Enter Now: IABC Southern Region Silver Quills

00:55 20 July in KC IABC Blog, Quill news

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

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

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...

Register for the Kansas City Quills Luncheon!

00:55 07 May in KC IABC Blog, Quill news

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

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

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...