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IndyComm: 10 commandments to maximize agency profitability

15:34 06 September in IndyComm, KC IABC Blog, News and events
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If terms such as value billing and net revenues are intimidating, foreign, or simply make your eyes glaze over, the September IndyComm meeting is just what the doctor ordered. IndyComm member Megan Neher (Megan Neher Public Relations) will lead the discussion, sharing information and insights gleaned from a session at a recent national conference. Megan said the session, which focused on ways to maximize PR agency profitability...

Welcome to our new KC IABC website

09:40 27 August in KC IABC Blog, News and events
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If this is the first time you've visited our site in awhile, you may notice a new look. We did a soft launch in late July and have spent much of the last month updating content and fixing broken links. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we’ve worked through this complicated process. Why complicated? Because of numerous changes in the IABC International website, coupled with...

Communicator ‘personas’ point to diversity of KC IABC audience

15:14 20 August in KC IABC Blog
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Are you a Sophie, a Megan, a Katherine or a Mike? Chances are excellent you are one of those four personas developed by the KC IABC board as a foundation for serving the needs of our diverse audiences. Angela Connelly, immediate past president; Stacey Dickson, president; and Jenny Matkovich, vice president of communications, outlined the research that went into the creation of the personas and addressed...

Podcast highlights Masters’ forum coming on Aug. 20

15:53 15 August in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events
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Register now: http://www.cvent.com/d/trqcmh/4W Learn more: http://kciabc.com/events/ Listen to the podcast: Podcast about Ask the Masters forum We have an all-star cast of KC communications pros to answer your targeted questions in an extended session following our 8 a.m. breakfast on Thursday, Aug. 20. In this podcast, Roy Harryman interviews Eric Morgenstern, CEO of Morningstar Communications, about the upcoming event. Masters forum panelists are: Eric Morgenstern, APR Fellow PRSA, CEO Morningstar Communications Matt Tidwell,...

Do you have tough communications questions? Ask the experts at the August 20 KC/IABC breakfast and panel.

09:18 14 August in KC IABC Blog, News and events
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Do you ever feel like you’re alone in your job and don’t have anyone to turn to with tough communications questions? Or, maybe you have a rock star team, but have an issue you just can’t crack? As communicators, we’re often called when crisis hits, or when numbers or morale are low. It’s great when leadership comes to us to fix something. But who do you...

Quills celebration recognizes communications stars

18:00 21 June in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events, Quill news
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Join us on the red carpet as we recognize the stars in our industry. The Kansas City Quills will take place 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, July 16 at the Alamo Drafthouse. You’ll rub elbows with the stars themselves, celebrate with colleagues, and hear about award-winning communications work being done in our town. We are thrilled to have many quality entries this year! So, from technical skills to communications...

Blogging for Business: Bridging the gap internally

09:53 29 May in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events
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For many organizations, the marketing and communications department can partner with HR to help break through internal barriers to experiment with different digital communications tools. Before content marketing and thought leadership, many businesses started using social media as a recruitment tool. Why not do the same with blogging? Join us June 18 as our speaker, Anna Lewis, Digital Content Specialist in the Global Marketing and Communications...

To Quill or not to Quill?

20:21 06 April in KC IABC Blog, News and events, Quill news
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By Jenifer Bice – Walmart, Global Associate Communications Note: If you don't have time or don’t really want to read this, here's the abstract: Just do it. It's good to help train your brain or those of your people – and external validation that we actually know what we're doing is never a bad thing! The day came. You got the first “Call for Entries” of the...