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President’s Note: Ring in the New Year

21:53 07 January in Business Communicators Summit, featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events, Professional Development
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By Stacey Dickson – KC IABC President   I encourage you to ring in the new year by resolving to make an investment in your career. Make 2018 the year you hone in on your communications skills. Attend KC IABC meetings and the annual Business Communicators Summit (BCS) to grow your professional network and enhance your knowledge. We are starting the year with a variety of new and stimulating...

Join us Jan. 18 to start the year off right

13:29 03 January in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, Professional Development
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Hello, 2018! Begin your year with a laugh (and some learning) at our January breakfast, Humor: Unleashing Your Secret (Untapped) Marketing Tactic. Learn how to stand out in the often dull and dour world of marketing and internal communications by connecting with human emotion. In this breakfast seminar, two veteran communicators – Jeremy Wood and Roy Harryman – will share and show examples from the real world of...

Small Talk is Huge

11:30 14 December in KC IABC Blog, Professional Development
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By Roy Harryman – KC IABC Board Member, Programming   In any relationship, whether business or personal, things start small. You don't go from a chance meeting at a Chamber lunch to a job offer as the dessert is being passed. Instead, things often begin with a type of dialogue we refer to as “small talk.” The name unfortunately implies this talk is unimportant. In fact, more “important” talk is impossible...

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas: Director Digital and Marketing Communications and eCommerce

13:35 09 December in KC IABC Blog, KC/IABC Job Bank for Members
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This position will drive engagement with targeted audiences through brand positioning and marketing strategies across online and offline communication channels. Lead development and execute effective marketing communications, digital and social media strategies, web site development and usability, and customer experience initiatives. Manage a customer-centric team responsible for creative corporate design, product marketing, web site design, maintenance and usability, leverage digital and direct response opportunities and...

University of Kansas: Communications Coordinator

11:14 08 December in KC IABC Blog, KC/IABC Job Bank for Members
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The University of Kansas is seeking a Communications Coordinator to assist in the development and creation of communications focused primarily on strategic promotion of central IT services and resources to campus. This position has responsibility for a wide range of branding and communications initiatives, including progressive print and email communications, KU IT’s social media presence, web content and online outreach, marketing collateral, videos, event planning, and...

Burns & McDonnell: Communications Strategist

10:56 06 December in KC IABC Blog, KC/IABC Job Bank for Members
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The communications strategist will develop and implement corporate public relations strategies and material for Burns & McDonnell to build awareness and enhance the firm’s reputation. This position will be an integral part of the firm’s internal agency that serves the different business groups (internal clients). Responsibilities Specific responsibilities include the following, with other duties as assigned: Develop trusted relationships with business and trade media contacts making the firm...

President’s Note: Reflection and Looking Forward

11:56 03 December in Business Communicators Summit, KC IABC Blog, Professional Development
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By Stacey Dickson – KC IABC President This time of year is such a great opportunity for reflection. Having just celebrated Thanksgiving, I am still thinking about all the things for which I am grateful. My new house, supportive friends and family, a great job and all our KC IABC board members and volunteers working so hard to plan for an outstanding upcoming year. As we near year-end,...

Rabo AgriFinance: Vice President, Public Relations and Communications

15:15 02 December in KC IABC Blog, KC/IABC Job Bank for Members
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Responsibilities Rabo AgriFinance Internal Communications •Work closely with Rabo AgriFinance leadership to foster a culture of transparent, consistent communications. •Provide consistency and vision in all communications. •Ensure communication strategy is consistent and reflects the organization’s strategic vision. •Execute communications-based events. •Manage internal communications team. •Lead communications consultancy for in-house groups to plan appropriate, best-practice communications. •Regularly evaluate use of communications channels and multi-media to assure relevant, timely employee communications following best practices in...

Save March 8 for the 2018 Business Communicators Summit

15:17 01 December in Business Communicators Summit, featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events, Professional Development
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Mark your calendar for the 2018 Business Communicators Summit on Thursday, March 8! KC IABC's Business Communicators Summit (BCS) is the largest, annual professional gathering in the Midwest for professional communicators. The 2018 event will feature a great morning keynote and a full-day of breakout sessions featuring communications professionals from diverse industries. Date: Thursday, March 8 Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Location: KU Edwards Campus, Overland Park, KS Drum Roll Please...

United Way of Greater Kansas City: Senior Vice President Marketing

11:11 30 November in KC IABC Blog, KC/IABC Job Bank for Members
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Mission: To improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of Greater Kansas City United Way’s work focuses on health, education and financial stability during the key times in a person’s life that affect their ability to reach their full potential: • Healthy Beginnings – Healthy, thriving young children ready for school success. • Prepared Youth – The next generation ready for career and life success. • Thriving Adults &...