Gold Quill Awards deadline is Jan. 13

13:07 10 January in KC IABC Blog, Quill news

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Online workshop: Writing for the online reader

10:59 03 January in featured-event, KC IABC Blog

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

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

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

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,...