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2017 World Conference: Call for speaker proposals

11:27 09 September in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events
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IABC International is now accepting speaking proposals for break-out sessions for the 2017 World Conference in Washington D.C., June 11-14, 2017. The conference seeks dynamic speakers who offer new, innovative and career-supporting knowledge and skills. The 2017 conference theme is #IABC17 Global Business: Lead Communication, Make Real Impact. IABC seeks break-out sessions that meet the following: Focus on leading communication that makes a real impact in our organizations. ...

Floyd Walker Incredible Volunteer for 2016 named

14:37 08 September in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events, Quill news
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Elaine Symanski was named recipient of the Floyd Walker Incredible Volunteer award for 2016 at the KC IABC Quills event. Elaine is in her second year of serving as director of digital marketing (webmaster) for the KC IABC board. A longtime chapter member and volunteer, Elaine previously served three terms on the board in various roles. She is also active in the Masters and IndyComm special...

Entrepreneur of the Year honored at Quills event

14:19 08 September in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events, Quill news
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Chad Wagner was named Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2016 Quills event, sponsored by KC IABC. Chad is a seasoned graphic designer and owner of Chad Wagner Design. With more than 17 years of design experience, he specializes in providing engineering and architecture firms powerful marketing essentials that equip them to attract more prospects and effectively connect with customers. Chad has a bachelor’s degree in visual...

Rising Star for 2016 honored at Quills

14:06 08 September in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events, Quill news
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Emily Barnes was named Rising Star for 2016 at the IABC KC Quills event. Emily has served as director of educational relations on the chapter board since 2015. She is passionate about creating avenues for students and young professionals to engage with IABC and the greater Kansas City marketing communications community. She also serves as the board liaison to the KC IABC Young Professionals group and...

Communicators honored at Quills event

15:33 02 September in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events, Quill news
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Dozens of outstanding communicators representing a range of businesses and nonprofits across the Kansas City area were honored at the 2016 Quills event at the Grand Street Café on Aug. 30. Awards of Excellence and Merit were presented in two divisions and several categories, along with the Best of Show winner. For a complete list of category winners, see the Quills page. Congrats to all of the...

Living Unbound Magazine named Best in Show at 2016 Quills

13:43 01 September in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events, Quill news
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Each year three outstanding entries in the Quills competition are named finalists for the Best in Show award. These are entries that scored the highest points in judging by IABC chapters in other states. [caption id="attachment_13985" align="alignleft" width="300"] Unbound team members won Best in Show at the Quills event.[/caption] This year’s Best in Show winner was Unbound, for the Living Unbound Magazine, Winter 2015. Accepting the award...

Hallmark executive given KC IABC’s highest honor

19:19 31 August in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events, Quill news
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Dean Rodenbough was named recipient of the Arthur E. Lowell award at the KC IABC Quills event this week. Dean is vice president of external affairs for Hallmark Cards, a role he assumed in July. Dean was formerly vice president, corporate communications and government relations for Hallmark. In his new role Dean is responsible for elevating and protecting the reputation of the company and its portfolio...

Top tips from PR Newswire pro on how to get great news coverage

09:22 29 August in KC IABC Blog, News and events
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By Elaine Symanski Masters member KC IABC webmaster Editors are always looking for great content from external sources, particularly in these times of reduced staffing for newspapers, magazines, TV and online media. If you position your PR message to provide a solution, educate or drive action – or even better, all three – your client is more likely to get coverage. Kyle Frohnapple, account director for PR Newswire, discussed...

IndyComm meeting Sept. 27: Get smart about electronic devices

09:26 27 August in IndyComm, KC IABC Blog, News and events
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We rely on our computers, tablets and smart phones all day long, yet we seldom give much thought to how to improve the performance and security of these vital tools. On Sept. 27, Burton Kelso, chief technology expert at Integral, a Kansas City computer repair and tech support service, will guide us in how to do just that. Integral’s services include virus and spy ware removal,...

Free webinar: Learn what it takes to succeed in a digital workplace

09:11 19 August in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events
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FREE for IABC members.  Please login at IABC.com to register. Wednesday, August 24 1 p.m. Central  Duration: 1 hour This webinar will explore the role of mobile technology in the workplace, and how managers and company leaders affect employee engagement. The presenters will take a close look at how new methods of distributing information are needed to reach the modern employee through case studies and an analysis of recent...