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8 things to consider before posting

08:59 17 September in KC IABC Blog, News and events, Tech/SIG

  Ever fire off a social post you later regretted? Oh no! Where's that delete button? The thing is, the social media "wayback machine" will likely allow someone to unearth that post if they really want to find it. Better to consider your post first instead of living in the agony of delete. At our KC/IABC Tech Talks group on Sept. 16, Vicki Cannon shared eight things to consider before posting...

Register for KC/IABC Tech Talks Jan. 8 Meeting: Email Best Practices and Data Mining with emfluence

15:39 05 January in KC IABC Blog, Tech/SIG

Previously Tech SIG, don't miss our Jan. 8 Meeting of Tech Talks, where local email experts share best Practices for email marketing and data mining  Register for Tech Talks Tech SIG is back, with new facilitators, a new sponsor, and a new name -- Tech Talks. Tech Talks will still be roundtable format to support discussions led by an expert on chosen topics. The focus will still be on the convergence of new media,...

Welcome back, Tech SIG!

16:56 29 November in KC IABC Blog, Tech/SIG

It's a Tech SIG Comeback! We are preparing to resume Tech SIG (Technology Special Interest Group) sessions in January (mark your calendar for Jan. 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.)! Technology is an ever-increasing factor in our work and our daily lives. The SIGs are a benefit of your IABC membership, and the roundtable format lets you discuss challenges and opportunities with both your fellow members and guests. WE NEED YOUR...

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...

Tech tips from Simon Kuo: Always be learning

08:02 07 September in KC IABC Blog, Tech/SIG, Uncategorized

Digital strategist Simon Kuo joined us at our last Tech/SIG meeting to share his wisdom on why it’s important for communicators to understand technology. Simon is co-founder and managing partner at LightThread LLC, a digital strategy company. The main concept he emphasized is that we need to know how things work in order to use them the right way. “Not knowing how technology works prevents people...

Pinterest for Communicators and Marketers

10:16 05 July in KC IABC Blog, Tech/SIG, Uncategorized

We had a full room at our last Tech/SIG meeting where Katie Hamm with Fleishman-Hillard spoke about Pinterest. In her role at FH, she manages digital and social media for food and nutrition clients. While most people are still figuring out Pinterest and it’s technically still in beta form, the stats are amazing: In February they reached 10 million users1. (See below for links to sources.) It’s the...

SEO 101 for Communicators

16:38 11 June in KC IABC Blog, Tech/SIG

By Angela Connelly As communicators we wear many hats. Because websites fall under our ‘domain’, we’re expected to understand the technology behind web management. That includes understanding things like search engine optimization (SEO). But what does SEO even mean, and where do you start? At the May Technology Special Interest Group (Tech/SIG)  meeting we learned about SEO from Lesley Latham, project manager with Red Nova Labs, a...