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

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

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...

Top tips from PR Newswire pro on how to get great news coverage

09:22 29 August in KC IABC Blog, News and events

By Elaine Symanski Masters member KC IABC webmaster Editors are always looking for great content from external sources, particularly in these times of reduced staffing for newspapers, magazines, TV and online media. If you position your PR message to provide a solution, educate or drive action – or even better, all three – your client is more likely to get coverage. Kyle Frohnapple, account director for PR Newswire, discussed...

IndyComm meeting Sept. 27: Get smart about electronic devices

09:26 27 August in IndyComm, KC IABC Blog, News and events

We rely on our computers, tablets and smart phones all day long, yet we seldom give much thought to how to improve the performance and security of these vital tools. On Sept. 27, Burton Kelso, chief technology expert at Integral, a Kansas City computer repair and tech support service, will guide us in how to do just that. Integral’s services include virus and spy ware removal,...

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

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...

Volunteer of the Month: JENNIE NGUYEN

12:51 17 August in KC IABC Blog, Membership

Our August Volunteer of the Month is Jennie Nguyen. If her name sounds familiar it's because she was also awarded the Volunteer of the Month slot for her awesome leadership in orchestrating this year's Business Communicators Summit. This month, we're giving Jennie a tip of the hat for jumping in and helping with the KC IABC newsletter and emails! Thanks, Jennie!...

Presidents’ Note: See YOU at the Quills!

10:22 16 August in KC IABC Blog, News and events, Quill news

There's something symbolic about back-to-school time. It signifies a refocus after summer vacation. At KC IABC, we're kicking things off with our 2016 Quills Celebration. This year, we're doing a fun happy hour event at Grand Street Cafe on August 30 from 4 - 6 p.m. The Quills honors outstanding communications programs and will introduce the new Arthur E. Lowell Award recipient. Please make plans...

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

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

 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

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...