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6 steps to creating a comprehensive social media strategy

14:59 19 January in KC IABC Blog, News and events
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By Paul Chaney The key to using social media successfully for your organization in 2016 is to have a detailed plan that drives your all of your marketing efforts. This article will outline how to create a comprehensive six-step integrated social media strategy that takes into account business goals and objectives, and that focuses on the needs and interests of your customers. Read more on the CW website...

Gold Quills late deadline set for Jan. 27

18:37 14 January in KC IABC Blog, News and events, Quill news
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We know communicators love a last-minute deadline! And if entering the Gold Quill Awards has been on your “to do” list but you just haven’t got to it, the good news is that you have two weeks left to submit. The FINAL deadline to submit your Gold Quill Award entry is Jan. 27 at 11:59 p.m. PST. There will be no extensions or further deadlines announced,...

BCS 2016 sneak preview: Communicating the Vision

14:14 12 January in featured-event, KC IABC Blog
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You won't want to miss this informative session! Presenter: MALLORY MURRAY, team lead, internal communications, Cerner Session title: Communicating the Vision Register NOW for early bird pricing! As businesses and industries become increasingly complex and decentralized, ensuring your associates are your best brand ambassadors is of vital importance, and in-depth strategies to communicate your organization’s vision and direction are critical. Mallory Murray will present Cerner’s strategies for bringing the vision to life...

Sneak preview of BCS 2016: From Millennials to Baby Boomers

11:42 11 January in featured-event, KC IABC Blog
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You won't want to miss this session! Register NOW for BCS 2016! Session title: From Millennials to Baby Boomers: Managing an Intergenerational Workforce Presenter: Erin Blocher, instructor, communications speaker/facilitator This session examines the four generations currently in the U.S. workforce and discusses how historical experiences have shaped them and how organizations can motivate each group. The presentation focuses special attention on the Millennial generation and their attitudes about...

Gold Quill Awards deadline is Jan. 13

13:07 10 January in KC IABC Blog, Quill news
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Just imagine what it would be like to win a Gold Quill Award. Imagine receiving recognition from your colleagues around the world during the Excellence Gala at the 2016 IABC World Conference in New Orleans this year. As always, the Gold Quill website has a suite of resources to help make your entry the very best it can be. Don't miss the opportunity to submit your entry by 11:59...

Sneak preview of BCS 2016: We’re Going to the ‘Ship!

14:18 08 January in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events
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You won't want to miss this breakout session with Angela Crawford and Alan Grosbach of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Session title: We’re Going to the ‘Ship! National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics championship events are huge productions on a tight timeline, coordinating communications professionals in old and new media from the participating colleges, league staff, venue contacts and more. Using case examples from some of the NAIA's largest...

Energize yourself with a day at BCS 2016!

18:23 07 January in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events
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Need a shot of creativity and new energy for the year ahead? Here comes the BEST bargain in professional development you'll ever find. For just $100 (members), the Business Communicators Summit offers a full day of PD, with national, regional and local speakers.  To get that price, you have to register by Jan. 15. If you wait, the cost doubles. It's Feb. 9 at the Holiday Inn...

President’s Note: Invest in your future with professional development

14:08 06 January in KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events
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Welcome to the new year! Hopefully one of your resolutions is to take advantage of professional development opportunities. Our board and committee leaders are working hard to provide you with the resources you need to succeed. There are many reasons to invest in your professional development and learn new skills: Increases your confidence Makes you more valuable to current and future employers Ensures you have cutting edge skills Improves...

KC IABC membership files: MEGAN NEHER

09:32 05 January in KC IABC Blog, Membership
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Owner, Megan Neher Public Relations KC IABC member and past president Why my KC IABC membership is valuable: I’ve said publicly many times how much value I've gained from my engagement in KC IABC, and specifically in the Indy Comm special interest group. These savvy communicators have been there for me since I started my business 12 years ago to answer all of my entrepreneurship questions every step...

Early bird pricing extended to Jan. 15 for Business Communicators Summit 2016

12:24 04 January in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events
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Register now for Kansas City’s largest gathering of business communicators! Join us on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at the Holiday Inn on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, MO for the 2016 Business Communicators Summit. This is the best day of professional development KC IABC offers and if you register NOW, you get the best possible pricing. Register now! Our keynote speaker is Peg Fitzpatrick, best known for co-authoring The Art...