempt to increase engagement rates, we conducted A/B tests with our subject lines over a 4-month period (December 2015 – March 2016.) From this data, we found subtle variations among the averages of our three test groups, with a slight but definitive victor.

The winning format: Month newsletter: Event, Event, and Event

2015 Redesign

Upon joining the Jacksonville Chapter Board in 2014, I was tasked with updating the monthly communications newsletter. The redesign brought forth a single-column modular layout, full-width images, bold new accent colors, and a vast reduction of text. The newsletter acted more as inspiration and a friendly upcoming event reminder directing the audience to the website where they can find full event details.

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