Join or renew NOW for great savings!

15:38 25 March in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events

March Membership Month has just a few days left!  IABC is waiving the join fee of $40 and offering 10% off international dues.  You don't want to miss our on this great opportunity for savings. Plus, new members and referrers get a chance to win FitBit Blazes or New Balance 1500 shoes. Join now and save and get connected with KC IABC! See IABC Member Month for more...

Game on! KC Quills competition is open

08:43 23 March in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events, Quill news

You have to play to win. Enter your best work in KC IABC's Kansas City Quills awards competition. Entrants receive quality feedback from trained international evaluators, all of whom are working professionals in the communication field. You’ll be competing against top communicators in the KC metro area. If you win, you gain validation as an excellent communicator who uses strategy, creativity, measurement and innovation to take the...

Top 10 reasons to enter the KC Quills

08:36 23 March in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events, Quill news

It's spring and so that means it's KC Quills time. Entries are now being accepted and with 47 categories to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect spots for your prize-worthy work. See the KC Quills page for full information. Best of luck and see YOU in the spotlight at the KC Quills event this summer! Here are the top reasons YOU should enter: Learn how...

KC IABC membership files: TOM MENTZER

09:09 07 March in KC IABC Blog, Membership

Owner, Mentzer PR Group Why my KC IABC membership is valuable: Membership in KCIABC is a valuable asset to my practice. Not only does the chapter offer insightful professional development programming, the networking opportunities it provides helps me keep in touch with other local communications professionals and thought leaders – many of whom I now call friends....

Join KC IABC or renew in March for great savings!

15:29 01 March in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events

March is IABC Member Month and there’s never been a better time to get moving and connect with other communications professionals. If your membership is up for renewal shortly, take advantage of the March offer! Renew your membership in March and you’ll receive: • Discounted international dues • Entry in the drawing to win a FitBit Blaze or a pair of New Balance 1500 shoes.        ...

President’s Note: KC breaks record – 7 International Chapter of Year wins!

18:09 29 February in KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events

Kansas City is the International Chapter of the Year! For the 7th time! That is the most wins of any of IABC’s 100+ chapters. I hope you are as proud as I am of this accomplishment. It means you are served by volunteer board leaders recognized as experts for management, creativity, teamwork and leadership. Time and again. As a KC IABC member or participant, you are part...

Register by March 4 for IABC World Conference – save $200!

09:57 29 February in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events

March forward and register by Friday, March 4 for the IABC World Conference. You’ll save up to $200! Why should you attend? Adventure into ideas and innovations that will elevate your game. Build your skills and confidence and learn how to be a more valuable asset to your business or clients. Get inspired by eye-opening keynotes. Jump into networking with more than a thousand other communication professionals. Relish in the incredible festivities and exceptional food that only New Orleans...

Call for Quills entries coming soon – get ready!

19:32 28 February in KC IABC Blog, News and events, Quill news

It's time to start thinking about the KC IABC Quills competition! We'll be sharing more specifics and reminders as we get closer, but here are the key dates: March 17 - Call for entries April 26 - Deadline for entries Late June  - Quills awards event - more information coming soon Start looking over your best work for 2015 and think about how you can craft your Quills entry. The rewards...

KCPT’s new logo represents future direction for company

14:27 24 February in KC IABC Blog, News and events

Four years ago a minor miracle occurred at KCPT. A donor who had faithfully given $100 a year, “out of the blue,” presented a check for $3.5 million. The gift came with a stipulation – it was a “spend-down grant” that could not be saved as a long-term endowment, but must be used. Thus began the exciting transformation of KCPT as a community-supported public television and...

Create your website for optimal user experience

14:27 23 February in KC IABC Blog, News and events

You might spend hours crafting messages on your website, but your website users spend only seconds before they decide to linger a few minutes, or bail and search elsewhere. Online users are active, says Marjie Goodman, digital content and collaboration strategist for DEG, a fast-growing, full-service digital agency based in Kansas City. Your website visitors have a task in mind and generally it’s a search engine...