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Panelists dissect social media trends, predict future focus

13:54 19 September in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events
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[caption id="attachment_14307" align="alignleft" width="300"] Panel moderator Kris Ketz, from left, led panelists Angee Simmons, Greg Farmer, Christa Dubill and Rob Carson in a lively exchange about how social media is changing the nature of news coverage.[/caption] When a blue-star panel of Kansas City media notables gets together, a lively conversation is inevitable. That’s exactly what happened when Kansas City IABC, in conjunction with the Social Media...

For members only: A new free e-book from IABC about employee communication

12:12 19 September in KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events
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Because IABC appreciates our members so much, a new content offering is available for members only. Visit IABC.com and log in to download the latest e-book: Give Voice to What Unites Us: Renewing employee communication excellence through intentional purpose, delivery and conversation by Sheri Rosen, ABC, IABC Fellow. Employee communication — connecting people for company success — is maturing as a business discipline. Over the years, employee communication has lost its...

Volunteer of the Month: MEGAN NEHER

07:47 19 September in KC IABC Blog, News and events
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Our September Volunteer of the Month is Megan Neher. A name well known throughout the Kansas City communicator community as principle of Megan Neher Public Relations, Megan is also a past KC IABC president. Most recently, Megan lent her time and efforts to coordinate and plan our upcoming September meting, with its outstanding panel discussion with members of the Kansas City media. Couldn't have done it without...

Gold Quill Awards program launches Sept. 19

07:45 16 September in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events, Quill news
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The 2017 Gold Quill Awards program, IABC’s international competition for communicators, launches Monday, Sept. 19. Here are a few notes about this year’s program: The IABC Gold Quill Agency/Team of the Year award, which started in 2015, will also be a part of the program in 2017. IABC is publishing all deadlines, including late submission final date. Once the deadline passes, no extensions or exceptions...

Photos of winners posted from KC Quills event

20:00 15 September in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events, Quill news
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Awards of Excellence, Merit and Best of Show went to outstanding communicators from across the Kansas City area at the 2016 KC IABC Quills event on Aug. 30 at Grand Street Café. Also honored were recipients of special annual awards presented by the chapter. See the full list of winners by category. See photos of the honorees....

Honoring outstanding work while making new connections

14:27 13 September in KC IABC Blog, News and events, Quill news
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We can’t convey how cool it was at the 2016 KC Quills Celebration to have to raise our voices to be heard in casual conversation. What a great feeling to look around the room and take in the lively crowd of more than 100 people – KC IABC members and nonmembers chatting, laughing and shaking hands. The KC Quills celebrate and honor our outstanding work. But...

Registration open for Southern Region connect16

14:15 13 September in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events
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Join communicators from across the region Oct. 13-14 at The Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta GA, as we show up, talk it up, eat up, shake things up. It's all happening at connect16 our IABC Southern Region annual conference. KC IABC belongs to the Southern Region. If you’ve never attended an IABC Conference, now is a good time to consider it. Why? As communicators, we are being asked to do more with...

2017 World Conference: Call for speaker proposals

11:27 09 September in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events
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IABC International is now accepting speaking proposals for break-out sessions for the 2017 World Conference in Washington D.C., June 11-14, 2017. The conference seeks dynamic speakers who offer new, innovative and career-supporting knowledge and skills. The 2017 conference theme is #IABC17 Global Business: Lead Communication, Make Real Impact. IABC seeks break-out sessions that meet the following: Focus on leading communication that makes a real impact in our organizations. ...

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...