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

12:53 24 April in KC IABC Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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,...


03:14 10 January in KC IABC Blog

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

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...


02:59 27 November in KC IABC Blog

Posted by Julie Bartels Smith, ABC Advocating for Transparency in Corporate Communications The KC/IABC Masters group recently had two local PR gurus lead a discussion on how corporate communicators can advocate for transparency with their clients and organizations. Steve Doyal drew on his experience at Hallmark and many civic organizations, and Laurie Roberts shared insights from recent controversies she helped manage for Susan G. Komen Kansas City...

Join us for a Happy Hour with PRSA

21:22 20 November in KC IABC Blog

Eat, Drink and Be Merry with KC/IABC and PRSA! You are invited to join us for a Holiday Happy Hour from 5:30-8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 5 at BRIO. We are excited to partner with the Greater Kansas City chapter of PRSA, our host for this festive event. The holiday happy hour includes an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, a few prize giveaways, as well as a charitable component.  Get in the...