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...

Register for the Business Communicators Summit

20:57 29 October in KC IABC Blog

Register to attend the 10th anniversary of KC/IABC's exclusive one-day conference, the Business Communicators Summit. This year's event features keynote speaker and acclaimed author David Meerman Scott, so don't miss the best deal on the best marketing conference in the Midwest. Reserve your spot to Kansas City’s largest gathering of business communicators! Need to know what you'll learn at BCS? Learn more about the event. ...

September Luncheon: Leveraging the Power of Mobile Technology

09:58 04 September in KC IABC Blog

Join us at KC/IABC’s September professional development luncheon at Brio Tuscan Grille to learn how to integrate mobile technology with your company’s marketing strategy, such as creating a strategic texting campaign that aligns with your Twitter campaign.  Darrin Clawson, Mobile Strategist and App Developer at Engage Mobile, is focused on helping companies of all sizes leverage the power of mobile computing to solve real business problems. His passion is building enterprise-class...

KC/IABC inaugurates 2013-2014 board

20:11 23 July in KC IABC Blog

We're pleased to announce the new board of directors. The board of 19 local business communicators will lead the chapter’s activities through June 30, 2014. The new board is comprised of representatives from Kansas City’s largest companies including Sprint, Black & Veatch, KCP&L and Cerner, and from small businesses, agencies and freelancers. The board’s new president, Donna Schwartze, is a veteran of Fleishman-Hillard and Weber Shandwick.  KC/IABC is a six-time...

February 2014 – Business Communicators Summit

21:26 18 July in KC IABC Blog

Save the date!  The KC/IABC Business Communicators Summit is the best professional development event for communicators in the Midwest. We’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of BCS this February 27 at the KU Edwards Campus/BEST Conference Center, 12600 Quivira Rd., Overland Park, KS 66213. It’s going to be HUGE. Don’t miss it! Even though February seems a long ways off, it’s never too early to mark your calendar for...

Tech/SIG Infographics Meeting Notes

12:12 24 June in KC IABC Blog, Tech/SIG

We had one of our biggest Tech/SIG meeting attendences recently for the topic of making and using infographics. Twenty-five people from a cross section of industries (including engineering, education, research, and non-profit) came together to share their experiences and learn. Sara Folkerts, Sprint’s Manager of Corporate Communications, presented her best practices in using infographics for internal audiences. She uses them to provide quarterly reports, and cultivate...

Kirk Hasenzahl on iPad and iPhone Apps

13:49 02 April in KC IABC Blog

Kirk Hasenzahl,co-founder and president of RareWire, will be one of four panelists discussing "iPhone and iPad Apps: Tips from the Pros" at our luncheon at Brio on the Plaza on Thursday, April 18. In this podcast, Kirk discusses how companies should evaluate their need for an app, which apps to consider developing and what to do when the app is done. Learn more and register...

Podcast: Lance Yoder and Matt Dunn on SEO and Web Content Strategy

15:41 07 March in KC IABC Blog

Matt Dunn and Lance Yoder are part of the team involved in the re-launch of Cerner.com. Share lessons they learned about content strategy, SEO and Google's content filters as they worked behind the scenes on this massive project. Every communicator will be able to apply principles from this presentation to the content they are creating and sharing. Want to hear more? Join Matt and Lance...