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Register for the Kansas City Quills Luncheon!

00:55 07 May in KC IABC Blog, Quill news
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Recognize the Best at KC Quills June 19 Mark your calendars for the 2014 Kansas City Quills Awards celebration – 11 a.m. Thursday, June 19, at Grand Street Café.  This year’s celebration of the best in business communications in Kansas City is now open for registration. You can join in the lunchtime festivities for $30 for KC/IABC members, $20 for students, and $45 for guests/non-members. The annual celebration recognizes excellence in work...

May Luncheon: The Strategic Planning Process and Building Audience Personas

00:45 07 May in KC IABC Blog
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In an era of connected and social consumers, custom tailoring your message and communications strategy is more important -- and more complex -- than ever before. In this session, The Strategic Planning Process and Building Audience Personas, Kansas City PR consultant Matt Tidwell and Tricia McKim, Vice President, Morningstar Communications, will talk about the elements of a strategic plan (from objective-setting through measurement and evaluation)...

KC/IABC Rising Stars: Career Development Advisory Panel April 29

12:53 24 April in KC IABC Blog
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Join KC/IABC’s Rising Stars for a fun and information-filled panel discussion with three Kansas City communication professionals. Our panelists' experience ranges from three years out of college to seasoned professionals. Rising Stars Career Development Panel Don't miss this chance to get answers to your burning questions, such as: - How to find a job - How to interview for a job - What to include on...

April Monthly Luncheon: Leveraging LinkedIn for Business Success

16:35 01 April in KC IABC Blog
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Many of us who communicate on behalf of our business take on the role of a social media expert. But, how do we know we are spending the right amount of time on what's most important to our company's bottom line? How do we maximize LinkedIn's value to inform the right audience and meet our goals? This session will teach you the ins and outs...

KC Quills Deadline Extended!

16:47 02 March in KC IABC Blog, Quill news
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Ready to enter your best work in KC's best awards program? Now’s the time to begin working on your entry for the 2014 KC Quills competition. Have your work evaluated by professional judges Be recognized for your great work Add weight to your resume Don't delay! The deadline has been EXTENDED to April 14! Begin the award entry process now. Need more information? Visit our KC Quills page to...

March Monthly Breakfast: Succeeding With Content in a World Where Mobility Reigns

16:22 02 March in KC IABC Blog
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Sponsored by Sprint Modern marketing is not about mobile technology as much as it is about understanding mobility. It's not desktop content or mobile content - it's all just content. How can we as marketers adapt our marketing communications (content) to this new era? At KC/IABC's March Monthly Breakfast, Eric Pfeifer, VML's Director Mobility & Strategic Partnerships, will share: The mindset and expectations of mobile users. How we...

KC/IABC Is Mid-Size Chapter of the Year!

16:04 12 February in KC IABC Blog
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We have GREAT news to share: KC/IABC was recognized as the 2014 Mid-Size Chapter of the Year at IABC's Leadership Institute at the beginning of February! Given out at the same time as the Chapter Management Awards, which salute volunteer leadership in eight categories, KC/IABC also received Awards of Excellence in the Communication and Professional Development categories and an Award of Merit in the Leadership Development...

KC/IABC Rising Stars: Personal Branding in the Digital Landscape

09:37 22 January in KC IABC Blog
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Join KC/IABC's Risings Stars and Duane Hallock, Regional Communications Director for the American Red Cross and personal branding expert, for an in-depth discussion on building, maintaining and leveraging a personal brand that will help you stand out from your peers. Learn how to build online profiles that can contribute to your relevancy, see how to set your profile apart from those of other communications professionals,...

CREATE VIDEO CONTENT ON A SHOESTRING BUDGET

03:14 10 January in KC IABC Blog
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Posted by Jonathan Mast There is still the perception that creating video content is hard or expensive. In my opinion for online corporate video there is bad, good, better and best. I like to joke that I produce “good-er” many times when videoing on the fly, and that is still pretty good. So how do you shoot video for your company if you are a one...

January Member Event: How to Influence Up, Down and Across an Organization

07:35 03 January in KC IABC Blog
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A major component of successful communication is the ability to effectively influence. As a communicator, you often have to lead and influence those around you in order to meet your goals. Whether you manage a team or just need to successfully persuade those you work with and for, our panel of senior level communications managers will help you understand how to best influence the people...