KC IABC Blog

Online workshop: Writing for the online reader

10:59 03 January in featured-event, KC IABC Blog
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Online readers are always in a hurry. They have little patience for marketing pizzazz or silly jargon. They want to be able to scan content quickly and extract what they need without fuss. This course offered by IABC will help you produce crisp, clear online content that’s more effective and persuasive, and gives readers what they’re looking for. The workshop is a weekly web session that runs...

Register now for January program on thought leadership

10:50 03 January in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events
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Our 2015 Professional Development series kicks off on Jan. 21, with Kevin Cobb, director, online marketing and content at DSI, sharing how his team developed and implemented a thought leadership strategy at DSI Labs. Thought leadership is becoming one of those ubiquitous marketing terms, but as the pressure for companies to create intelligent, insightful and relatable content continues to rise, it’s more important than ever to...

Top 5 social media trends to watch in 2016

14:55 31 December in KC IABC Blog
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By Subhamoy Das IABC board member Asia-Pacific region New social media trends appear at a rate that seems capable of outpacing even the speed of trending topics on Twitter. Making year-end predictions in such a fast-paced enviroment is daunting. The only constant is that every year opens up new frontiers, making viewing, sharing and creating social content faster, better and easier. Read more on the CW website...

Register NOW for early bird savings for BCS 2016 – discounts good until Dec. 31!

17:55 28 December in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events
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Don’t miss this chance to attend BCS at its most affordable price. KC IABC members can secure their spots for just $100. This bargain price is only good until Dec. 31, 2015; after that it will jump to $200 for members. You won’t want to miss it! Register now and save!  Early bird savings are also in effect until Dec. 31 for nonmembers. Don't miss BCS 2016!  Date: Tuesday,...

Super-saver deadline for 2016 World Conference is Dec. 31

09:20 21 December in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events
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It’s just as critical to network with your global peers as it is to stay on top of the latest advances in the profession. That’s why IABC's World Conference is the must-attend event for all IABC members. Scheduled for June 5-8 in New Orleans, the conference "super-saver" rate ends Dec. 31. Make the early commitment to attend the conference, and you could save more than $400, compared...

Gold Quill entry deadline is Jan. 13

13:35 17 December in KC IABC Blog, News and events, Quill news
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Just imagine what it would be like to get up on stage at the Excellence Gala at the 2016 IABC World Conference in New Orleans next year. Imagine receiving recognition from your peers that your work is recognized as the best in the world. The Gold Quill website has a huge wealth of resources to help you make your entry the very best it can be. Entries are open now...

Advance your career with certification

14:23 16 December in KC IABC Blog, Membership
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Next opportunity to take the CMP exam coming in February Are you a communicator who wants to brush up on your skill set and show how credible you are in the field? If so, consider taking IABC's Certification exam. The examination will be held in more than 10 locations globally in 2016. To start the year off fresh, the first exam will take place at the 2016 IABC...

Keynote speaker set for BCS 2016: Register now for early bird savings!

19:52 08 December in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events
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Join us on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, for Kansas City's largest gathering of business communicators, sponsored by KC IABC. This annual summit features expert speakers and communications professionals from a cross-section of industries. We're excited to announce our keynote speaker: Peg Fitzpatrick, who is best known as the co-author of The Art of Social Media with Guy Kawasaki. Peg works in the trenches of social media, marketing and...

KC IABC membership files: JEANENE DUNN

15:40 04 December in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, Membership, Uncategorized
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Independent communications professional Why my KC IABC membership is valuable: I have been a member of KC IABC for almost 20 years. For me, membership and participation in the organization has been a sound investment. The programs are so substantive and relevant, especially the Business Communicators Summit. This year was my first attending the BCS and it will not be my last. My fellow KC IABC members are the...

President’s Note: Upcoming events custom designed for communicators – register now!

10:35 01 December in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events
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I trust you are all enjoying this holiday season and have fun plans to celebrate. Hopefully the KC IABC jointly hosted KC Marketing Clubs Holiday Extravaganza on December 10, at STUDIO Dan Meiners, is one of the holiday activities on your calendar as a must-attend event! A sell-out every year, this is a great opportunity to connect with fellow communicators and creatives in KC. Don't...