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Floyd Walker Incredible Volunteer for 2016 named

14:37 08 September in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events, Quill news
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Elaine Symanski was named recipient of the Floyd Walker Incredible Volunteer award for 2016 at the KC IABC Quills event. Elaine is in her second year of serving as director of digital marketing (webmaster) for the KC IABC board. A longtime chapter member and volunteer, Elaine previously served three terms on the board in various roles. She is also active in the Masters and IndyComm special...

Entrepreneur of the Year honored at Quills event

14:19 08 September in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events, Quill news
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Chad Wagner was named Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2016 Quills event, sponsored by KC IABC. Chad is a seasoned graphic designer and owner of Chad Wagner Design. With more than 17 years of design experience, he specializes in providing engineering and architecture firms powerful marketing essentials that equip them to attract more prospects and effectively connect with customers. Chad has a bachelor’s degree in visual...

Rising Star for 2016 honored at Quills

14:06 08 September in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events, Quill news
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Emily Barnes was named Rising Star for 2016 at the IABC KC Quills event. Emily has served as director of educational relations on the chapter board since 2015. She is passionate about creating avenues for students and young professionals to engage with IABC and the greater Kansas City marketing communications community. She also serves as the board liaison to the KC IABC Young Professionals group and...

Communicators honored at Quills event

15:33 02 September in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events, Quill news
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Dozens of outstanding communicators representing a range of businesses and nonprofits across the Kansas City area were honored at the 2016 Quills event at the Grand Street Café on Aug. 30. Awards of Excellence and Merit were presented in two divisions and several categories, along with the Best of Show winner. For a complete list of category winners, see the Quills page. Congrats to all of the...

Living Unbound Magazine named Best in Show at 2016 Quills

13:43 01 September in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events, Quill news
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Each year three outstanding entries in the Quills competition are named finalists for the Best in Show award. These are entries that scored the highest points in judging by IABC chapters in other states. [caption id="attachment_13985" align="alignleft" width="300"] Unbound team members won Best in Show at the Quills event.[/caption] This year’s Best in Show winner was Unbound, for the Living Unbound Magazine, Winter 2015. Accepting the award...

Hallmark executive given KC IABC’s highest honor

19:19 31 August in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events, Quill news
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Dean Rodenbough was named recipient of the Arthur E. Lowell award at the KC IABC Quills event this week. Dean is vice president of external affairs for Hallmark Cards, a role he assumed in July. Dean was formerly vice president, corporate communications and government relations for Hallmark. In his new role Dean is responsible for elevating and protecting the reputation of the company and its portfolio...

Free webinar: Learn what it takes to succeed in a digital workplace

09:11 19 August in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events
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FREE for IABC members.  Please login at IABC.com to register. Wednesday, August 24 1 p.m. Central  Duration: 1 hour This webinar will explore the role of mobile technology in the workplace, and how managers and company leaders affect employee engagement. The presenters will take a close look at how new methods of distributing information are needed to reach the modern employee through case studies and an analysis of recent...

Register now! See you at 2016 Quills – celebrating the best communicators in KC area

14:42 15 August in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events, Quill news
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Join KC IABC as we recognize the best communicators in Kansas City! When: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 4 -6 p.m. Where: Plaza East Room at Grand Street Cafe 4740 Grand Ave., Kansas City, MO 64112 Members: $35 Non-members: $50 Students: $30 Table for 8: $350 REGISTER NOW! *Please reserve your tickets by August 26. Networking begins at 4 p.m., and the program and awards ceremony kicks off at 4:30. Appetizers and cocktails will be served until 6....

How to set up a clear path for the Buyer’s Journey  

13:20 21 July in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events
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 By Elaine Symanski KC IABC Webmaster The traditional Buyer’s Journey, which relied on personal recommendations followed by a phone call to a company, has been largely replaced with technology that yields impressive amounts of information. Today’s buyer, in fact, doesn’t even directly contact the company until late in the game, maybe sometime around the 7th inning, says Sheri Johnson, President of Morningstar Communications. Sheri shared insights about “Customizing Content...

IABC Heritage Region Conference set for October

08:33 20 July in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events
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Join IABC at the 2016 Heritage Region Conference, Oct. 9-11 in Columbus, Ohio, for some great #MotivationalMonday sessions. Experts from the industry will speak on a variety of topics during Monday morning sessions. Discover knowledge that will motivate you to refine your practice and shape your career. Speakers include: The Exit Interview: Discover Leadership Lessons 30 Years in the Making - Strengthen our capability and resilience to have...