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KC/IABC Exclusive: Storydoing Podcast with Mandy Stark

13:53 11 September in KC IABC Blog
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Get ready for our September luncheon by listening to this exclusive podcast with our speaker Storytelling is everywhere is the marketing and communications world, but what is it doing for your company? Are you telling a meaningful story, or just doing what everyone else does? In contrast, storydoing is the conscious sharing of your story through every action your business undertakes, from hiring to blog writing. According to a definition by...

September Luncheon: Digital Storydoing

15:01 03 September in KC IABC Blog
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Southwest Airlines. Apple. Dyson. Great brands have something in common: they've stopped trying to emulate the competition and instead, have become the competition. How? These companies know exactly who they are, and they know the most effective way to be different is to be exactly who you are. Storytelling may be the new marketing buzzword, but storydoing -- living out your company purpose through your writing, marketing and culture...

3 Tips for Lebron James’ LinkedIn Profile (And Yours, Too)

13:24 27 August in KC IABC Blog
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By Carolyn Sobczyk  As you’ve probably heard by now, four-time NBA MVP Lebron James announced his intention to rejoin the Cleveland Cavaliers, much to the dismay of his Miami Heat fans, who immediately took to Facebook and Twitter to voice their opinions. It’s looking, however, like Lebron will turn to another social media platform to manage his shifting professional career. And that platform is LinkedIn. Fortunately, this KC/IABCer attended...

KC/IABC Exclusive: Branding Podcast with Clifton Alexander

22:59 11 August in KC IABC Blog
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Get ready for our August monthly breakfast by listening to this exclusive podcast with our speaker Communicators know a brand is more than just the look and feel. It includes positioning, perception and even a sense of purpose. Sometimes to stay relevant and continue to deliver on brand promise, organizations need to rebrand. In this exclusive-to-KC/IABC branding podcast, Clifton will share a glimpse of what he will cover in his...

Complete KC/IABC August Contest Rules

13:34 05 August in KC IABC Blog
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The KC/IABC August Contest is governed by these official rules. By participating in the contest, each entrant agrees to abide by the rules, including all eligibility requirements, and understands the results of the contest are final in all respects. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the contest will be directed to...

August Monthly Luncheon: Rebrand For Success

00:49 05 August in KC IABC Blog
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Communicators know a brand is more than just the look and feel. It includes positioning, perception and even a sense of purpose. Sometimes to stay relevant and continue to deliver on brand promise, organizations need to rebrand. To be prepared for a future rebrand and ensure success, join us for Rebrand For Success at 8 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21 to hear brand expert Clifton Alexander, REACTOR...

ICYMI: Rising Star Career Development Panel

02:06 28 July in KC IABC Blog
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Posted by KC/IABC member Anna Lewis  A few months ago I attended a Career Development panel hosted by KC/IABC’s Rising Stars group. The session involved a panel discussion by three local communicators with varying experiences and backgrounds. The setting was very intimate, which allowed for candid conversation about real life challenges people often face throughout their careers. In this post, I will cover a few of the...

Enter Now: IABC Southern Region Silver Quills

00:55 20 July in KC IABC Blog, Quill news
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Now’s the time to step up and be counted among the best in our profession. Southern Region’s annual awards competition, Silver Quill, is the chance for regional communication professionals to step up and be recognized for their achievements. Covering 47 categories  aligned with the international IABC Gold Quill Awards, the Southern Region Silver Quill Awards are also a chance to ladder up to the next competition without rewriting your work plan. Rather than being judged against...

July Monthly Luncheon | Crisis Management Case Study: Jewish Community Center

20:07 09 July in KC IABC Blog
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Just a few short months ago, Phil Hermanson, Principal, The pH Factor, found himself in the midst of a major tragedy. Alerted via social media to reports of lockdown at The Jewish Community Center, his crisis response skills were immediately put to the test. Hear from this professional with real-world, "on-the-ground" experience managing a crisis at a two-hour workshop on Thursday, July 17. Phil will share...

Changes to KC/IABC’s Bylaws

11:48 10 June in KC IABC Blog
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No matter how good a job you've done creating your bylaws, any nonprofit or board knows that sooner or later you'll need to change something. That's certainly true for KC/IABC. We've recently discovered the need for a few changes to KC/IABC's Bylaws, so we've proposed a way forward below. We now need you, our membership, to weigh in. Please review these changes and let us know...