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KC IABC named International Chapter of the Year for 7th time!

10:05 05 February in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events
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[caption id="attachment_13146" align="alignright" width="185"] KC IABC brought home the coveted prize for the 7th time! Congrats to chapter leaders for this outstanding accomplishment.[/caption] Kansas City IABC was named International Chapter of the Year for 2016 at the Leadership Institute in Long Beach, CA, on Thursday, Feb. 4. The award was announced at the opening reception at the Leadership Institute, with several KC chapter leaders in attendance. [caption...

Check out our website enhancements!

12:45 04 February in KC IABC Blog, News and events
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The KC IABC board is constantly working to make our resources for members and guests easier to use and richer in content. We introduced a few updates to our website this week that we think will help. If you are not receiving our KC IABC newsletter, sign up. There’s a simple form at the bottom of every page on our site. Fill in your name and...

Masters to host program about KCPT rebranding

10:09 03 February in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events
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  After 55 years as Kansas City’s only public television station, Kansas City PBS has reinvented itself. You’re invited behind the scenes to learn about the branding process, how the public television audience aligns with your target markets and how to better align your pitches with KCPT’s needs. Join KCPT’s Production + Creative Services VP 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23 Brio Tuscan Grille on the Plaza Hosted by KC IABC Masters RSVP...

Join Young Professionals and jump start your career

09:59 03 February in KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events, Young Professionals
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KC IABC’s Young Professionals, formerly known as Rising Stars, is relaunching! Join business communicators in the early stages of their careers and learn valuable skills during monthly networking and professional development events, workshops and panels. Stay up to date on our new Facebook page, KC/IABC Rising Stars, or email us....

7 tips on thought leadership

10:52 27 January in KC IABC Blog, News and events
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By Julie Bartels Smith, ABC KC IABC member KC IABC Masters Special Interest Group coordinator Katy Schamberger, online content marketing manager for DSI Labs, shared best practices in thought leadership at the January KC IABC breakfast. Here are a few nuggets: 67% of B2B buyers are using content research before approaching potential vendors. Thought leadership is about establishing yourself as an authority on the topic of your business or –...

Power your content marketing with thought leadership

09:12 26 January in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events
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By Tara Litzenberger KC IABC member “Business buyers don’t buy your product; they buy into your approach to solving their problems.”  - Forrester For the supply chain experts at DSI, the approach to solving customer problems means thinking about what’s happening in the industry today and tomorrow.  By sharing their thoughts on the Internet of Things, 3D printing, wearables and the impact of RFID chips on the future...

6 steps to creating a comprehensive social media strategy

14:59 19 January in KC IABC Blog, News and events
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By Paul Chaney The key to using social media successfully for your organization in 2016 is to have a detailed plan that drives your all of your marketing efforts. This article will outline how to create a comprehensive six-step integrated social media strategy that takes into account business goals and objectives, and that focuses on the needs and interests of your customers. Read more on the CW website...

Gold Quills late deadline set for Jan. 27

18:37 14 January in KC IABC Blog, News and events, Quill news
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We know communicators love a last-minute deadline! And if entering the Gold Quill Awards has been on your “to do” list but you just haven’t got to it, the good news is that you have two weeks left to submit. The FINAL deadline to submit your Gold Quill Award entry is Jan. 27 at 11:59 p.m. PST. There will be no extensions or further deadlines announced,...

Sneak preview of BCS 2016: We’re Going to the ‘Ship!

14:18 08 January in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events
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You won't want to miss this breakout session with Angela Crawford and Alan Grosbach of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Session title: We’re Going to the ‘Ship! National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics championship events are huge productions on a tight timeline, coordinating communications professionals in old and new media from the participating colleges, league staff, venue contacts and more. Using case examples from some of the NAIA's largest...

Energize yourself with a day at BCS 2016!

18:23 07 January in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events
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Need a shot of creativity and new energy for the year ahead? Here comes the BEST bargain in professional development you'll ever find. For just $100 (members), the Business Communicators Summit offers a full day of PD, with national, regional and local speakers.  To get that price, you have to register by Jan. 15. If you wait, the cost doubles. It's Feb. 9 at the Holiday Inn...