To Quill or not to Quill?

20:21 06 April in KC IABC Blog, News and events, Quill news

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...

May Tech Talks: Using Social Media to Grow Your Brand

20:10 06 April in KC IABC Blog, News and events

Join us for the May Tech Talks! Christa Cooper, of Executive Career Strategies, will facilitate a roundtable discussion on Wednesday, May 6 about using social media to grow your personal brand. The event is free for members of KC/IABC, $10 for nonmembers; bring your own coffee and questions as we build on the personal branding discussion from the January IABC luncheon. What online tools have helped you,...

May Monthly Breakfast: Just Shoot Me – Bring Your Message Into Focus

22:23 30 March in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events

If you don’t know how to do something, chances are you can find help with a quick YouTube search. Videos are easily accessible and help viewers comprehend complex topics—an important tool for communicators! A recent survey by Wainhouse Research indicates four out of five enterprises say video use improves productivity and efficiencies in their organizations, and 73% want to expand video use. Depending on your mission and...

IndyComm | Writing for Readability: Boost the Power of Your Prose

22:12 24 March in KC IABC Blog, News and events

Regardless of the emphasis of your work, words are crucial to any marketing or public relations message. This month’s IndyComm meeting will provide an opportunity to regroup and refresh your commitment to creating copy your audiences can—and will— read. Have you gotten rusty? Moving so fast you fear you may be forgetting the fundamentals? Take a deep breath, slow down and get back to the basics....

KC Quills Entries Now Open

23:01 25 February in KC IABC Blog, News and events, Quill news

Now's the time to begin thinking about your entry for the 2015 KC Quills competition. This is your opportunity to have your work evaluated by communication experts to see how you compare with your communications peers around the city. Simply entering gives you value, as you'll receive quality feedback from trained international evaluators, all of whom are working professionals in the communications field. Evaluation is based on IABCs...

Join the KC Quills Committee

08:07 12 February in KC IABC Blog, News and events, Quill news

Join our KC Quills committee! This group of talented individuals helps plan and execute our annual Kansas City Quills awards competition. If you'd like to get more engaged, develop your leadership skills, meet communications colleagues, and have fun, please contact Stacey Dickson for more details. The committee kicks off this month, so sign up now!...

KC/IABC Student Career Night

21:42 11 February in KC IABC Blog, News and events

Future marketing and communications professionals are invited to attend KC/IABC’s Student Career Night. Students will hear from a panel of experts and have the opportunity to meet 1:1 with marketing professionals for resume reviews, mock interviews and Q&A. Dinner will be provided. Thursday, April 2, 2015 5 to 8 p.m. Held at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation 1055 Broadway Blvd, Suite 130 Kansas City, MO 64105 $5 cash requested donation...

April Monthly Luncheon: Communications on a Shoestring Budget

22:09 02 February in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events

  Communications on a shoestring budget. Sound familiar? Today’s communications professionals are often asked to do everything from create content, plan events and generate attendance—sometimes with little or no budget. Join us for a panel discussion to gain insight into to how some Kansas City pros are getting the job done without breaking the bottom the line. Our April 16 luncheon panel will feature: - Sara Vogt, ArtsKC...

Mix N’ Mingle Networking Event

15:53 05 January in KC IABC Blog

Don't miss a New Year opportunity to connect with fellow professionals! Open to both KC/IABC members and non-members, this informal networking event gives current members a chance to reconnect and help prospective members become more familiar with KC/IABC. The event is free and attendees will receive one complimentary drink and light apps. Hope to see you there! When: Thursday, Jan. 22 5:30 – 7 p.m. Where: The Granfalloon on The...