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Apps rising in popularity for employee communications

12:57 06 May in KC IABC Blog, News and events
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By Elaine Symanski KC IABC Director of Digital Marketing Although everyone has one, the smartphone is still underused within organizations, but that’s starting to change as mobile apps gain a reputation as a great way to communicate with employees. Apps are easy to use, help reduce the clutter of internal emails and limit the need to rely on underused intranet sites. [caption id="attachment_13456" align="alignleft" width="300"] Noreen Cannon, left, and...

Quills deadline extended to May 16

21:45 02 May in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events, Quill news
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Enter the Quills competition and validate your communications work! Now is the time to enter your best work in KC IABC’s Kansas City Quills awards competition. The online submission portal is officially open and entries will be accepted through the new deadline of May 16. Entrants receive quality feedback from trained international evaluators, all of whom are working professionals in the communication field. Winners receive validation and are recognized...

IABC Southern Region: Call for Speakers for October conference

14:16 01 April in KC IABC Blog, News and events
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Do you have a compelling story to tell? Experience you can share with fellow business communicators? Or, know someone you'd like to get involved with IABC that would be a dynamic breakout speaker at the IABC Southern Region annual conference? The Call for Speakers deadline is Friday, April 8. Fill out our simple Call for Speakers form online with your proposed topic for connect16, our IABC Southern...

Unleashing the Power of Social Media for Employee Communications

16:45 31 March in IndyComm, KC IABC Blog, News and events
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By Elaine Symanski KC IABC Director of Digital Marketing The growing move toward social or 2.0 employee intranets is more than a fad fueled by employee habits outside of the workplace. [caption id="attachment_13188" align="alignleft" width="172"] Marjie Goodman has years of experience with employee social media communications. [/caption] Increasingly, companies find it’s making solid business sense to enable and encourage management and employees to use social media to communicate at...

Tips to help you prepare – and win – a KC Quill

14:59 29 March in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events, Quill news
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By Rebekah Ellingson IABC KC member 2014 Gold Quill of Excellence Award recipient KC IABC is officially accepting entries for the Quill Awards now through May 10. The Quills are the premiere competition for KC communicators to receive recognition for and professional feedback related to the great work they do every day. At first glance, the entry submission form and process may be intimidating. We’ve collected tips from previous...

Join or renew NOW for great savings!

15:38 25 March in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events
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March Membership Month has just a few days left!  IABC is waiving the join fee of $40 and offering 10% off international dues.  You don't want to miss our on this great opportunity for savings. Plus, new members and referrers get a chance to win FitBit Blazes or New Balance 1500 shoes. Join now and save and get connected with KC IABC! See IABC Member Month for more...

Game on! KC Quills competition is open

08:43 23 March in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events, Quill news
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You have to play to win. Enter your best work in KC IABC's Kansas City Quills awards competition. Entrants receive quality feedback from trained international evaluators, all of whom are working professionals in the communication field. You’ll be competing against top communicators in the KC metro area. If you win, you gain validation as an excellent communicator who uses strategy, creativity, measurement and innovation to take the...

Top 10 reasons to enter the KC Quills

08:36 23 March in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events, Quill news
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It's spring and so that means it's KC Quills time. Entries are now being accepted and with 47 categories to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect spots for your prize-worthy work. See the KC Quills page for full information. Best of luck and see YOU in the spotlight at the KC Quills event this summer! Here are the top reasons YOU should enter: Learn how...

Join KC IABC or renew in March for great savings!

15:29 01 March in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events
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March is IABC Member Month and there’s never been a better time to get moving and connect with other communications professionals. If your membership is up for renewal shortly, take advantage of the March offer! Renew your membership in March and you’ll receive: • Discounted international dues • Entry in the drawing to win a FitBit Blaze or a pair of New Balance 1500 shoes.        ...

President’s Note: KC breaks record – 7 International Chapter of Year wins!

18:09 29 February in KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events
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Kansas City is the International Chapter of the Year! For the 7th time! That is the most wins of any of IABC’s 100+ chapters. I hope you are as proud as I am of this accomplishment. It means you are served by volunteer board leaders recognized as experts for management, creativity, teamwork and leadership. Time and again. As a KC IABC member or participant, you are part...